Mark Rypien Biography
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Birthday: October 2, 1962 (Libra)
Born In: Calgary, Canada
Mark Rypien is a former professional football quarterback who has played for some of the best NFL teams, such as Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Born in Alberta, Canada, Mark moved to the United States at the age of 3 and was an athletic kid. He was a star athlete in school, playing basketball, baseball, and football. Following his high school graduation, he chose football and enrolled into the Washington State University on a football scholarship, joining their football team. However, an injury he suffered in 1983 almost had him getting retired from the game but he kept playing and was selected by Washington Redskins in the 1986 NFL Draft. He waited on the bench all through his first season with Washington Redskins and made his field debut in 1988. He played 9 games that season and had 18 touchdowns to his name. In 1994, he joined Cleveland Browns and later, he went on playing one season each for St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. In his NFL career, he has appeared in 104 games and had 115 touchdowns with 88 interceptions and 18,473 passing yards.