Mark Schlereth

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Mark Schlereth

Mark Schlereth

Who is Mark Schlereth?

Mark Schlereth is a former professional football player, and television & radio sportscaster. Mark Schlereth played for the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos (NFL).

Schlereth played in the NFL for twelve years and was a member of three Super Bowl title teams as a starting guard.

Early Childhood and Education

Mark Schlereth was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on January 25, 1966.

Herb Schlereth (father) and Janette Schlereth (mother) were his parents.

It is unknown whether or not he has any siblings. His ethnicity is White and his nationality is American.

Mark is a devout Christian.

He suffered from dyslexia as a child, and as a result, he did not learn to read until he was seven years old.

He graduated from Robert Service High School in 1984.

As a college football recruit, he did not receive much attention because he was from Alaska.

The University of Idaho and the University of Hawaii were the only NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools that offered him a scholarship at the time, and he chose the former.

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Facts of Mark Schlereth

Full Name Mark Frederick Schlereth
Known As Mark Schlereth
Birth Date 25 January 1966
Birth Place Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nick Name Mark, Stink
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Father’s Name Herb Schlereth
Mother’s Name Janette Schlereth
Siblings Unknown
Education Robert Service High School, University of Idaho
Age 56 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 3 in. (or 191cm)
Weight 246 pounds (or 112 kg)
Body Build Muscular
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Married Yes
Spouse Lisa Schlereth
Children 3; Alexandria Schlereth, Avery Schlereth, Daniel Schlereth
Profession Former Football Player; Television and Radio Sportscaster
Position in team Guard
Jersey Number #69
Affiliations Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos
Business Ventures Green Chile
T-shirt line
Net Worth $6 million
Social Media Twitter
Merch Trading card
Last Update April 2022

Net Worth & Salary

According to online sources, Mark Schlereth’s current net worth is approximately $6 million.

His salary is said to be $75,000 per year.


Football in College

Mark accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Idaho, which he received from head coach Dennis Erickson.

Following Erickson’s departure in 1985, Mark began playing left guard on the Vandals’ offensive line for new head coach Keith Gilbertson, blocking for quarterbacks Scott Linehan and John Friesz.

The Vandals advanced to the national semifinals during his senior year in 1988, and he was named second-team All-Big Sky.

He was elected to the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Mark was inducted into the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame at the University of Idaho in 2008.

Professional Career

The Washington Redskins selected Mark in the tenth round (#263 overall) of the 1989 NFL draft.

He has 12 NFL seasons under his belt, six of which were spent with the Denver Broncos (1995-2000).

With the Washington Redskins, Mark was a member of one Super Bowl-winning squad, and with the Broncos, he was a member of two Super Bowl victory teams.

He was then named to the Pro Bowl for his performances in 1991 and 1998.

His former Redskin teammates call him “Stink” in allusion to stink heads, an Eskimo delicacy derived from rotting fish heads.

On January 25, 1998, Mark helped the Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII, which also happened to be his 32nd birthday.

Mark suffered numerous injuries and had twenty-nine surgeries during his playing career.

On his left knee, 15 surgeries were conducted, and on his right knee, 5 procedures were performed.

All of Mark’s injuries were documented on the sports medicine television show Athlete 360, which was presented by Mark’s former Redskins colleague Dr. Mark Adickes.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame.

Football Aftermath

On April 18, 2001, Schlereth announced his retirement. He declared

“I came out here today to announce that I have just signed a six-year, $42 million contract extension with the Denver Broncos to extend my career.”

The truth is that after my 15th operation on my left knee in November of last year, it became painfully obvious that I couldn’t sign a six-year contract for $42 in Tupperware.

He co-hosted an afternoon sports talk radio show with fellow former Broncos lineman David “Doc” Diaz-Infante on Denver AM radio 760 The Zone.

During this time, he worked as a part-time ESPN analyst.

However, in 2004, he left 760 to work full-time for ESPN. He worked as an analyst for NFL Live and SportsCenter from 2004 to 2017.

Mark switched from ESPN to Fox Sports on July 11, 2017.

Fox Sports was going through a rough patch at the time, having just fired Jamie Horowitz a week before due to a sexual harassment investigation.

Nonetheless, he made a move and debuted on Fox Sports 1 with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, a former Broncos teammate, on “Undisputed.”

Since 2017, Mark has been a color commentator for Fox NFL games with Adam Amin on the #3 team.

Mark Schlereth
Mark Schlereth sportscasting. Source: denverpost

He also co-hosts a radio show on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan in Denver. He also works as an analyst on FS1 television programming.

He has been a frequent guest and substitutes for radio shows such as Mike and Mike in the morning and Kim Rome is Burning.

In 2019, Mark was offered a “generous offer” to return to ESPN. However, he turned it down and signed a three-year extension to remain with Fox Sports 1.

Acting Career

Mark Schlereth has appeared on Athlete 360, a sports medicine television show. He considered acting, mainly in soap operas under the name of Roc Hoover.

On 4 May 2007, he was cast as Detective Roc Hoover on the soap opera Guiding Light. He also appeared in Red Dawn and Home Game.

On the Discovery Channel show American Guns, Schlereth appeared in 2012. He consulted with Gunsmoke gun shop employees to find an acceptable weapon he could use with his son on a hunting trip.

Since 2015, he has been featured in a number of episodes of HBO’s Ballers as himself.

Stink (Nickname)

Mark got his nickname Stink, which is pretty popular among his fans, colleagues, and well-wishers. There are two stories about how Mark got this name.

The first story hails from Mark’s childhood in Anchorage, Alaska. The indigenous Yupik population of southern Alaska consumes a traditional food known as stink heads.

The stink heads comprise fish heads, usually king salmon. They are buried underground and left to ferment until they get a form of highly stinky delicacy.

The second story might sound disgusting to some of us. It starts with a 1990 preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

Mark sat on the bench while he miserably wanted to pee. He could not control it and let nature’s call flow right on the bench.

Moreover, it is said that he developed the habit of urinating in his jersey every time he felt the need. If the story has any truthfulness, his teammates are disgusted with the pattern, calling him Stink.

The reliability of these stories is not known. They might be entirely accurate, partially true, or wholly hypothetical.

Exit Interview

Schlereth has been featured in ‘Pardon My Take Exit Interview.’ It is a podcast that is uploaded on Barstool Sports’ YouTube channel.

The interview is quite popular owing to Mark’s wit and instant response.

Personal Life

Mark Schlereth is married to Lisa Schlereth since 1991.

He has three children: Alexandria and Avery Schlereth, two daughters, and Daniel Schlereth, a son.


Marks and his son, Daniel Schlereth, operate a t-shirt company. Chubhousegear is where you can get it.

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Weight Loss

It’s common for athletes to gain weight after retirement, but Schlereth shed a significant amount of weight following his retirement.

While playing on the ground, he weighed about 300 pounds. He has now lost weight.

Mark currently appears to be in good shape. His weight loss improved his health first, followed by his personality.

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Presence on social media

He has 599.1k Twitter followers and 35.2k Instagram followers.