American Football Database
Mark Adickes
No. 61     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-04-22) April 22, 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth: Bad Cannstatt, Germany
Career information
College: Baylor
Supplemental Draft: 1984 / Round: 1
Debuted in 1986 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1991 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     77
Games started     49
Touchdowns     1
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Dr. Mark Stephen Adickes, M.D. (born April 22, 1961 in Bad Cannstatt, Germany) is currently an Orthopedic surgeon and a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. Adickes played college football at Baylor University and later attended George Mason University and Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Adickes is host of the sports medicine television show Athlete 360.

Early career

Adickes played high school football at Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas. He attended and played college football at Baylor University, where he was named an All-American.[1]

Adickes was inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.[2]

Professional career

Adickes started his professional football career in the United States Football League for the Los Angeles Express in 1984.[1] He was then chosen in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players by the Kansas City Chiefs,[3] where he would play for four years. He then played for two years for the Washington Redskins, winning the Super Bowl.

Medical career

After retiring from the NFL, Adickes attended George Mason University[1] and then Harvard University Medical School, after which he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.[2] Adickes completed his sports medicine fellowship under the tutelage of Richard Steadman at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.[2]

Adickes is currently (2007) a Co-medical Director and Orthopedic Surgeon at the Memorial Hermann Hospital Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas.[2]

Adickes serves as team physician for the Houston Rockets, United States Ski Team, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and University of St. Thomas.

Television career

Dr. Adickes is the host of a new sports medicine documentary program called Athlete 360. On the show, Dr. Adickes interviews professional athletes who have all sustained major injuries necessitating orthopedic surgery. Some of the featured athletes include Kevin Everett, Dikembe Mutombo, and Mark Schlereth.