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Mark Boyer
Date of birth: (1962-09-16)September 16, 1962
Place of birth: Huntington Beach, California
Career information
Position(s): TE
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 9/ Pick 229
Organizations
 As player:
1985-1989
1990-1992
Indianapolis Colts
New York Jets
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Mark Boyer (born September 16, 1962 in Huntington Beach, California) is a retired American football tight end.

High school careerEdit

Boyer prepped at Edison High School in Huntington Beach.

College careerEdit

Boyer played college football at the University of Southern California

Mark graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. While at USC, Mark was a four year letterman in football helping lead the way to a Pac.10 Championship in 1984 and a win over Ohio State in the 1985 Rose Bowl. Awards while at USC include member of the 1984 Pac-10 All-Academic Team, Three time recipient of the David X. Marks Foundations “Scholar Athlete Award of Honor,” and the John Wayne Memorial Scholarship. He also was very involved with Athletes in Action helping start a chapel program at USC.

Pro careerEdit

Boyer played Tight End, from 1985–1992, for the NFL teams Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.

In 1985, Mark was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts as a tight end and played for the Colts for 5 years. In 1990, he signed with the New York Jets as a free agent and played another 3 years. Mark was known as a “prolific blocker,” helping Eric Dickerson lead the NFL in rushing in 1988 and the Jets to be a Top 5 NFL Rushing Team in 1990 and 1991. Solid hands helped him catch 170 passes for over 1,500 yards and 6 touchdowns through 114 career games. After 8 seasons in the NFL, Mark retired in 1994 due to a back injury.

PersonalEdit

His daughter, Jessica, is married to USC Trojans fullback Adam Goodman. His daughter, Lauren, is married to Washington Huskies linebacker, Joshua Gage. Adam Goodman and Joshua Gage were teammates at Edison High School. His daughter, Melissa Boyer is currently a tennis player at Chapman University where she will be graduating in Spring 2012. His daughter, Carlie Boyer, is currently attending Vanguard University of Southern California. And his son Markus Boyer,a 6'2,235 pound tight end and defensive end, will be a junior this year and is playing at Edison High School just like his father.


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