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Mark Chmura
No. 89     
Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-02-22) February 22, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth: Deerfield, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 6 / Pick: 157
Debuted in 1993 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1999 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     188
Receiving Yards     2,253
Touchdowns     17
Stats at NFL.com

Mark William Chmura (born February 22, 1969), is a former American football tight end, who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1993–1999).

BiographyEdit

Chmura was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Football careerEdit

CollegeEdit

Before his NFL career, Chmura began his career at Frontier Regional High School. Chmura then played for Boston College, where he set a school record with 164 receptions.[1]

  • 1988: 27 catches for 377 yards
  • 1989: 47 catches for 522 yards with 2 TD
  • 1990: 47 catches for 560 yards with 3 TD
  • 1991: 43 catches for 587 yards with 6 TD

NFLEdit

Chmura was drafted in the 1992 NFL draft and selected to the Pro Bowl in 1995, 1997, and 1998. He played for the Packers from 1993–1999, whom he assisted to Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XXXII. He scored the final points of Super Bowl XXXI with a 2-point conversion catch, and he finished Super Bowl XXXII with 4 catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

In 1997, Chmura chose not to meet with United States President Bill Clinton at the White House following the Packers Super Bowl XXXI win. While many claimed that this was because Chmura was a staunch Republican, the meeting fell on the same day as the annual Mike Utley golf tournament. The tournament is something that Chmura had played in every year since 1992 to honor current and former Detroit Lions players who had been paralyzed on the field.[2]

ReleaseEdit

Chmura suffered a career-ending herniation of the C5 and C6 discs in his cervical spine in a game against the Detroit Lions in 1999. Chmura was released by the Packers in 2000. After his release, he attempted a comeback with the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints showing interest, but suffered a relapse of the injury while working out in his weight room and retired.[2] He finished his 7 NFL seasons as a tight end with the Packers at third place all-time in franchise history, hauling in 188 receptions in 90 games, good for 2,253 yards and 17 touchdowns.[3] In 2010, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.[2]

Criminal chargesEdit

On April 8, 2000 Chmura was accused of sexually assaulting the 17-year-old babysitter of his children. Chmura was tried but found not guilty of all charges.[4] Two days after being acquitted of child enticement and third-degree sexual assault, Chmura acknowledged that his behavior at a post-prom party "wasn't something a married man should do."[5]

Post-football careerEdit

As of 2010, Chmura hosts a Sunday morning Packers pregame show on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee. He is a partner in a real estate business, which owns two downtown historic buildings.[2]

Since 2005, Chmura has been working as a research assistant for the Boyle Law Group, the firm that represented him at his trial.[6] Mark is also an assistant football coach at Waukesha West High School, where his son, Dylan, plays tight end.

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