American Football Database
American Football Database
Mark Kelso
No. 38     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 58)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
College: William & Mary
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 10 / Pick: 261
Debuted in 1986 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 1993 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • “Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year

Mark Alan Kelso (born July 23, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football player who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the tenth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 177 lbs. safety from North Hills High School and the College of William & Mary.

Playing Career

Kelso played in eight NFL seasons and his entire career with the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1993. His peak performance as a pro came during the 1988 season when he had intercepted 7 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown. Kelso appeared in four consecutive Super Bowl appearances for the Bills from 1990 to 1993. He was well known for wearing a "pro cap" on his helmet which was used to reduce the risk of concussions. He finished his career with 30 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries, and two defensive touchdowns.

Broadcasting Career

Starting with the 2006 NFL season, Kelso has served as the color commentator for Buffalo Bills radio broadcasts on WGRF 96.9 FM and currently WGR 550. He is the Development Director (since 2003-2004) at Saint Mary's High School in Lancaster, New York, as well as its varsity football defensive coordinator from the 2003-2010 seasons. Kelso also is a local baseball coach. Prior to that he taught fifth grade at East Aurora Middle School.[1]


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