For the entertainer, see Mark Moseley (actor).
Mark Moseley
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1948-03-12) March 12, 1948 (age 72)
Place of birth: Laneville, Texas
High School: Livingston (TX)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Stephen F. Austin State
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 14 / Pick: 346
Debuted in 1970 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1986 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
FG Att     457
FGM     300
Pct     65.6
Points scored     1,382
Stats at
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Mark DeWayne Moseley (born March 12, 1948 in Laneville, Texas) is a former professional American football placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971–1972), the Washington Redskins (1974–1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). He won the Most Valuable Player Award during the strike-shortened 1982 season. He is the only special teams player and the only placekicker to win the award.


With the retirement of the Minnesota Vikings' Rick Danmeier in 1982, Moseley became the sole full-time straight on placekicker in the National Football League; there has only been one other (Dirk Borgognone, who played two games in 1995) since then. In the 1960s, the newer soccer style was introduced by the Hungarian brothers Pete and Charlie Gogolak, and it became increasingly popular.

In the strike-shortened 1982 season, Moseley made 20 of 21 field goals, a then-record 95.2 success rate, and he became the only kicker to ever win the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player.[1] In the Washington Redskins' 27-17 victory in Super Bowl XVII over the Miami Dolphins, Moseley kicked two field goals and was successful on all three of his extra point attempts. During the following season, he led the NFL in scoring with 161 points.

In 1986, the popular 38-year old Moseley was released by the Washington Redskins mid-season. He remains their all-time leading scorer with 1,207 points. He signed with the Cleveland Browns and retired at the end of the season, helping them win their divisional playoff game against the New York Jets with a game winning field goal in double overtime.

In his career, Mark Moseley was successful on 300 out of 457 attempts (65%), successful on 482 out of 512 extra points attempts (94%) and scored a total of 1,382 points.


Moseley is a graduate of Livingston High School in Livingston, Texas.

In 1979, Moseley's sister, Pamela Moseley Carpenter, was raped and murdered by Johnny Paul Penry. Penry was sentenced to death for the crime, but after decades of appeals and reversals, he was eventually allowed to accept a plea agreement for life in prison without parole in 2008.

Moseley is now the Director of Franchising for Five Guys. He is married with five children: Shelly, Ellen, Megan, Lindsay, and Mark, Jr.


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