American Football Database
Mark Mullaney
No. 77     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-04-30) April 30, 1953 (age 69)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Debuted in 1975 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1987 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • notable achievements

Colorado State University Athletic Hall of Fame (Inducted 2006) [1]

Games played - started     151 - 97
Sacks     45.5
Interceptions     1
Stats at

Mark Alan Mullaney (born April 30, 1953 in Denver, Colorado) is a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft. At 6'6", 246 lbs. from Colorado State University, Mullaney played in 12 NFL seasons from 1975 to 1987 for the Vikings and is 9th on the Vikings all time sack list with 45½ sacks.[2] Mullaney also had 597 tackles and 13 forced fumbles [3] Mullaney also holds a place in NFL history as the first NFL Player to wear a helmet shield visor on his face mask, after suffering an eye injury in 1984. In 1986 Mullaney switched to a dark tinted shield, the first player to wear this as well. Dennis Ryan, the Vikings long time equipment manager, helped Mullaney create the shield(s).