Mark Ortmann
Ortmann (71) is pictured knocking the helmet off of Indiana Hoosier Greg Middleton
No. --     Free Agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 33)
High School: Klein High School
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Mark William Ortmann (born June 24, 1986)[1] is an American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 NFL Draft, and was waived two months later. He later signed with the Atlanta Falcons on August 23, 2010, but was waived on August 28. He had previously played four years for the Michigan Wolverines football team, where he was a regular starter at offensive tackle as a redshirt junior and senior for the 2008 and 2009 teams.[1]

Early yearsEdit

In high school, Ortmann played both tight end and offensive tackle at Klein High School in Klein, Texas where he also threw the discus (he was district champion as a junior) and shot put.[1] Ranked as the number 43 offensive tackle in the nation and the number 90 player in the state of Texas according to[2] He was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Latin National Honor Society in high school.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Mark Ortmann
Klein, Texas Klein (TX) 6 ft 6.5 in (199.4 cm) 270 lb (120 kg) 5.13 Dec 12,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: 43 (OT), 90 (TX)  ESPN: NR
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College careerEdit

Ortmann (71) is among those storming the field with the 2009 Michigan Wolverines football team as it enters Michigan Stadium.
Ortman during pregame coin toss with teammates Carlos Brown, Brandon Graham and Zoltan Mesko as well as Tim Hiller.

At Michigan, he was a three-year letterman, playing in 36 career contests, starting in 25 career games: made 21 starts at left tackle, two at right tackle and two at left guard during his career. He was elected captain as a fifth-year senior.[1] During the October 31, 2009 game against the Illinois Fighting Illini he was involved in controversy when a punch he threw to the groin of Corey Liuget who had recovered a fumble became a noted video on YouTube. The action was expected to result in a suspension.[3] No suspension was served.[4] He served as co-captain with Brandon Graham, Zoltan Mesko and Stevie Brown. Following the season, he was a co-recipient, along with Stephen Schilling, of the Hugh R. Rader Jr. Award as Michigan's top offensive linemen. As a senior, he represented Texas in the February 6, 2010 Texas vs. The Nation Game.[5]

Professional careerEdit


Ortmann signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers on April 24, 2010, after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.[6] He was waived on June 17, 2010.[7] The New England Patriots worked Ortmann out on August 3, 2010.[8][9] Ortmann signed as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on August 23, 2010, after Quinn Ojinnaka was traded to the New England Patriots.[10] He was waived by the team on August 28.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "71 Mark Ortmann". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  2. "Mark Ortmann".;_ylt=AogbTdLd5mdr_tDgBmT1jqNmspB4. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. Smith, Michael David (2009-11-02). "Michigan's Mark Ortmann Punches Illinois' Corey Liuget in the Groin". NCAA Fanhouse. AOL. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  4. "Team: Michigan; Year: 2009 Thru 01/07/10; Player: Mark Ortmann; Uniform #: 71 Position: OL Class: SR". 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  5. Birkett, Dave (2010-01-09). "Michigan tackle Mark Ortmann working to improve his draft stock". Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  6. "How local players fared in the NFL draft". Detroit News. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  7. "DE Hardy, S Pugh, CB McClain signed". June 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  8. "What happened at the Patriots training camp? Day 6, Session 2 edition". Boston Herald. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
  9. Walker, Monique (2010-08-03). "Patriots work out three offensive linemen". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
  10. Adams, Jay (2010-08-23). "Falcons sign OL Ortmann". Atlanta Falcons. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  11. "Atlanta Falcons Transactions - 2010". Retrieved 2010-09-07.

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