American Football Database
American Football Database
Mark Word
No. 67     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-11-23) November 23, 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Jacksonville State
Undrafted in 1999
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 1999)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     37
started     4
Tackles     29
Sacks     12.0
Stats at
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Mark Bernard Word (born November 23, 1975) is a former professional American football player who played defensive end in the National Football League for three seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns.

Professional career


Word was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 1999.

2000: Word was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. He played 9 games and recorded 15 tackles and 3 sacks. He played one game in 2001 after returning from the NFL.


The St. Louis Rams signed Word on February 2, 2001 and allocated him to NFL Europe on April 17. As a member of the Rhein Fire he recorded nine total tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed. He was waived by St. Louis on July 5.

Word was signed by the Cleveland Browns on July 20. He suffered a shoulder injury during training camp and was forced to spend the rest of the season on the injured reserve list.[1]

2005: Word finished out his football career playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. He played seven regular season games and recorded 11 tackles and 2 sacks.[2]


  1. "Weekend Moves". Indiana Gazette. 9/4/2001. Retrieved 11/6/2011.
  2. cflapedia

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