Mobley in Palm Coast Florida
|Date of birth:March 4, 1963|
|Place of birth: Brooksville, Florida|
|NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 6 / Pick: 151|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Denver Broncos ( 1986– 1989)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Orson Odell Mobley (born March 4, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the sixth round. He played in three Super Bowls, XXI XXII XXIV and started in two of them. Mobley ran into problems with the league late in his career and was suspended for substance abuse violations.
Mobley signed with Florida State University out of high school, then transferred from Florida State where he played football and baseball to Salem where he played both tight end and punter for Terry Bowden and starred along with former Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. Mobley won All-West Virginia Conference honors at Salem.
Mobley was picked 151st in the 6th round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He caught a career high 22 passes and averaged 15.1 yards per reception as a rookie. Mobley's blocking paved the way for Bobby Humphrey to run for consecutive 1,000 yard seasons.
Mobley currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
On the show Night After Night with Allan Havey, Orson Mobley was portrayed as the owner of a dodgy fictional New Jersey hotel, the Mobley Hotel. The dilapidated hotel was where guests of the show were put up.
- ↑ 1986 NFL Draft#Round six
- ↑ Carreck, Chris. "NFL Football Super Bowl XXIV (24) Rosters". http://www.sportspool.com/football/super_bowl/Superbowl_XXIV_roster.php. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
- ↑ Chick, Bob (November 1, 1982). "Truth is. . .Time Counted for Orson Mobley's Saga". The Evening Independent. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19821101&id=t-cLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JVkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6726,252979. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- ↑ "Super Bowl XXI". NFL. January 25, 1987. pp. 15. http://www.nfl.com/photos/09000d5d80281bcd/09000d5d8028186c. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
- ↑ Dennis Taylor (October 1, 2010). "Night After Night: Mobley Hotel". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSjYt5C8suc. Retrieved October 20, 2017.