Orson Mobley
Mobley in Palm Coast Florida
No. 89     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-03-04) March 4, 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth: Brooksville, Florida
Career information
College: Salem
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 6 / Pick: 151
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Denver Broncos ( 1986 1989)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

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.[1] He played in three Super Bowls, XXI XXII XXIV and started in two of them.[2] Mobley ran into problems with the league late in his career and was suspended for substance abuse violations.

College careerEdit

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.[3]

Professional careerEdit

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 was named Bronco's Player of the Game after having 6 receptions for 55 yards vs. the Browns on November 13, 1988. He played in three Super Bowls.[4]

Receiving recordEdit

Year No. Yards Avg. TD
1986 22 332 15.1 1
1987 16 228 14.3 1
1988 21 218 10.4 2
1989 17 200 11.8 0
Totals 76 978 12.9 4

Personal lifeEdit

Mobley currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Media referencesEdit

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.[5]


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