Mark Rypien is an American former football player who played as a quarterback. He had played 14 seasons in the National Football League and later retired in 2006. He started playing in college at Washington State and later was drafted by Washington Redskins in the 1986 NFL Draft. Before his actual retirement, in 1983, he had almost retired because of an injury.
Moreover, he had played with nine teams including Washington Redskins(1986-93), Philadelphia Eagles(1996), Indianapolis Colts(2001), Seattle Seahawks(2002) and retired with Rocheseter Raiders(2006). Additionally, he played in four games during his last season in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts though he did not play between 1998 and 2000 as he bounced around the league. Wanna know more information on the former football player then keep on scrolling.
Mark Rypien: Bio, Family, Career
The former football player was born on 2 October 1962 as Mark Robert Rypien in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In 1965, when he was three-year-old, his family moved to the United States and settled in Spokane, Washington. But he has not revealed information on his parents or siblings in the media. Moreover, he has a nationality of American and belongs to an unknown ethnicity.
From a young age, he was very interested in playing different sports including golf as well. He became a star three-sport athlete at Shadle Park High School. Afterward, Washington State University accepted him with a football scholarship. During that time, he joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In the early 80s, he suffered a knee injury in spring drills in 1982 redshirted him which almost made him decide to leave football.
In the Senior Bowl, the Washington Redskins selected him in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft, the 146th overall pick, and the eighth quarterback selected. Playing with several NFL teams, he became the first Canadian-born quarterback to both, he start in the NFL, and be named Super Bowl MVP.
Mark Rypien: Personal Life & Wife
Talking about his personal life, he has married twice and divorced as well. He first had married his first wife Annette Rypien. They married in the late 1980s after dating for many years. Their wedding was held in a private ceremony attended by their close ones. The couple had welcomed three kids: Angela Rypien, Ambre Rypien, and Andrew Rypien.
Additionally, his daughter Angela is an American quarterback in the Legends Football League. Sadly, his son Andrew Rypien passed away due to an inoperable brain tumor at the age of two years. Furthermore, he and his first wife Annette divorced in the year 2000. He then remarried to his second wife Danielle but no details related to their marriage or dating. Apart from that, he has been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy and occurred bizarre behavior from time to time.
On 30 June 2019, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and charged with fourth-degree assault. The formed QB was arrested after his wife was noted struggling to catch breathe on the incident scene. Following that, his wife began defending her husband and insisting that he was suffering from concussions.
Mark Rypien: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to his earning, he has maintained a good income from his former professional football player. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million. During his career, Mark reported earning a total of $11.7 million in salary alone and also earned Super Bowl MVP at Super Bowl XXVI in January 1992. According to sources, he had earned nearly $12 million over 14 NFL seasons.
He is fairly active over different social media platforms with unverified accounts. On Instagram, he goes by the account @rypienmark with more than 1.5k followers. He has a Twitter account @mark_rypien with over 1.3k followers.
Mark Rypien: Body Measurements
The former quarterback has a decent body type that has unknown body measurements of chest or waist. His body stands to a height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters and has unknown body weight. He has light blue eyes color and silver-white hair color.