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Encyclopedia > Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
Date of birth October 2, 1962
Place of birth Calgary, Alberta
Position(s) Quarterback
College Washington State
NFL Draft 1986 / Round 6 / 146th Overall
Pro Bowls 2
Awards 1992 Super Bowl MVP XXVI
Honors 70 Greatest Redskins
Statistics
Team(s)
1988-1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
2001
Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns
St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles
St. Louis Rams
Indianapolis Colts

Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. He was the quarterback at Washington State University, then left college early and turned pro in 1986. He would spend the next 2 years on the Redskins injured reserved list. He watched form the sidelines as the Redskins won their second Super Bowl under coach Joe Gibbs in January 1988. With Doug Williams aging and the trading of Jay Schroeder to the Los Angeles Raiders, Rypien emerged. In his first full year as a starter, he posted 3,768 yards with 22 touchdowns. He also gained his first Pro Bowl birth, as an injury replacement. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1986 NFL Draft Round one External links 1986 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City St. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940, in Mocksville, North Carolina) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... Douglas Lee Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a well-known American football quarterback. ... Jay Schroeder (b. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


His best season came in 1991, throwing for 3,564 yards and 28 touchdowns, with just 11 interceptions, and leading the Redskins to Super Bowl XXVI after recording a 14-2 regular season record. In a dominant performance, he was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the game, after passing for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns, and leading his team to a 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. Rypien was named to the Pro Bowl in both 1989 and 1991. Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


Following the Redskins championship season, Rypien was one of several players to benefit from the team's success, signing a 3-year $9 million deal entering the 1992 season. However, the team battled age and injuries and finished the regular season with a 9-7 record, barely making the playoffs. His passing yardage was a respectible 3,282 yards, but his passer rating fell from 97.9 in 1991 to 71.7 in 1992 and his interceptions outnumbered his touchdowns 17 to 13. Although a dominant team performance in the playoffs brought victory over the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC Wild Card away game, the Redskins eventually lost on a rainy, muddy field in a bruising game vs. the San Francisco 49ers, and the Rypien era was essentially over. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present...


Under new Head Coach Richie Petitbon, Rypien would arguably have his best training camp in 1993 and expectations were high following a Monday Night win over the defending Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. However, Rypien would injure his knee in Week 2 against the Phoenix Cardinals and the team would begin a precipitous slide toward a 4-12 season finish. When he was healthy enough to return, Rypien performed spot duty, sharing time with the newly acquired Rich Gannon. Richie Petitbon (born 1938) is a former head coach of the Washington Redskins. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football quarterback, who achieved most of his success late in his career with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. ...


The Redskins would hire Norv Turner as their head coach in 1994. Rypien partcipated in off season workouts, but the team quickly decided to release him from his contract and draft Heath Shuler in the first round. Shuler would turn out to be one of the biggest draft busts in team history and the Redskins would struggle through the remainder of the 1990's, battling the salary cap and overall lack of talent. Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the offensive coordinator for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers. ... Heath Shuler and his wife, Nikol Joseph Heath Shuler (born December 31, 1971) is a former NFL quarterback who is currently a real-estate investor. ...


Rypien would go on to become a journeyman backup, serving with the Cleveland Browns in 1994, the St. Louis Rams in 1995 and 1997, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996. City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... City St. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


His last touchdown pass came in relief of Eagles quarterback Ty Detmer. It was an 8-yarder to Irving Fryar with five seconds remaining in a 37-10 rout by the Indianapolis Colts. Ty Hubert Detmer (born October 30, 1967 in San Marcos, Texas), is a former American football quarterback who starred at Brigham Young University. ... Irving Fryar (born September 28, 1962) is a former American Football wide receiver. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Rypien would spend three years out of football, before returning as a third-stringer for the Colts in 2001.


Trivia/Stats

Rypien is one of five players to throw for at least 300 yards in his first NFL game and also has the distinction of becoming the first Canadian-born player to receive the Super Bowl MVP in the Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI victory. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ...


In his 11 NFL seasons, Rypien completed 1,466 of 2,613 passes for 18,473 yards and 115 touchdowns, with 88 interceptions. He also rushed 127 times for 166 yards and 8 touchdowns.


Rypien recently debuted with the Rochester Raiders, an Arena football team that plays in the Great Lakes Indoor Football League. The Rochester Raiders are a team in the Great Lakes Indoor Football League. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Great Lakes Indoor Football League is a new indoor football league based along the Great Lakes region. ...


His cousin is NHL player Rick Rypien. A cousin chart identifies the correct name for the relationship between two people with a common ancestor. ... NHL redirects here. ... Rick Rypien (born on May 16, 1984 in Coleman, Alberta) is a Canadian ice hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks. ...


Mark had a brief stint in the NASCAR Busch Series as a team owner. NASCAR Busch Series logo The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the...

Preceded by:
Ottis Anderson
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXVI, 1992
Succeeded by:
Troy Aikman

Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California, USA) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ...

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Rypien Foundation (399 words)
Mark was born in Calgary, and eventually moved to Spokane.
The NFL came calling, and Rypien was picked by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL draft.
Ultimately, Mark’s football career led him to earn a spot in the hall of fame for each of the three levels of football he played.
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