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Mark Mullaney
Defensive end
Jersey #(s)
Born April 30, 1953 (1953-04-30) (age 56)
Denver, Colorado
Career information
Year(s) 19751986
NFL Draft 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
College Colorado State
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played - started 151 - 97
Sacks 13.5
Interceptions 1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Mark Alan Mullaney (born April 30, 1953 in Denver, Colorado) is a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft. At 6'6", 246 lbs. from Colorado State University, Mullaney played in 12 NFL seasons from 1975-1986 for the Vikings and is 9th on the all time sack list with 41 1/2. Mullaney also holds a place in NFL history as the first NFL Player to wear a helmet shield visor on his face mask, after suffering an eye injury in 1984. In 1986 Mullaney switched to a dark tinted shield, the first player to wear this as well. Dennis Ryan, the Vikings long time equipment manager, helped Mullaney create the shield(s).



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