Mark Chmura

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Mark Chmura
No. 89
Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-02-22) February 22, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Deerfield, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 6 / Pick: 157
Debuted in 1993 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1999 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 188
Receiving Yards 2,253
Touchdowns 17
Stats at NFL.com

Mark William Chmura (born February 22, 1969), is a former American football tight end, who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1993–1999).

Biography[edit]

Chmura was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Football career[edit]

College[edit]

Before his NFL career, Chmura began his career at Frontier Regional High School. Chmura then played for Boston College, where he set a school record with 164 receptions.[1]

  • 1988: 27 catches for 377 yards
  • 1989: 47 catches for 522 yards with 2 TD
  • 1990: 47 catches for 560 yards with 3 TD
  • 1991: 43 catches for 587 yards with 6 TD

NFL[edit]

Chmura was drafted in the 1992 NFL draft and selected to the Pro Bowl in 1995, 1997, and 1998. He played for the Packers from 1993–1999, whom he assisted to Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XXXII. He scored the final points of Super Bowl XXXI with a 2-point conversion catch, and he finished Super Bowl XXXII with 4 catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

In 1997, Chmura chose not to meet with United States President Bill Clinton at the White House following the Packers Super Bowl XXXI win. While many claimed that this was because Chmura was a staunch Republican, the meeting fell on the same day as the annual Mike Utley golf tournament. The tournament is something that Chmura had played in every year since 1992 to honor current and former Detroit Lions players who had been paralyzed on the field.[2]

Release[edit]

Chmura suffered a career-ending herniation of the C5 and C6 discs in his cervical spine in a game against the Detroit Lions in 1999. Chmura was released by the Packers in 2000. After his release, he attempted a comeback with the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints showing interest, but suffered a relapse of the injury while working out in his weight room and retired.[2] He finished his 7 NFL seasons as a tight end with the Packers at third place all-time in franchise history, hauling in 188 receptions in 90 games, good for 2,253 yards and 17 touchdowns.[3] In 2010, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.[2]

Criminal charges[edit]

On April 8, 2000 Chmura was accused of sexually assaulting the 17-year-old babysitter of his children. Chmura was tried but found not guilty of all charges.[4] Two days after being acquitted of child enticement and third-degree sexual assault, Chmura acknowledged that his behavior at a post-prom party "wasn't something a married man should do."[5]

Post-football career[edit]

As of 2010, Chmura hosts a Sunday morning Packers pregame show on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee. He is a partner in a real estate business, which owns two downtown historic buildings.[2]

Since 2005, Chmura has been working as a research assistant for the Boyle Law Group, the firm that represented him at his trial.[6] He is also an assistant football coach at Waukesha West High School, where his son, Dylan, played tight end, and son Dyson also plays at Waukesha West. Dylan currently plays for Michigan State University.[7]

In 2010, Mark Chmura was inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PACKERS SIGN TIGHT END MARK CHMURA TO FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION Packers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "A state of reflection: Ex-Packer Chmura has learned from past". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Jan 30, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Packers release veteran Mark Chmura Packers.com.
  4. ^ Adam Pitluk (3 Feb 2001). "Jury of seven men and five women acquit Mark Chmura". CourtTV News. Archived from the original on November 6, 2004. 
  5. ^ http://www2.jsonline.com/news/wauk/chmura/
  6. ^ The Boyle Law Group: Mark Chmura, Research Assistant. Retrieved on 2008-04-23 from http://www.boylelaw.com/mc.htm.
  7. ^ a b http://www.jsonline.com/sports/preps/move-over-dad-l76j84k-167131345.html

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