Mark Duper

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Mark Duper
No. 85
Position: Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-01-25) January 25, 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth: Moreauville, Louisiana
Career information
College: Northwestern State
NFL draft: 1982 – 2nd round – 52nd pick
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 511
Receiving Yards: 8,869
Touchdowns: 59
Stats at

Mark "Super" Duper (born January 25, 1959) is an American former football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League from 1982 to 1992. He played collegiately at Northwestern State University and was selected by the Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Nicknamed "Super Duper", he played 11 seasons for the Dolphins where his best years came while teamed with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino and fellow wide receiver Mark Clayton, the other half of the "Marks Brothers" wide receiver tandem. Duper, who wore #85, was a 3-time Pro Bowl selection in 1983, 1984 and 1986. His best seasons were 1984, when he had 71 catches, 1306 yards and 8 TDs, and in 1986, when he tallied 67 catches, 1313 yards and 11 TDs. Duper had four 1,000-yard seasons, with the final one coming in 1991 at age 32, when he posted 1085 yards.

Duper was also a track star, he won in the finals of the 400-meter relay at the 1981 NCAA track and field championships at Northwestern State University, and from the 1980 Olympic trials finished seventh in the 200-meter dash and reached the semifinals of the 100. he competed in the 100 meters and 200 meters, posting personal bests of 10.21 seconds and 20.77 seconds, respectively.

In 11 NFL seasons, he caught 511 passes for 8,869 yards and 59 touchdowns. In 1994, he also appeared in two games with the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League.

Soon after retiring, Duper was charged with conspiracy and intent to distribute cocaine. He was acquitted one year later. Previously, Duper had been suspended in 1988 for 30 days by the NFL for violating its drug policy. In March 2013, Duper was charged for beating his 17-year old son in their Jacksonville home.[1]

On November 8, 2013 Duper revealed he had been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).[2]

Duper was inducted (with Mark Clayton) into the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll on December 15, 2003.

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  1. ^ Elliott, Jeff (March 21, 2013). "Police: Former Dolphin Duper beat son unconscious". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Feldman, Bruce (November 8, 2013). "Duper latest ex-NFL star to test positive for signs of CTE". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 

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