Mark Adickes

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Mark Adickes
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No. 61
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-04-22) April 22, 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth: Bad Cannstatt, Germany
Career information
High school: Killeen (TX)
College: Baylor
Supplemental draft: 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 77
Games started: 49
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Dr. Mark Stephen Adickes, M.D. (born April 22, 1961) is currently an Orthopedic surgeon and a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. Adickes was an All-American offensive lineman college football at Baylor University and later attended George Mason University and Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Adickes is ESPN's NFL Injury Analyst[1] and is on the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.[2]

Early career[edit]

Adickes played high school football at Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas. He attended and played college football at Baylor University, where he was named an All-American.[3]

Adickes was inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Adickes started his professional football career in the United States Football League (USFL) for the Los Angeles Express in 1984 where he blocked for Steve Young.[3] He was then chosen in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players by the Kansas City Chiefs,[5] where he would play for four years. He then played for two years for the Washington Redskins, winning the Super Bowl.

Medical career[edit]

After retiring from the NFL, Adickes attended George Mason University[3] and then Harvard University Medical School, after which he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Adickes completed his sports medicine fellowship under the tutelage of Richard Steadman at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

Adickes is formerly the Co-medical Director and Orthopedic Surgeon at the Memorial Hermann Hospital Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas. He currently serves as chief of the division of sports medicine and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.[6]

Adickes served as team physician for the Houston Rockets, United States Ski Team, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and University of St. Thomas.

Television career[edit]

Adickes worked with Tricia Bradley, of Serious Fun Productions, LLC, to blend his two distinct careers; a professional football player and an orthopedic surgeon, aka, Jock to Doc. In 2013, Mark Adickes, MD was signed to ESPN as an injury expert, and appears on a regular basis when a top athlete gets injured. At the start of the 2014 NFL season, Direct TV launched a new channel called, "The Fantasy Zone"and Dr. Adickes became an integral member of the show.[7] Adickes has appeared on the NBC "Today Show" where he discussed concussions and football. He has also made appearances on "FOX NFL Sunday", and was a regular guest on CBS's "The Doctors". Adickes is the hosted sports medicine documentary program called Athlete 360. On the show, Adickes interviewed professional athletes who have all sustained major injuries necessitating orthopedic surgery. Some of the featured athletes include Kevin Everett, Dikembe Mutombo, Mark Schlereth and golfer Stacy Lewis, who was the only featured athlete in "Athlete 360" who's modified scoliosis surgery made her career in golf possible. In 2013 Adickes was signed by ESPN as its NFL injury analyst.[8][9]