Mark Kelso

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Mark Kelso
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Personal information
Born: (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 58)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school:North Hills
(Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
College:William & Mary
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 10 / Pick: 261
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Int return yards:327
Player stats at PFR

Mark Alan Kelso (born July 23, 1963) is a former American football player. He was a member of the Buffalo Bills teams that appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990 to 1993, and served as the color commentator for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network from 2006 until 2019.

Early life[edit]

Kelso was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the tenth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 177 lbs. safety, he attended North Hills High School and the College of William & Mary. Kelso recorded the second-highest interception total in school history with 20. In 1983 Kelso recorded 141 tackles, third all-time in a single season for a player of any position at William & Mary.

Playing career[edit]

Kelso played in eight NFL seasons and his entire career with the Buffalo Bills, from 1986 to 1993. His peak performance as a pro came during the 1988 season when he had intercepted 7 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown. Kelso recorded 7 interceptions again in 1992 and twice recorded 6 interceptions in a season (1987 and 1989). Kelso finished in the top 10 in the NFL in single-season interceptions 3 out of his 8 seasons in the NFL. He started 99 games in his NFL career including all 4 consecutive Super Bowls for the Bills. His 30 career interceptions rank third all-time for the Bills. Kelso is the recipient of the 1994 Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award which awards annually one NFL player who goes above and beyond to perform community service in his hometown and team city. He was well known for wearing a "pro cap" on his helmet which was used to reduce the risk of concussions.

Broadcasting, coaching, and other work[edit]

From 2006 until 2018, Kelso served as the color commentator for Buffalo Bills radio broadcasts on both WGRF 96.9 FM and WGR 550. He was the development director at Saint Mary's High School in Lancaster, New York, as well as its varsity football defensive coordinator, from the 2003 to 2010 seasons. Kelso left his position at Saint Mary's in order to work with a Georgia-based company named The Hanson Group. Kelso also is a local baseball coach. Prior to that he taught fifth grade at Main Street Elementary School in East Aurora, New York.

Since at least 2018,[1] Kelso has also worked for JTG Daugherty Racing.[2]


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