Orson Mobley

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Orson Mobley
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Mobley in Palm Coast Florida
No. 89
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-03-04) March 4, 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth: Brooksville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 259 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Salem
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 6 / Pick: 151
Career history

Orson Odell Mobley (born March 4, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the sixth round.[1] He played in three Super Bowls, XXI XXII XXIV and started in two of them.[2] Mobley ran into problems with the league late in his career and was suspended for substance abuse violations.

College career[edit]

Mobley signed with Florida State University out of high school, then transferred from Florida State where he played football and baseball to Salem where he played both tight end and punter for Terry Bowden and starred along with current Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. Mobley won All-West Virginia Conference honors at Salem.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Mobley was picked 151st in the 6th round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He caught a career high 22 passes and averaged 15.1 yards per reception as a rookie. Mobley's blocking paved the way for Bobby Humphrey to run for consecutive 1,000 yard seasons.

Mobley was named Bronco's Player of the Game after having 6 receptions for 55 yards vs. the Browns on November 13, 1988. He played in three Super Bowls.[4]

Receiving record[edit]

Year No. Yards Avg. TD
1986 22 332 15.1 1
1987 16 228 14.3 1
1988 21 218 10.4 2
1989 17 200 11.8 0
Totals 76 978 12.9 4

Personal life[edit]

Mobley currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.


  1. ^ 1986 NFL Draft#Round six
  2. ^ http://www.sportspool.com/football/super_bowl/Superbowl_XXIV_roster.php
  3. ^ Chick, Bob (1 November 1982). "Truth is. . .Time Counted for Orson Mobley's Saga". The Evening Independent. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Super Bowl XXI". NFL. 25 January 1987. p. 15. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 

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