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Mark Malone      

Mark Malone is a former American football quarterback in the NFL.

Mark Malone is a former Quarter Back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Malone was the nation's most recruited quarterback in 1975 out of El Cajon Valley High School near San Diego, California. He was also recruited by the USOC, as a possible decathlete for the 1980 Olympics.

Mark started his football career as a three-year starter at Arizona State University. Malone was named the 1980 Senior Bowl MVP and was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 28th pick in the 1980 NFL draft.

He played eight seasons (1980-1987) with the Steelers becoming the fourth ranked quarterback in franchise history with 8,582 yds. His highlights with the Steelers included giving the eventual 1984 NFL Champion 49ers their only loss that season and guided the Steelers to the 1984 AFC Championship Game against the Miami Dolphins. Malone also had one career reception for a 90 yd TD, a Steelers team record. He was traded on April 12, 1988, to the San Diego Chargers for his final complete NFL season, he would play one game in 1989 with the New York Jets. For his career, Malone passed for 10,175 yards (839-1,648) with 60 TDs and rushed 159 times for 628 yards and 18 TDs. Malone also had one career reception for a 90 yd TD, a Steelers team record. Malone's career was plagued with several severe injuries; he was never able to fulfill his full potential.

After his playing career ended, he became a television sportscaster, working at WPXI in Pittsburgh and ESPN, where he was a host and analyst on the programs NFL Matchup, NFL Live and NFL 2night. He became a 4-time Emmy Award Winner the sports director at WBBM-TV in Chicago in 2004 until 2008. Malone then moved to Westwood One as a color commentator for its NFL coverage.

Since April 1, 2013, Mark has co-hosted a radio talk show broadcast by NBC Sports Radio with former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.Under Center with Mark Malone has since relaunched with a new time slot, now on the air from 7-10p ET.

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