Mark Herrmann Biography
Mark Herrmann (Full name- Mark Donald Herrmann) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) who was born January 8, 1959, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. He played in the NFL for twelve seasons during the 1980s and 1990s.
Mark Herrmann was born in Cincinnati and raised in Carmel, Indiana. He attended Carmel High School where he played high school. In 1977, Herrmann also played on Carmel’s state championship basketball team.
Furthermore, Herrmann played college football for Purdue University, and was recognized as an All-American, and subsequently played professionally for five different NFL teams. Accordingly, he became the Associate Director of Educational Programs for the NCA after retiring as a player and currently works as a broadcaster for local football after serving on the Indianapolis Colts broadcast crew for nearly a decade.
Mark Herrmann Wife
Herrmann is married to Susie with whom he has three children. The family lives in Indianapolis.
Herrmann was born on January 8, 1959, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. He played professional football in the NFL for 11 seasons for the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Colts, the San Diego Chargers, and the Los Angeles Rams. Herrmann is 62 years old as of 2021.
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Mark Herrmann Purdue | Stats
Herrmann played for coach Jim Young’s Purdue Boilermakers football team from 1977 to 1980 when he attended Purdue University. He had an illustrious college career wherein in 1980 he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. Herrmann was selected as the Big Ten Conference’s Most Valuable Player, and he finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. His career passing yards (9,946) set an NCAA record (which has since been broken).
Herrmann is one of only three Purdue quarterbacks to start in three consecutive bowl games (same as Drew Brees, with Kyle Orton starting four straight). Moreover, Herrmann won all three of his bowl games and was selected Most Valuable Player in each of them: the 1978 Peach Bowl, the 1979 Bluebonnet Bowl, and the 1980 Liberty Bowl. He also holds the Liberty Bowl record for passing touchdowns.
- 1977: 2,453 yards with 18 TD vs 27 INT in 11 games.
- 1978: 1,904 yards with 14 TD vs 12 INT in 11 games.
- 1979: 2,377 yards with 16 TD vs 19 INT in 11 games.
- 1980: 3,212 yards with 23 TD vs 17 INT in 11 games. Also won the Sammy Baugh Trophy.
Owing to his exploits with the college football team, Mark Herrmann was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
Mark Herrmann Career | Colts
In 1981, Herrmann was drafted by the Denver Broncos but did not play in his first year out of college. He appeared in two games in 1982, but at the end of the season, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts as part of the deal that brought John Elway to Denver. Herrmann got limited game time with the Colts in 1983–84, first at Baltimore and then at Indianapolis.
Mark Herrmann was traded to the San Diego Chargers in 1985. Where he played for three seasons and performed well as the backup to Dan Fouts. In 1988–89, Herrmann then played for the Los Angeles Rams and returned to the Colts for three seasons before retiring in 1992.
During Herrmann’s 11-year pro career, he appeared in just 40 games completing 334 passes in 561 attempts (59.5%) for a total of 4,015 yards. He threw 16 touchdown passes and was intercepted 36 times.
Height | Weight
Herrmann is huge and tall. He stands at a towering height of 6 ft 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighs 184 lb (83 kg).