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Mark Pattison (American football)

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Name  Mark Pattison
Career end  1988
College:  Washington
Height  1.88 m
Receptions:  12
Weight  86 kg
Position  Wide receiver
Receiving Yards:  152
Career start  1986

Mark Pattison (American football) John DeShazier Former Saint Mark Pattison halfway through the Seven


Date of birth:  (1961-12-13) December 13, 1961 (age 54)
NFL draft:  1985 / Round: 7 / Pick: 188
Role  American football wide receiver

Place of birth:  Seattle, Washington
Education  University of Washington

Mark Pattison (born December 13, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who played four seasons in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1985 NFL Draft.

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High school

Mark attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle, WA from 1976-1980 where he became an All American as a wide receiver his junior year and All American quarterback his senior year. Both junior and senior years, he was the player of the year voted on by the Seattle Post Intelligencer newspaper. Mark was elected to the Roosevelt Hall of Fame in 2004 and is one of 5 football players inducted since 1922. After his recruitment, Mark elected to accept a full ride scholarship to the University of Washington and play under Hall of Fame coach Don James.

College

Mark was a 3-year letterman and played from 1980-1985 under Coach Don James, which included 2 Rose Bowls, 2 Aloha Bowls and the 1985 Orange Bowl 28-17 victory over Oklahoma, resulting in a #2 1984 final ranking in the nation.

On May 10, 2016, Mark and the rest of the 1984 Husky Football team were inducted into the Class of 2016 Husky Hall of Fame.

After football

Following his NFL career, Pattison took up mountain climbing. In 2013, he began a goal to climb The Seven Summits on 7 continents. To date, Mark's successful ascents include Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) in 2013 (19,333'), Mount Elbrus (Russia) in 2014 (18,666'), Mount Kosciuszko (Australia) in 2015 (7,310'), and Mount Aconcagua (Argentina) in February, 2016 (23,000') and was pushed back on Denali in 2017 due to weather so he will re-attempt to climb again in 2018.

If he completes his goal of climbing all seven, Mark will become one of only about 350 people who have climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and the first NFL player to climb all Seven Summits.

Mark's Seven Summits progress can be tracked on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NFL2SevenSummits/

Professional life

Mark was the Founder/CEO of the Pattison Group a marketing and import company and then was the co-founder of Front Porch Classics, a venture backed gaming company which was sold in 1998. Front Porch won two Toy of the Year awards in 2001 and in 2002 and ended up in 700 different retail locations and in 7 countries. Mark then started Maverick Consulting Company based on the experience he had running his own companies over 20 years. In 2013, accepted a new role as SVP Biz Development NFL at Scout Media which was later sold to CBS. Today, Mark currently serves as CEO of NFL 2 Seven Summits which is an outdoor content site, public speaks www.MarkPattisonNFL.com and also host a weekly podcast series called Finding Your Summit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/finding-your-summit/id1242622297.

References

Mark Pattison (American football) Wikipedia