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Retired Quarterback, Washington Redskins

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Retired NFL quarterback, Mark Rypien, was born on October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Rypien was known for his uncanny accuracy when throwing the deep ball. Sports reporters in Washington often joked that he couldn't hit a receiver such as Gary Clark or Art Monk during a warmup toss, but could lay it in their lap from fifty yards away. A 1992 Sport Magazine article touted him as one of the best deep passers ever.

1991 was arguably Rypien's best season; he threw for 3,564 yards and 28 touchdowns with 11 interceptions, leading the Redskins to Super Bowl XXVI after recording a 14-2 regular season record. He was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the game, passing for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns and leading his team to a 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. Rypien was named to the Pro Bowl in both 1989 and 1991.

Mark Rypien was one of several players to benefit from the team's success following their championship season. The Redskins signed him to a 3-year, $9 million deal entering the 1992 season. However, the team battled age and injuries and finished the regular season with a 9-7 record, barely making the playoffs. His passing yardage was a respectable 3,282 yards, but his passer rating fell from 97.9 in 1991 to 71.7 in 1992 and his interceptions outnumbered his touchdowns 17 to 13. Although a dominant team performance in the playoffs brought victory over the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC Wild Card away game, the Redskins eventually lost on a rainy, muddy field in a bruising game vs. the San Francisco 49ers, and the Rypien era was essentially over.

Under new Head Coach Richie Petitbon, Rypien had his best training camp in 1993 and expectations were high following a Monday Night win over the defending Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. However, Rypien injured his knee in Week 2 against the Phoenix Cardinals and the team began a precipitous slide toward a 4-12 season finish. When he was healthy enough to return, Rypien performed spot duty, sharing time with the newly acquired Rich Gannon.

The Redskins hired Norv Turner as their head coach in 1994. Rypien participated in off season workouts, but the team quickly decided to release him from his contract and drafted Heath Shuler in the first round. Shuler turned out to be one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history and the Redskins struggled through the remainder of the 1990s, battling the salary cap and overall lack of talent.

Mark Rypien went on to become a journeyman backup, serving with the Cleveland Browns in 1994, the St. Louis Rams in 1995 and 1997, the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996, and the Indianapolis Colts in 2001.

Rypien's last touchdown pass came in relief of Eagles quarterback Ty Detmer. It was an 8-yarder to Irving Fryar with five seconds remaining in a 37-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. His last professional game was June 10, 2006; as part of a promotional gig, Mark Rypien played one game for the Rochester Raiders of the Great Lakes Indoor Football League.

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