Former All-Pro NFL Quarterback
Career Highlights: A two-time NFL Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Mark Rypien was the first Canadian-born quarterback to start in the National Football League. An 11-year veteran, Rypien enjoyed his best years playing for the Washington Redskins for seven seasons from 1987 to 1993. Rypien led the Redskins to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons (1990-92) and directed the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXVI, passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns in Washington’s win over Buffalo where he was named the game’s MVP. For his career, Rypien completed 1,466 of 2,613 passes for 18,473 yards and 115 touchdowns. Rypien was the 1991 UPI NFC Player of the Year and was named to the AP Second-Team. His ferocious, hard-nosed style of play made him a great pick for the “All-Madden Team” that year. Rypien finished his career with Cleveland (1994), St. Louis (1995 and 1997), Philadelphia, (1996) and after three seasons away Indianapolis (2001). An accomplished golfer, Rypien has won numerous celebrity golf tournaments including the inaugural Celebrity Golf Championship in 1990 (later named American Century Celebrity Golf Championship), and again 25 years later in 2014.