Mark Chmura

Mark William Chmura (born February 22, 1969), is a former American football tight end, who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1992–1999). During his playing career, his nickname was Chewy.[1] He won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers against his hometown team, the New England Patriots.

Mark Chmura
No. 89
Position:Tight End
Personal information
Born:February 22, 1969 (age 50)
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Career information
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 6 / Pick: 157
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:188
Receiving Yards:2,253
Touchdowns:17
Player stats at NFL.com

Biography

Chmura was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Football career

College

Before his NFL career, Chmura began his career at Frontier Regional High School. Chmura then played for Boston College, where he set a school record with 164 receptions.[2]

  • 1988: 27 catches for 377 yards
  • 1989: 47 catches for 522 yards with 2 TD
  • 1990: 47 catches for 560 yards with 3 TD
  • 1991: 43 catches for 587 yards with 6 TD

NFL

Chmura was drafted in the sixth round of the 1992 NFL draft, and selected to the Pro Bowl in 1995, 1997, and 1998. He played for the Packers from 1992 to 1999,[3] whom he assisted to Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XXXII. He scored the final points of Super Bowl XXXI with a 2-point conversion catch, and he finished Super Bowl XXXII with 4 catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

In 1997, Chmura chose not to meet with United States President Bill Clinton at the White House following the Packers Super Bowl XXXI win. While many claimed that this was because Chmura was a staunch Republican, the meeting fell on the same day as the annual Mike Utley golf tournament. The tournament is something that Chmura had played in every year since 1992 to honor former Detroit Lion player Mike Utley who had been paralyzed on the field.[4]

Release

Chmura suffered a career-ending herniation of the C5 and C6 discs in his cervical spine in a game against the Detroit Lions in 1999. Chmura was released by the Packers in 2000. After his release, he attempted a comeback, with the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints showing interest, but suffered a relapse of the injury while working out in his weight room and retired.[4] He finished his 8 NFL seasons[3] as a tight end with the Packers at third place all-time in franchise history, hauling in 188 receptions in 90 games, good for 2,253 yards and 17 touchdowns.[5] In 2010, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.[4]

Criminal charges

On April 8, 2000 Chmura was accused of sexually assaulting the 17-year-old babysitter of his children. Chmura was tried but found not guilty of all charges.[6] Two days after being acquitted of child enticement and third-degree sexual assault, Chmura acknowledged that his behavior at a post-prom party "wasn't something a married man should do."[7]

Post-football career

In 2004, Chmura began hosting a Sunday morning Packers pregame show on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee and is still presently hosting the show each week.[8]

From 2005 to 2009, Chmura worked as a research assistant for the Boyle Law Group.[9] He was also an assistant football coach at Waukesha West High School, where his son, Dylan, played tight end, and son Dyson also played at Waukesha West.[10] Dylan also played for Michigan State University.[10][11] In 2017, Chmura was hired as the offensive coordinator of Greenfield high school under head coach Keith Rinkleburg

In 2010, Mark Chmura was inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame.[11]

Chmura divorced in 2010 from his former wife Lynda Stickler.[12] In 2011, Chmura married Angela Goff.[13] Currently, the Chmuras and their children reside in Wisconsin. Along with his spouse Angela, Chmura owns a chain of auto collision repair businesses.[14]

References

  1. ^ "2010 Hall of Famer: Mark Chmura". 247Sports.com.
  2. ^ PACKERS SIGN TIGHT END MARK CHMURA TO FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION Archived February 5, 2005, at the Wayback Machine Packers.com.
  3. ^ a b "Memories Of A Packers Hall Of Famer: Mark Chmura". packers.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "A state of reflection: Ex-Packer Chmura has learned from past". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. January 30, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  5. ^ Packers release veteran Mark Chmura Archived October 28, 2005, at the Wayback Machine Packers.com.
  6. ^ Adam Pitluk (February 3, 2001). "Jury of seven men and five women acquit Mark Chmura". CourtTV News. Archived from the original on November 6, 2004.
  7. ^ "Page Not Found". www2.jsonline.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "ESPN Wisconsin - Craig Karmazin & Mark Chmura". espnwisconsin.com. Archived from the original on May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  9. ^ The Boyle Law Group: Mark Chmura, Research Assistant. Retrieved on April 23, 2008 from http://www.boylelaw.com/mc.htm.
  10. ^ a b "Dylan Chmura Bio - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". msuspartans.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "2012 Prep Football Preview - Chmura sons making their own name on the gridiron". jsonline.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  12. ^ "Case Details for 2010FA001316 in Waukesha County". wcca.wicourts.gov. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  13. ^ "Image: mjs-wissports19_15wood-wiss.jpg, (2048 × 1736 px) – Former Green Bay Packer Mark Chmura and his wife Angela have a picture taken at the second Wisconsin Sports Awards were held at the Harley-Davidson Museum, Thursday, April 18, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD". media.jsonline.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  14. ^ "Goff Auto Body". goffsautobody.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.

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