Mark Malone

Mark M. Malone (born November 22, 1958 in El Cajon, California) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL.

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Personal information
Born:November 22, 1958 (age 60)
El Cajon, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:El Cajon (CA) Valley
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:61.9
Player stats at

Playing career

Malone was the nation's most recruited quarterback in 1975 out of El Cajon Valley High School near San Diego, California. He also was recruited by the USOC as a possible decathlete for the 1980 Olympics.

He was a two-year starter at Arizona State University and was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 28th pick in the 1980 NFL draft. While in college, he proved to be an adept runner as much as he was a passer.

  • 1977 (11 Games): 14/26 for 197 yards with 2 TD vs. 1 INT. 27 carries for 168 yards.
  • 1978 (11 Games): 93/205 for 1,305 yards with 11 TD vs. 15 INT. 143 carries for 705 yards with 9 TD.
  • 1979 (11 Games): 148/289 for 1,886 yards with 10 TD vs. 12 INT. 132 carries for 471 yards with 12 TD. [1]

NFL career

He played eight seasons (1980–1987) with the Steelers, becoming the fourth-ranked quarterback in franchise history at the time with 8,582 yards. [2] His highlights with the Steelers included giving the eventual Super Bowl Champion 49ers its only loss in 1984, and guiding the Steelers to the 1984 AFC Championship Game against the Miami Dolphins. He was traded on April 12, 1988, to the San Diego Chargers for his last, full NFL season. He would play one more game in 1989 with the New York Jets. For his career Malone passed for 10,175 yards and 60 TDs, and rushed 159 times for 628 yards and 18 TDs. Malone also had one career reception for a 90-yard TD, a Steelers team record until Mike Wallace broke it with a 95-yard touchdown reception vs. Arizona in 2011. Malone's career, however, was plagued with several severe injuries.

A September 1987 Sports Illustrated article on Malone recounted the knee injury he suffered against Chicago while playing wide receiver that forced him to miss the entire 1982 season after having surgery. Malone started only half the season in 1985 for Pittsburgh due to various injuries, and missed two games at mid season in 1986 with a thumb injury on his throwing hand.

Among his more memorable games in the NFL include becoming the first quarterback in Steeler history to complete over 80% of his passes (minimum 20 attempts) in a game vs. San Diego on November 25, 1984 (18 completions in 22 attempts, 253 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception); won AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his opening day 1985 performance vs. Indianapolis (21 completions in 30 attempts for 287 yards, 5 touchdowns passing, 1 rushing) that included tying Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw's team record for single game touchdown passes; passed for a career-high 374 yards on 26 completions with three touchdowns vs. Cincinnati on September 30, 1985; was the starting quarterback when Pittsburgh became the first visiting team to beat the Denver Broncos in the post season, leading the Steelers to a come from behind 24–17 victory in the 1984 AFC Divisional Game on December 30, 1984 (overcame two early fumbles to complete 17 of 28 passes for 228 yards and threw the game-tying touchdown pass to Louis Lipps); earned the final victory of his career as a starting quarterback against Pittsburgh, completing 17 of 24 passes, throwing a touchdown and scoring 1 rushing to lead San Diego to a 20–14 win over Pittsburgh on December 11, 1988; set a Steeler post season record (since eclipsed by Neil O'Donnell and Tommy Maddox) for single-game passing-yards for his 336-yard performance vs. Miami in the 1984 AFC Championship Game (completed 20 of 36 passes; threw 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions).

Sportscasting career

After his playing career ended, Malone became a television sportscaster, working at WPXI in Pittsburgh and ESPN, where he was a host and analyst on the programs NFL Matchup, NFL Live and NFL 2night. He became a 4-time Emmy Award Winner as the sports director at WBBM-TV in Chicago from 2004 until 2009, when his contract was not renewed (amongst others at the station) in an effort to cut costs. Malone then moved to Westwood One as a color commentator for its NFL coverage. Since April 1, 2013, Mark has co-hosted a radio talk show broadcast by NBC Sports Radio with former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.[3] Under Center with Mark Malone has since relaunched with a new time slot, now on the air from 7-10p ET.

In 2019, Malone started work in the new Alliance of American Football as a play-by-play announcer.[4]


  1. ^ "Mark Malone College Stats". College Football at Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers Career Passing Leaders". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  3. ^ "Donovan McNabb, Mark Malone Team For 3-7p ET On NBC Sports Radio".
  4. ^ "2019 Alliance of American Football (AAF) Week 4 TV and Announcer Schedule". Programming Insider. 2019-02-25. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

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1978 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 1978 Arizona State Sun Devils football team was an American football team that represented Arizona State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 21st season under head coach Frank Kush, the Sun Devils compiled a 9–3 record (4–3 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in a tie for fourth place in the Pac-10, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 347 to 236.The team's statistical leaders included Mark Malone with 1,305 passing yards and 705 rushing yards and Chris DeFrance with 617 receiving yards.

1984 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise’s 52nd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

Most of the stars from the 1970s had departed, but the Steelers showed signs of their past glory by amassing a 9–7 record to capture the AFC Central Title again. The highlight of the season was an October 14th win over the 49ers in San Francisco. It was the only loss the 49ers suffered all season. Also serving up highlights that season was WR Louis Lipps who won the Offensive Rookie of the Year. In the playoffs the Steelers stunned the Broncos 24–17 in Denver to earn a trip to the AFC Championship. However, the Steelers season would end with a 45–28 thrashing at the hands of the Dolphins in Miami.

1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise’s 53rd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. The Steelers challenged for the AFC Central most of the season, sitting at 7–5 after their first twelve games. However, a season-ending four game losing streak would quash both their division title and playoff hopes, as the Steelers finished with a 7–9 record, their first season with a losing record in fourteen years.

1986 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise’s 54th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. The Steelers failed to improve upon their 7–9 record from 1985: they instead finished 6–10 and failed to reach the playoffs for a second consecutive season.

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List of AFC Championship Game broadcasters

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List of Pittsburgh Steelers figures in broadcasting

The Steelers franchise has a rich history of producing well-known sportscasters over the years: the most famous of whom was Myron Cope, who served as a Steelers radio color commentator for 35 seasons (1970-2004).

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Lynn Swann (wide receiver, 1974-1982) - starting in 1978 was a sideline reporter for ABC Sports. Over the 2005 and 2006 NFL seasons, he had taken a leave of absence to unsuccessfully pursue the governor's office of Pennsylvania. Swann has also had several Hollywood roles, making cameos in 1998's The Waterboy, 1993's The Program and 1991's The Last Boy Scout. His TV cameos include Saturday Night Live and The Drew Carey Show.

Merril Hoge (running back, 1987-1993) - has hosted sports shows on ESPN and ESPN2 since 1996 most notably NFL Matchup, Football Friday and NFL 2Night/ NFLLive. He has also had hosting duties on ABC/ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. He also served as an analyst for the Steelers radio network alongside Bill Hillgrove and the late Myron Cope.

Mark Malone (quarterback, 1980-1987) - began his career as a sports reporter for Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV from 1991–1994, from 1994 to 2004 he hosted nationally-televised sports shows for ESPN, including NFL 2Night, NFL Matchup and the X-Games. From 2004-2008 he was director of sports broadcasting at CBS2 Chicago. Now Hosts his own program weeknights from 7 PM - 10 PM on NBC Sports Radio.

Jerome Bettis (running back, 1998-2011) - formerly an analyst for NBC Sunday Night Football's Football Night in America pregame with Bob Costas 2006–2009, also is host of the Pittsburgh broadcast The Jerome Bettis Show 1998–2007 on KDKA-TV and 2007-Present on WPXI-TV.

Hines Ward (wide receiver, 1996-2005) - former analyst for NBC Sunday Night Football's Football Night in America. Pregame/halftime analyst for Notre Dame Football on NBC (2013–2015), Now is a Sports Analyst for CNN since 2016 and hosts The Hines Ward Show 2013–Present on WPXI-TV.

Bill Cowher (head coach, 1992-2006) - co-host of CBS Sports NFL Today on CBS as a studio analyst, joining Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason. Cowher had a cameo in 1998's The Waterboy, and in 2007 Cowher appeared in the ABC reality television series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, featuring a dozen celebrities in a stock car racing competition. Cowher matched up against Gabrielle Reece and William Shatner. Cowher has also made a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises with several other Steelers players, as the coach of the Gotham Rogues.

Terry Bradshaw (quarterback, 1970-1983) - started as a guest commentator for CBS NFL playoff broadcasts from 1980–1982, after retirement he joined Verne Lundquist at CBS full-time as a game analyst on what became one of the top rated sports broadcasts. In 1990, he went from the broadcast booth to the pregame studio shows anchoring the NFL Today pregame shows on CBS and later on Fox NFL Sunday. In recent years he has started to host regular features in addition to the show, "Ten yards with TB" and the "Terry Awards". In addition to broadcasting Bradshaw has had appearances in several major motion pictures (most notably Smokey and the Bandit II, Black Sunday, and Failure to Launch) as well as spokesman for Radio Shack and SaniKing among others in commercials. He also has made many guest appearances on sitcoms from Married... with Children to Evening Shade and Wee Willie Winkie.

Kordell Stewart (quarterback 1998-2003) - currently an ESPN analyst for all NFL shows and an Analyst for TuneIn's NFL Coverage.

Tunch Ilkin (offensive tackle, 1980–1992) - current Steelers radio color commentator; Pittsburgh CW Network In the Locker Room Host 2006–Present.

Craig Wolfley (offensive lineman, 1980-1989) - current Steelers radio sideline reporter; Pittsburgh CW Network In the Locker Room Host 2006–Present.

Rod Woodson (defensive back, 1987–1996), (1997 with 49ers), (1998-2001 with Ravens), and (2002-2003 with Raiders) - current analyst for NFL Network 2003–Present.

Jack Ham (linebacker, 1971–1982) - did color commentary for the Steelers on KDKA-TV during the NFL Preseason into the early 2000s before leaving and being replaced by former teammate Edmund Nelson. Ham also co-hosted some pregame and postgame shows on the station, but was replaced by Nelson in those roles as well. Since 2000, Ham has been the color analyst on the Penn State football radio network.

Edmund Nelson (defensive lineman, 1982-1988) - served as the color analyst for Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season games and participated as a co-host to Bob Pompeani in KDKA-TV's regular season pregame program Steelers Kickoff until retiring in 2015.

Charlie Batch (quarterback, 2002-2012) - took a Steelers pregame studio analyst job with KDKA-TV for the 2013 season alongside KDKA-TV sports anchor Bob Pompeani and ex-Steeler defensive lineman Edmund Nelson, effectively ending his NFL career. He continued in this role for the 2014 season. In 2015, Batch replaced the retiring Nelson as KDKA-TV's color commentator for preseason games, while becoming the main studio analyst for the Steelers pregame coverage prior to the national airing of The NFL Today. Former teammate Chris Hoke replaced Nelson for the post-game show.

Tony Dungy (defensive back, 1977-1979) - as an analyst on NBC's Football Night in America.

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