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Mark Bruener


Mark Bruener

Mark Bruener
No. 87
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-09-16) September 16, 1972
Place of birth: Olympia, Washington
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Debuted in 1995
Last played in 2008
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 152
Receiving Yards 1,333
Touchdowns 18
Stats at
Stats at

Mark Frederick Bruener (born September 16, 1972 in Aberdeen, Washington) is a former American football tight end of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 27th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington.

Bruener played nine seasons with the Steelers followed by five with the Houston Texans. He retired following the 2008 season. He formerly served on the NFL Players Association Executive Committee. He now serves as a scout for the Steelers.

College career

He played at the University of Washington from 1991-1994 and proved himself as a reliable receiver and willing blocker in the running game.

  • 1991: 5 catches for 57 yards.
  • 1992: 21 catches for 210 yards.
  • 1993: 30 catches for 414 yards with 3 TD.
  • 1994: 34 catches for 331 yards with 1 TD.

Professional career

He was drafted 27th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played with the Steelers for nine seasons before signing with the Houston Texans. Bruener was primarily a blocking tight end rather than a pass-catcher but finished his NFL career with 133 catches.


Bruener and his wife Traci live in Washington with their two daughters, Allie and Chloe, and three sons, Carson, Braydon and Hudson.[1] He recently spoke of the central role of Catholicism in his life:



  1. ^ Houston Texans bio

External links

  • Houston Texans bio
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Eric Green
Steelers 1st round draft pick
Succeeded by
Jerame Tuman

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