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Mark Schlereth, Denver Broncos
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45. . G. (1995-00). Mark Schlereth. 6. player

Most people know Mark Schlereth now as the guy who used to be on ESPN or the guy who calls games for FOX, but he was once one of the best offensive linemen in all of football.

Schlereth was a 10th-round pick (263rd overall) of the Washington Redskins in 1989. He actually won a Super Bowl and earned a Pro Bowl nod in his time with the Hogs.

He signed with the Broncos in the 1995 season and was part of the best teams in franchise history led by quarterback John Elway and running back Terrell Davis.

Schlereth was one of the meanest, nastiest players in the league at the time. He earned that reputation with his physical style of play.

The man known as “Stink” had his career cut short by injuries. He was set to sign a six-year contract extension with the Broncos before it became clear he wasn’t physically capable of continuing on.

I’d say Schlereth has done quite well for himself in his years after football, as he’s an outstanding television personality and in-game analyst.