Three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL broadcasting veteran Mark Schlereth joined FOX Sports in July 2017 as a FOX NFL game analyst and an FS1 studio analyst covering the NFL on FIRST THINGS FIRST, SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD and SPEAK FOR YOURSELF. He spends his first NFL season in the booth in 2017 alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and sideline reporter Shannon Spake.
Prior to joining FOX, Schlereth, a former NFL Pro Bowler, served as an ESPN studio analyst for 16 years, in addition to various radio hosting duties. He continues to host “Schlereth and Evans” alongside Mike Evans on Denver’s 104.3 FM The Fan (Wednesdays 6-9 AM MT) and “The Stinkin’ Good Podcast with Mark Schlereth.”
Schlereth, nicknamed “Stink,” was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft and enjoyed a 12-year professional career as a guard before retiring in 2001. He spent six seasons with Washington (1989-1994) and six with the Denver Broncos (1995-2000). Schlereth won three Super Bowls (XXVI with the Redskins; XXXII and XXXIII with the Broncos) and was named to the 1991 and 1998 Pro Bowl.
Multiple injuries finally forced Schlereth to retire from the NFL in April 2001, though, after undergoing 29 surgical procedures, 20 of which were performed on his knees (15 on left knee). Shortly after announcing his retirement at age 35, Schlereth landed a job with ESPN as an analyst.
BROADCASTING AND ACTING CAREER
Before moving to FOX Sports in 2017, Schlereth served as an NFL studio analyst for ESPN for 16 years (2001-2017), frequently contributing to studio shows SportsCenter and NFL Live and guest-hosting Mike & Mike in the Morning and Jim Rome is Burning.
Schlereth hosted an afternoon sports talk radio show, “Drivetime Sports” on Denver’s 760 AM The Zone with fellow former Broncos lineman David “Doc” Diaz-Infante. Schlereth also co-hosted a radio show on Denver’s 104.3 FM The Fan with former Broncos teammate Alfred Williams and held multiple co-hosting roles for ESPN Radio.
Schlereth has dabbled in acting and had a recurring role on CBS’ mainstay soap opera, Guiding Light, as Detective Roc Hoover since 2007. He is featured on “Athlete 360,” a sports medicine TV show hosted by his former Redskins teammate, Dr. Mark Adickes, and had an acting role in the 2012 remake of “Red Dawn.”
In 2012, Schlereth appeared on Discovery Channel’s American Guns, during which he worked with the staff at Gunsmoke gun shop to find a suitable firearm he could use on a hunting trip with his son.
Born Jan. 25, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska, Schlereth graduated from Robert Service High School in 1984. Struggling with dyslexia as a youth, Schlereth did not learn to read until he was seven. With limited opportunities in Alaska for national football recognition as a high school player, Schlereth accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Idaho. In 2008, he was inducted into the University of Idaho Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame.
Schlereth resides in Denver and is the father of Alexandria, Avery and Daniel. Daniel currently is a pitcher for the Miami Marlins, while Alexandria is an actress who was featured on the MyNetwork TV series “Desire.”
In his spare time, Schlereth is the co-owner of Stinkin’ Good Green Chili. For more information on Schlereth, visit www.MarkSchlereth.com or follow him on Twitter at @MarkSchlereth.