SBXXVI MVP MARK RYPIEN
Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962) is a Canadian-born former National Football League (NFL) Quarterback who played 14 seasons in the NFL. He played college football at Washington State and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He was the first Canadian-born quarterback to both start in the NFL and be named Super Bowl MVP, doing so in SBXXVI with Washington. In his 14 NFL Seasons he was fortunate to play with a variety of NFL teams because of his knowledge of the game.
The 1991 season was Rypien's best: he threw for 3,564 yards and 28 touchdowns leading the Redskins to Super Bowl XXVI after recording a 14–2 regular season record. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, passing for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns and leading his team to a 37–24 win over the Buffalo Bills. Mark was named to the Pro Bowl in season's 1989 and 1991.
Mark was one of several players to benefit from the team's success following their championship season. The Redskins signed him to a 3-year, $9 million deal entering the 1992 season.
An avid golfer, Mark has been known to participate in charity tournaments at various locations across the nation. He has played in one PGA Tour Event (Kemper Open) in 1992 and one WEB.COM Tour Event (BUY.COM Tri-Cities Open in 2000.
In 2020, he was featured in the documentary "Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain" produced and directed by Jerri Sher.