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200. Mark Stepnoski

The Dallas Cowboys had ideas for Mark Stepnoski when they drafted him in the 3rd Round from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dallas converted him from Offensive Guard to Center, a position he had never played before; however, they did not rush him, easing him to the position learning from the incumbent, Tom Rafferty.  

The Cowboys hunches proved to be right, and in 1992 he would be chosen for five straight Pro Bowls and would be in the middle of one of the best Offensive Lines in the 1990s.  Protecting Troy Aikman and carving holes for Emmitt Smith, Stepnoski would help the Cowboys win Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII before signing with the Houston Oilers in 1995.  He returned to the Cowboys in 1999 and played there for three more seasons before retiring.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Center
  • Games Played: 194
  • Notable Statistics: 182 Games Started
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    -43 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Rushing Attempt
    0 Rushing Yards
    1 Kick Return
    15 Kick Return Yards
    103 Approximate Value

    8 Playoff Games
  • Played For: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans
  • College: Arkansas Tech
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 57th Overall in 1989
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (2) (Dallas Cowboys XXVII & XXVIII)
    Second Team All-Pro (3) (1992, 1994 & 1996)
    Pro Bowl (5) (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996)

  • Other Points of Note: None.
  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.

Should Mark Stepnoski be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 77.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 11.1%
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