Mark Kelso

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Mark Kelso
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Personal information
Born: (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 56)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
College:William & Mary
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 10 / Pick: 261
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • “Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year (1993)
Career NFL statistics
Int return yards:327
Player stats at PFR

Mark Alan Kelso (born July 23, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football player and current broadcaster. He was a member of the Bills teams that appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990-1993, and served as the color commentator for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network until he was replaced by former Bill Eric Wood beginning in the 2019 season. Kelso decided to step away to focus more of his time on his NASCAR team.

Early life[edit]

Kelso was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the tenth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 177 lbs. safety, he attended North Hills High School and the College of William & Mary.

Playing career (1986-1993)[edit]

Kelso played in eight NFL seasons and his entire career with the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1993. His peak performance as a pro came during the 1988 season when he had intercepted 7 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown. Kelso appeared in four consecutive Super Bowl appearances for the Bills from 1990 to 1993. He was well known for wearing a "pro cap" on his helmet which was used to reduce the risk of concussions.

Broadcasting career (2006-2018)[edit]

From 2006 until 2018, Kelso has served as the color commentator for Buffalo Bills radio broadcasts; first on WGRF 96.9 FM and currently WGR 550. He was the Development Director at Saint Mary's High School in Lancaster, New York, as well as its varsity football defensive coordinator from the 2003-2010 seasons. Kelso left his position at Saint Mary's in order to work with a Georgia-based company named The Hanson Group. Kelso also is a local baseball coach. Prior to that he taught fifth grade at Main Street Elementary School in East Aurora, NY.[1]

Since at least 2018,[2] Kelso has also worked for JTG Daugherty Racing.[3]


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