Mark Brunell was born on  September 17, 1970 in Santa Maria, California. He is married (wife Stacy) and has four Children. Mark and his family currently live in the Washington, D.C. area.

High School Sports: Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Three-year letterman at St. Joseph High School.  Named to The Sporting News Top 100 as a senior ... Threw for 5,893 yards and 41 touchdowns.  All-league guard in basketball and four-time all-league in baseball ... Drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

College Sports: Santa Maria, CA College: University of Washington.  Graduated: 1992 with a BA degree in history.  Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in both 1990 and '92 ... Played in four bowl games (3 Rose, 1 Freedom) ... Completed 259 of 498 passes for 3,423 yards and 23 touchdowns, with only 16 interceptions ... Had a string of 128 consecutive passes without an interception in 1990 ... 1991 Rose Bowl MVP after completing 14 of 22 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two other scores leading the Huskies to the National Championship ... Finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the nation's top senior passer in 1992.

Professional Sports: Mark was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th Round (118th pick overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft were he performed as the backup quarterback to Brett Favre.   He was traded on April 21, 1995 to Jacksonville Jaguars for 2 draft picks.  He led Jacksonville to the playoffs in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 with divisional championships in '98 and '99.

Mark was considered to be one of the top NFL quarterbacks in the late 90's and early 2000's. He was the number five-ranked passer in NFL history and has been honored with selections to the NFL Pro Bowl in 1997, 1998 and 2000. He was the Most Valuable Player in the '97 game and started in 1998. He was elected as the first alternate in 2001.

Mark was traded to the Washington Redskins in 2004 and is currently on their roster competing for the starting quarterback position.

Personal: Mark is very involved in his church, and with Champions for Christ Ministry. He makes regular hospital visits to children and conducts weekly campus ministry. His hobbies are hunting, golf, and scuba diving.

What Brunell brings to quarterbacking he also brings to parenting. In his words, "Being a good quarterback takes determination, dedication and perseverance. Those are also the qualities you need to be a good father."