Schlereth featured on ‘Athlete 360’ (Football)

May 10, 2010
Mark Schlereth

Nobody ever questioned Mark Schlereth’s loyalty to the game of football.

Not after 29 surgeries.

Schlereth, of Service High fame, won three Super Bowl rings during his 12-year NFL career with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. His body paid a toll, mostly his knees, but he didn’t care.

It became his “mission to play hurt,” said the 2008 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

Now 44, Schlereth is still in the game—serving as an analyst with ESPN.

This week the Alaskan will be featured on a new Fox Sports TV show called ‘Athlete 360,’ which offers viewers a unique opportunity to see the other side of athletes.

“The show’s host is Schlereth’s former Redskins teammate, Jock-to-doc Mark Adickes, a former Super Bowl-winning lineman turned Harvard-educated orthopedic surgeon,” said spokesperson Elizabeth Weinstein. “Schlereth and Adickes have been friends since their Skins days, and Dr. Adickes will actually perform a 30th surgery on Schlereth’s shoulders soon.”

For a sneak peak at the upcoming episode, click here.

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