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Mark Tauscher
Mark Tauscher
2000 Packers 2010
Home Position Road
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General information
Height 6 ft. 3 in.
Weight 315 lbs.
Born June 17, 1977 (age 33)
Birthplace Flag of the United States Marshfield, Wisconsin
Career information
College Wisconsin Wisconsin
NFL Draft 2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224
Drafted by Packers Green Bay Packers
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Mark Tauscher (born June 17, 1977 in Marshfield, Wisconsin) is formerly an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) who played from 2000 to 2010. He was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

College careerEdit

After playing at Auburndale High School (Auburndale, Wisconsin), Tauscher made the University of Wisconsin–Madison team as a walk-on in 1995. After seeing little action his first two years, Tauscher earned a letter in 1998 and became a starter at right tackle the following year. He contributed significantly as a blocker to Ron Dayne's Heisman Trophy-winning season in 1999. He considered not returning for his 5th year.

NFL Professional careerEdit

Packers Green Bay PackersEdit

During the 2000 NFL Draft, Tauscher was selected by the Packers in the seventh round with the 224th choice overall. He became a starter early in his rookie season, when long-time starter Earl Dotson suffered a back injury.

During the second game of the 2002 season, Tauscher suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and a torn anterior cruciate ligament. As a result, he underwent surgery and missed the rest of the season. He made a successful comeback, however, and started every game since his return in 2003. However, his streak would come to an end during the 13th game of the 2008 season against the Houston Texans. Tauscher suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and missed the remaining three games of the season.

After the 2008 season was over, Tauscher became an unrestricted free agent. Tauscher worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs but the Packers eventually re-signed him four games into the 2009 season due to the Packers offensive line struggling to protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He became a free agent after the season again, but re-signed with the Packers on March 14, 2010.

Tauscher was named Packers' 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year and voted Packers' 2008 Ed Block Courage Award winner.

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