Mark Manges Death – Former Fort Hill football standout Mark Manges has passed away unexpectedly. Mark Manges was confirmed dead today, Friday, the 22nd of September 2023 by WCBC Radio. He died at the age of 67. There was no cause of death reported for Mark Manges at the time of this publication. However, his family has confirmed the heartbreaking news. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Who was Mark Manges?
Mark was born on January 10, 1956, in Cumberland, Maryland. Following his high school football tenure at Fort Hill High School, Manges continued his football journey at the University of Maryland as a member of the Maryland Terrapins from 1974 to 1977. His notable achievement of gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated’s October 1976 issue attested to his prominence in the sport.
Additionally, he garnered recognition by being named to the All-ACC first team during his college football career. As he embarked on his senior year in 1977, Manges found himself in the spotlight as a Heisman Trophy contender. However, his aspirations took an unfortunate turn when he suffered a hand injury in the third game of the season.
In the 1978 NFL Draft, Manges was selected as the 105th overall pick in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Rams. He made a brief appearance in the NFL, playing in one game with the St. Louis Cardinals. Additionally, he had a stint in the Canadian Football League, where he played one game with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1979. In his current role, Manges actively contributes to the Fort Hill High School Scholarship Fund as a member of the Board of Directors.
Manges, during the early 1970s, served as the quarterback for the Fort Hill Sentinels before furthering his education at the University of Maryland from 1974 to 1977. His prominence in the sports world was highlighted when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s October 1976 issue. Heading into his senior year, he was touted as a potential Heisman Trophy contender, but his aspirations were thwarted when he suffered a broken hand in the fifth game of that season.
Mark Manges obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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