Ed Marinaro Biography
A New York native, Born Edward Francis Marinaro, Ed Marinaro is an American former National Football League (NFL ) player and actor. He finished as a runner-up in 1971 to Pat Sullivan for the Heisman Trophy. Moreover, he starred in the football comedy series, Blue Mountain State from 2010 to 2011.
Ed Marinaro Age|Birthday
Marinaro was born on 31st March 1950. Therefore, he is 71 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 31st March every year.
Ed Marinaro Height|Weight
Marinaro’s height is 6 feet 2 inches. (Approximately 1.88 meters). Moreover, his weight is 96 kilograms.
Ed Marinaro Wife
Marinaro has been married to Tracy York, a fitness expert since 31st December 2001. Together they have a son by the name of Eddie. Besides this, he had an affair with Mimi Rodgers, his girlfriend.
Ed Marinaro Education and Career
Marinaro was raised by Louis John, his father but his mother’s details are still unknown to the public. He attended New Milford High School and later joined Cornell University. Moreover, he developed a love for football during his childhood. He played from his high school, New Milford in New Jersey, and for the school team, New Milford High School Knights.
In addition, he set over 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as he continued the streak in his college and for Cornell University. Additionally, he was the first running back in the NCAA history to run for 4,000 career rushing yards and in 1971. He also led his nation to rush back in.
Likewise, he was the runner-up for an Ivy League player ever since the league de-emphasized football in the mid-1950s to Pat Sullivan for the Heisman Trophy. Moreover, he was ranked as the top player in college football in 1971 when he won the Maxwell Award and the UPI College Football Player of the year. He also holds two NCAA records: career average carries per game (34.0/1969-71) and most rushed per game in a season (39.6/1971).
Moreover, he was a member of the Sphinx Head Society and a Psi Upsilon member during his days at Cornell. He was picked 50th overall in the second round by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1972 NFL Draft. He appeared in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl II and played three seasons for the Viking after that. Furthermore, he spent 1977 with the Seattle Seahawks and 1976 seasons with New York Jets. He has scored over 13 touchdowns throughout his career.
Marinaro became an actor after leaving football. Some of the television series he has been a cast member of include; Sisters and Laverne & Shirley. In addition, from 1981 to 1986, he played the role of officer Joe Coffey in the cast of Hill Street Blues. Moreover, he also appeared in the 2006 film Circus Island and co-presented the Cristal Light USA National AerobicChampionship.
Furthermore, on Spike TV’s comedy, Blue Mountain State, he played the head football coach for three seasons.
In addition, he was a guest on Turner Classic Movies in September 2019. He also provided introductions for films in a college football-themed series with Ben Mankiewicz appearing in wraparounds.
Ed Marinaro Net Worth
Marinaro’s net worth is $3 million.