Apr 2, 2017

Listen to Yogi Roth’s podcast episode with Mark on iTunes: Mark Pattison, a former football player at the University of Washington and the NFL has set out a goal to become the first NFL player to climb all seven summits. Yet it was a walk around the block in Santa Monica that forced him…

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NFL players and combat veterans join forces to save lives

Mar 24, 2017

When NFL players and NFL fans join forces with wounded military veterans … lives get saved and mountains get conquered. Super Bowl champion and NFL defensive end Chris Long started the Waterboys initiative to bring together players and fans from across the NFL to build wells and provide clean water to those in need. Why…

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How Jim Mora climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and joined the fight for clean water

Mar 22, 2017

For Jim Mora, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the easy part. It was everything else involving his six-day, 50-mile trek up the world’s highest free-standing mountain that was so overwhelming. The UCLA head coach was part of “Conquering Kili,” a mission created by NFL star Chris Long’s Waterboys foundation to raise money to build clean water wells in East…

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Former NFL player is trying to scale the world’s Seven Summits

May 19, 2016

Former NFL player Mark Pattison is pursuing a very different sporting achievement than anything possible on the gridiron. The former wide receiver is more than halfway toward his goal of scaling the Seven Summits — a mountaineering term for reaching to the peak of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. If Pattison…

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Former Saint Mark Pattison halfway through the Seven Summits

May 19, 2016

Metaphorically, Mark Pattison scaled numerous mountains as an athlete. As a prep star at Roosevelt High in Seattle, he was an All-American receiver as a junior and an All-American quarterback as a senior who went on to play collegiately at the University of Washington, and later was inducted into the Roosevelt Hall of Fame, one…

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How a Former NFL Receiver Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Catching Joy

Apr 28, 2016

  Hike one. Hike two. And the play begins. Credit to Mr. Heisman, the term “Hike” initiates the game of American football. Perhaps the term infiltrated the mindful mind of former UW and NFL receiver, Mark Pattison and programmed his neurotransmitters for what he would be and do next after he left the striped grass…

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Mark Pattison taught Seahawks coach Jim Mora how to tame Tiger Mountain

Aug 20, 2008

Bring some comfortable running shoes, and be on the mountain at 6:30 in the morning. That’s the only warning Brian Russell and the rest of the secondary got from assistant coach Jim Mora before they arrived at Tiger Mountain one morning this offseason and looked up to see just how big of a challenge the…

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Where Are They Now? Mark Pattison, former UW football star

Aug 20, 2006

Behind the precise patterns and sure-handed grabs, there was a quarterback lurking inside Mark Pattison. An NFL wide receiver by trade, he took practice snaps as the emergency signal-caller for the New Orleans Saints, placed in this role in the rare chance that starter Bobby Hebert and his backup both went down on game day.…

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Retro toy maker crafts new classics

Jul 1, 2001

Back in the 1980s, when Mark Pattison was a Husky football player, he was known for things like 73-yard touchdown plays and acrobatic catches. Now Pattison, who spent five years playing pro ball for the Los Angeles Raiders and the New Orleans Saints, hopes to be known for something else: Front Porch Classics, a start-up…

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