Canadian Football League

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Montreal Punter Signs With The Broncos

The Denver Broncos have signed former Colorado University punter Mark Mariscal to a future contract. In addition, the club allocated five players to participate in the 2005 NFL Europe season, including Mariscal, running back Santonio Beard, guard Tyson Clabo, fullback Brandon Miree and defensive tackle D.J. Renteria. Each player’s NFL Europe team will be determined by the league at a later date.
Mariscal, 6-2, 200 pounds, is a first-year player who punted for the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes in 2004 after the New Orleans Saints waived him Aug. 30. A University of Colorado product, Mariscal was waived by the Saints at the end of their 2003 training camp and spent most of his rookie year out of football before signing with the New York Jets’ practice squad Dec. 17, 2003. Mariscal entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans on May 2, 2003.
At Colorado, Mariscal was the 2002 recipient of the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter while earning first-team All-American and All-Big 12 honors following a senior year in which he led the nation with 67 punts for 3,186 yards (47.6 avg.). In 40 career games, he punted 105 times for 4,877 yards (46.4 avg.), including 27 punts placed inside the 20-yard line, and was the Buffaloes’ place-kicker in 2000.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Mariscal played at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee and earned PrepStar All-American and first-team all-state honors as a senior. Mark Joseph Mariscal was born Sept. 10, 1979, in Tallahassee.


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