Mark Duper
No. 85
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: January 25, 1959 (1959-01-25) (age 51)

Pineville, Louisiana

Career information
College: Northwestern State
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 1982 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 1992 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
  • Miami Dolphins (1982-1992)
  • Miami Hooters (1994)
Career highlights and awards

Mark Kirby Duper (born January 25, 1959, in Moreauville, Louisiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League from 1982 to 1992. He played collegiately at Northwestern State University and was selected by the Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Nicknamed "Super Duper", he played 11 seasons for the Dolphins where his best years came while teamed with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino and fellow wide receiver Mark Clayton, the other half of the "Marks Brothers" wide receiver tandem. Duper, who wore #85, was a 3-time Pro Bowl selection in 1983, 1984 and 1986. His best seasons were 1984, when he had 71 catches, 1306 yards and 8 TDs, and in 1986, when he tallied 67 catches, 1313 yards and 11 TDs. Duper had four 1,000-yard seasons, with the final one coming in 1991 at age 32, when he posted 1085 yards.

Duper legally changed his name to Mark Super Duper later in his career. In 11 NFL seasons, he caught 511 receptions for 8,869 yards and 59 touchdowns. In 1994, he also appeared in two games with the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League.

Soon after retiring, Duper was charged with conspiracy and intent to distribute cocaine. He was acquitted one year later. Previously, Duper had been suspended in 1988 for 30 days by the NFL for violating its drug policy.

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