|Born:||February 12, 1961|
Pardeeville, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||282 lb (128 kg)|
|High school:||Pardeeville (WI)|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 8 / Pick: 219|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Mark Steven Bortz (born February 12, 1961) is an American former professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL). He attended the University of Iowa and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1983.
The Bears' 1983 draft class is regarded as one of the best all-time; providing 7 starters, including 3 for the offensive line - Bortz, fellow guard Tom Thayer, and tackle Jim Covert. When interviewed about the draft class for nfl.com, Coach Mike Ditka stated that Bortz was a converted defensive player, with great feet, and he formed part of a solid offensive line.
A two-time Pro Bowler, Bortz won a Super Bowl as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. He also holds the record for most playoff appearances by a Bear with 13.
On March 7, 2013, a two-story house belonging to Bortz in Libertyville, Illinois burned down. Firefighters had attempted to save the house, but the house was fully engulfed in flames by arrival.