Mark Bruener
No. 87
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1972-09-16) September 16, 1972 (age 49)
Aberdeen, Washington
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:J. M. Weatherwax
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
As a player:
As an executive:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:1,333
Player stats at · PFR

Mark Frederick Bruener (born September 16, 1972) is a former American football tight end of the National Football League, and a current college scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 27th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Washington.

Bruener played nine seasons with the Steelers followed by five with the Houston Texans. He retired following the 2008 season. He formerly served on the NFL Players Association Executive Committee. As of 2018, he serves as a scout for the Steelers.[1][2]

College career

Bruener played at the University of Washington from 1991-1994 and proved himself as a reliable receiver and willing blocker in the running game.

Professional career

Bruener was drafted 27th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played with the Steelers for nine seasons before signing with the Houston Texans. Bruener was primarily a blocking tight end rather than a pass-catcher, and finished his NFL career with 152 catches.

Personal life

Bruener and his wife Traci live in Washington with their two daughters, Allie and Chloe, and three sons, Carson, Braydon, and Hudson.[3] Bruener is Catholic.[4]


  1. ^ "Steelers Scout Mark Bruener Offers Unique Perspective to NFL Hopefuls".
  2. ^ "Front Office Staff - Pittsburgh Steelers".
  3. ^ "Official Site of the Houston Texans".
  4. ^ "NFL Player-Turned-Scout Finds Strength in Christ".