Mark Fields
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-10) October 10, 1996 (age 25)
Cornelius, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:William A. Hough
(Cornelius, North Carolina)
College:Clemson
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Total tackles:2
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Mark Fields (born October 10, 1996) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He played college football at Clemson.

College career

Fields was a member of the Clemson Tigers football team for four seasons, including the 2016 and 2018 national championship squads. He served mostly as a reserve defensive back, tallying 45 tackles, 13 passes broken up and one interception, which he returned 42 yards for a touchdown, in 48 games played (six starts).[1]

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Fields signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2019.[2]

Minnesota Vikings

The Chiefs traded Fields to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2021 seventh-round draft pick on August 31, 2019.[3] He made his NFL debut in the Vikings season opener on September 8, 2019.[4] He was waived by the Vikings on September 14, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[5][6] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 12, 2020.[7]

Fields was waived by the Vikings during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was elevated to the active roster on September 19 for the team's week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts,[10] and reverted to the practice squad after the game. He was elevated again on September 26 for the week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans, and reverted to the practice squad again following the game.[11] On October 26, 2020, Fields was promoted to the active roster.[12] He was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2020,[13] after suffering a punctured lung against the Green Bay Packers.[14] He was activated from injured reserve on December 15, 2020,[15] and waived by the Vikings the next day.[16]

Houston Texans

On December 17, 2020, Fields was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans.[17] He was waived after the season on March 2, 2021.[18]

San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers claimed Fields off waivers on March 3, 2021.[19] Fields was waived by the 49ers on August 10, 2021.[20]

Personal life

Fields is the son of former Pro Bowl linebacker Mark Fields.[21]

References

  1. ^ Smith, Eric (August 31, 2019). "5 Things to Know About New Vikings CB Mark Fields". Vikings.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Cook, Joe (April 28, 2019). "Tigers and Gamecocks receive free agent deals after NFL Draft". WLTX.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Goldman, Charles (August 31, 2019). "Report: Chiefs trade CB Mark Fields to Vikings". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Edlund, Nik (September 10, 2019). "Top Minnesota Vikings Rookies: Week 1 vs. the Atlanta Falcons". TheVikingAge.com. FanSided. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Vikings Sign LB Devante Downs to Active Roster, Waive CB Mark Fields". Vikings.com. September 14, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Thomasson, Chris (September 14, 2019). "Cornerback Mark Fields returns to Vikings on practice squad". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Vikings Announce Seven Reserve/Future Free Agent Signings". Vikings.com. January 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Peters, Craig; Smith, Eric (September 5, 2020). "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Vikings Claim LB Ryan Connelly, Add 13 Players To Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 6, 2020.
  10. ^ @Vikings (September 19, 2020). "Mark Fields II (@MFII__) has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for tomorrow's game" (Tweet). Retrieved October 5, 2020 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Vikings elevate safety George Iloka, CB Mark Fields from practice squad". TwinCities.com. September 26, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves". Vikings.com. October 26, 2020. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  13. ^ "Vikings Place CB Mark Fields on Reserve/Injured; Announce Roster Moves". Vikings.com. November 6, 2020.
  14. ^ Bengel, Chris (November 2, 2020). "Vikings' Mark Fields suffers punctured lung after being hit with opponent's cleat". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "Vikings Activate CB Mark Fields II from Reserve/Injured; Announce Roster Moves". Vikings.com. December 15, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  16. ^ Staff, RotoWire (December 16, 2020). "Mark Fields: Cut loose by Minnesota". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  17. ^ Simmons, Myles (December 17, 2020). "Texans claim cornerback Mark Fields off waivers". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  18. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-2-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. March 2, 2021. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  19. ^ "49ers Claim CB Mark Fields II". 49ers.com. March 3, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  20. ^ "49ers Sign DL Shilique Calhoun, CB Alexander Myres; Waive Two Players". 49ers.com. August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  21. ^ Messenger, Anthony (March 21, 2018). "Clemson Football: Will Mark Fields reach his full-potential in 2018?". RubbingTheRock.com. FanSided. Retrieved September 8, 2019.