Red Smith Award Winner Mark Tauscher

Our 2018 Red Smith Award winner, Mark Tauscher is a legendary football player having played for both the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.  He started his collegiate football career as a walk on at Wisconsin and finished with Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championships in 1998 and 1999.

In 2000, Mark was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and became the starting right tackle in his rookie year. His 11-year career included 132 starts with the Packers and a championship in Super Bowl XLV.  Mark received a variety of accolades during his NFL career including All-Rookie Honors, the Lee Remmel Professional Achievement Award, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the Ed Block Courage Award.

Most recently, Mark has been lending his voice to broadcasting for ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde and Tausch Radio Show.  Mark is on the broadcast teams for Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packers football games.  He is a co-owner of Red Card Media Group, which includes Red Card Meal Plan and Isthmus Publishing Co.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Mark currently resides in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, with his wife, Sarah and children, Maxwell and Eleanor.


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