NFL Alum Mark Schlereth Agrees: Be Kind To Your Gardener
No one ever has accused NFL alum Mark (Stink) Schlereth of being the quiet and reserved type.
Schlereth, who played 12 seasons (1989-2000) with the Washington Football Team and Broncos, has three Super Bowl rings and was a member of Denver’s 50th Anniversary Team.
The 54-year old has parlayed his on-field accomplishments and outgoing personality into regular announcing jobs over the years at ESPN Radio and Fox Sports. He was the game analyst on several key NFL games on Fox this past season. He somehow has managed to find time since NFL retirement to have an acting career and has impressive soap opera credits on his resume.
Schlereth also has yet another post-NFL calling. In a rather unlikely partnership, he struck up a friendship years ago with his landscaper David Bloom and the rest is culinary (yes, culinary) history.
As the legend goes, Bloom one day gave the former Pro Bowl guard some of his family-recipe green chile sauce and Schlereth’s taste buds and agile mind went into overdrive. The result? The two partnered to mass-produce “Stinkin’ Good Green Chile” in 2008. The popularity of the product has grown since that time and now is widely available at Costco, online, and in upscale grocery chains throughout Colorado and the Northwest.
Both men insisted there also be a philanthropic side to the business. They donate a portion of their earnings to non-profit organizations, including the Denver Rescue Mission which is one of the oldest full-service Christian charities in the Rocky Mountain region.
Mark Schlereth clearly is an entrepreneur. Like many of you, he built a solid second (and third) career after his playing days.
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