now for 55
two close nominees... Image: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tw%2BaebRFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Image: http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/995/227/72562902_display_image.jpg?1307409783
Fields played college football for Washington State University. He was selected in the first round (13th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played six years in New Orleans, leading or coming close to the team lead in tackles. He later played one year with the St. Louis Rams before signing with the Carolina Panthers before the 2002 NFL season. However, before the start of the 2003 season, he learned he had Hodgkin's disease, and he was forced to sit the season out. Both he and linebackers coach Sam Mills were sources of inspiration for the team, who made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII before losing to the New England Patriots. Fields returned to play in the 2004 NFL season, and made the NFC team at the 2005 Pro Bowl.
Fields learned before the start of the 2005 season that his Hodgkin's had returned, and so he turned down a new contract offer from Carolina.
He was arrested in August 2010 in Arizona for domestic violence, assault, and other charges. He allegedly attempted to strangle the mother of his six-year-old daughter at the child's school.
Mark Fields has plead guilty to assault charges on March 29, 2011 in the Goodyear Az courts and is currently on probation. He was to complete 26 weeks of NON~Violence classes by Feb 2012 and has failed to do so. Currently facing violation of conditions of completion of probation hearing on May 9, 2012 in Goodyear Az.
Mark Fields is claiming the bone marrow transplant he under went in November 2011 is the reason he was unable to complete the classes. He is still battling Cancer and had to go on a Donor list for the bone marrow transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
Mark has had experimental treatment in Rockchester Mn at the Mayo Clinic there.
He is a partner owner of a Real estate Company Rose and Fields in Avondale, Arizona. Mark does not hold a real estate license or a broker license.
Mark Fields is currently owing over $65k in the rears in Child Support for his 3 children that reside in Charlotte NC. His ex-wife filed a complaint against him in Phoenix Az.
He was a student at George Washington Preparatory High School. He attended Southwest College and Compton College before attending Washington State.
5 season starter, 93 games for NOLA, 412 tackles Image: http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/image.php?productid=34294 Image: http://blog.nola.com/jeffduncan/2009/03/medium_08MDRunStop.jpg Image: http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1032781/new-orleans-saints-scott-fujita-super-bowl-champions.jpg Image: http://espn.go.com/photo/2006/1110/nfl_g_fujita_195.jpg
On March 13, 2006, Fujita signed with the Saints, reuniting with his former position coach as well as offensive coordinator (now head coach Sean Payton). He was the first free agent to join the Saints when they returned to New Orleans after their year-long absence in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Fujita was named defensive captain of the 2007 Saints. In Week 1 of the 2008 season, Fujita caught a crucial game-winning interception in the very end against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the 2009 season, he earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win the team's first league championship.
Fujita is married with two children; he and his family have a home in Carmel Valley, California. He is politically liberal, and has gone on record as a supporter of abortion rights and gay rights as well as an advocate for adoption, wetlands preservation, and other causes; he was named the Saints "Man of the Year" in 2009 for his charitable activities
Think I'll vote Fujita, solid player in his 54 starts in his 4 years here, part of the historic '09 team, still attached to NOLA somewhat, generally good guy vs. Fields post football track record.