Football star turned doctor now hosting TV show on FSN
Only a limited number of people in the world can claim to have played in the NFL. Those who have graduated from Harvard Medical School are a similarly select group. But has anyone besides Dr. Mark Adickes (BBA ’84) done both?
Adickes earned all-America honors for the Bears as a senior offensive tackle in 1983 and a year later was the fifth overall pick in the USFL Dispersal Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Adickes played four seasons for the Chiefs and two for the Washington Redskins, earning a Super Bowl ring in 1991, before a back injury forced him into retirement. Rather than enter the business world, Adickes headed to medical school, graduating from Harvard in 2000. (Read more of Adickes’ story here.) Today he is a co-medical director of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute in Houston; in fact, he performed the surgery to repair current Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin’s torn ACL earlier this week.
As if all that wasn’t enough, Adickes is now hosting a new show on Fox Sports Houston: Athlete 360, a 30-minute program examining various aspects of sports medicine and featuring the stories of athletes such as Mark Schlereth, Dikembe Mutombo and Kevin Everett. Episodes air every other Thursday on FS Houston; past episodes can also be viewed online.
Sic ’em, Dr. Adickes!