Mark Devlin (American football)

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Mark Devlin
Born (1894-12-05)December 5, 1894
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Died December 11, 1973(1973-12-11) (aged 79)
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 pounds (82 kg)
Position(s) Quarterback
College Holy Cross College,
St. Ambrose University
Rock Island Independents
Cleveland Tigers
New York Brickley Giants

Mark Henry Devlin, Jr. (December 5, 1894 – December 11, 1973) was a professional American football player. He played in the American Professional Football League (which became the National Football League in 1922) with the Rock Island Independents, Cleveland Tigers and the New York Brickley Giants. Brickley's New York Giants are not related to the modern-day New York Giants.

Devlin attended and played college football at Holy Cross College. He was captain of the 1917 squad. Aside from football, he played first base for the school's baseball team. He left Holy Cross before the 1917 season.[1] He returned to college in 1920 to coach for St. Ambrose University. While at St. Ambrose, Devlin led the team to a 4–0–2 record.[2] He also served as the school's basketball coach from 1919 to 1921.[3]