Mitch Marrow (born July 16, 1975) is an American football player and business owner. Marrow attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he starred for the Penn Quakers football team. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers, but did not play during a regular season game, due to back injuries. After he retired from football, Marrow became a hedge fund manager and chief executive officer of a dog daycare company.

Biography

Marrow was born in Harrison, New York. He attended Brunswick High School,[1] whered starred for his school's baseball team. He decided to pursue a career in American football.[2] He attended the University of Pennsylvania, and played college football for the Pennsylvania Quakers football team as a defensive tackle. In 1996 and 1997, Marrow was named All-Ivy League.[1] In his senior year, he was named a preseason All-American. He missed most of the season with mononucleosis.[3] He returned to health and resumed playing for the Quakers. However, he withdrew from a class and did not enroll in another one, becoming a part-time student. He was retroactively declared academically ineligible, forcing the Quakers to forfeit five victories.[4][5]

Marrow participated in the Senior Bowl, and drew notice from National Football League (NFL) scouts.[4] The Carolina Panthers selected Marrow in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He suffered a ruptured spinal disc during training camp, and missed the season. In 1999, he suffered another back injury, which ended his football career.[3]

After football, Marrow began acting, working with acting coach Harold Guskin.[3] He settled into a career managing a hedge fund.[2] After twelve years, Marrow quit working for the hedge fund to found The Spot Experience, a dog daycare center in New York City.[6][7][8]

Personal

Marrow owned a bull mastiff, who he named Butkus, after Dick Butkus.[3] He also owns a St. Bernard, named Reggie, and a bull mastiff, named Hank.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "CNN/SI - NFL Draft - Mitch Marrow - April 13, 1998". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. April 13, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Hollander, Sophia (May 7, 2011). "With His Canine Club, Mitch Marrow's Gone From Football to Dogs - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Slater, Chuck (September 12, 1999). "After a Dashed Debut With the NFL, Player Turns to Acting". The New York Times. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Penn's Bad Boy Wowing Nfl Scouts At Senior Bowl Tackle Mitch Marrow - Who Cost The Quakers Five Wins - Is Mixing It Up With The Nation's Best Linemen. - Philly.com". Articles.philly.com. January 15, 1998. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Moran, Edward (January 3, 1998). "Penn Forfeits 5 Wins In Marrow Case". Articles.philly.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Higgons, Jenny (December 19, 2013). "Childhood friends join forces with pet partnership". LoHud.com. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Run By Former NFL Player Mitch Marrow, NYC Doggie Daycare Venue Offers Facials And Other High End Treatments For Dogs On Upper West Side « CBS New York". Newyork.cbslocal.com. December 21, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ Galante, Meredith (September 20, 2011). "Former Hedge Funder And NFL Player Quit Job To Open Fancy Dog Spa". Business Insider. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Q&A: Football Player Turned Hedge Fund Manager Mitch Marrow Em-'Barks' On New Venture". FINalternatives. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com