Mark Cotney
Mark Cotney in 1979
Vital statistics
Position Strong safety
Height 6'0"
Weight 205 lbs.
Games/Pass Defense
Games Started-Played 92-113
Interceptions-Yds-TD 18-255-0
Lng. Int Ret. 50 yds.
Passes Defended 63
Forced Fumbles  ???
Fumble Recoveries-Yards-TD 7-3-0
Sacks & Tackles
Tackles 609+
QB Sacks 6.0
John "Mark" Cotney is a former NFL strong safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seasons 1976-80, 83-84. layed the first nine seasons with the Bucs and started for the best part of seven of them at strong safety. Remains in the top 10 on the all-time franchise list for interceptions with 17 in his nine-year career. Originally a 7th round pick of the Houston Oilers, he came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft in 1976 and was voted an All-Pro by Sports Illustrated in 1983. Started all but five games in the first five years of the Buccaneer franchise but missed the entire 1981 season through injury.