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Mark Sanchez: A Low Down on the Dirty Sanchez

Updated on January 24, 2011

Mark Sanchez,  was born Mark Travis John Sanchez on November 11, 1986  to Nick Sanchez and Olga Macias. Today, Sanchez is #6 on the New York Jets as the starting quarterback. Drafted in 2009 at the young age of age of 23, he was offered the largest contract the Jets had ever issued: 50 million dollars, with a 28 million guarantee.

Of Mexican American descent, Sanchez grew up in California. Unfortunately, his parents split and divorced at his young age of 4, leaving Sanchez to and his two brothers; Brandon and Nick, to be raised by the elder Nick Sanchez. As a Father, Nick Sanchez tried his best to instill good virtue in his children. The Sanchez brothers all played football in either highschool or college, but it was Mark who would decide to make same his career. Brother Nick attended USC Law School and found his life pursuit as a business attorney. Interestingly enough, it would be Nick that would become young Sanchez's footballl agent. Brandon Sanchez, Mark's other brother, would study at DePauw University and become a mortgage broker. 


Sanchez's sprout into NFL

It's safe to say that Sanchez considered football serious business. He played football in highschool and as formerly stated, moved his interest into the college life with him. Sanchez, instead of bowing his head in defeat at the thought of not living a dream; instead seemed to challenge those around him.  Playing football at the University of Southern California, Sanchez seemed to not want to take "no" for an answer.  Against better judgment, Sanchez decided to pursue the NFL drafts early in his collegiate years.  Still yet, he managed to tap out a college degree in the Spring of 2009 while he was preparing for the draft.

Ending his university career with 3,965 yards, Sanchez soon found himself ranking as one of the top quarterbacks going in the NFL Scouting Combine. Sanchez was originally offered positions by the Seattle Seahawks, the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and New York Jets. Obviously, he chose the latter.. the hefty offer of 50 million may have influenced him just a tad.

On June 10, 2009, Sanchez  made his decision and signed with the NY Jets. it wasn't until August 26, 2009 however, that Sanchez would be named as the starting quarterback for the team.  By September 13, 2009, Sanchez led the NY Jets to claim victory over the Houston Texans by a gaping 24 to 7. During Sanchez's rookie career, he would come to see 12 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.; In fact, Mark Sanchez would become remembered for being the 4th rookie quarterback in NFL history to win a first playoff game.

Unfortunately, those aren't the only memorable moments Mark Sanchez will go down in history for.......

Did you just.. wipe a booger on me?

Mark Sanchez eats a hot dog during a game.

During an October 2009 football game, the cameras briefed over Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog while on the sideline. It was never clear and will probably never will be as to where Sanchez obtained his hot dog. However, videos of the hot dog eating Sanchez went viral and commentators well.. commented away.  Now, do I really care that a "Mexican" was eating a hot dog? No. Unfortunately, many individuals decided to make the hot dog eating Sanchez into some type of joke. I won't do that. Frankly, I don't care what anyone eats, at any given or particular moment; let alone Mark Sanchez. However, it was a bit unusual and perhaps even funny to see a starter quarterback woof down a hot dog mid game.

Mark Sanchez picks his nose and wipes it on Mark Brunell

While Mark Sanchez is known for having a bit of a not so serious side, this really is just mind boggling. During a January 23, 2011 final playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mark Sanchez literally picked his nose and wiped it on the NY Jets backup quarterback, Mark Brunell.  Brunell immediately notices the... um... mishap as he clearly looks down and smiles as Sanchez does his booger wiping. Oh yeah, if you haven't figured it out by now- the entire incident was caught on film and immediately went youtube viral. Unbelievable things... sometimes just become... unbelievable.

The video speaks for itself, so I doubt I can be of great commentary. Ok, no really- just check out the video. Warning: not for the squeamish.


Mark Sanchez, an impressive player

Truth be told, there are many players that can often times stand out from a team. Mark Sanchez, while surely going to need to burn some seriously embarrassing videos of himself from his memory, is an excellent starting quarterback. I mean really... did you see those starting stats? No sacks! He may want to work on the intercepts just a little bit though...and  maybe watch his etiquette in public just a tad bit as well.

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