Mark Matthew Stepnoski, originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, first made a name for himself at the University of Pittsburgh where he was named Kodak All-American, Walter Camp All-American, and was a finalist for the Outland Trophy, an award given to nation's top offensive/defensive lineman. From 1989 to 2001 he was one of the NFL's top lineman, splitting his career between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston/Tennessee Oilers. During his career he amassed numerous accolades including five consecutive Pro Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl rings with the Dallas Cowboys. Mark was also named second team center on the NFL All-Decade team for the 1990s.
Since retiring from football in 2001, Mark has dedicated himself to reforming America's misguided marijuana policy. In addition to his role on NORML's advisory board, Mark recently served as President of Texas NORML.