Mark Carrier was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and played football at  Long Beach Polytechnic High School where he was know by various publications as one of the best players out west. He went on to USC where he was awarded the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the country. Carrier was 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds. He was a first-round draft pick by the Bears in 1990. He played free safety for the Bears from 1990-1996. He then went on to play for the Detroit Lions from 1997-1999 and finished out his career with the Washington Redskins.

Carrier was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1990. He was invited to 3 Pro Bowls. Carrier led the league in interceptions with 10 in 1990. He had 20 interceptions with the Bears and 32 for his career. After his retirment from playing, he was defensive backs coach at Arizona State University and then held several similar positions in the NFL. He has worked as a color analysts for college football.

Carrier was named a Top 100 Chicago Bears of All Time.

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