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Mark Manges Passes Away

September 22nd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Former Fort Hill football standout Mark Manges has passed away at the age of 67.  Manges was quarterback of the Fort Hill Sentinels in the early 1970s before attending the University of Maryland from 1974-77, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated's October 1976 issue. He was considered a pre-season Heisman Trophy candidate going into his senior year but was injured with a broken hand in the fifth game of the season.  He was a 4th round selection of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams and played witht the St. Louis Cardinals.  Locally, Manges served as a member of the Fort Hill High School Scholarship Fund and the We Are Fort Hill organization.