Mark McLoughlin - Kicker - 1988-03 - North Dakota
North Dakota - Hall of Fame
Mark McLoughlin ranks as one of the best place-kickers in Coyote school history. A native of Liverpool, England, and later of Winnipeg, Canada, he left USD with five school records in kicking while playing for the Coyotes from 1984-88.
He earned All-NCC honors in 1987 and was a second-team All-NCC pick in 1986. McLoughlin still holds the USD record for consecutive field goals made (16, 1986-87), as well as the school mark for consecutive field goals in a season (nine). He is now second in PATs in a season (41, 1986) and PAT attempts in a season (43). He set a Coyote school-record for points in a season (13 field goals, 41 PATs) with 80 (now second in school history). He currently sits fourth all-time in scoring at USD with 208 points. McLoughlin made 106 extra points and 34 field goals at South Dakota.
After leaving USD, McLoughlin became one of the greatest kickers in the history of the Canadian Football League. He played in 244 regular season CFL games from 1988-2002, the most in the history at Calgary. Selected to the Calgary Stampeders Hall of Fame, he received the Tom Pate Memorial Award as the CFL Man of the Year in 1995 and 1997. He played in six Grey Cup games with his team capturing titles three times. He is one of two Calgary players to have three Grey Cup rings (Alondra Johnson) and kicked the winning field goal in the 86th Grey Cup game vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the last play of the game.
McLoughlin is one of five players ever to score more than 2,000 points during his CFL career. He finished with 2,848 points, including 639 field goals, 797 conversions and 143 singles, and ranks second all-time in scoring in the CFL.
A Western Division All-Star six times, he was a member of the Grey Cup champions in 2001 when Calgary defeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19.
Seven times he scored more than 200 points in a season (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996), scoring a career-best 220 points in both 1995 and 1996.
He is currently a vice president for advancement at Olds College in Olds, Alberta, Canada. He and his wife, Tanya, live in Olds.