Dom Amore: UConn football keeps Mark Didio and Son in the receiving business

Mark Sr., 51, from Syracuse, N.Y., caught 239 passes for 3,535 yards during his career for Tom Jackson’s Huskies, including 1,354 receiving yards in a single season, 1991, numbers to which no player at UConn before or since has come close. He made the Steelers practice squad in 1992, recalling a preseason game against the Giants when all he wanted was to get on the field with Lawrence Taylor. Later in the season, he was activated, caught three passes from Neil O’Donnell for first downs against the Lions. Waived during training camp in 1993, Mark Didio Sr. called it a career, and has since built a successful post-football career in the medical device industry, now global GM of surgical at Cynosure. He and his wife have raised three daughters and a son; he coached his son in the youth leagues.

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