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Alumni Profile: Mark Enneper

Mark EnneperMark Enneper lined up in the Raiders backfield from 1991 until a back injury in a playoff game in 2002 ended his football career and playing days with the Raiders. During that time Enneper was an integral part of three National Championships (1992, 1995 and 2001).

Enneper found his way to Racine after talking to Tom Braatz, the Player Personnel Director for the Green Bay Packers at the time. Braatz suggested Enneper play with an area summer team in order to obtain game film for future NFL tryouts.

After the 1991 season, Mark sent film to Braatz who was now with the Miami Dolphins. After a tryout it came down to two players for the Dolphins to choose between. The Dolphins went with the other player. That player was Bernie Parmalee who went on to have a long successful career in the National Football League.

The NFL’s loss was the Raiders gain as Enneper came back to play for Racine for ten more years. When asked about his experiences and memories with the Raiders Enneper cited the great fans, players, coaches and organization, but one memory stood out. That was a “home” game that was played against the Kane County Eagles in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The Raiders were down considerably late in the game but managed to pull it out at the end.

During Enneper’s days with the Raiders he also owned and operated two businesses. Heus Manufacturing Company, located in New Holstein, Wisconsin, was a high tech plant supplying parts and services to the automotive, aerospace and military industries. The second was a Kodiak bear guide camp near the Kodiak Islands in Alaska.

Enneper had to sell his share in the guide business after sustaining the back injury. He sold his other business in 2008 and now owns and operates Route 57 RV & Trailer in New Holstein with his son, Travis. Enneper has been married to Susan for 31 years and has two children, Travis (28) and Alejandra (26).