Is Brett Rypien Related To Mark Rypien? Details To Know About His Father Tim Rypien and Family

Brett Rypien, a nephew of Super Bowl XXVI MVP quarterback Mark Rypien
Brett Rypien, a nephew of Super Bowl XXVI MVP quarterback Mark Rypien( Source : instagram )

Brett Rypien is the nephew of the Canadian-born former American football quarterback Mark Rypien. 

Rypien is a Canadian-American football player who plays in the quarterback position. He played National Football League for the Professional American football franchise Denver Broncos. He played football at Bosie State and later signed as an undrafted free agent with the Broncos in 2019. 

In 2018, Rypien was named MWC Offensive Player of the Year. He was honored as MWC Freshman of the Year, three times First-team All-MWC, and Second-team All-MWC. Both rival and scout teams rated the athlete a four-star recruit in his high school. 

Some Quick Facts

Birth DateJuly 9, 1996
Birth PlaceSpokane, Washington
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight202 lb (92 kg)
MotherJulie Rypien
FatherTim Rypien
RelativeMark Rypien, Angela Rypien, Chris Tormey and Rick Rypien

Mark, a former NFL quarterback, is his uncle of Brett. Besides this, Brett is the cousin of Angela Rypien, former LFL quarterback. She is the daughter of the former footballer Mark. His cousins included players Rick Rypien and Shane Churla.

Mark was born in Calgary, Canada, on October 2, 1962. In 1965, the player transferred to the United States and grownup in Spokane, Washington. At his high school, he was a star, three-sport athlete. Mark's daughter Angela is presently playing for the LFL's Baltimore Charm. She was a previous member of Seattle Mist and played in the 2011 season of the Lingerie Football League. 

Mark had three children with his wife, Annette Rypien. Andrew and Ambre are the other two kids of the couple. Also, Malayah Rypien is the grandchild of the former player. In 2018, the athlete's wife mentioned his chronic traumatic encephalopathy. 

WSU legend, Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, uncle of Brett Rypien
WSU legend, Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, uncle of Brett Rypien( Source : twitter )

Since his retirement, Mark has struggled with mental illness and even tried to take his life from a pill overdose. However, his spouse stopped him from doing it.

Danielle Wade is the wife of the star former quarterback of the Redskins. The player was even arrested for domestic violence and dismissed from the fourth-degree assault charge on August 20, 2019. 

Mark emerged in the documentary produced and directed by Jerry Sher in 2020 named Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain. In his career, he played for Washington Redkins, Cleveland Broens, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, and Rochester Raiders. 

Further, Mark was Super Bowl Champion twice, Super Bowl MVP, Second Team All-Pro, two times Pro Bowl, and 80 Greatest Redkins. 

Brett Rypien Father Tim Rypien and Family

Rypien was born to his father, Tim, and his mother, Julie Rypien. He was birth in Spokane, Washington, on July 9, 1996. Also, the athlete is currently 26 years old. He appears to be 6 feet and 2 inches or 1.88m tall, and the player weighs 202 lb or 92 kg. 

On July 1, 2014, Rypien wished his father a birthday. He pinned, 'Happy Birthday to the one man I can truly say I look up to every day. Wouldn't be the person or athlete I am today without you. Love you, dad.'

Brett Rypien with his father in childhood
Brett Rypien with his father in childhood ( Source : instagram )

Rypien was a multidimensional player from his childhood. Besides football, he used to pay attention to baseball. His father inspired him to play sports as he used to play baseball at the minor league level. 

The athlete joined Shadle Park High School and played quarterback for four years in school. He set records for career passing years and Washington state records. Brett earned valedictorian honors after graduating as a 4.0GPA student. 

Where Are Brett Rypien Parents From?

Rypien's parents are from Canada. His family has encouraged him to play sports since his childhood. The player was interested in his father's passion too. He was both good at football and baseball. 

In 2015, the player began his college career. In 2014, he received the 2014 Washington State Player of the Year. He made Washington state records as career passing years (13044), career completions (1,006), Single-season passing yards (4,552), Single-season passing touchdowns (50), Single-game passing yards (613, and Single-game completions (44). 

In January 2015, Brett started taking classes at Boise State. The player is the cousin of late Canadian professional ice hockey player Rick Rypien. On the mother side of the athlete, Chris Tormey, a former American football coach, is his uncle. 

Rypien's father is Canadian citizenship. As a result, the player holds dual citizenship. In 2019, Brett secured Canadian citizenship. Also, on September 28, 2021, the player advanced to the active roster. Before that, he had been waived by the Broncos on August 31, 2021. 

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