Mark Gastineau

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Marcus Dell Gastineau (born November 20, 1956) is an American former football player. He was a defensive end for the New York Jets from 1979 to 1988. He was one of the quickest and most feared pass rushers of his generation. Gastineau was ranked the 8th greatest pass rusher in NFL History on NFL Network's Top 10 Pass Rushers. He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

In January 2017, Gastineau revealed that he had been diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.[1] In March 2019, Gastineau revealed that he had colon cancer.[2]

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  1. Ex-Jets great Mark Gastineau: Diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Ryan Wilson, CBS, January 20, 2017
  2. "Jets legend Mark Gastineau reveals he's battling colon cancer". Jets Wire. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-03-21.