by David Driver

Mark Azevedo ’04 had finished his career as a tight end at Colby, but with his playing days behind him, he spent spring 2004 with an eye on his football future.

“Coach [Ed Mestieri] gave me some work with coordinating possible recruits,” Azevedo said. “I got my feet wet a little bit.”

That led to a football position at Springfield College, where he recruited in several states. After that season he joined the Baltimore Ravens, where he is area scout for the Southeast.

Azevedo has evaluated free agents and scouted college teams in preparation for the NFL draft.

“I enjoy the people I work with and the people I meet,” said Azevedo. “The biggest challenge is being away from home. It gets long at the end of three weeks of being on the road.”