Mark Jensen joined the Cal football staff in the fall of 2005 as the director of player development. In that position, he is responsible for academic performance of the Cal football players, including the academic game plan. He also runs a job placement and summer internship program for Cal players and is the liaison between the football program and the Berkeley campus.
Jensen was a placekicker for the Cal football team from 1998-2002 and holds the school record for points by a kicker with 107 in 2002. He currently ranks fourth all-time in scoring for the Bears.
A native of Denmark, Jensen earned his master's degree in education in 2003 from UC Berkeley after earning his bachelor's degree in development studies in 2001. After earning his master's, Jensen spent three years in the NFL and NFL Europe, making stops with the Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams, Scottish Claymores and Oakland Raiders.
Jensen married his wife, Kelly, in June, 2002, and the couple enjoys traveling. Their son, Jack, was born in April 2005. Jensen is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Denmark and speaks fluent German.