|Full name||Mark Athorn|
|Date of birth||7 November 1967|
|Original team(s)||East Keilor|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A defender, Athorn was used mostly in the back pocket but could also play as a tagger. After being recruited from East Keilor he started his league career at Footscray and played three seasons for the Bulldogs. He then spent a season each at Fitzroy and Sydney before crossing to his fourth and final club Carlton.
Although he spent most of the 1993 season in the reserves, where he was Carlton's 'Best and fairest' winner, Athorn played in the 1993 AFL Grand Final. He was given the task of tagging Michael Long who won the Norm Smith Medal. It was Athorn's last game of league football.
- Mark Athorn's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.