|Date of birth:||June 11, 1970|
|Place of birth:||Bakersfield, California|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NFL draft:||1993 / Round: 7 / Pick: 196|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Brock Elliot Marion (born June 11, 1970) is a former American football free safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the University of Nevada, Reno, he was chosen in the seventh round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions, and was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Dolphins. He is the son of NFL player Jerry Marion.
In college he was a four-year starter, leading the secondary in tackles each year. He played cornerback during his first three years, before moving to strong safety as a senior. He finished his career with 303 tackles, 13 interceptions and deflected an additional 44 passes.
In 2006 he was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 1996, he missed 6 games because of a season ending shoulder injury. In 1997, the Baltimore Ravens nearly signed him as a free agent, but backed out of the deal because of a failed physical. Marion ended up resigning with the Cowboys and went on to have a career high in tackles with 100.
Marion signed as a free agent with the Dolphins in 1998, reuniting him with Jimmy Johnson. That season he made 98 tackles, with no interceptions. In 1999, he recorded 98 tackles and was used as the main kick returner, getting 62 returns for a league leading 1,532 yards, including a return of 93 yards. Marion stayed with the team until his release after the 2003 season.
Marion signed with the Detroit Lions in 2004 where he played one season, starting all sixteen games with them, making sixty-six tackles and three interceptions before being cut by the Lions in a salary cap move on April 25 2005, replacing him with Terrence Holt as starter in free safety.
Marion retired with 676 career tackles, two quarterback sacks, 31 interceptions for 537 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned 123 kickoffs for 2,951 yards. He is the oldest player with an interception return of 100+ yards (31 years, 209 days).
- "Fathers and Sons Who Have Played Pro Football" (PDF). profootballhof.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- Ranking Best Cowboys Safeties In Franchise History
- Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players
- Marion taking over as St. John head football coach