Marcellus Wiley

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Marcellus Wiley
Marcellus Wiley 2010 CROPPED.jpg
Wiley in 2010.
No. 75
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-11-30) November 30, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth: Compton, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Santa Monica (CA) Saint Monica Catholic
College: Columbia
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 1997 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2006 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2006
Tackles 324
Sacks 44
Interceptions 2
Stats at NFL.com

Marcellus Vernon Wiley (born November 30, 1974) is a retired American football defensive end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for four different teams. He was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Columbia University by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001, as a member of the San Diego Chargers.

He currently co-hosts SportsNation on ESPN 2 with Michelle Beadle, after previously co-hosting the show with Max Kellerman. He also co-hosts an afternoon drive-time sports talk radio show on ESPN 710AM in Los Angeles with Max Kellerman.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

At Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California, Wiley starred in both football and track and field. In football, he was an All-Conference pick. Wiley was a teammate of Adrian Klemm. He was his school's Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society. He was the 1988 National type-writing champion with 82 words per minute.[1]

College career[edit]

At Columbia University, Wiley played tailback, defensive end, and kick returner for the Lions. He was a first team All-American, and All-Ivy League pick. Wiley graduated from Columbia in 1997 with a degree in sociology.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Marcellus was invited to the NFL Combine where he measured in at 6'4 257 pounds and bench pressed 225 pounds an impressive 28 times.[3]

Wiley started his professional career primarily as a situational pass rusher, recording nine sacks through his first three years. In 2000, when Hall-of-Famer Bruce Smith left for the Washington Redskins, Wiley replaced him at defensive end for the Bills.[4]

He was voted to the Pro Bowl once (2001) in his ten-year career.

Post NFL career[edit]

He is cofounder of Prolebrity.com. Prolebrity (a portmanteau of pro and celebrity) is a sports community where pro athletes can express viewpoints, publicize their businesses, charities & events and connect with other athletes, fans & business opportunities.

He works for ESPN's NFL Live and is a substitute co-host for Mike and Mike in the Morning and co-hosts SportsNation. Wiley co-hosted Winners Bracket with Michelle Beadle from 2010-2012.

He currently co-hosts Max and Marcellus with former freestyler, Max Kellerman, on ESPN LA.

In January 2013, he became co-host of SportsNation on a full-time basis, taking over for Colin Cowherd. He also boxes at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.[5]

Millionaire Matchmaker[edit]

Wiley appeared on a November 2011 episode of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker. Season 5, Episode 12: "The Player and the Piano Player" ended when Wiley successfully found a romantic interest. Wiley is represented by Ryan Totka of Athlete Promotions.[6]

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