Marcus Benard

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Marcus Benard
No. 59 Arizona Cardinals
Position: Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-26) July 26, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Adrian, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Jackson State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWAC
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 71
Sacks: 15.0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at

Marcus Benard (born July 26, 1985) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Jackson State.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Benard was promoted from the Browns practice squad to the active roster on November 9, 2009.[1] He had 7.5 sacks in 2010, his best season as a pro. After playing in only four games in 2011 due to injury, Benard was injured again in training camp and waived/injured by the Browns on August 27, 2012.[2]

New England Patriots[edit]

Benard signed with the New England Patriots and was released on August 30, 2013.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Benard signed with the Arizona Cardinals on October 2, 2013.


Benard collapsed in the Browns locker room in November 2010, during a press conference.[3][4]

On October 10, 2011, on his way home from Browns practice, Benard was involved in a motorcycle accident.[5]


  1. ^ "Benard called up". November 9, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
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  3. ^ "Scary moment for Benard, Browns". Toronto Sun. November 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Browns linebacker Marcus Benard collapses in locker room". Nov 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Steer, Jen (10 October 2011). "Browns player Marcus Benard in motorcycle crash on I-71". Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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