Marcus Trufant

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Marcus Trufant
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At a game in Denver in September, 2010.
No. 23, 24
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-12-25) December 25, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth: Tacoma, Washington
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Tacoma (WA) Wilson
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Debuted in 2003 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 2012 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
*Offseason, preseason, or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 644
Quarterback sacks 2.0
Interceptions 21
Stats at NFL.com

Marcus Lavon Trufant[1] (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks 11th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State.

Early years[edit]

Marcus first attended McCarver Elementary School and then Truman Middle School. While attending Wilson High School in Tacoma, Marcus Trufant lettered in three varsity sports: football, basketball and track, capturing ninth at the State track meet in triple jump, with a leap of 14.50 meters. He was the team captain for two teams as a senior. As a junior, was Offensive Player of the Year in football and Mr. Defense in basketball. As a senior, he was named All-State by the Associated Press, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Washington Prep Report. Named Washington AAAA player of the year by The News Tribune as well as the Seattle PI and The Seattle Times All-League, All-Area and All-State teams. Lost the State AAAA championship as a senior and scored 30 TD and rushed for 1,800 yards on offense while recording 48 tackles and 8 interceptions on defense.

College career[edit]

After being recruited by then-Washington State Cougars Head Coach Mike Price, he started for all four years and was a member of the 2003 Rose Bowl team that lost to the Oklahoma Sooners in his senior year. He did not allow a single TD against him for his last two years there. As a Freshman he was a freshman All-Pac-10 selection.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Pac-10 All-Freshman (1999)
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2001)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2002)
  • Second-team AP All-American (2002)

Professional career[edit]

2003 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 199 lb 4.38 s 1.56 s 2.59 s 4.32 s 6.87 s 39 in 10 ft 7 in 11 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Trufant was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 11th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. Coming from Tacoma and graduating from Washington State University, Trufant is considered a hometown favorite. In 2007 Trufant played a big part in the Seahawks defense, intercepting a career high 7 passes and returning one for an 84 yard touchdown. He also deflected 15 passes and made 85 tackles, and was voted into the 2008 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. On February 21, 2008 the Seahawks placed their franchise tag on Trufant, tendering him with a one year $9.465 million deal.

On March 26, 2008 the Seahawks signed Trufant to a new six-year, $50.2 million deal with a $10 million signing bonus.[2]

On April 1, 2010, Marcus Trufant traveled to Cambridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada as one of the students there, Tyler Wedel, was one of only four Canadian winners of the NFL Take A Player To School Contest and as a winner Wedel brought Trufant to school to talk to his fellow students about his career and inspirations to play in the NFL. [1]

On October 17, 2011, Trufant was placed on injured reserve with a bruised sacrum, ending his season.

The Seahawks released Trufant on March 8, 2012,[3] but re-signed him one month and one day later on April 9, 2012 to a one-year contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On May 7, 2013, Trufant signed a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, reuniting him with his former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.[4] Trufant, Matt Hasselbeck and Leroy Hill were the last remaining players from the Seahawks' 2005 NFC championship season.[5] He was released on August 30, 2013.

Retirement[edit]

On April 23, 2014, Trufant signed a one-day contract so that he could retire as a Seattle Seahawk.[6]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Return for Touchdown Passes Defended
2003 SEA 16 83 74 9 0.0 0 1 0 2 21 11 15 0 19
2004 SEA 16 96 86 10 1.0 0 0 0 5 141 28 58 0 20
2005 SEA 15 64 55 9 1.0 1 0 0 1 7 7 7 0 14
2006 SEA 15 68 60 8 0.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
2007 SEA 16 85 78 7 0.0 0 0 0 7 150 21 84 1 15
2008 SEA 16 64 60 4 0.0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
2009 SEA 10 49 43 6 0.0 0 0 0 2 4 2 4 0 6
2010 SEA 16 80 65 15 0.0 1 2 0 1 32 32 32 1 8
2011 SEA 4 23 20 3 0.0 0 0 0 1 15 15 15 0 3
2012 SEA 12 34 24 10 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career 136 646 565 81 2.0 5 6 0 21 370 18 84 2 111

[7]

Personal[edit]

Trufant's younger brother, Isaiah Trufant, is a former defensive back for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and a former defensive back for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League and the New York Jets. Isaiah Trufant signed with Cleveland Browns in the 2014 Free Agency reuniting him with former Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine who is now the current Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns. [8]

He has another younger brother, Desmond Trufant, who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2013 NFL Draft.[9] He started at the cornerback position as a true freshman for the University of Washington in 2009 and remained a starter through his senior year in 2012.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trufant on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  2. ^ Trufant gives Seahawks hometown discount with six-year deal
  3. ^ "Trufant Released". 
  4. ^ Oehser, John (7 May 2013). "Jaguars sign CB Marcus Trufant". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Condotta, Bob (May 7, 2013). "Marcus Trufant signs with Jacksonville". Seahawks Blog. SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Aaron. "Scout.com: Marcus Trufant Profile". Scout.com. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "MArcus Trufant Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2014/03/cleveland_browns_have_signed_r.html
  9. ^ http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020409aae.html
  10. ^ http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/trufant_desmond00.html

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