Brandon Marshall (linebacker)

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Brandon Marshall
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Marshall in 2014
No. 54 Denver Broncos
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-10) September 10, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Las Vegas (NV)
Cimarron-Memorial
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Total tackles: 271
Quarterback sacks: 3.5
Interceptions: 2
Forced fumbles: 3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Brandon Markeith Marshall (born September 10, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, out of the University of Nevada, Reno.[1]

High school career[edit]

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marshall attended its Cimarron-Memorial High School, where he played football and was also a member of the track & field team. In football, he was named a first team All-Sunset Conference as a linebacker and tight end. Marshall was named second team all-state as a linebacker, and was also a two-time all-league on offensive and defense. For his career, on defense, he recorded 68 tackles, 13 sacks, 57 quarterback hurries, four fumble recoveries and one interception. On offense, Marshall recorded 10 touchdowns, while recording 691 yards as a running back and 95 receiving yards as a tight end.[2]

In 2016, Cimarron-Memorial retired Marshall's high school jersey on May 13.[3]

College career[edit]

Marshall attended the University of Nevada, where he majored in criminal justice. He redshirted as a freshman in 2007, and played in every game in 2008, starting six. For the season, he recorded 33 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one interception and two pass break-ups. In 2009, he started every game at outside linebacker, ranked third on the team with 61 tackles and fourth with 9.5 tackles-for-loss. Marshall also recorded one sack one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass break-ups. For the season he was named second team All-WAC by Phil Steele and was named fourth team. In 2010, Marshall started all 13 games and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. For the season, he finished sixth on the team with 63 tackles. He also recorded eight tackles-for-loss, one sack and two interceptions.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0⅜ in 242 lb 33 ¾ in 10 ⅜ in 4.81 s 1.71 s 2.82 s 4.09 s 7.05 s 30½ in 9 ft 0 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4][5]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Marshall was selected in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2012 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was released on October 27,[6] re-signed on October 30,[6] and released on November 1.[6] He was signed to the team's practice squad on November 5 and promoted to the active roster on December 18.[7] He ended up being released on August 30, 2013.[8]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Marshall was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on September 2, 2013.[8][9] On December 24, he was promoted to the active 53-man roster after placing Von Miller on injured reserve.[10]

Marshall was promoted to the Broncos' starting lineup during Week 2 of the 2014 season, replacing the injured Danny Trevathan.[11][12] The following season, Marshall started all 16 games, finishing second on the team in tackles.[13] On February 7, 2016, Marshall won his first Super Bowl after the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.

On June 14, 2016, Marshall and the Broncos agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract extension.[14]

On September 8, 2016, Marshall became the third NFL player to join in protest of American police brutality and racism by kneeling during the national anthem before the season opener against the Carolina Panthers.[15] As a result, on September 10, Air Academy Federal Credit Union dropped an advertising endorsement deal with Marshall.[16] On September 14, 2016, Marshall was fined $24,309 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cam Newton.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Tackles Ints Fumbles
G GS Comb Total Ast Sacks Int PD FF FR
2012 JAX 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 DEN 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 DEN 14 13 113 91 22 2 1 9 1 0
2015 DEN 16 16 102 77 25 1.5 1 4 2 0
2016 DEN 11 11 52 39 13 0 0 3 0 0
Career 47 40 271 210 61 3.5 2 16 3 0

Personal life[edit]

Marshall is the son of Barbara Marshall. He has an older sister, Sandra, and an older brother, Marcus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oesher, John. "Quick Take: Brandon Marshall". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Brandon Marshall Nevada Wolfpack bio". Retrieved November 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (May 13, 2016). "Devontae Booker, Justin Simmons sign rookie contracts with Broncos". DenverPost.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Brandon Marshall - OLB". NFL Draft Scout.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Brandon Marhsall NFL Scouting Combine profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Carlyon, Hays (July 29, 2013). "Jaguars outside linebacker Brandon Marshall’s first year in the NFL was anything but smooth.". Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jaguars sign three to roster; Branch to IR". Yahoo! Sports. December 18, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Broncos Sign LB Brandon M. Marshall to Practice Squad". PredominantlyOrange.com. September 2, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ Caldwell, Gray. "Broncos Sign Brandon Marshall to Practice Squad". Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (December 24, 2013). "Broncos put Von Miller on IR, elevate Brandon Marshall". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  11. ^ Hinxman, Dan. "Broncos' Marshall fills up stat sheet in first start". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Garafolo, Mike (October 23, 2014). "Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall forging his own NFL identity". FoxSports.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  13. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki. "Brandon Marshall, Danny Trevathan named Broncos’ 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winners". Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  14. ^ Smith, Michael David. "Broncos, Marshall agree to a four-year contract". Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Denver Broncos’ Brandon Marshall Kneels In Protest During National Anthem". HuffingtonPost.com. September 9, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ Phillips, Ryan (September 9, 2016). "Brandon Marshall Lost A Sponsorship For Kneeling During National Anthem". TheBigLead.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ Lewis, Edward. "Stewart, Marshall fined for hits on Cam Newton". NFL. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 

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