Brian DeMarco

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Brian DeMarco
No. 73
Position: Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-04-09) April 9, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth: Berea, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 323 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Lorain (OH) King
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 10 (1994)
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 63
Games Started: 46
Player stats at NFL.com

Brian DeMarco (born April 9, 1972) is a former NFL offensive lineman. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at Michigan State University.

NFL career[edit]

After being drafted by the Jaguars, he was a starter for their inaugural season. Demarco played four seasons for the Jaguars. He signed a 3-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1999, but he retired after that season due to injuries.

Post NFL[edit]

DeMarco's post-NFL plight was featured in a Men's Journal article entitled "Casualties of the NFL." It detailed devastating spinal damage DeMarco received while playing in the NFL, and continued playing with for sometime after. The piece received widespread praise from advocates who sought medical and financial help for disabled NFL retirees.[1] Like most NFL players DeMarco took painkillers to mask the pain so he could continue playing causing further damage to his body.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080208172918/http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/01/31/upshaw0214/4.html. Archived from the original on February 8, 2008. Retrieved February 7, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)