Marc Magro

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Marc Magro
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-23) August 23, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth: Morgantown, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: West Virginia
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Marc Anthony Magro (born August 23, 1984) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at West Virginia.

Magro has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New York Sentinels.

Early years[edit]

As a senior at University High School, Magro earned All-State honors as he helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and the second round of the West Virginia playoffs. He recorded 154 tackles, 28 for a loss, and five sacks in his career. He was also a baseball letterman.

College career[edit]

Magro enrolled at West Virginia University in 2003 and redshirted during the season.

In 2004, his redshirt-freshman season, Magro saw time on every special teams unit. He recorded 32 tackles on the season, including a team-high 10 tackles in the win over James Madison. He also had six tackles against UConn and four against Boston College.

In 2005, Magro played backup linebacker to Jay Henry. He recorded 41 tackles as a three-year sophomore, beginning with three in the Wofford victory. As Henry was injured in the game against East Carolina, Magro made nine tackles, two sacks, and forced two fumbles. Against Virginia Tech, Magro had 8 tackles and a tackle for a loss. He had a key seven-yard sack in the victory over UConn and in the 2006 Sugar Bowl, he had two tackles and recovered a fumble against the Georgia. He earned the Ideal Mountaineer Man Award at the end of the season from head coach Rich Rodriguez.

In 2006, Magro saw moderate starting time at middle linebacker. He played alongside senior Boo McLee at outside linebacker. To start the season, Magro recorded six tackles and a tackle for a loss in the Friends of Coal Bowl against Marshall. He also had a team-best five tackles against Eastern Washington. In the Maryland victory, Magro had six tackles and three pass break-ups. In the victory over UConn, Magro had four tackles and a tackle for a loss. He suffered a stinger against South Florida, but still recorded three tackles in the loss. Magro earned the Gridiron Gladiator Award from head coach Rich Rodriguez at the end of the season and the 2006 Iron Mountaineer Award for his performance in the winter workout program.

Magro earned the starting job in 2007 at middle linebacker, playing alongside Mortty Ivy and Reed Williams. Magro, along with Eric Wicks was named to the Lott Trophy watch list.[1] In his final collegiate game, the 2008 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma, he recorded four tackles. He finished the season with 64 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

Magro earned second-team all-Big East honors and was selected by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame's Hampshire Honor Society as a scholar-athlete after the 2007 season. He, along with Pat White, and Johnny Dingle, was named an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated.com.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Magro worked out at West Virginia's Pro Day on March 13, 2008. His 28 bench reps was one of the top for any prospect for the 2008 NFL Draft on their respective Pro Day workout.[3]

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-1⅝ * 244 * 4.85 ** 1.66 ** 2.81 ** 4.31 ** 7.07 ** 37" ** 9'08" ** 28 ** X
* represents NFL Combine **represents West Virginia Pro Day

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Magro went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft. Then on May 5, he signed with the St. Louis Rams.[4] In his first preseason game as a Ram, he was third on the team with five tackles against the Tennessee Titans. He was released on August 30[5] but was re-signed to the team's practice squad following the preseason.[4][6] He was released from the practice squad on September 24 when wide receiver Matt Caddell was re-signed.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Magro was signed to the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins on October 6, 2008. The team released linebacker Tyson Smith to make room for Magro on the practice squad. Magro was released on October 14 and replaced by linebacker William Kershaw.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Magro was signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 12, 2008. He replaced wide receiver Brian Clark, who was promoted to the active roster. Magro was released on December 3, 2008.[7]

New York Sentinels[edit]

Magro was drafted by the New York Sentinels of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft. He signed with the team on August 5, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: Two Make Lott Watch List". MSNSportsNet.com. Mountaineer Sports Network. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Football: White, Dingle, Magro Honored". MSNSportsNet.com. Mountaineer Sports Network. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ 900 Football Links.com
  4. ^ a b "2008 Transactions". St. Louis Rams.com. St. Louis Rams. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  5. ^ Wagoner, Nick (2008-08-31). "Rams Make Cuts, Additions". St. Louis Rams.com. St. Louis Rams. Archived from the original on September 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  6. ^ "WVU Linebacker Marc Magro Signs Practice Squad Contract". TheSportsAddictNetwork.com. ESPN Radio 1050 WAMN in Bluefield, West Virginia. 2008-09-01. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  7. ^ "Released LB Marc Magro from the practice squad.". Buccaneers.com. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. December 4, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 

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