Marcus Benard

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Marcus Benard
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-26) July 26, 1985 (age 32)
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
Player stats at

Marcus Benard (born July 26, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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.

Personal life[edit]

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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