July 8, 1983 |
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Pinole (CA) Valley|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Marcus James Maxwell (born July 8, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.
As a senior at Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California, Maxwell caught 42 passes for 866 yards (20.61 yards per reception average) and 13 touchdowns alongside teammate Jack Chu who was devastated with a shoulder injury.
Maxwell attended Diablo Valley College before attending the University of Oregon. As a sophomore at Diablo Valley Junior College, he received 40 passes for 601 yards (15.04 yards per reception avg.), and won first team All-Golden Gate Conference honors. At the University of Oregon, he received 36 passes for 401 yards (11.1 yards per reception avg.), and two touchdowns. He was a sociology major.
San Francisco 49ers
He was drafted by the 49ers in the seventh round (223rd overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was released by the 49ers on September 2, 2006. On September 26, 2006, he was again signed to the practice squad of the 49ers. He was allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa for the 2007 season where he led his team, and won World Bowl XV scoring the last touchdown in NFL Europe history. Maxwell failed to make it out of the 49ers training camp in 2007.
On October 4, 2007, he was signed to the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals, and elevated to the active roster. He went appeared in five games for the Bengals that year, catching one pass for five yards.
Maxwell suffered a groin injury after practice during the 2008 training camp and was placed on season-ending injured reserve on August 22. He had stayed after practice to run what he called "the 9 route" and suffered an injury to his groin when leaping too far for a ball. He was released on October 15.
Though he was non-tendered as a restricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Maxwell was re-signed by the Ravens on March 2, 2009. He was waived on May 18.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Maxwell signed with the Seattle Seahawks on May 18, 2010. He was waived/injured on August 10.
Sacramento Mountain Lions
Maxwell was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions on September 28, 2010.