Marcus Robertson

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Marcus Robertson
Arizona Cardinals
Position:Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Born: (1969-10-02) October 2, 1969 (age 50)
Pasadena, California
Career information
High school:John Muir
(Pasadena, California)
College:Iowa State
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Marcus Aaron Robertson (born October 2, 1969) is a former American football safety in the National Football League, and currently the defensive backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals. Robertson has spent the last 28 seasons in the NFL as a player, administrator and coach, and has coached defensive backs in the NFL for the last 12 seasons.

Playing career[edit]


Robertson played college football at Iowa State. During his four seasons as a cornerback at Iowa State, Robertson totaled 257 tackles, six interceptions and nine forced fumbles. He was inducted into the Iowa State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.


Robertson was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Robertson was twice named a NFL All-Pro, in 1993 and 1997, and played in 162 regular-season games (144 starts) and finished his career with 24 interceptions and 72 passes defensed.

Administrative career[edit]

Robertson spent four seasons (2003-06) as the Titans’ director of player development. Robertson and his staff won the Winston and Shell Award in 2006 for their innovation and commitment to player development in the NFL.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Robertson began his coaching career as the assistant secondary coach for the Tennessee Titans from 2007 to 2008, and eventually the head secondary coach from 2009 to 2011. Robertson helped the team rank second in the NFL in average passing yards per completion (10.6) during that span.[2]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On February 13, 2012, Robertson was announced as the assistant secondary coach for the Detroit Lions. Robertson had previously coached with current Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and current Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham when both were assistants with the Titans. Robertson was not retained by the Lions following the firing of Coach Schwartz and the team's failure to make the playoffs in 2013.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On February 3, 2014, Robertson was hired by the Raiders as an assistant defensive backs coach to Joe Woods. On January 21, 2015, Robertson was promoted to Defensive backs coach under new head coach Jack Del Rio, during the off-season Robertson earned the endorsement of veteran player Charles Woodson. The Raiders totaled the eighth-most interceptions (30) and the sixth-most passes defensed (163) in the NFL during Robertson’s two seasons leading Oakland’s defensive backs.[3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On January 16, 2017, Robertson was hired by the Denver Broncos as defensive backs coach after former defensive backs coach Joe Woods was promoted to defensive coordinator.[4]


  1. ^ Schubert, Erich. "Broncos Media Guide" (PDF).
  2. ^ Schubert, Erich. "Broncos Media Guide" (PDF).
  3. ^ Schubert, Erich. "Broncos Media Guide" (PDF).
  4. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (January 17, 2017). "Marcus Robertson named Broncos' DBs coach, taking over for newly promoted Joe Woods". The Denver Post.

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