Favorite at the 2010 Saints victory parade.
|No. 64, 99|
|Date of birth:||June 22, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Gretna, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||317 lb (144 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Marlon Dominique Favorite (born June 22, 1986) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU).
Favorite was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Hartford Colonials, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, and the AFL's New Orleans VooDoo.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Favorite attended both Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana and West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana, where he played football as a defensive tackle. In 2002, he had 105 tackles (35 for a loss) and 20 sacks. In 2003, as a senior, Favorite was a first-team Division 5A all-state selection after recording 115 tackles and nine sacks, and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The USA Today named him a first-team All-American, and ESPN.com rated him as their top defensive tackle prospect.
Following high school, Favorite attended Louisiana State University, where he redshirted in 2004. As a freshman in 2005, he played in three games a reserve, making two tackles. He played in 13 games in 2006, making four starts, while recording 18 tackles (4 for a loss), and two sacks. In 2007, as a junior, Favorite made six starts in 11 games played, finishing with 28 tackles. As a senior, Favorite played in 13 games, making seven starts, and recorded 28 tackles (3.5 for a loss) and two sacks.
St. Louis Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
Favorite was signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs on October 21, 2009. He was released December 2, 2009.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Favorite to their practice squad on December 10, 2009, where he stayed through the remainder of the regular season.
New Orleans Saints
The Buffalo Bills signed Favorite on March 2, 2010. He was waived on May 11, 2010.
Favorite was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on May 20, 2010. He was released during final cuts on September 3, 2010.
New England Patriots
He was re-signed to a futures contract on January 18, 2011. He was waived on August 5.
On August 8, Favorite signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was waived on August 26.
Second Stint with Rams
The Rams re-signed Favorite on August 31, 2011. He was waived during final cuts on September 3.
New Orleans VooDoo
On October 21, 2011, Favorite signed with the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League. During the course of 3 seasons for the VooDoo, Favorite becames the franchise's all-time leader in career sacks with 13.5, while also recording 73.5 tackles. Favorite retired from football on February 9, 2015.
- "Former LSU player Marlon Favorite joins the New Orleans VooDoo". Times-Picayune. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2012-01-08.
- Gary Estwick (February 10, 2015). "Favorite announces retirement from pro football". www.theadvocate.com. Capital City Press LLC. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
- Tinsman, Brian (August 16, 2012). "Redskins Sign Favorite, IR Neild, Hanks". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- Campbell, Rich (August 31, 2012). "Redskins reducing their roster to 53 on Friday". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.