Nico Marley

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Nico Marley
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Marley in 2017
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-05) January 5, 1995 (age 23)
Haiti
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Cypress Bay (Weston, Florida)
College: Tulane
Undrafted: 2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Nicolas Rohan Marley (born January 5, 1995) is a Jamaican born American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Tulane, and was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He is son of former college football player Rohan Marley, the grandson of the reggae musician, Bob Marley, and nephew of reggae musician Ziggy Marley.

Early years[edit]

Marley was born in Haiti and lived in Jamaica for two years before moving to Miami at the age of four.[1] He then later attended Cypress Bay High School, where he was named first-team all-state as a senior with 67 tackles. In 2012 he was MVP of the Al Golden Summer Camp. He was rated a three-star college recruit by 247Sports.com and two-star by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com.

College career[edit]

Marley joined the Tulane Green Wave football team in 2013. It was the only NCAA D-I Football Bowl Subdivision institution to offer him a scholarship, and only two NCAA D-I Football Championship Subdivision institutions did. As a freshman, he was named Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Year and a member of the C-USA All-Freshman Team, with 67 tackles in 13 games. In 2014 he got an All-American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention with 82 tackles in 12 games. In 2015 he was named member of the All-American Athletic Conference First Team, with 82 tackles in 12 games. In 2016, he was named again a member of the All-American Athletic Conference First Team, with 88 tackles in 12 games. He graduated in business management and marketing.

Professional career[edit]

On May 16, 2017, Marley signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent.[2] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, Mark. "Is Nico Marley, Bob Marley's grandson, NFL-ready?". theundefeated.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|last1=Czarda|first1=Stephen|title=Redskins Sign Linebacker Nico Marley|url=http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Linebacker-Nico-Marley/69555778-b3f7-453a-8053-eac6eec15dc8%7Cwebsite=Redskins.com%7Cdate=May 16, 2017}}
  3. ^ "9/2: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 2, 2017. 

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