|Team:||New Orleans Saints|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||March 23, 1984|
|Drafted:||2006 / Rd. 4 (119)|
Brandon Marshall was born on September 10th, 1989. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marshall would play football and compete in the track and field team at Cimarron-Memorial high school. While playing football, he was able to achieve the first team All-Sunset Conference serving as a successful linebacker. His defensive career in high school saw an astounding 68 tackles and 57 quarterback hurries. It was during high school that he would establish himself as a highly contentious tight end and linebacker that got the job done no matter the circumstances.
Majoring in criminal-justice Brandon Marshall attended the University of Nevada. During freshman year Marshall made the decision to serve as a redshirt. This allowed Marshall to seek the education he desired. It also allowed him to focus on his football career. As outside linebacker Marshall was able to start every single game in 2009. Through his success, he ranked third on the team and was honored with the title of second team All-WAC by the legendary Phil Steele. In his final season of college, Marshall started all of his games, finished sixth on the team, and had an astounding 63 tackles under his belt to impress future NFL teams.
Marshall was selected during the fifth round. While, Marshall was the 142nd overall pick during the 2012 draft he was eventually chosen. Some of his draft highlights include a vertical jump of 37 inches and a 40 time of 4.63. The Jacksonville Jaguars saw potential in him and picked him up. Unfortunately for Marshall he would be signed and released a total of five times before the Jaguars would allow him to join the team's practice squad. He was able to make it to the Jaguar's active roster in December 18th of 2012 only to be released as a rookie for the final time on August 30th, 2013. Marshal's draft and selection experience was marred by the Jacksonville Jaguar's incredible indecisiveness, but he would finally find a welcome home with the Denver Broncos.
2015 would be a fantastic year for Marshall with the Denver Broncos. Finishing an amazing second place with tackles Marshall had one of his best seasons to date. With 4 INT, a whopping 77 GS, and 2 PD, Brandon Marshall set out to make an announcement during the 2015 statement demonstrating his ability to carry the team in his defensive position. Marshall would complete all 16 of his games with the Broncos during the 2015 NFL season making it one of his most successful seasons ever. View some of Marshall's highlights here.
2006 was a fantastic year for Marshall and the Broncos as they agreed upon a four-year contract that would extend his previous contract for $32-million. Replacing Danny Trevathan, Brandon Marshall ascended to the starting lineup and would lead the team towards a super bowl victory against the Carolina Panthers. This was Marshall's first Super Bowl victory. The season was very favorable to Marshall, starting all sixteen games. Marshall was also able to achieve second place for overall tackles with the Broncos during the season, a truly amazing feat.
Brandon Marshall continues to be an extremely outspoken player. He is one of several concerned players defending their rights. Marshall joined the protest against police brutality on September 8th 2016. His actions were designed to serve as an influence for young fans of football looking to stand up for their rights. Because of his actions taking a knee the Air Academy Federal Credit Union demolished their advertising sponsorship with Marshall. Brandon Marshall's Twitter handle is @BMarshall. Brandon Marshall currently has a 3 year $26 million-dollar salary with the New York Jets that is sure to combine a $9 million-dollar guarantee.
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Brandon Marshall's family is rather robust. His mother is Barbara Marshall. Marshall also has two siblings. His sister, who is older, is named Sandra. His brother, who is also older, is named Marcus. Brandon continues to remain very close to his family citing them as someone who drives his football career and encourages him to achieve and serve as a role model or young people across the nation.