Marcellus Wiley


Marcellus Wiley
Marcellus Wiley

Wiley in 2010.
No. 75     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: November 30, 1974 (1974-11-30) (age 36)
Place of birth: Compton, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: Columbia
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 1997 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2006 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2006
Tackles     324
Sacks     44
Interceptions     2
Stats at NFL.com

Marcellus Vernon Wiley, (born November 30, 1974 in Compton, California) is a retired American football defensive end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for four different teams. He was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Columbia University by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001, as a member of the San Diego Chargers.

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Biography

Early life

At Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California, Wiley starred in both football and track and field. In football, he was an All-Conference pick. Wiley was a teammate of Adrian Klemm. He was his school's Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society. He was the 1988 National type-writing champion with 82 words per minute.[1]

College career

At Columbia University, Wiley played tailback, defensive end, and kick returner for the Lions. He was a first team All-American, and All-Ivy League pick.

Professional career

Wiley started his professional career primarily as a situational pass rusher, recording nine sacks through his first three years. In 2000, when the legendary Bruce Smith left for the Washington Redskins, Wiley replaced him at defensive end for the Bills.[2]

He was voted to the Pro Bowl once (2001) in his ten-year career.

Post NFL career

Wiley is involved in a number of business ventures. He is cofounder of Prolebrity.com. Prolebrity (a portmanteau of pro and celebrity) is a sports community where pro athletes can express viewpoints, publicize their businesses, charities & events and connect with other athletes, fans & business opportunities.

He works for ESPN's NFL Live and is a substitute co-host for Mike and Mike in the Morning and SportsNation. Wiley co-hosts Winners Bracket with Michelle Beadle.

He currently co-hosts Max and Marcellus with Max Kellerman on KSPN (AM)

Wiley appeared on Millionaire Matchmaker on November 15, 2011. Wiley used his famous, "juices and berries" line throughout the episode.

Issue Advocacy and Awards

Wiley has advocated for responsible gun ownership by athletes,[3] and discourages the practice of carrying weapons by professional athletes.[4]

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