Marcus Benard

Marcus Benard
No. --Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-26) July 26, 1985
Place of birth: Adrian, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Jackson State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWAC
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 71
Sacks: 15.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Marcus Benard (born July 26, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Jackson State.

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Benard was promoted from the Browns practice squad to the active roster on November 9, 2009.[1] He had 7.5 sacks in 2010, his best season as a pro. After playing in only four games in 2011 due to injury, Benard was injured again in training camp and waived/injured by the Browns on August 27, 2012.[2]

New England Patriots

Benard signed with the New England Patriots and was released on August 30, 2013.

Arizona Cardinals

Benard signed with the Arizona Cardinals on October 2, 2013.


Benard collapsed in the Browns locker room in November 2010, during a press conference.[3][4]

On October 10, 2011, on his way home from Browns practice, Benard was involved in a motorcycle accident.[5]


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