Marcus Benard

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

Marcus Benard
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Personal information
Born: (1985-07-26) July 26, 1985 (age 34)
Adrian, Michigan
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College:Jackson State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Marcus benard at Adrian Maples basketball Camp 2016.jpg

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

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 PatriotsEdit

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

Arizona CardinalsEdit

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

Personal lifeEdit

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]


  1. ^ "Benard called up". November 9, 2009. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
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  3. ^ "Scary moment for Benard, Browns". Toronto Sun. November 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
  4. ^ "Browns linebacker Marcus Benard collapses in locker room". Nov 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  5. ^ Steer, Jen (10 October 2011). "Browns player Marcus Benard in motorcycle crash on I-71". Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.

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