Cassius Marsh
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Marsh with the UCLA Bruins at the 2012 Rose Bowl Game
No. 91 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1992-07-07) July 7, 1992 (age 28)
Mission Hills, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Oaks Christian School
(Westlake Village, California)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2014 2016)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:116
Forced fumbles:4
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at

Cassius Lee Marsh (born July 7, 1992) is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at UCLA. He has also played for the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.

Early lifeEdit

Marsh attended Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California.[2] He was a member of PrepStar Dream Team and Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100.[2] He was ranked as 22nd defensive tackle prospect nationally by Tom Lemming/MaxPreps during high school.[2] He was selected to the All-State first team and All-SoCal first team.[2] He was named CIF-SS All-Northwest Division co-Defensive Player of the Year in his junior season.[2] He played in the U.S. Army All-America Game after high school.[2] He recorded 83 tackles, 23 sacks, in his senior season at high school.[2]

Rivals rated Marsh as a four-star prospect being the No. 4 defensive tackle, No. 6 prospect in the state of California, and the No. 33 prospect overall regardless of position. ESPN recruiting rated Marsh as a three-star prospect being the No. 33 defensive tackle, and the No. 33 prospect in the state of California. 247 rated Cassius as a four-star prospect being the No. 11 defensive tackle, and the No. 142 overall prospect (No. 114 composite ranking) regardless of position. SCOUT rated Cassius as a four-star prospect as well. Many major college programs offered scholarships and, after committing to LSU, Marsh changed his mind and committed to UCLA so he would be closer to home.[citation needed]

College careerEdit

In December 2010, he was selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team in his freshman season.[3][4] He was winner of UCLA's John Boncheff Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year in his freshman season.[2][5]

Professional careerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

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Marsh was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round, 108th overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] He was signed to a four-year contract on May 19, 2014.[7] Marsh recorded the first sack and first forced fumble of his NFL career against the Miami Dolphins in the season opener on September 11, 2016.

New England PatriotsEdit

On September 2, 2017, the Seahawks traded Marsh to the New England Patriots in exchange for the Patriots' fifth- and seventh-round selections in the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] On November 21, 2017, the Patriots waived Marsh.[9]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Marsh was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers a day after being released by the Patriots.[10] On February 7, 2018, Marsh signed a two-year contract extension with the 49ers.[11]

In 2018, Marsh played in 16 games with three starts, recording a career-high 38 combined tackles and 5.5 sacks.

On March 15, 2019, Marsh was released by the 49ers.[12]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)Edit

On April 4, 2019, Marsh signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Marsh is the son of Curtis Marsh Sr. and the half-brother of Curtis Marsh Jr. Marsh's father, a wide receiver who played college football at Utah, was drafted in the seventh round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Curtis Sr. played two seasons for the Jaguars and one for the Pittsburgh Steelers before going to the Canadian Football League, where he was an All-Star in 2000. Curtis Jr. played college football at Utah State; he was a running back for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before moving to defensive back for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Curtis Jr. was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Marsh is an avid Magic: The Gathering player and owns decks whose total value was more than $20,000.[14]


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "UCLA Profile".
  3. "Three Bruins Named To Pac-10 All-Freshman Team". Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  4. " Pac-10 all-freshman team". Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  5. "UCLA football team award winners". Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  6. Farnsworth, Clare (May 10, 2014). "Seahawks select defensive end Cassius Marsh". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  7. "Seattle Seahawks sign 4th-round pick Cassius Marsh, 2 others from rookie minicamp". Fox News. May 19, 2014.
  8. "Patriots acquire DE Cassius Marsh from Seattle". September 2, 2017.
  9. "Patriots sign DL Eric Lee from Buffalo Practice Squad; Waived DE Cassius Marsh". November 21, 2017.
  10. "49ers Claim DL Cassius Marsh off Waivers". November 22, 2017.
  11. "49ers Re-sign DL Cassius Marsh to a Two-year Deal". February 7, 2018.
  12. "49ers Announce a Series of Roster Moves". March 15, 2019.
  13. Boyle, John (April 4, 2019). "Seahawks Sign Defensive Ends Cassius Marsh & Nate Orchard".
  14. "Seahawks' Cassius Marsh has $20,000 worth of 'Magic: The Gathering' cards stolen from his car". The Seattle Times. November 9, 2016.

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