Before a game in Denver in October, 2010.
|No. 45 Oakland Raiders|
|Date of birth:June 23, 1985|
|Place of birth: Inglewood, California|
|High School: Hesperia (CA)|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Oakland Raiders|
|* Miami Dolphins ( 2008)*
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Pro Bowl (2012)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Marcel Reece (born June 23, 1985) is an American football fullback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Washington. He played his first game for the Raiders during week 16 of the 2009 season against the Cleveland Browns in which he caught one pass for nine yards. He was named the starting fullback to open the 2010 season. Due to his catching ability and breakaway speed as a fullback, Reece is also known as the "Matchup Nightmare".
High school and college
Marcel Reece played football at Hesperia High School where he earned All League honors as a Wide Receiver. He continued his playing career at Chaffey Junior College where he posted 25 receptions for 600 yards and 7 touchdowns. Marcel decided to take his talents to El Camino Community College the following year where he posted 47 catches for 1,286 yards and 13 touchdowns. His good season earned him a scholarship to the University of Washington. He broke out his senior year and made 39 catches for 761 yards and 8 touchdowns. The most notable play of Marcel's career came against the University of Arizona where he had a 98 yard reception for a touchdown, which is the longest play from scrimmage in UW history. He also became a member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Despite posting 4.4 40 Marcel was not drafted. He was noted as a "tweener" scouts did not know what position would fit Marcel in the NFL. He was noted as being too big to be a receiver and too small to be a tight end.
The Raiders picked him up and experimented with him in a variety of positions and in this process found that fullback fit him best. The position was a difficult transition for Marcel at first but he embraced the challenge. In the 2010 NFL season, he emerged as the starting fullback for the Oakland Raiders, hauling in 25 receptions for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns while rushing for 122 yards and one touchdown. He has also become a very good blocker for Darren McFadden. In 2012 after a series of injuries Marcel Reece was switched from Full Back to Running Back He has logged 225 rushing yards from 48 attempts.His most impressive stat is he has 41 receptions for 447 receiving yards and a TD.