Wiley in 2010.
|Date of birth:November 30, 1974|
|Place of birth: Compton, California|
|NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Buffalo Bills ( 1997– 2000)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Pro Bowl (2001)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Marcellus Vernon Wiley Sr. (born November 30, 1974) is a retired American football defensive end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for four 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.
He formerly co-hosted SportsNation on ESPN, as well as an afternoon drive-time sports talk radio show on ESPN 710AM in Los Angeles, and is currently a member of Fox Sports 1's Speak For Yourself. In 2018, Wiley's book Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outlier was released.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early life[edit | edit source]
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 typewriting champion with 82 words per minute.
College career[edit | edit source]
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. Wiley graduated from Columbia in 1997 with a degree in sociology.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
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|6 ft 4¾ in||271 lb||4.91 s||1.68 s||2.83 s||4.50 s||7.48 s||35½ in||10 ft 2 in||28 rep|
Wiley started his professional career primarily as a situational pass rusher, recording nine sacks through his first three years. In 2000, when Hall-of-Famer Bruce Smith left for the Washington Redskins, Wiley replaced him at defensive end for the Bills.
He was voted to the Pro Bowl once (2001) in his ten-year career.
NFL statistics[edit | edit source]
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Post NFL career[edit | edit source]
Wiley was a cofounder of Prolebrity (a portmanteau of pro and celebrity), a sports community where pro athletes express viewpoints, publicize their businesses, charities and events, and connect with other athletes, fans and business opportunities.
Wiley worked for ESPN's NFL Live and was a substitute co-host for Mike and Mike in the Morning. He also co-hosted SportsNation. Wiley co-hosted Winners Bracket with Michelle Beadle from 2010–2012. Later, he co-hosted "Afternoons on ESPNLA with Marcellus Wiley and Travis Rogers" on ESPN LA.
In 2018, Wiley's book Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outsider was released.
Millionaire Matchmaker[edit | edit source]
Personal life[edit | edit source]
He has a daughter named Morocca Alise Wiley (born 1999) and a son named Marcellus Wiley, Jr. (born 2015).
References[edit | edit source]
- "Here's Why Marcellus Wiley Is Leaving ESPN After This Week". https://thespun.com/news/why-marcellus-wiley-leaving-espn.
- "Marcellus Wiley's book tells the tale of an inner city kid doing well". http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/marcellus-wiley-s-book-tells-the-tale-of-an-inner/article_18f2921d-8afa-5034-9126-4cbf9b8bb78c.html.
- Hollander, Dave (July 15, 2010). "ESPN's Marcellus Wiley Sees More Concussions and More Closeted Gays in NFL's Future" (in en-US). https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-hollander/espns-marcellus-wiley-see_b_645859.html.
- "Marcellus Wiley". Jacksonville Jaguars. Archived from the original on October 25, 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20061025031507/http://www.jaguars.com/Team/Bio/FullBio/2599.asp.
- "Contact Support". http://nflcombineresults.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi?f=Marcellus&l=Wiley&i=23137.
- "Columbia College Today". Archived from the original on September 2, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070902112629/http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/dec00/dec00_profile_wiley.html.
- Nesheim, Jay Jay. "Charissa Thompson and Marcellus Wiley to Host SportsNation Starting in January". http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2012/12/charissa-thompson-and-marcellus-wiley-to-host-sportsnation-starting-in-january/. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "Wiley's Profile". gocolumbialions.com. http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&ATCLID=530140.
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- Official website
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference