Marcus Benard
New England Patriots
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-26) July 26, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Adrian, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Jackson State
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWAC
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011
Tackles     45
Sacks     11.5
Interceptions     0

Marcus Benard (born July 26, 1985 in Adrian, Michigan) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Jackson State.

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]


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] Then the New England Patriots signed Benard to a reserve/future contract


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