Marcus Cromartie
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Cromartie with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
No. 15 – Montreal Alouettes
Personal information
Born: (1990-12-03) December 3, 1990 (age 29)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Mansfield (TX) Timberview
Career history
* San Diego Chargers ( 2013 2014)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:1-game injured list
Career highlights and awards
* Big Ten champion (2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:21
Pass deflections:3
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at

Marcus A. Cromartie (born December 3, 1990) is an American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Wisconsin, and signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Early yearsEdit

Ranked as the 43rd best defensive back prospect in the nation by along with 57th best prospect by[1] He was among the Top 100 players in the state of Texas.[1] He was selected to the PrepTicket all-state team and also was a honorable mention all-state team.[1] He was named to second-team all-district in his junior season.[1] He was selected to the first-team all-district and all-area team in his senior season in high school.[1] Cromartie attended Mansfield Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.

Professional careerEdit

San Diego ChargersEdit

On April 27, 2013, Cromartie signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. On December 16, 2013, he was promoted to the active roster.[2]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On October 29, 2014, Cromartie was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad but was released the next day.[3][4]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On November 18, 2014, Cromartie was signed to the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad.[5] On September 5, 2015, he was released by the 49ers during final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] After cornerbacks Tramaine Brock and Kenneth Acker sustained injuries, Cromartie was promoted to the active roster and made his first start of 2015 on November 8, 2015 against the Falcons, recording seven tackles.[8] He appeared in eight games in 2015, recording 12 tackles and two pass deflections.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On April 7, 2017, Cromartie signed with the Buffalo Bills.[9] On May 11, 2017, he was waived by the Bills.[10]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On May 31, 2017, Cromartie was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2017.[12] He was released on September 11, 2017.

Houston TexansEdit

On October 4, 2017 Cromartie was signed by the Houston Texans.[13] He was released on October 14, 2017.[14]

Detroit LionsEdit

On August 19, 2018, Cromartie signed with the Detroit Lions.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on August 31, 2018.[16] He was released on September 18, 2018.[17]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

In April 2019, Cromartie signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

He is a cousin of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was an All-American cornerback at Tennessee State University, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 16th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft as well as the cousin of former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Wisconsin Badgers Profile". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013.
  2. "Marcus Cromartie". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  3. "Browns sign Marcus Cromartie to practice squad". October 29, 2014.
  4. "Browns sign Phil Bates to practice squad". October 30, 2014.
  5. "49ers Sign Marcus Cromartie to Practice Squad". November 18, 2014.
  6. "49ers Release 14 Players, Set 53-man Roster". September 5, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  7. "San Francisco 49ers Sign 9 Players to the Practice Squad". September 6, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. "49ers Promote Marcus Cromartie, Chris Davis to Active Roster; Announce Two Other Roster Moves". November 7, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  9. "Bills add eight players to the roster". April 7, 2017.
  10. Carucci, Vic (May 11, 2017). "Bills sign two draft picks, release three players".
  11. Boyle, John (May 31, 2017). "Seahawks Sign Defensive Backs Jordan Simone and Marcus Cromartie".
  12. Drovetto, Tony (September 2, 2017). "Seahawks Make Three More Trades, Set 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on October 9, 2017.
  13. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign Marcus Cromartie". October 4, 2017.
  14. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign Kurtis Drummond". October 14, 2017.
  15. "Lions sign free agent S Marcus Cromartie and waive-injured S Stefan McClure". August 19, 2018.
  16. "Lions announce roster". August 31, 2018.
  17. "Lions waive Jamil Demby, cut Marcus Cromartie from IR". September 18, 2018.

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