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Marcus Maxwell
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Maxwell (19) with the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa
No. 13     Sacramento Mountain Lions
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-07-08) July 8, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Berkeley, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
Debuted in 2005 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     5
Touchdowns     0
Stats at NFL.com
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     21
Receiving yards     347
Receiving TDs     4
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Marcus James Maxwell (born July 8, 1983 in Berkeley, California) is an American football wide receiver for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

Maxwell has also been a member of the Hamburg Sea Devils, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida Tuskers and Seattle Seahawks.

Early yearsEdit

As a senior at Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California, Maxwell caught 42 passes for 866 yards (20.61 yards per reception average) and 13 touchdowns.

College careerEdit

Maxwell attended Diablo Valley College before attending the University of Oregon. As a sophomore at Diablo Valley Junior College, he received 40 passes for 601 yards (15.04 yards per reception avg.), and won first team All-Golden Gate Conference honors. At the University of Oregon, he received 36 passes for 401 yards (11.1 yards per reception avg.), and two touchdowns. He was a sociology major.

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

He was drafted by the 49ers in the seventh round (223rd overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was released by the 49ers on September 2, 2006. On September 26, 2006 he was again signed to the practice squad of the 49ers. He was allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa for the 2007 season where he led his team, and won World Bowl XV. Maxwell failed to make it out of the 49ers training camp in 2007.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On October 4, 2007, he was signed to the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals, and elevated to the active roster. He went appeared in five games for the Bengals that year, catching one pass for five yards.

Maxwell suffered a groin injury after practice during the 2008 training camp and was placed on season-ending injured reserve on August 22. He had stayed after practice to run what he called "the 9 route" and suffered an injury to his groin when leaping too far for a ball. He was released on October 15.

Baltimore RavensEdit

Maxwell was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on November 11, 2008. He did not appear in any games with the team that season and was placed on injured reserve on December 31.

Though he was non-tendered as a restricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Maxwell was re-signed by the Ravens on March 2, 2009. He was waived on May 18.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Maxwell was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 17, 2009 after punter Josh Bidwell was placed on injured reserve.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Maxwell signed with the Seattle Seahawks on May 18, 2010. He was waived/injured on August 10.

Sacramento Mountain LionsEdit

Maxwell was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions on September 28, 2010.

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