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American Football Database
Marcus Sherels
No. 35     Minnesota Vikings
Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Rochester, Minnesota
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2010-present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     36
Sacks     1.0
INTs     0
Punt Return Yards     564
Touchdowns     1

Marcus Sherels is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Sherels attended John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minnesota and went on to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers on scholarship.

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Signed as an undrafted free agent in the 2010 Pre-Season, Sherels was waived by the Vikings on September 4, 2010 and signed to the practice squad on September 6. On September 28 Sherels was released to make room on the practice squad for tight end John Nalbone. As of October 13, Sherels was resigned to the Vikings practice squad and Nalbone released. This move, along with the signing of Frank Walker to the active squad, was made due to the season-ending injury sustained by cornerback Cedric Griffin who was placed on injured reserve the same day. On January 1, 2011 Sherels was elevated to the active 53-man squad after safety Madieu Williams was placed on injured reserve.

On September 30th 2012 (Sherels' 25th birthday), in an away game at the Detroit Lions, Sherels recorded his first career Touchdown on a 77 yard punt return touchdown. Sherels gave the Vikings a 14 point lead in a 20-13 win.