Marlon Favorite
Favorite at the 2010 Saints victory parade.
No. 64, 99     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-22) June 22, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Gretna, Louisiana
Career information
College: Louisiana State
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2009)*
Career highlights and awards
* BCS national champion (2008)
Stats at
Tackles     51
Sacks     14.5
FFs     3
FRs     2
Stats at

Marlon Dominique Favorite (born June 22, 1986) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Favorite was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Hartford Colonials, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, and the AFL's New Orleans VooDoo.

Early yearsEdit

Favorite attended both Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana and West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana, where he played football as a defensive tackle. In 2002, he had 105 tackles (35 for a loss) and 20 sacks. In 2003, as a senior, Favorite was a first-team Division 5A all-state selection after recording 115 tackles and nine sacks, and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The USA Today named him a first-team All-American, and rated him as their top defensive tackle prospect.

College careerEdit

Following high school, Favorite attended Louisiana State University, where he redshirted in 2004. As a freshman in 2005, he played in three games a reserve, making two tackles. He played in 13 games in 2006, making four starts, while recording 18 tackles (4 for a loss), and two sacks. In 2007, as a junior, Favorite made six starts in 11 games played, finishing with 28 tackles. As a senior, Favorite played in 13 games, making seven starts, and recorded 28 tackles (3.5 for a loss) and two sacks.

Professional careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

Favorite was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Panthers during final cuts on September 5, 2009.

St. Louis RamsEdit

The St. Louis Rams signed Favorite to their practice squad on September 30, 2009. He was released by the Rams on October 8, 2009.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Favorite was signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs on October 21, 2009. He was released December 2, 2009.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

The Seattle Seahawks signed Favorite to their practice squad on December 10, 2009, where he stayed through the remainder of the regular season.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Favorite was signed by the New Orleans Saints to their practice squad during the playoffs on January 20, 2010. He remained with the Saints through their win in Super Bowl XLIV.

Buffalo BillsEdit

The Buffalo Bills signed Favorite on March 2, 2010. He was waived on May 11, 2010.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Favorite was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on May 20, 2010. He was released during final cuts on September 3, 2010.

Hartford ColonialsEdit

The Hartford Colonials of the United Football League signed Favorite on October 19, 2010. He remained with the Colonials through the end of the 2010 UFL season.

New England PatriotsEdit

The New England Patriots signed Favorite to their practice squad during the playoffs on January 4, 2010.

He was re-signed to a futures contract on January 18, 2011. He was waived on August 5.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On August 8, Favorite signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was waived on August 26.

Second Stint with RamsEdit

The Rams re-signed Favorite on August 31, 2011. He was waived during final cuts on September 3.

New Orleans VooDooEdit

On October 21, 2011, Favorite signed with the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League.[1] During the course of 3 seasons for the VooDoo, Favorite becomes the franchise's all-time leader in career sacks with 13.5, while also recording 73.5 tackles. Favorite retired from football on February 9, 2015.[2]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On August 16, 2012, Favorite signed with the Washington Redskins.[3] He was released on August 31, 2012 for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season.[4]


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