Marlon Lucky
No. 5     Sioux City Bandits
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-02-28) February 28, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: Nebraska
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Sentinels
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-Big 12 (2006–2007)
Stats at
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Kick returns     5
Kick return average     22.8
Kick return yards     114
Stats at

Marlon Lucky (born February 28, 1986) is an American football running back for the Sioux City Bandits of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Nebraska.

Early yearsEdit

Lucky lived in Dallas, Texas through seventh grade before moving to Los Angeles, California. He attended North Hollywood High School, leaving with 4,881 rushing yards and 88 touchdowns, including 2,036 yards and 40 touchdowns in his senior year. His performance earned him selection as the most valuable player in his league and first-team CalHi Sports all-state honors. In 2009 Lucky returned to North Hollywood High School and talked to the former JV football players.

College careerEdit

Coming out of high school he was one of the nation’s most sought-after prospects in 2005. ranked him as the second best running back in the country. He ultimately decided to play for Nebraska, over USC, Washington, and others.

During his freshman season he was a backup to senior Cory Ross, rushing for only 129 yards on 43 carries. Most of his success came on special teams. During his sophomore season in 2006 Lucky was part of Nebraska's four-man rotation at I-back that helped rush for 2,400 yards and 26 touchdowns. He finished the season with 728 rushing yards, 383 receiving yards, and 6 rushing touchdowns, earning Second-Team All-Big 12 honors. In 2007 as a junior Lucky became the Cornhuskers' main back, rushing for 1,019 yards and nine touchdowns while also catching a school-record 75 passes for 705 yards and three touchdowns.

Lucky considered entering the 2008 NFL Draft, but ultimately decided against it.[1] As a senior in 2008 Lucky battled through injuries finishing with only 517 yards on 125 carries, 26 receptions for 288 yards and eight total touchdowns. He finished his college career with 2,393 rushing yards on 515 carries and 22 touchdowns. He also added 1,379 receiving yards on 135 receptions and four touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Lucky was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was waived on August 22.

New York SentinelsEdit

Lucky was signed by the New York Sentinels of the United Football League on November 7, 2009.[2] He tried out for the New York Jets shortly after the 2010 NFL Draft.[3]

Omaha NighthawksEdit

Lucky was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks on July 15, 2011.[4]


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