Brandon Marhsall Bio #54

brandon marshall

At a Glance

  • A fifth-year inside linebacker who played 36 career regular-season games (29 starts) and seven playoff contests (4 starts) during his first four NFL seasons with Jacksonville (2012) and Denver (2013-15).
  • Finished second on the Broncos with 101 tackles (76 solo) in 2015 in addition to 1.5 sacks (10.5 yds.), one interception, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Voted by his teammates along with fellow inside linebacker Danny Trevathan as the recipient of the 2015 Ed Block Courage Award after coming back from a foot injury in 2014 to post his second consecutive 100-plus tackle season.
  • Selected by the local media as the recipient of the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award in 2015, given annually to the Bronco who best exemplifies Williams’ enthusiasm, cooperation and honesty while dealing with members of the press.
  • Named a 2015 Broncos Community Ambassador award winner.
  • Led the Broncos with 110 tackles (88 solo) in 2014 with that total ranking second in the NFL among first-year defensive starters.
  • Spent the majority of the 2013 season on the Broncos’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster and appearing in four games (1 reg. season, 3 postseason).
  • Saw action in five games for the Jaguars as a rookie in 2012 and contributed three spe- cial-teams tackles for the club.
  • Totaled 259 career tackles, including 40 stops for a loss, as a four-year starter at the University of Nevada.
  • Joined the Broncos as a practice-squad signee on Sept. 2, 2013.
  • Selected by Jacksonville in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Career Transactions

Signed by Jacksonville as a draft choice 6/5/12; Waived by Jacksonville 10/27/12; Signed by Jacksonville 10/30/12; Waived by Jacksonville 11/1/12; Signed by Jacksonville (practice squad) 11/5/12; Signed by Jacksonville (active roster) 12/18/12; Waived by Jacksonville 8/30/13; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/2/13; Signed by Denver (active roster) 12/24/13.


Marshall totaled 100-plus tackles for the second consecutive season, finishing second on the team with 101 stops… Teamed with ILB Danny Trevathan to become the first pair of Broncos since 2009 with 100-plus tackles each in a single season… Recorded seven tackles (6 solo), one sack (8 yds.) and one pass defensed vs. Bal. (9/13)… Made five tackles (4 solo) and forced a fumble that led to CB Bradley Roby’s 21-yard game-winning fumble return with 0:27 remaining at K.C. (9/17)… Led the team with 12 tackles (11 solo) at Det. (9/27)… Ranked first on the team with nine tackles (6 solo) vs. Min. (10/4)… Tallied eight tackles (7 solo) at Oak. (10/11)… Posted seven tackles (4 solo) and 0.5 sacks (2.5 yds.) at Cle. (10/18)… Notched six solo tackles and one forced fumble vs. G.B. (11/1)… Recorded nine tackles (3 solo) at Ind. (11/8)… Led the team with eight tackles (5 solo) vs. K.C. (11/15)… Posted seven solo tackles at Chi. (11/22)… Tallied three tackles (2 solo) and one pass defensed vs. N.E. (11/29)… Notched three solo tackles at S.D. (12/6)… Registered three solo tackles and one special-teams stop vs. Oak. (12/13)… Tallied seven tackles (4 solo) and picked off Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter at Pit. (12/20)… Totaled seven solo tackles vs. Cin. (12/28)… Started but only played three snaps vs. S.D. (1/3)… Notched four tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)… Posted five tackles (4 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble in Denver’s AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/24)… Tallied five tackles (2 solo) in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).


Marshall played in 14 regular-season games (13 starts), totaling a team-high 110 tackles (88 solo), two sacks (17 yds.), one interception (0 yds.), nine passes defensed, one forced fumble and two spe- cial-teams stops… Racked up the second-most defensive stops by an NFL player in his first year as a starter in 2014… Totaled a career-best 15 tackles (13 solo) at Stl. (11/16)… Led the team with nine solo tackles vs. Buf. (12/7) and swatted down a career-high three passes defensed to become just the sixth player in the NFL in 2014 to post at least nine tackles and three passes defensed in a single game… Notched his first career sack vs. K.C. (9/14)… Recorded his first career interception vs. Buf. (12/7)… Missed the final two games of the reg- ular season with a foot injury before returning to start in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Ind (1/11).


Marshall played one game with the Broncos in 2013, making his first career tackle… Competed in training camp with the Jaguars, before being waived on Aug. 30, 2013… Signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad Sept. 2… Spent the first 16 weeks of the season on Denver’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster Dec. 24… Made his 2013 debut for the Broncos and posted one defensive tackle and one special-teams stop at Oak. (12/29)…Made a special teams stop in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Sea. (2/2).


Marshall split time between the active roster and practice squad for the Jacksonville Jaguars… Played five games after joining the team as a fifth-round draft choice… Made three special-teams tackles.


Marshall was a four-year starter at Nevada, where he totaled 259 tackles (145 solo), 40 tackles for a loss, six sacks, three interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles… Made 102 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss as a senior… Earned second-team All-WAC honors from Phil Steele Publications.


Marshall played linebacker, running back and tight end, earning first-team All-Sunset Conference honors during his career at Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas… Named second-team All-State as a linebacker… Finished his career with 68 tackles, 13 tsacks, 57 quarterback pressures, four fumble recoveries and scored 10 touchdowns as a running back… Brandon Markieth Marshall was born on Sept 10, 1989 in Las Vegas.