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Marcus Benard
LB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
256
College:
Jackson State
Experience:
4

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Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 43 66 48 18 15 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ARI 6 4 4 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 12 17 15 2 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 4 3 2 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 15 28 18 10 7.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 6 14 9 5 3.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 43 4 26 6.5 11 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ARI 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 15 4 26 6.5 11 0 0 0 0 0
2009 CLE 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2009… Waived by Cleveland on September 6, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on September 9, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the active roster on November 9, 2009.

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2009… Waived by Cleveland on September 6, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on September 9, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the active roster on November 9, 2009.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Played in each of the first four games in a reserve role… Posted two tackles and a half-sack… Contributed one stop on special teams… Season ended after being placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on October 12 after being involved in a motorcycle accident two days earlier.

2010: Saw action in 15 games with two starts… Led the team with 7.5 sacks and posted 26 tackles… Added a pair of pass breakups and two stops on special teams… Returned four kickoffs for 26 yards… Recorded 1.5 sacks in opener at Tampa Bay (9/12) in first career start… Also registered sacks vs. Kansas City (9/19), vs. Atlanta (10/10), at New Orleans (10/24), vs. New York Jets (11/14), at Jacksonville (11/21) and at Buffalo (12/12).

2009: Spent the first nine weeks of the season on the practice squad before making his NFL debut against Baltimore (11/16)… Played in six games in a reserve role and tallied 11 tackles and 3.5 sacks on defense, with three stops on special teams… Recorded a career-high two sacks against Pittsburgh (12/10)… Became the first Browns rookie to record a multi-sack game since Kamerion Wimbley registered two against Tampa Bay (12/24/06)… Finished the season tied for sixth among all NFL rookies with 3.5 sacks, despite seeing action in just six contests.

College: Key member of defensive unit at Jackson State University (2007-08), earning All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors as a senior… Logged 80 tackles and 16 sacks in 2008… Saw action in all 12 games as a junior, racking up 45 tackles and nine sacks… Had 33 tackles and nine sacks in five games for Grand Rapids Community College in 2006 and 43 tackles and 12 sacks in 2005… Earned his associates degree from Grand Rapids and majored in criminal justice at Jackson State.

Personal: Born in Adrian, Mich. and played tight end at Ypsilanti (Mich.) High School… Named to the All-District team and to Seniors of America List… Named to the Dean’s List… Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “Benard’s Bunch” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for the Christ Temple Ministries… Plays the piano, organ, guitar, drums and saxophone… Coaches a 4th-6th grade AAU basketball team called the Midwest Titans in his hometown… Played in his high school band… Has three sons (Domanic, Marcus Jr. and Ashai).