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Marcus Spears

Marcus Spears is a retires American professional footballer. Moreover, Marcus Spears played in a defensive end position in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He was picked first overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, and he previously played for the Baltimore Ravens in the league.

Early Life

Marcus Rayshon Spears best known as Marcus Spears was born on March 8, 1983, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the United States of America.

As of now, he is 40 years old and is a citizen of the United States. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Pisces and he is a Christian by religion.

Talking about his parents, he is the son of Ebray Spears (father) and Irma Spears (mother). In addition, he has a sister whose name is Diedre Spears.

College Career

Talking about his academic qualification, he went to Southern University Laboratory School. There, he played football and gain fame all over.

Later, he enrolled at Louisiana State University. He was picked to play football for the LSU Tigers. As he was signed as a tight end at first. He, on the other hand, quickly transitioned to a defensive end position.

He was picked to play football for the LSU Tigers. Furthermore, he was signed as a tight end at first. He,  on the other hand, quickly transitioned to a defensive end position.

Similarly, in his next two seasons, he turned forth equally impressive performances. He set a new career-best for tackles, with 49. Spears made a significant impact on the team’s third-place finish in 2004.

Marcus Spears – Body Measurements

This former player is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 143 kg. Marcus has black hair with black eyes in color and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.

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Caption: Marcus Spears body measurement (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 104k followers. Likewise, there are more than 240.2k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.

Professional Career

Dallas Cowboys

Marcus was able to attract the attention of numerous managers after an outstanding performance in college. The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) quickly signed him.

He was selected by the Cowboys as the 20th overall choice in the 2005 NFL draft. In addition, he was a major player on the team from 2005 until 2012.

He played in 19 games with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL and had a total of 226 tackles. In addition, he was getting in shape at the time and had a couple of minor injuries.

Moreover, he got a $19 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys for the 2011 season. However, he was unable to play in the first few games of the season owing to minor injuries.

Due to major knee injuries, he was dropped from the team on March 13, 2013.

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Caption: Marcus Spears working as a TV host (Source: Instagram)

Baltimore Ravens

Marcus was signed by the Baltimore Ravens after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. On March 15, 2013, he agreed to a two-year contract worth $3.55 million.

However, due to a variety of factors and injuries, he was unable to play for two seasons for the Baltimore Ravens. He had 10 tackles in his first season with the Ravens, appearing in five games.

As a Television host

He began his career as a TV host after he retired from American football. In addition, he began his career as a co-host of SEC Nation,

a weekly college football preview show that provides insight into upcoming games and athletes to keep an eye on. He started hosting a TV show called DFW Outdoorsman later that year.

The show featured numerous outdoor sports such as hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities as part of its content.

He is now hosting the ESPN morning shows Get Up!, First Take, and NFL Live after hosting other shows such as Thinking Out Loud on the SEC Network.


Consensus All-American (2004), 2x First-team All-SEC (2003, 2004), and BCS national champion (2003) are some of the awards and recognition that he earned from his profession.

Relationship Status

Marcus married Aiysha Smith, who is also a former basketball player. The couple has two daughters and one son whose names are Macaria Reagan, Marcus Rayshon Spears, and Miko Reign. Besides that, the former American footballer is not a part of controversy or has gotten into rumors till now.

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Caption: Marcus Spears posing with his family (Source: Instagram)

Marcus Spears – Net Worth 2023

As of now, his net worth estimates at around $18 million. In terms of salary, he earns more than 1.3 million dollars every year.

Marcus has also inked a strategic agreement with J.Hilburn, which began in January 2021.