51 Facts About Ali Marpet


Alexander "Ali" Marpet is an American former professional football guard who played seven seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.


Ali Marpet attended the 2015 Senior Bowl, as the first NCAA Division III player picked to play in the all-star game in 25 years.


Ali Marpet performed 30 repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press, tied for fifth-best among offensive linemen.


Ali Marpet had a vertical leap of greater than 30 inches, and a Wonderlic test intelligence score of over 30.


Ali Marpet's father, Bill Marpet, is an Emmy Award-winning videographer and director who since 1993 has headed B Productions, and produces fashion videos in New York.


Ali Marpet was in a rock band called "Housewives on Prozac," and founded the Mamapalooza music and arts festival and the popup museum Museum of Motherhood.


Ali Marpet has three siblings: two older brothers, Blaze and Brody, and a younger sister, Zena.

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Ali Marpet, who is Jewish, is an alumnus of Birthright Israel.


Ali Marpet said that it would be a "huge honor" to represent Jews as an athlete.


Ali Marpet joined then-current Jewish National Football League offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz, Mitchell Schwartz, Adam Bisnowaty and Gabe Carimi.


At Hastings High School, Ali Marpet played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Yellowjackets, was a three-time varsity letterman, named second-team All-State, earned all-section honors, and was a two-time all-league selection.


Ali Marpet played the offensive line as a 160 pounds ninth-grader.


Ali Marpet quit playing football after his freshman year to focus on basketball where he earned all-league selection twice.


Ali Marpet rejoined the football team in his junior year, by which time he weighed 210 pounds.


Ali Marpet helped lead the Hastings squad to the section finals in 2010.


Ali Marpet attended Hobart College, subsequent to being sought after to play football by Holy Cross, Fordham University, and Marist College.


Ali Marpet graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and a minor in philosophy and public policy in spring 2015.


Ali Marpet was not highly recruited out of high school by larger collegiate programs.


Ali Marpet originally wanted to play both basketball and football in college.


Ali Marpet started 37 of the 43 games he played, helping the Statesmen win four consecutive Liberty League Championships.


In 2012, Ali Marpet started all 13 games and was All-Liberty League first-team, and D3football.


Ali Marpet started all 11 games during the season and was All-Liberty League first-team, Liberty League All-Academic, Jewish Sports Review All-American, D3football.


Ali Marpet was an American Football Coaches Association All-American, a unanimous All-Liberty League first-team, D3football.


Ali Marpet won the William C Stiles '43 Memorial Award and the Bill Middleton Memorial Award.


Ali Marpet attended the 2015 Senior Bowl college football all-star game.

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Ali Marpet was the third Division III player picked to play in the Senior Bowl, following in the footsteps of Ferrum College alumnus Chris Warren and Wheaton College Alumnus Chad Thorson who both played in the all-star contest in 1990.


Ali Marpet was one of the only linemen who was able to block University of Washington defensive tackle and first round pick Danny Shelton.


At the NFL Scouting Combine in February 2015, Ali Marpet's performances identified him as one of the 2015 NFL Draft's most athletic offensive linemen.


Ali Marpet had the second-best time in both the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle.


Ali Marpet performed 30 repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press, tied for fifth-best among offensive linemen.


Ali Marpet had a vertical leap of greater than 30 inches, and a noteworthy intelligence measurement Wonderlic test score of over 30.


Ali Marpet scored the highest "Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness" score among all offensive line prospects eligible for the draft.


Sports Illustrated's second-round mock draft predicted Ali Marpet going 64th overall to the New England Patriots.


CBS Sports wrote that Ali Marpet was a "quick thinker with a high football IQ, with NFL toughness and play speed".


Ali Marpet was drafted in the second round, 61st overall, of the 2015 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 1,2015.


Ali Marpet was the highest-drafted pick in the history of NCAA Division III football.


Ali Marpet was the 20th Division III player to be drafted since 1990.


Ali Marpet signed a four-year contract with the team on June 10,2015.


Ali Marpet began his 2015 rookie season as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting right guard, and Pro Football Focus graded him as the 12th-best run-blocking guard that season and, in Week 8, graded him as the best in the league, although he missed three games with an ankle injury.


Ali Marpet played 819 snaps on the season, and was graded 77.2 by PFF, which ranked him 31st among 84 qualifying players at the position that year, and was the 10th-best ever recorded by a rookie offensive guard who played at least 500 offensive snaps in their rookie season.


Ali Marpet started 11 games at center before being placed on injured reserve on November 29,2017, with a knee injury, and played 723 snaps on the season.


In 2018, Ali Marpet was voted a team captain by his fellow players.


Ali Marpet played 1,117 snaps in 2018,4th-most of all NFL guards.


Ali Marpet was given a grade of 82.1 for his performance in 2018 by Pro Football Focus.


On October 9,2018, Ali Marpet signed a five-year, $55.125 million contract extension with the Buccaneers through the 2023 season, with $27.125 million in guarantees.

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Ali Marpet became the seventh-highest paid guard in the NFL in average salary at $10.825 million per season, and the third-highest at left guard behind the Jaguars' Andrew Norwell and the Raiders' Kelechi Osemele.


Ali Marpet was named to the Pro Football Focus All-Underrated Team entering 2019.


Ali Marpet played in and started 13 games in the 2020 regular season.


Ali Marpet played in all four games in the Buccaneers' playoff run that resulted in the team winning Super Bowl LV.


On February 27,2022, Ali Marpet announced his retirement from professional football at age 28 after seven seasons via an Instagram post.


Ali Marpet retired with two years left on his contract, with an annual salary of $10 million.