102 Facts About Brandon Marshall


Brandon Tyrone Marshall was born on March 23,1984 and is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for 13 seasons in the National Football League.


Brandon Marshall played college football for the UCF Knights, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.


Brandon Marshall is currently a co-host on Showtime's Inside the NFL and has been on the show for seven seasons.


Brandon Marshall is known for his ability to break and dodge tackles.


Brandon Marshall led all NFL wide receivers in yards after first contact for the 2007 NFL season.


Brandon Marshall wants you to try to tackle him so he can shove you off of him and get more yards.


On December 13,2009, against the Indianapolis Colts, Brandon Marshall set an NFL record for receptions in a game with 21.


Brandon Marshall was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later lived in Georgia and Florida where he played high school football at Lake Howell High School.


Brandon Marshall was a letterman in basketball and track three times at Lake Howell.


Brandon Marshall played both offense and defense, as he earned All-State honors and was named Seminole County Utility Player of the Year.


Brandon Marshall was a scholar athlete at the University of Central Florida, and was selected to the All-C-USA Team.


Brandon Marshall attended the University of Central Florida, where he played a total of 44 games at wide receiver for the UCF Knights football team.


Brandon Marshall collected 112 receptions, 1,674 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns in his collegiate career.


Brandon Marshall played in 13 games and had career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.


Brandon Marshall started at safety for seven games during the 2004 season due to injuries in UCF's secondary.


Brandon Marshall made his first collegiate start at safety on October 4,2004, against Buffalo.


Brandon Marshall led his entire team in tackles during the 2004 season.


Brandon Marshall had a total of 20 catches, 309 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns for his rookie year.


Brandon Marshall caught a pass in each of the Broncos' final seven games of the season, totaling 18 receptions, 287 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown over that stretch.


Brandon Marshall broke and spun away from three tackles on his way to a career-long 71-yard touchdown.


Brandon Marshall sustained injuries before the start of the 2007 season.


Brandon Marshall pulled a quadriceps femoris muscle on July 10,2007, during Broncos mini-camp.


On December 13,2007, in a Thursday night road loss against the Houston Texans, Brandon Marshall caught 11 passes for 107 yards.


Brandon Marshall became the only wide receiver in Broncos history to have at least 10 receptions in two consecutive games.


On Christmas Eve, 2007, in a Monday night road loss to the San Diego Chargers, Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 75 yards.


On December 30,2007, in a home win against the Minnesota Vikings, Brandon Marshall caught 10 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.


Brandon Marshall became only the third second-year player in NFL history to have at least 100 receptions in a season, joining Isaac Bruce and Larry Fitzgerald.


Brandon Marshall later revealed that his right hand was numb during the entire 2008 season.


Brandon Marshall officially received a three-game suspension from the NFL on August 5,2008, due to off-the-field legal troubles including a drunk driving charge and domestic violence arrest.


Brandon Marshall appealed the decision and won the appeal, reducing the punishment to a one-game suspension and a fine of two combined game checks, which totaled $52,353.


Brandon Marshall's 18 receptions gave him 55 total receptions over five games, which is an NFL record.


Brandon Marshall is the first receiver in NFL history to register at least 10 receptions in four out of five games.


Denver wide receiver Brandon Stokley rushed over to Marshall to urge him to put the glove away, as it could be considered a touchdown celebration prop, which is against NFL rules.


Brandon Marshall later explained that he was intending to put on the glove as a means to honor racial progress and unity in the United States, following the country electing Barack Obama as President two days earlier.


Brandon Marshall had his second career multi-touchdown game as well; the first occurred in a home victory over the Chiefs in the 13th game of the prior season.


That game was where Brandon Marshall eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards for a season for the first time in his career.


Brandon Marshall finished the season ranked third among NFL wide receivers in receptions, seventh in receiving yards, fifth in receiving yards per game, seventh in yards after the catch, third in catches that led to first downs and first in number of times targeted for the second consecutive season.


The 104 catches were a career-high for Brandon Marshall and made him only the ninth player in NFL history to have at least 100 receptions in back-to-back seasons.


Brandon Marshall finished first in fan voting for AFC wide receivers in the 2009 Pro Bowl.


Brandon Marshall received 18 more votes than Randy Moss to earn the top spot.


Brandon Marshall was officially picked to play in his first Pro Bowl when selections were announced on December 16,2008.


Brandon Marshall had hip surgery on March 31,2009, to repair an aggravated hip that bothered him during the 2008 season.


Brandon Marshall's performance earned him the Pudding Pie Award, which is given to the game's MVP by the NFL Network.


Brandon Marshall's performance earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career.


Brandon Marshall became only the fifth player in NFL history to do so in three consecutive seasons.


Brandon Marshall was benched for the team's final regular season game by head coach Josh McDaniels for failing to arrive at a physical therapy session on time.


Brandon Marshall ended the season tied for third among NFL wide receivers in catches, tied for seventh in receiving touchdowns, seventh in yards after the catch, and fifth in number of times targeted.


Brandon Marshall finished the season with 86 receptions for 1,014 yards and three touchdowns.


Brandon Marshall was ranked 61st by his fellow on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.


Brandon Marshall was traded to the Chicago Bears on March 13,2012, for one third round draft pick in 2012 and a future one in 2013, reuniting him with former Bronco teammate Jay Cutler leading to a career year for Brandon Marshall.


In Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings, Brandon Marshall recorded 12 catches for 92 yards, and passed the 1,000 yards receiving mark in a season for the sixth time in his career, making Brandon Marshall the first Bears receiver to accomplish the feat since Marty Booker in 2002.


Two weeks later against the Vikings, Brandon Marshall recorded ten catches for 160 yards, passing Booker's single season reception mark with a total of 101 receptions.


In Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals, Brandon Marshall broke Marcus Robinson's single-season franchise record for receiving yards set in 1999.


However, Brandon Marshall did not play in the game due to having an arthroscopic procedure on his hip, and was replaced by Larry Fitzgerald.


Brandon Marshall finished the season with 118 receptions, 89 catches more than the next Bears receiver Earl Bennett, tying the New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker for second, behind Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson, and third in receiving yards with 1,508, behind Houston's Andre Johnson.


Brandon Marshall was ranked 27th by his fellow on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.


Brandon Marshall opened the 2013 season with eight receptions for 104 receiving yards against the Cincinnati Bengals.


In Week 17, Brandon Marshall torched the Green Bay Packers by providing an early fourth quarter touchdown from quarterback Jay Cutler.


Also, Brandon Marshall became the first player in Bears history to record multiple 100-reception seasons.


Brandon Marshall was ranked 36th by his fellow on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.


On May 19,2014, Brandon Marshall signed a four-year, $39.3 million contract.


Brandon Marshall was eligible for an annual $200,000 workout bonus throughout the contract's life.


Brandon Marshall was ranked 57th by his fellow on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.


At the time, Brandon Marshall said that the Jets would be the last team that he plays for, and that he would retire if cut.


From Week 2 to Week 5, Brandon Marshall had gained over 100 yards in four straight games.


In Week 3, Brandon Marshall surpassed the 10,000 receiving yards mark in his career.


Brandon Marshall became the first player in NFL history to have a 1,000-receiving yard season with four different teams.


Brandon Marshall finished the 2015 regular season with eight receptions for 126 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 17.


Brandon Marshall finished the season with 109 receptions on 174 targets for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns.


Brandon Marshall's season was historic in terms for the Jets franchise.


Brandon Marshall finished in the top-five among NFL wide receivers in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2015.


Brandon Marshall was named to his sixth Pro Bowl and was ranked 25th by his fellow on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.


Brandon Marshall started in 15 games and finished the season with 788 receiving yards and three touchdowns.


Brandon Marshall signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the New York Giants.


Brandon Marshall was placed on injured reserve on October 10,2017.


Brandon Marshall finished the 2017 season with 18 catches for 154 yards and zero touchdowns.


Brandon Marshall signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks worth up to $2 million with incentives on May 29,2018.


In Week 1, Brandon Marshall caught a touchdown from quarterback Russell Wilson in a loss to the Denver Broncos.


Brandon Marshall was signed by the New Orleans Saints on November 12,2018.


Brandon Marshall was released on December 13,2018, after not appearing in any games.


Brandon Marshall has been a co-host on Inside the NFL since 2014 when he was still an active player in the league.


Brandon Marshall remained a co-host of the show until his contract expired in August 2021.


Brandon Marshall has been nicknamed "The Beast" during his NFL career.


Brandon Marshall is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and does charity work with them.


Brandon Marshall is involved in an ongoing effort to rebuild Larimer Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Brandon Marshall is married to Michi Nogami and they have three children.


On July 31,2011, Brandon Marshall announced at a press conference that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and that he hopes to spread awareness and understanding about the illness.


Brandon Marshall said his entire professional career and adult personal life has been marred with symptoms of BPD, but only recently through treatment has he learned to consciously and effectively deal with the resulting problems of his actions that have been influenced by BPD.


Brandon Marshall said he hopes to help reduce the stigma of BPD, and encourage and lead others with the disorder to receive proper care.


On October 10,2013, Brandon Marshall donned a pair of bright green Nike cleats in support of Mental Illness Awareness Week.


Brandon Marshall pledged to donate any fine he incurred from the NFL to charity, an estimated $5,250.


In March 2018, Brandon Marshall partnered with the University of Michigan, the rapper Logic, Glenn Close, his wife Michi and the Steven Schwartzberg Foundation in launching a campaign titled Who Can Relate, a national mental health awareness campaign.


Brandon Marshall has founded the mental health awareness organization, Project 375.


On January 1,2007, Brandon Marshall was present at The Shelter, a nightclub in Denver, Colorado, along with teammates Javon Walker and Darrent Williams.


On March 26,2007, Brandon Marshall was arrested in the Highlands Ranch suburb of Denver on suspicion of domestic violence after his girlfriend reported that following a domestic dispute, Brandon Marshall prevented a taxi she was in from leaving his house.


Charges from the incident were later dismissed on May 25,2007, after Brandon Marshall completed anger management counseling.


Brandon Marshall was sentenced to one-year probation and 24 hours of community service.


On June 12,2008, Brandon Marshall was ticketed for an illegal lane change, then found to be without his license and proof of insurance.


On March 1,2009, Brandon Marshall was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a fight with his fiancee, Michi Nogami-Campbell.


Brandon Marshall was taken to a hospital and was released two days later.


Brandon Marshall was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is free on $7,500 bail.


On early Sunday, March 11,2012, two days before his trade to the Bears, Brandon Marshall was accused of hitting a woman in the face at a New York club and being involved in a melee.