Marcell Dareus Celebrity Life
Marcell Dareus is a defensive tackle who has played for both the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On October 25th in 2019, Jacksonville Jaguars announced that he would be undergoing core muscle surgery, due to which he would be unable to play football for a period of time.
He was placed on injured reserve until on February 24th, 2020, when the Jacksonville Jaguars officially declined to contract him back.
Since then he has been a free agent within American football, however, allegedly the Jacksonville Jaguars have revealed that they are considering contracting Marcell Dareus back.
Early Life and Football in Alabama:
Marcell Dareus was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on 13th March 1990. As a youth, he attended the Huffman High School in Alabama, the place where he took his first steps towards the NFL.
At Huffman, Dareus engaged in all kinds of physical activities, including football, basketball, track and field, and more.
But it was football where Dareus really shone. By the time he graduated, he was the honorable mention as a defensive linesman by the AWSA All-State.
Due to his skill in playing football, he received various offers to play from Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, and other States, during college.
He, however, stuck to Alabama and joined the Crimson Tide in his freshman year.
In his first year, he played the right games, and in his sophomore year, he played almost twice that number at fourteen games.
In 2010 he was given the title of Defensive MVP at BCS's National Championship Game.
After Crimson Tide defeated Michigan State at the Capital One Bowl on the 7th if January, Dareus announced that he was eligible to be drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Getting Drafted, Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars:
In 2011, he became the third draft pick by the Buffalo Bills on April 28th. This made him the highest level drafted defensive player ever from the Crimson Tide. On April 28th, Buffalo Bills announced that he would be given the #99 jersey.
On July 29th of the same year, he Marcell Dareus signed a four-year contract with the Buffalo Bills that amounted to $20.4 million.
That same year, Dareus also joined the School of Legends, a partner of the NFLPA organization.
2012 brought shocking news to Dareus as he had to be excused from playing for most of the year when his brother was killed after being shot.
The next year, he came back as an injury replacement for Justin Smith at the Pro-Bowl. Justin Smith belonged to the San Francisco 49ers at the time. This continued into the next year as well, and he recorded 35 tackles and 10.0 sacks during this period.
Jim Schwartz made Dareus a part of his defensive strategy, which brought him back for a second Pro-Bowl appearance. This was the first time he had appeared as a part of an All-Pro team.
On May 21st, 2015, he was suspended from the first game of the season when it was discovered that she had engaged with substance abuse. On September 10th of the same year, the Buffalo Bulls offered him a contract extension for six years.
He was offered $95.1 million at this time in addition to incentives, out of which $60 million was guaranteed to him. This was the most amount of money any non-quarterback has ever made in the NFL.
Next year, on August 16th, it was announced that he was suspended from four games that season owing to a second violation of the 'no substance abuse' rule.
In October 2017, he was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars where he reunited with him old Buffalo Bills coach, Doug Marrone.
That same year, Marcell Dareus played a total of fourteen games - five for the Buffalo Bills and nine for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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