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Marcus Stroud biography

Date of birth : 1978-06-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Thomasville, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Marcus Stroud is an American Football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

Acquired by the Bills in a trade with Jacksonville on March 1, 2008… Originally entered the NFL as a first round (13th overall) draft choice by the Jaguars in 2001

* Since 2002, Stroud has posted 541 tackles (coaches stats) and ranks fifth in the NFL in that eight-year span
* Tied for second in NFL among defensive linemen with eight passes defensed in 2009
* Teams are 15-9 when he produces a sack
* Named as a starter in Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons from 2003-05
* Missed the first game of his career in 2006, ending a streak of 84 consecutive games played

* At NE (9/14) started at DT and finished with four tackles and two tackles for a loss.
* Vs. TB (9/20) tallied five tackles, including four solo, one sack and two QB hits.
* At MIA (10/4), had four solo tackle, one sack, a QB hit and a tackle for a loss.
* Vs. HOU (11/1), tallied four tackles, two QB hits, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
* At JAX (11/22), inactive with an injury.
* Vs. MIA (11/29), returned to the lineup and had three tackles and a pass defensed.
* Vs. IND (1/3), credited with one solo tackle.

* Ranked second among Bills defensive linemen with 85 tackles; Ranked third on the team with eight passes defensed.
* Made Bills debut vs. Sea. (9/7), posting 2.0 sacks of Matt Hasselbeck – the 17th different quarterback taken down in NFL career… was his 6th multi-sack game and 5th with 2.0 sacks
* Finished tied with a team-high eight tackles and recorded two tipped passes at Jac. (9/14)…one tipped pass led to a Terrence McGee interception
* Recovered first fumble of the season and fourth of his career vs. SD (10/19), which led to a touchdown
* Participated in a strip-sack of Patriots QB Matt Cassel at NE (11/9)… forced fumble was recovered by Buffalo and marked his eighth FF of his career
* Recorded six tackles, including one for a loss of six yards vs. Cle. (11/17)…had two QB pressures and four hits
* Recovered his second fumble of the season at KC (11/23) and returned the ball for six yards…also had one pass break-up
* Posted season-high 12 tackles vs. Mia. (12/7)

2007 – JAGUARS
* Appeared and started nine games finishing with 35 tackles (24 solo), 3.0 sacks and one fumble recovery
* Posted a season-high seven tackles and a sack vs. Ten. (9/9)
* Recorded six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a QB pressure vs. Atl. (9/16)
* At KC (10/7). registered four tackles and one QB pressure in his 95th career game
* At TB (10/28), notched six tackles and shared a sack of Jeff Garcia
* Was suspended for games 9-12 by the NFL for violation of Steroids and Related Substances Policy
* Played in his 100th career game vs. Car. (12/9) and posted two tackles before suffering an ankle injury
* Placed on injured reserve on Dec. 12

2006 – JAGUARS
* Started 11 games at defensive tackle and finished with 34 tackles (31 solo) and 2.5 sacks
* Missed five games with an ankle injury
* Posted three tackles and one QB pressure vs. Dal. (9/10)
* Vs. Pit. (9/18), recorded one tackle for a loss and part of a defense that held the Steelers to a franchise-low 26 rushing yards
* Had four tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed at Ind. (9/24)
* Recorded two tackles vs. NYG (11/20) after missing five games and became only the seventh Jaguar in franchise history to record 400 tackles
* At Buf. (11/26), tallied five tackles, two QB pressures and one pass defensed
* Posted one sack at Mia. (12/3)
* Notched six tackles to go along with a sack of Peyton Manning vs. Ind. (12/10)
* Extended sack streak to three games by recording a half-sack at Ten. (12/17)

2005 – JAGUARS
* Started every game (16) for the fourth straight season and extended streak of 80 consecutive games played and 64 straight starts
* Named Pro Bowl starter for the third consecutive year
* Posted 66 tackles (42 solo) with one sack, one forced fumble and five passes defensed
* Set a season-high of seven tackles at Ind. (9/18) along with four QB pressures and one pass defensed
* Registered five tackles and one QB pressure vs. Den. (10/2)
* Notched only sack of the season vs. Cin. (10/9)
* Had four tackles and two QB pressures at StL (10/30)
* Tied a season-high with five QB pressures vs. Bal. (11/13) with three tackles
* Tied a season-high of seven tackles, two tackles for losses, one forced fumble and three QB hits at Cle. (12/4)
* Started at LT in AFC Wild Card game at NE (1/7) and recorded four tackles, two QB pressures and one pass defensed in his first career postseason game

2004 – JAGUARS
* Became the first Jaguar since Tony Boselli (1999-2000) to start back-to-back Pro Bowls
* Started every game for third straight year and extended streak of 64 consecutive games played and 48 straight starts
* Recorded 80 tackles (63 solo) with 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery
* Ranked second on the team with 32 QB pressures, three tackles for a loss and seven passes defensed
* Began season with four tackles, two passes defensed and three QB pressures at Buf. (9/12)
* Set a season-high with nine tackles vs. Den. (9/19)
* Posted first sack of the year along with eight tackles at Ten. (9/26)
* Vs. KC (10/17), sacked Trent Green twice and made eight tackles and forced a fumble
* Recorded five tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and two QB pressures vs. Ten. (11/21)
* Recovered first fumble of season and second of career at Min. (11/28) and made three tackles
* Posted eight tackles and split a sack of David Carr vs. Hou. (12/26)

2003 – JAGUARS
* Voted as the AFC starting defensive tackle in the Pro Bowl after starting every game for the second season, extending streak to 48 consecutive games played
* Notched 101 tackles (82 solo) with 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble
* Added a team-high 48 QB pressures, 12 tackles for a loss and five passes deflected
* Was the anchor of a Jaguars defense that finished as the league’s second-ranked run defense allowing only 87.9 yards per game
* Defense ranked No.1 in the NFL with a 3.2-yards per carry average and allowed only one running back to rush for over 100 yards
* Had nine tackles and two QB pressures at Ind. (9/21)
* Tallied a season-high 11 tackles, a half sack, three tackles for a loss and two QB pressures at Hou. (9/28)
* Posted one sack of Drew Brees and six QB pressures with six tackles vs. SD (10/5)
* Sacked Chad Pennington and had a team-high four QB pressures at NYJ (11/23)
* Recorded two sacks of Brad Johnson and forced a fumble vs. TB (11/30), marking his third career multi-sack game
* At Atl. (12/28), posted six tackles

2002 – JAGUARS
* One of six players to start every game on defense, doing so for the first time in career
* Tied for seventh on team with 79 tackles (40 solo), seven passes batted down, three tackles for a loss, three QB pressures, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery
* Tied for team lead with 6.5 sacks, which also tied for 19th in the AFC
* Made first NFL start in season opener vs. Ind. (9/8), making six tackles and forcing a fumble… Also deflected a 33-yard field goal attempt by Mike Vanderjagt
* Posted first career sack in game three vs. NYJ (9/29), adding four stops on defense
* Had a season-high of eight tackles at Ten. (10/13) and at Hou. (11/17)
* Saw action on every play for first time at Bal. (10/20), making five tackles and forcing a fumble that led to team’s only touchdown
* Registered two sacks at NYG (11/3) adding three tackles and three passes defensed, marking his first career multi-sack game
* Received a game ball after posting a sack vs. Was. (11/10)
* Notched two more sacks at Hou. (11/17) and made eight tackles and received a defensive game ball
* Shared a sack of Jon Kitna at Cin. (12/15)

2001 – JAGUARS
* Played in all 16 games but did not start and finished 10th on team with 62 tackles (24 solo), the highest total of any Jaguar who did not start a game
* Added 11 QB pressures to finish fourth on team and three passes defensed and posted a field goal block
* Saw first career action vs. Pit. (9/9), making three tackles
* Vs. Ten. (9/23), led team’s defensive lineman with seven tackles and batted down a pass on Titans final series
* Blocked a field goal attempt by Ryan Longwell vs. GB (12/3) on Monday Night Football marking first of career and first by Jaguar since Clyde Simmons on 9/22/97

At Georgia, joined Richard Seymour (No. 1 pick of New England in 2001) in giving school the premier defensive tackle tandem in college football in 1999 and 2000… Played in 43 games, with 29 starts at left defensive tackle… Made 142 tackles (77 solo) with 6.5 sacks and 19 stops for a loss… Registered 55 QB pressures during career and made 17 pass deflections… Played in four bowl games: 2000 Oahu, 1999 Outback, 1998 Peach and 1997 Outback… All-Southeastern Conference second-team pick by league’s coaches and Associated Press as a senior in 2000… Started all year at left defensive tackle, recording 57 tackles with 1.5 sacks and six tackles for a loss… Led team with 24 QB pressures and recovered a fumble… Played in 10 games as a junior, starting nine and finished with 37 tackles, 2.0 sacks and seven tackles for a loss… Deflected four passes, forced a fumble and had nine QB pressures… Played in every game as a sophomore, starting nine times at left defensive end, making 22 tackles with 1.0 sack and stops for a loss… Forced two fumbles, deflected three passes and posted 12 QB pressures… Played in every game as a reserve defensive tackle as a freshman in 1997… Redshirted as a true freshman in 1996… Graduated in 2000 with a degree in sports management.

Attended Brooks County High (Quitman, GA)… Named Class A first-team All-State by Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association, adding Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and Top 50 in Georgia, USA Today All-USA honorable mention selection and Sweet 16 honors by the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph as a senior defensive lineman … Selected to play in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game … Recorded 76 tackles, eight sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior … Also started at tight end and had 25 receptions for 307 yards and a touchdown … Also played basketball … Member of National Honor Society … Paid for his mother, Thelma McDonald, to attend nursing school … Full name: Marcus Lavar Stroud.

Marcus participated in the 2009 Community Ticket Donation Program by donating 20 season tickets to the Buffalo Public Schools. Over 200 people were part of Stroud's Crowd and attended Buffalo Bills home games where they were also treated to food and beverage coupons compliments of Marcus.

Marcus has been very active in the community throughout his career in Jacksonville and Buffalo. The Marcus Stroud Foundation is dedicated to supporting children who face significant physical, mental and financial challenges in a single parent home. The goal of the foundation is to help enhance and enrich the lives of disadvantaged children by establishing various academic and athletic programs otherwise unavailable to them. Marcus participates in a number of community events throughout the year on behalf of the Marcus Stroud Foundation. Each year, Marcus also hosts the Marcus Stroud Pro-Bowl Camp for Kids youth football camp which is a free youth camp where kids are taught what is takes to become a professional football player.

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