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Marquis Spruill
LB #51
Height:
6-0
Weight:
224
Age:
23
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Newark, NJ
Experience:
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Biography

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Selected as a fifth round (168th overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2014.

College

Served as a team captain and was a member of 2013 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as a senior. Logged 41.0 tackles for loss during his collegiate career, which rank second in program history. Started all 13 games in 2013, earning All-ACC honorable mention honors after posting 14.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Also added 66 total tackles (42 solo). Ranked 10th in the Big East in tackles for loss, averaging nearly one per game (.75 avg/g) while adding 64 total tackles (38 solo) as a junior in 2012. Earned second team All-Big East as a sophomore in 2011 after posting 62 tackles (43 solo) with 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. Was one of 15 true freshman to play in 2010. Started all 13 games and earned second team Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele after notching 51 tackles (30 solo) with nine tackles for loss and two sacks.

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Selected as a fifth round (168th overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2014.

College

Served as a team captain and was a member of 2013 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as a senior. Logged 41.0 tackles for loss during his collegiate career, which rank second in program history. Started all 13 games in 2013, earning All-ACC honorable mention honors after posting 14.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Also added 66 total tackles (42 solo). Ranked 10th in the Big East in tackles for loss, averaging nearly one per game (.75 avg/g) while adding 64 total tackles (38 solo) as a junior in 2012. Earned second team All-Big East as a sophomore in 2011 after posting 62 tackles (43 solo) with 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. Was one of 15 true freshman to play in 2010. Started all 13 games and earned second team Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele after notching 51 tackles (30 solo) with nine tackles for loss and two sacks.

Personal

Attended Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Va.) for one year after graduating from Hillside High School (Hillside, N.J.) where helped lead the Blue Devils to an 8-3 record. He earned all-state and all-county honors at Hillside where he was a senior captain and posted 109 tackles, incuding 22 for loss. Majored in child and family studies and was on the way to pick up his degree when he received the call from the Atlanta Falcons informing him that he had been selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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