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30 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marlon Humphrey Every Fan Must Know

Marlon Humphrey
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Marlon Humphrey, considered to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, is currently the cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens. He is famous for some of his game changing touchdowns and interceptions, which sealed the victory for Ravens. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team during the 2020 season, but was activated again on November 11, 2020. Here are some really interesting facts and career stats about the football player that will make blow your mind:

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  1.  He was selected in the first round – 16th overall of the 2017 NFL Draft, by the Baltimore Ravens. He was the second cornerback to the drafted.
  2.  He signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $11.84 million contract with a signing bonus of $6.75 million with the Baltimore Ravens on May 5, 2017.
  3.  On April 28, 2020, the Ravens exercised the fifth-year option on Humphrey's rookie contract. Following this, he signed a five-year, $97.5 million contract extension with $66 million guaranteed on October 1, 2020.
  4.  During the Week 5 game of the 2020 season, he recorded his first career full sack on Joe Burrow during the 27–3 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  5.  In the Week 16 game against Cleveland Browns, he intercepted a pass thrown by Baker Mayfield late in the fourth quarter, which is said to have sealed the 31-15 Ravens’ win.
  6.  Marlon N. Humphrey was born on July 8, 1996 to Bobby Humphrey and Barbara Humphrey in Hoover, Alabama. His father runs a track and field training center, while his mother was a track star at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  7.  He is the third of five children in the family. His eldest sister Breona Humphrey runs track, while his brother Maudrecus Humphrey played for the University of Arkansas. He has two younger siblings – Brittley and Marion.
  8.  He attended Hoover High School, where he was a three-time All-State selection. He went a combined 30–1 in his junior and senior seasons, winning AHSAA 6A State Championships in 2013.
  9.  For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, he was named as a USA Today High School All-American. He was a highly-touted five-star prospect in the class of 2014. Humphrey received around nine offers from Power Five schools, including Alabama, Florida State, UCLA, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  10.  He officially visited only Mississippi, Florida State and Alabama, and officially committed to Alabama on January 29, 2014. He was very vocal about his preference for attending Alabama.
  11.  Humphrey was listed among the top five players by three major recruiting websites, and was rated as high as the ninth-best recruit in the country.
  12.  He was ranked the highest positionally, by Rivals.com, placing him only behind Jabrill Peppers, while 247Sports.com listed him at #3 only behind Tony Brown and Adoree’ Jackson.
  13.  However, ESPN.com ranked him fifth behind Peppers, Brown, Jackson, and Teez Tabor, while listing him as the second best recruit behind Bo Scarbrough.
  14.  During his time in high school, he also competed at a world-class level in track, and won a silver medal in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.
  15.  He redshirted in his initial year in Tuscaloosa, and became a started at cornerback in the year 2015. He started in his first game against Wisconsin and ranked second on the team in interceptions with 3 during the 2015 season.
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  17.  He became an essential part of an elite 2015 Alabama defense earning Freshman All-American rights, as the team went on to win their 16th national championship.
  18.  During the 2016 season, he started with the team's first interception for a touchdown against USC, and dominated opposing receivers for the rest of the season.
  19.  He started a total of 14 games in the season, before declaring his early departure from the collegiate level for the NFL draft.
  20.  He received an invitation to the NFL Combine and with the exception of shuttle and vertical, he completed nearly all of the required drills.
  21.  He attended pre-draft visits with multiple teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
  22.  He was projected to be a first round pick by NFL draft experts, and was ranked as the second best cornerback prospect by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
  23.  During his training camp with Ravens, he competed against Brandon Carr to be a starting cornerback. He was named the third cornerback by Head coach John Harbaugh, behind Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr.
  24.  He became a starting cornerback for the last four regular season games after Smith was placed on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles tendon.
  25.  In 2019, Humphrey changed his jersey number from 29 to 44, in order to accommodate the signing of Earl Thomas for the 2019 season.
  26.  During the Week 4 game against the Cleveland Browns, he got into an altercation with Odell Beckham Jr., and pinned Beckham Jr., to the turf.
  27.  Initially it seemed as if Humphrey was choking Beckham Jr., but a close-up video released by the Ravens later, showed that Humphrey never even touched Beckham’s neck.
  28.  After the game, he publicly apologized to Beckham Jr., stating that his response to Beckham was not the kind of football, he wanted to represent.
  29.  In the 2019 season, during the week 9 game against the New England Patriots, he recovered a fumble forced by his teammate Patrick Onwuasor on wide receiver Julian Edelman for a 70-yard touchdown.
  30.  This 70-yard fumble recovery touchdown set the record for longest in Baltimore Ravens team history. This was also his second touchdown in two games.
  31.  At the end of the 2018 season, with 37 combined tackles, a forced fumble, and a team-leading 15 pass deflections and two interceptions, in 14 games, he was ranked 11th among all the cornerbacks.
  32.  Marlon Humphrey Net Worth: $12 Million

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