Marcus Peters from yonks has always shown how much of a good, creative, versatile, and dogged footballer he is. Little wonder he made it into the National Football League (NFL) as a first-round pick selected by the Kansas City Chiefs. His career has seen him record many highs albeit with a few lows for one misdemeanor or the other. You will learn all about him here including who we found his family members to be without leaving out his body measurements which play a vital role in the success of any American footballer’s career.
Marcus Peters Bio
Marcus was born on January 9, 1993, in Oakland, California into a black American family. He grew up in Oakland which saw him attending McClymonds High School where he began playing football as a cornerback, wide receiver, and kicker as well as ran track. The kid was so good at playing football from such an early age that he got named the Most Valuable Player of Oakland Athletic League as he led his teammates to a perfect and first-ever 12-0 winning record. Similarly, he wasn’t found wanting in track and field events either as he recorded a personal best time of 10.87s in the 100 meters race and 22.91s in the 200 meters race; both at the Oakland Athletic League Championship as a senior.
For his remarkable performances, Rivals.com branded him a three-star recruit and the 30th best cornerback in his class. Following his high school graduation, Marcus Peters went knocking on the doors of the Washington Huskies football team in the University of Washington where he was well accepted and began studying and playing college football with them from January 2011.
In college, the young lad was redshirted in his freshman year (2011) but found ample playing time in his second season. Marcus recorded 44 tackles, 3 interceptions and a touchdown from the 13 games he played in 2012. In 2013 he got better with 55 tackles, 5 interceptions, and one sack. Coming into his junior season (2014) things went awry for the Oakland-born footballer.
He was first suspended for a sideline tantrum by his team’s head coach Chris Petersen and as if that was not enough, he went on to get involved in an argument with the team’s assistant coaches in their practice session on November 5, 2014. This posed a disciplinary issue for the team and it was for this reason that he got dismissed from the Washington Huskies as reports went wild about it. Thus in his last season of playing college football, Marcus Peters only had 30 tackles with 3 interceptions from the 8 games he played.
Well, like most youths his age and probably every other responsible adult, Marcus was reportedly remorseful following his suspension and admitted that some of his decisions at college were immature and hurt him.
He got drafted in the NFL as the 18th overall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. His rookie contract was a four-year deal worth $9 million which included a $5 million signing bonus. With this contract, his annual average salary was over $2 million.
As you would expect, Marcus Peters got off to a good start in his first professional season as a footballer, he was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl and 2nd Team All-Pro, Marcus also won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and AFC Defensive Rookie for December 2014 in addition to so many other honors and recognition that came his way all courtesy of his skills. He played with the Chiefs from the 2015 season through 2017 before he was traded. With the Red, Gold, White-colored team, Marcus Peters recorded a total of 130 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, and 2 touchdowns.
On March 14, 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs opted to trade him in a 2018 sixth-round NFL Draft pick to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a fourth-round 2018 pick and a second-round 2019 pick. The Mob Squad then decided to extend his initial contract by exercising his fifth-year option.
Marcus Peters has Michael Peters as his father but his mother’s name is unknown. His father currently coaches the McClymonds Warriors of McClymonds High School where Marcus played football and graduated from in his younger years. The spread of football talents in his family didn’t stop with him as his cousin Marshawn Lynch is equally a renowned NFL player.
Body Measurements, Height, and Weight
The footballer stands at an impressive 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) upon which he weighs a well-regulated 195 lb (88 kg). Marcus Peters has an arm length of 31 1⁄2 in (0.80 m) while his hand size was accurately measured to be 8 3⁄8 in (0.21 m). His body stats like his biceps, chest, and waist have not been revealed.