Marcellus Wiley was born November 30, 1974 in Compton, California and is a retired defensive end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for four different teams. He was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Columbia University by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001, as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He currently works as an NFL analyst on ESPN. When time permits, Marcellus is available for corporate appearances, Meet & Greets and is considered one of the top athlete speakers.
At Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California, Wiley starred in both football and track and field. In football, he was an All-Conference pick. Wiley was a teammate of Adrian Klemm. He was his school’s Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society. He was the 1988 National type-writing champion with 82 words per minute.
At Columbia University, Wiley played tailback, defensive end, and kick returner for the Lions. He was a first team All-American, and All-Ivy League pick.
Wiley started his professional career primarily as a situational pass rusher, recording nine sacks through his first three years. In 2000, when the legendary Bruce Smith left for the Washington Redskins, Wiley replaced him at defensive end for the Bills. He was voted to the Pro Bowl once (2001) in his ten-year career.
Post NFL Career
He is cofounder of Prolebrity.com. Prolebrity (a portmanteau of pro and celebrity) is a sports community where pro athletes can express viewpoints, publicize their businesses, charities & events and connect with other athletes, fans & business opportunities.
He works for ESPN’s NFL Live and is a substitute co-host for Mike and Mike in the Morning and SportsNation. Wiley co-hosts Winners Bracket with Michelle Beadle. He currently co-hosts Max and Marcellus with Max Kellerman on KSPN (AM)