Nico Marley has signed a professional contract with the NFL’s Washington Redskins on Tuesday. Marley is the grandson of Jamaican […]
Nico Marley has signed a professional contract with the NFL’s Washington Redskins on Tuesday.
Marley is the grandson of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley.
Marley played four seasons at Tulane and finished the 2016 season with 86 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks.
His father, Rohan, also played football. Upon leaving the Miami Hurricanes, he spent a season with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League.
Despite having a famous name, Nico says he is looking to build a legacy of his own.
«I always wanted to make something for myself,» he said. «I’ve never said, ‘I’m gonna do it like my dad did it,’ or ‘I want to be like my grandfather.’ Every individual is supposed to have something he wants to go get, something he wants so bad he don’t need anybody’s help. That’s what I get from my father and grandfather.»