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Mike Marquardt
No. --     Free Agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: July 10, 1982 (1982-07-10) (age 27)
Place of birth: Vista, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2006–2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles     --
Sacks     --
Forced fumbles     --
Stats at

Michael Marquardt (born July 10, 1982 in Vista, California) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Arizona State.

Marquardt has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins.


Early years

Marquardt attended Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California. He was named a Prep Star magazine All-American and named All C.I.F. and All-league as a senior. He also earned Palomar League Most-Valuable Player honors as a senior when he had 40 tackles and a team-leading 18 sacks while forcing four fumbles and returning one for a touchdown.

College career


Brigham Young

Marquart began his college career at Brigham Young University in 2000, redshirting that year. In 2001 he played in 10 games for the Cougars and had 11 tackles, including five tackles and three sacks. After the 2001 season he served mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He returned for the 2004 season and he played in 11 games, totaling five tackles, including one tackle for loss.

Arizona State

Marquart sat out 2005 after transferring to Arizona State University. In 2006 he started 12 of 13 games played an was honorable mention All-Pac-10, totaling 25 tackles (18 solo), 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks. As a senior, in 2007, he started 11 games and again earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition. He totaled 23 tackles (11 solo), two fumble recoveries and 1.5 tackles-for-loss on the year. Both in 2006 and 2007 he was All-Academic Pac-10 and was a semifinalist for the 2007 Draddy Trophy, nicknamed the "Academic Hesiman".


2001 Brigham Young 10 0 8 2 10 5 3 0 0 0 0
2004 Brigham Young 11 0 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Arizona State 13 12 18 7 25 7.5 3.5 0 0 1 0
2007 Arizona State 11 11 11 12 23 1.5 0 0 2 0 0
Totals 45 23 41 22 64 15 6.5 0 2 1 0

Key: GP - games played; GS - games started; UA - unassisted tackles; AT - assisted tackles; TT - total tackles; T/L - tackles for a loss; Sacks - ; FF – Forced fumble ; FR – Fumbles recovered; PD - passes deflected; Int - interceptions

Professional career


Marquardt ran a 4.97 forty-yard dash.[1]

Cincinnati Bengals

After going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, Marquardt signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent. He was waived by the team on July 7.

Carolina Panthers

Marquardt was then signed by the Carolina Panthers, but was waived on August 6, 2008.

Philadelphia Eagles

Marquardt was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 10, 2008. He was waived by the team during final cuts, but re-signed to the practice squad on September 1.

St. Louis Rams

Marquardt was signed by the St. Louis Rams on April 2, 2009, only to be released a month later on May 1.

Washington Redskins

Marquardt was signed by the Washington Redskins on August 5, 2009 after the team waived defensive tackle Vaka Manupuna. He was waived on August 30.


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