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Marc Mariani

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Marc Mariani

With all due respect to Marc Mariani, we only have him here because we will place any former Pro Bowl recipient with five years of NFL service, which means we will look at his career, even though we know he should not warrant any consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mariani came to the NFL as a late round pick in 2010 by way of the University of Montana.  A Pro Bowl selection as a returner in his rookie season, Mariani would lead the National Football League in Kick Returns and was chosen for the Pro Bowl.  This would be his best season in the NFL but he would play another five years in the league with Tennessee and Chicago.

You have to admit that this was one hell of a career for a player who was a walk on at Montana!

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Havre, Montana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Punt Returner, Wide Receiver
  • Played For: Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans
  • College: Montana
  • Drafted: 7th Round, 222nd Overall in 2010
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (2010)

    Most Kick Returns (2010)

    Most Return Yards (2010)

    Super Bowl Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (1) (2010)

    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (2) (2010 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (2) (2010 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Kick Return (3) (2010, 2014 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (2) (2011 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (2) (2010 & 2011)

    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (1) (2010)

    Top Ten Finishes: Returns (4) (2010, 2011, 2015 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Return Yards (3) (2010, 2011 & 2016)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 63. Return Yards: 5,041
    69. Returns: 292
    77. Kick Return Yards: 3,766
    79. Kick Returns: 154
    87. Yards per Kick Return: 24.55

Should Marc Mariani be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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No way! - 0%
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