Cassius Marsh is a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). He is a five year veteran of the league having been drafted in 2014. Whenever he is out playing on the field, it is hard to miss Marsh as he spots a full sleeve of colorful tattoos on both arms. Find out more about the man nicknamed ‘Polar Bear’ here including his parents, body stats, bio, net worth etc.
Cassius Marsh Bio
Cassius Lee Marsh was born on the 7th of July 1992 in Mission Hills California. He attended Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, near Los Angeles. The school is often referred to as ‘celebrity high’ and the reason is not farfetched. Marsh had celebrity kids as classmates including Nick, the son of legendary quarterback Joe Montana, Trey, the son of actor Will Smith and Trevor, the son of ice hockey player Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky’.
As a junior in 2008, Marsh recorded 55 tackles (33 solo), 16 sacks and 2 FFs and earned first-team all-state underclass honors in addition to being an all-CIF pick. As a senior in 2009, he recorded 83 tackles, 23 sacks, and was selected for the US Army All-America game. Going into college football, Cassius Marsh was highly rated and was ranked a 4-star and a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPN respectively. He received offers of scholarships from numerous top institutions but settled for UCLA.
At UCLA, he majored in and completed his degree in communication studies. He also played four years of college football. In 51 games for the UCLA Bruins, he made a total of 149 tackles (out of which 96 were solo), 15.0 sacks, 2 fumbles recovery, and 2 pass deflections. Cassius Marsh was named the school’s rookie of the year in his freshman season and was also named to the Pac-10 freshman team of the year by Rivals.com.
Cassius Marsh took part in the 2014 NFL draft and was picked in the fourth round by the Seattle Hawks. The Hawks signed him to a four-year contract worth $2.69million. The pass rusher spent three seasons with the Hawks before being traded to the New England Patriots in September 2017. He did not spend up to a year with the Patriots, leaving in February 2018. Marsh has described his time with the Patriots as being so bad that he wanted to quit football. According to him, there was just no joy in the team and the coaches were not utilizing him in the right manner.
On being released by the Patriots, Cassius was quickly snapped up by the San Francisco 49ers. In 6 seasons in the NFL, Marsh has made a total of 105 tackles (76 solo), 9.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.
Cassius Marsh’ net worth is still under review. However, he has earned a total of $6.16M over five seasons in the league. His salary for 2018 alone is $3.4 million. Even though the pass rusher described his short-lived stay at the Patriots as horrible, he nonetheless earned a cool mint when the Patriots reached Super Bowl LII. He was paid $107,000.
Who is His Wife?
Cassius Marsh is not married at the moment but he has a girlfriend. However, her name is not readily available.
People began asking about who his girlfriend is when it got publicized in November 2016 that the footballer’s sweetheart was robbed of decks worth $20, 000 belonging to her beau when she went out with it. Thieves broke into the car when his girlfriend packed it outside a nightclub. Cassius made a passionate appeal for the person to return them, offering two tickets to the Hawks games as an incentive. We do not know whether his call was heeded but the company which produces the game did show him some love by donating some cards to him.
Marsh is a big fan of the card game, Magic: The Gathering. Magic is a fantasy-based game of lore, strategy, and community, where players win, lose, and collect playing cards. According to him, the game was the most important thing to him after God, family, and football.
Cassius Marsh comes from a family that comprises of Curtis Marsh Sr. (dad), Holly Ann LeBlanc (mom), Joshua and Joseph (brothers), and a half-brother, Curtis Marsh Jr. His dad played professional football as well. He was a wide receiver and was drafted into the NFL in 1995. The senior Marsh played for teams such as the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also played in the Canadian Football League. His half-brother, Curtis Jr. is a cornerback. He was drafted into the NFL in 2011 and played for teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, and Denver Broncos.
Height and Weight
Cassius Marsh is 6 feet 4 inches or 1.9m tall and weighs 245lbs or 111kg. He has an arm length of 32 3/4″ and a hand size of 9 1/2″. The footballer has a massive stature which he is always willing to sacrifice in order to protect the ball.
One thing that readily draws attention to his body is the elaborate network of tattoos that covers it. The tattoos, bursting with vibrant colors, cover his upper body and arms. Marsh began getting them at the age of 18 while in college. One of his favorites is a polar bear wearing a Native American headgear. The tattoo on his back is a tribute to his Native American ancestry.