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Marcus Sherels

Marcus Sherels
No. 35     Minnesota Vikings
Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Rochester, Minnesota
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Rochester (MN) Marshall
College: Minnesota
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2013

Marcus Sherels (born September 30, 1987) is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Sherels attended John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minnesota and went on to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, earning a scholarship after initially joining the football program as a walk-on.[1]

Professional career

2010 Minnesota's Pro Day

Minnesota Vikings

Signed as an undrafted free agent in the 2010 preseason, Sherels was waived by the Vikings on September 4, 2010 and signed to the practice squad on September 6. On September 28 Sherels was released to make room on the practice squad for tight end John Nalbone. As of October 13, Sherels was resigned to the Vikings practice squad and Nalbone released. This move, along with the signing of Frank Walker to the active squad, was made due to the season-ending injury sustained by cornerback Cedric Griffin who was placed on injured reserve the same day. On January 1, 2011, Sherels was elevated to the active 53-man squad after safety Madieu Williams was placed on injured reserve.[2]

On September 30, 2012 (Sherels' 25th birthday), in an away game at the Detroit Lions, Sherels recorded his first career touchdown on a 77-yard punt return.[3] Sherels gave the Vikings a 14-point lead in a 20-13 win.

In the 2013 Preseason, in a game against the Tennessee Titans, Sherels recorded a 109-yard kickoff return score and an interception of Titans' QB Rusty Smith.

On Monday night football Marcus Sherles made 86 yard touchdown on a punt return recording his longest ever.


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