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Marcellus Wiley


Marcellus Wiley is widely known as an American sportscaster and former American football defensive end. Marcellus Wiley was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2001 while playing for the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early Life and Education

Marcellus Wiley stepped into this world as Marcellus Vernon Wiley Sr. on November 30, 1974, in Compton, California, U.S. His age is currently 49 years old. He was born to his parents Charles Wiley and his mother Valerie Wiley. He holds American nationality and is of a black ethnic background. According to his birthdate, he was born under the zodiac sign Sagittarius.

Wiley was an outstanding athlete in both football and track and field at Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California. He was selected for All-Conference football. Adrian Klemm played on the same team as Wiley. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the valedictorian of his school. He had a national typing record of 82 words per minute in 1988.

College Career

Wiley was a Lions kick returner, defensive end, and tailback at Columbia University. In his first two seasons, he played running back. In his senior year, he switched to defensive end and finished the season with 63 tackles (17 for loss), 6.5 sacks, eight pass breakups, and three blocked field goals. He served as team captain and guided the Lions to their most successful season (an 8-2) since 1945. Wiley earned first-team All-Ivy League and All-American honors and earned a sociology degree from Columbia in 1997.

Professional Career

The Buffalo Bills selected him out of Columbia University with the 52nd overall choice in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Wiley spent the first three years of his professional career primarily as a situational pass rusher, accumulating nine sacks. He missed the preseason in 2000 after undergoing disc repair surgery.

Wiley, a defensive end with the Bills, took over when Hall of Famer Bruce Smith left for the Washington Redskins and made the roster for the season’s first game. As a Charger, he was chosen for the 2001 AFC Pro Bowl team.

Marcellus Wiley

Caption: Marcellus Wiley was captured during one of his programs
Source: Columbia University Athletics

Post NFL Career

Wiley was a founding member of Prolebrity, a sports community where professional athletes may voice their opinions, promote their organizations, causes, and events, and network with other players, fans, and commercial prospects.

Wiley was a replacement co-host for Mike and Mike in the Morning and worked for ESPN’s NFL Live. He co-hosted SportsNation as well. From 2010 to 2012, Wiley and Michelle Beadle co-hosted the Winners Bracket. Later, from 2013 to 2018, he co-hosted multiple editions of LA’s afternoon radio show, including “Max and Marcellus,” “Afternoons with Marcellus and Kelvin,” and “Afternoons on ESPNLA with Marcellus Wiley and Travis Rogers” on ESPN LA.

He replaced Colin Cowherd as the full-time co-host of SportsNation in January 2013. When Jason Whitlock’s contract with Fox Sports was not renewed in June 2020, Wiley resigned from his role as co-host of Speak for Yourself on ESPN and joined FS1 on July 13, 2018. Emmanuel Acho took Whitlock’s place and joined Wiley as the new co-host. In July 2022, Wiley resigned as the host of Speak For Yourself to take on a new position at FS1. Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outsider, written by Wiley, was published in 2018.

Millionaire Matchmaker

In a November 2011 episode of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Wiley made an appearance. When Wiley finally found love, Season 5, Episode 12: “The Player and the Piano Player” came to a close.

Personal Life

His sexual orientation is straight. As for his marital status, Marcellus Wiley is a married man. He tied the knot with Annemarie in June 2014 after being engaged in September 2012. His wife is professionally a nurse who began working at Keck Medicine of USC earthed in San Pablo Los Angeles in 2013. Moreover, the couple is the parents of two children (a son and a daughter) named Morocca Alise (born. in 1999) and Marcellus Jr. (born. in 2015).

Marcellus Wiley

Caption: Marcellus Wiley with his wife and children
Source: Twitter

Marcellus Wiley – Net Worth 2024

This professional sportscaster has earned a hefty amount of money throughout his sports career. He has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023. Likewise, his average salary per annum is $350K. No doubt he is living a lavish life.

Social Media

Marcellus is quite popular and active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His official Facebook page ‘Marcellus Wiley’ has gained more than 74K followers as of now. Likewise, his Instagram account ‘@marcelluswiley’ has garnered more than 606K followers and has shared 4,825 posts. Similarly, he joined Twitter in February 2009 and has more than 331.9K followers on his account ‘@marcelluswiley’.

Marcellus Wiley – Body Measurements

Talking about his physical stats, he has a well-maintained active, and fit body personality. He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 125kg. However, there are no details about his body size, dress size, shoe size, waist size, and so on. He has a pair of brown eyes with a bald head.

Marcellus Wiley

Caption: Marcellus posing for a photo
Source: Instagram