Marcel Reece

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Marcel Reece
Marcel Reece.JPG
Before a game in Denver in October, 2010.
No. 45     Oakland Raiders
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-23) June 23, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Hesperia (CA)
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2013
Rushing yards582
Receiving yards1,349
Rushing TDs2
Receiving TDs8
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Marcel Reece
Marcel Reece.JPG
Before a game in Denver in October, 2010.
No. 45     Oakland Raiders
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-23) June 23, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Hesperia (CA)
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2013
Rushing yards582
Receiving yards1,349
Rushing TDs2
Receiving TDs8
Stats at NFL.com

Marcel Antoine Wayne Reece[1] (born June 23, 1985) is an American football fullback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Washington. He played his first game for the Raiders during week 16 of the 2009 season against the Cleveland Browns in which he caught one pass for nine yards. He was named the starting fullback to open the 2010 season. Due to his catching ability and breakaway speed as a fullback ( 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds), Reece is also known as the "Matchup Nightmare".

High school and college[edit]

Marcel Reece played football at Hesperia High School where he earned All League honors as a Wide Receiver. He continued his playing career at Chaffey Junior College where he posted 25 receptions for 600 yards and 7 touchdowns. Marcel decided to take his talents to El Camino Community College the following year where he posted 47 catches for 1,286 yards and 13 touchdowns. His good season earned him a scholarship to the University of Washington. He broke out his senior year and made 39 catches for 761 yards and 8 touchdowns. The most notable play of Marcel's career came against the University of Arizona where he had a 98-yard reception for a touchdown, which is the longest play from scrimmage in UW history. He also became a member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Despite posting 4.4 40 Marcel was not drafted. He was noted as a "tweener" scouts did not know what position would fit Marcel in the NFL. He was noted as being too big to be a receiver and too small to be a tight end.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

The Raiders picked him up and experimented with him in a variety of positions and in this process found that fullback fit him best. The position was a difficult transition for Reece at first but he embraced the challenge. In the 2010 NFL season, he emerged as the starting fullback for the Oakland Raiders, hauling in 25 receptions for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns while rushing for 122 yards and one touchdown. He blocked for Pro Bowl alternate running back Darren McFadden, who rushed for 1,157 yards and 7 touchdowns. In 2012 after a series of injuries to McFadden and back-up Mike Goodson, Marcel Reece was switched from fullback to running back. He rushed for a total of 271 yards and recorded 52 receptions for 496 yards and one touchdown. He was the lone Raider selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reece Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com. 

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