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Marques Douglas
DT #99
Height:
6-2
Weight:
290
College:
Howard
Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.
Experience:
10

Biography

PRO:  Marques Douglas is a veteran defensive lineman that has experience playing end and tackle in both 3-4 and 4-3 fronts.  The 10-year veteran will add depth to the Titans’ defensive tackle rotation after signing as a free agent on Nov. 9, 2010.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2007 with San Francisco, started all 16 games for second straight season and posted a career-high 100 tackles to go along with three sacks and four passes defensed.
• In 2004 with Baltimore, finished third on team with 92 tackles, a career-high 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and seven passes defensed.  

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Douglas established the Marques Douglas Foundation in 2004 to mentor students in academics, athletics and social issues.  The foundation also works with various church and after school programs in North Carolina and beyond.  He has hosted the Marques Douglas Foundation youth football camp in his hometown of Greensboro, N.C., for several years.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Greensboro, N.C., native was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens on April 23, 1999.
• Waived by the Ravens on Sept. 5, 1999 and signed to the team’s practice squad two days later.
• Signed to the active roster by the Ravens on Dec. 21, 1999.
• Waived by the Ravens on Aug. 27, 2000 and was claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 28, 2000.
• Waived by the Saints on Sept. 14, 2000 and was signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
• Signed to the Saints’ active roster on Sept. 19, 2000 and appeared in one game before being placed on the injured reserve on Oct. 12, 2000.
• Re-signed by the Saints as a free agent on April 5, 2001.
• Waived by the Saints on Sept. 3, 2001 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
• Signed to the Ravens’ active roster from the Saints’ practice squad on Nov. 28, 2001.
• Placed on the injured reserve by the Ravens on Oct. 15, 2002.
• Signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent on April 7, 2005.
• Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent on March 18, 2008.
• Traded by the Buccaneers to the Ravens for multiple draft picks on Aug. 27, 2008.
• Released by the Ravens on Feb. 27, 2009.
• Signed by the New York Jets as a free agent on March 16, 2009.
• Signed by the Miami Dolphins as a free agent on July 23, 2010 and was released by the club on Sept. 5, 2010.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Nov. 9, 2010.     

COLLEGE:
• Started 40 games at Howard University, finishing second all time in the MEAC conference with a conference-record 39.5 sacks.  Was a three-time All-MEAC choice.
• Finished his senior season with a team-high 93 tackles, 11.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles.
• Named first-team All-MEAC conference in 1997 while recording 69 tackles and five sacks.
• Received the inaugural Buffalo Soldier Award at Howard University, an honor given to a player who displays courage, honesty, is a true student-athlete and exemplifies the skills and will to make it both on and off the field.
• Graduated from Howard with degree in human development and minor in administration of justice (pre-law).

PERSONAL: 
• Married to Sparkle and the couple has two daughters, Zahra and Cadence.   The family splits time between Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville. 
• Attended Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.) High School and lettered in football, track and basketball.
• Voted by Ravens teammates as the 2003 Ed Block Courage Award winner.
• Following the 2006 season, traveled on a goodwill trip with NFL alumni and cheerleaders to visit troops in Afghanistan.
• While with San Francisco, spent each Tuesday visiting a juvenile detention center to help kids with their school work and reinforce the importance of education.
• Born Marques Douglas on March 15, 1977 in Greensboro, N.C.

PRO:  Marques Douglas is a veteran defensive lineman that has experience playing end and tackle in both 3-4 and 4-3 fronts.  The 10-year veteran will add depth to the Titans’ defensive tackle rotation after signing as a free agent on Nov. 9, 2010.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2007 with San Francisco, started all 16 games for second straight season and posted a career-high 100 tackles to go along with three sacks and four passes defensed.
• In 2004 with Baltimore, finished third on team with 92 tackles, a career-high 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and seven passes defensed.  

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Douglas established the Marques Douglas Foundation in 2004 to mentor students in academics, athletics and social issues.  The foundation also works with various church and after school programs in North Carolina and beyond.  He has hosted the Marques Douglas Foundation youth football camp in his hometown of Greensboro, N.C., for several years.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Greensboro, N.C., native was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens on April 23, 1999.
• Waived by the Ravens on Sept. 5, 1999 and signed to the team’s practice squad two days later.
• Signed to the active roster by the Ravens on Dec. 21, 1999.
• Waived by the Ravens on Aug. 27, 2000 and was claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 28, 2000.
• Waived by the Saints on Sept. 14, 2000 and was signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
• Signed to the Saints’ active roster on Sept. 19, 2000 and appeared in one game before being placed on the injured reserve on Oct. 12, 2000.
• Re-signed by the Saints as a free agent on April 5, 2001.
• Waived by the Saints on Sept. 3, 2001 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
• Signed to the Ravens’ active roster from the Saints’ practice squad on Nov. 28, 2001.
• Placed on the injured reserve by the Ravens on Oct. 15, 2002.
• Signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent on April 7, 2005.
• Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent on March 18, 2008.
• Traded by the Buccaneers to the Ravens for multiple draft picks on Aug. 27, 2008.
• Released by the Ravens on Feb. 27, 2009.
• Signed by the New York Jets as a free agent on March 16, 2009.
• Signed by the Miami Dolphins as a free agent on July 23, 2010 and was released by the club on Sept. 5, 2010.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Nov. 9, 2010.     

COLLEGE:
• Started 40 games at Howard University, finishing second all time in the MEAC conference with a conference-record 39.5 sacks.  Was a three-time All-MEAC choice.
• Finished his senior season with a team-high 93 tackles, 11.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles.
• Named first-team All-MEAC conference in 1997 while recording 69 tackles and five sacks.
• Received the inaugural Buffalo Soldier Award at Howard University, an honor given to a player who displays courage, honesty, is a true student-athlete and exemplifies the skills and will to make it both on and off the field.
• Graduated from Howard with degree in human development and minor in administration of justice (pre-law).

PERSONAL: 
• Married to Sparkle and the couple has two daughters, Zahra and Cadence.   The family splits time between Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville. 
• Attended Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.) High School and lettered in football, track and basketball.
• Voted by Ravens teammates as the 2003 Ed Block Courage Award winner.
• Following the 2006 season, traveled on a goodwill trip with NFL alumni and cheerleaders to visit troops in Afghanistan.
• While with San Francisco, spent each Tuesday visiting a juvenile detention center to help kids with their school work and reinforce the importance of education.
• Born Marques Douglas on March 15, 1977 in Greensboro, N.C.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 126 456 325 131 20.5 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 TEN 6 21 16 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYJ 16 64 35 29 1.5 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 16 36 24 12 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 SF 16 71 55 16 3 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SF 16 61 47 14 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 SF 16 58 44 14 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2004 BAL 16 72 48 24 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2003 BAL 16 61 49 12 4.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2002 BAL 5 10 6 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 BAL 2 2 1 1 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000 NO 1 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1999 BAL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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