|Born:||November 30, 1974|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Saint Monica Catholic|
(Santa Monica, California)
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Marcellus Vernon Wiley Sr. (born November 30, 1974) is a former American football defensive end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for four teams. He was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Columbia University by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001, as a member of the San Diego Chargers.
He formerly co-hosted SportsNation on ESPN, as well as an afternoon drive-time sports talk radio show on ESPN 710AM in Los Angeles, and is currently a member of Fox Sports 1's Speak For Yourself. In 2018, Wiley's book Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outlier was released.
At Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California, Wiley starred in both football and track and field. In football, he was an All-Conference pick. Wiley was a teammate of Adrian Klemm. He was his school's valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society. In 1988, he was a national typewriting champion, with 82 words per minute.
At Columbia University, Wiley played tailback, defensive end, and kick returner for the Lions. He was a first team All-American, and All-Ivy League pick. Wiley graduated from Columbia in 1997 with a degree in sociology.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 4+3⁄4 in
|10 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Wiley started his professional career primarily as a situational pass rusher, recording nine sacks through his first three years. In 2000, when Hall-of-Famer Bruce Smith left for the Washington Redskins, Wiley replaced him at defensive end for the Bills.
He was voted to the Pro Bowl once (2001) in his ten-year career.
|Year||Team||Games||Combined Tackles||Tackles||Assisted Tackles||Sacks||Forced Fumbles||Fumble Recoveries|
Wiley was a cofounder of Prolebrity (a portmanteau of professional and celebrity), a sports community where pro athletes express viewpoints, publicize their businesses, charities and events, and connect with other athletes, fans and business opportunities.
Wiley worked for ESPN's NFL Live and was a substitute co-host for Mike and Mike in the Morning. He also co-hosted SportsNation. Wiley co-hosted Winners Bracket with Michelle Beadle from 2010 to 2012. Later, he co-hosted "Afternoons on ESPNLA with Marcellus Wiley and Travis Rogers" on ESPN LA.
On July 13, 2018 Wiley left his position at ESPN and joined Fox Sports 1 as a co-host of Speak for Yourself alongside Jason Whitlock, now co-hosting with Emmanuel Acho because Whitlock's contract was not renewed by Fox Sports in June 2020.
In 2018, Wiley's book Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outsider was released.
Wiley has a daughter, Morocca Alise (born 1999), and a son, Marcellus Jr. (born 2015).