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5 things you need to know about WR Brandon Marshall

Posted Mar 8, 2017

Five things you need to know about the Giants' new WR, Brandon Marshall:

1. Over the course of 11 NFL seasons, Brandon Marshall has amassed 941 receptions (18th in league history) for 12,061 yards (tied for 24th) and 82 touchdowns (tied for 23rd). Over the past decade, he leads the league in receptions and receiving yards while ranking tied for second in touchdowns.

2. Originally selected by Denver in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Marshall has played in 167 career games with 151 starts for the Broncos (2006-09), Dolphins (2010-11), Bears (2012-14) and Jets (2015-16). He has never played in the postseason, however.

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3. Marshall set a league record with six 100-reception seasons and became the first player with 100-reception seasons for three different teams. He is also the only player in NFL history to record 1,000-yard seasons for four different teams.

4. A six-time Pro Bowler, he set the Bears’ single-season records in receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,508) in 2012. Following the 2011 season, he set a Pro Bowl record with four touchdown catches to go along with 176 receiving yards on six receptions. No surprise, he was named the Pro Bowl MVP.

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5. A native of Winter Park, Fla., Marshall started 21 career games at wide receiver for the University of Central Florida (2002-05) and added seven starts at safety for the school during his junior year. He prepped at Lake Howell High School, where he was an all-state selection while also lettering in basketball and track. Off the field, Marshall co-founded Project 375 with wife Michi Marshall after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder to aid in supporting others suffering from mental illness and disorders by eradicating the stigma associated with it.