Marlon Humphrey Wiki – Biography
Marlon Humphrey is an American football cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Ravens 16th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Humphrey earned Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors in 2019. He is the son of former NFL running back Bobby Humphrey.
After his rookie season in 2017, Humphrey decided to move back in with his parents in Alabama to finish his degree at the University of Alabama. He left school after his sophomore season to pursue a professional career in football, leaving his degree unfinished.
In an interview for the Baltimore Ravens website, Humphrey explained how earning a degree is not only important to him but to his family and college coach as well. “The first time I met with coach Saban and staff, one of the things they said was, ‘We want all of our guys to play in the NFL, but we always want our guys to graduate and walk across the stage,’” says Humphrey.
Marlon Humphrey Age
Marlon Humphrey is 24-years-old.
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A native of Hoover, Alabama, Humphrey attended Hoover High School, where he was a three-time All-State selection. During his junior and senior seasons, Hoover went a combined 30–1, winning AHSAA 6A State Championships in 2013. Humphrey was named as a USA Today High School All-American for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Humphrey was ranked as the No. 2 cornerback prospect of the 2014 class, behind only Jabrill Peppers. Humphrey committed to attend the University of Alabama on January 29, 2014.
In high school, Humphrey also competed at a world-class level in track. He won a silver medal in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine. He lost to Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica, who established a new championship record and came .01 seconds shy of tying the World Youth Best held by Wilhem Belocian. Humphrey was also named to the USA Today All-American Track and Field Team.
Humphrey received an invitation to the NFL Combine and completed nearly all of the required drills, except for the shuttle and vertical. He participated at Alabama’s Pro Day and decided to only do positional drills for the scouts and team representatives. He attended pre-draft visits with multiple teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Humphrey was projected to be a first round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the second best cornerback prospect in the draft by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., was ranked the third best cornerback in the draft by NFL analysts Bucky Brooks and Mike Mayock, was ranked the fourth best cornerback by ESPN, and was ranked the fifth best cornerback in the draft by Sports Illustrated and DraftScout.com
Test Positive For COVID-19
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey has tested positive for COVID-19, one day after he played every defensive snap in Sunday’s 28-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Humphrey announced his diagnosis on Twitter.
I got the Rona hopefully I’ll be back healthy soon
— Marlon Humphrey (@marlon_humphrey) November 2, 2020
In a statement Monday, the Ravens said the infected player has begun to self-quarantine and the organization is now in the NFL’s intensive protocol. The team has begun the process of contact tracing, according to the statement.
The Steelers’ COVID-19 test results all came back negative Monday, the team announced.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he learned of Humphrey’s positive test at 6 a.m. Monday and didn’t know how the All-Pro cornerback was feeling. Baltimore will conduct players meetings virtually throughout the week but will practice starting Wednesday.
The Ravens (5-2) play at the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) on Sunday. “We plan to have a great week of preparation and we plan to be ready to play game on Sunday,” Harbaugh said.
Humphrey, 24, is the first Ravens player to test positive for the coronavirus during the season.
Last week, Humphrey missed practice Wednesday with an illness before practicing fully on Thursday and Friday. In Sunday’s loss, he played all 53 defensive snaps and made four tackles.
Humphrey was allowed to return to practice because he tested negative throughout the week, according to Harbaugh.
“He followed all the protocols to a ‘T’ with that,” Harbaugh said.
Humphrey has been the top playmaker on a defense that ranks No. 2 in points allowed (18.8 per game). He is known for punching the ball away from receivers, which has led to four forced fumbles (tied with the Browns’ Myles Garrett for the league lead).
Humphrey has developed into one of the top shutdown cornerbacks in coverage as well. He has allowed a 52.6% completion rate since 2017, which ranks behind only reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore of the Patriots (49.8%), according to NFL Next Gen Stats.
Last month, Humphrey became the NFL’s second-highest-paid cornerback when he signed a five-year, $97.5 million extension, which included a $20 million signing bonus.
This is the latest hit to Baltimore’s secondary. The Ravens have lost two cornerbacks — Tavon Young and Iman Marshall — to season-ending knee injuries and will be without Anthony Averett (shoulder) for at least another four weeks.
The only other Ravens player to test positive was undrafted rookie Nigel Warrior, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list during the ramp-up period to training camp. Two weeks ago, starting nose tackle Brandon Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after coming in close contact with an infected person.
Harbaugh said none of his players have acted irresponsibly and he continues to trust them to be as safe as possible away from the team facility.
“Our guys, to my understanding, have basically gone home, gone to bed and gotten up and come to work,” Harbaugh said. “They’ve done a great job of that. I really believe that. We talked a lot about it, and they talk to each other about it all the time — no one more than Marlon. Marlon is all football, all the time. I think the thing we understand is that this can happen to any of us.”