Brandon Marshall was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1984. A wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, he is known for his ability to evade tackles and holds the NFL record for most receptions in a single game. Marshall is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and one-time Pro Bowl MVP. In 2013, he was placed at number 27 in the annual NFL Top 100.
During his youth, Marshall attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida. Throughout his high school years, he played both defense and offense and earned All-State honors. For college, he went to the University of Central Florida, where he played for the UCF Knights and settled into a wide receiver role. He impressed during his senior year, especially in the 2005 Hawaii Bowl, where he was voted as the Most Valuable Player.
In the 2006 NFL Draft, Marshall was selected in the fourth round, as the 119th overall pick, by the Denver Broncos. He only started one game during his rookie year, but became a regular starter in 2007 and achieved a 100 catch season. In 2008 and 2009, Marshall was named to the Pro Bowl and two of his performances in 2009 saw him honored as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. During a match against the Indianapolis Colts in December of that year, he set the record for most receptions in a game, with 21.
Prior to the 2010 season, Marshall was traded to the Miami Dolphins, where he spent two seasons. At the end of the 2011 season, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career and went on to be named as the game's MVP.
In 2012, Marshall was traded again, this time to the Chicago Bears. In his first year, he managed to exceed the 1,000 receiving yards mark for the sixth time in his career and earn another Pro Bowl selection. At the end of the 2013 season, he managed 100 receptions for the fifth time in his career and became the first player in Chicago Bears history to achieve multiple seasons with at least 100 receptions. Yet again, he received Pro Bowl honors at the season's conclusion.
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