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Northern Arizona Wranglers Sign Offensive Lineman Jean Marcellus

February 16, 2024 - Indoor Football League (IFL)
Northern Arizona Wranglers News Release

Marcellus joins the Wranglers for his first season in the Indoor Football League. Despite entering the IFL as a rookie for 2024, Marcellus got some indoor football experience in 2023 with the Wyoming Mustangs of the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF). The Mustangs advanced to the second round of the CIF Playoffs and Marcellus started on their offensive line through the playoffs.

Marcellus began his collegiate career at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Marcellus redshirted as a freshman and spent three seasons with the Bulls before earning his bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations. Marcellus transferred to Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo. Marcellus was a force on the offensive line, playing a major part in the Grizzlies giving up less than 10 sacks during his final season. Marcellus gained experience playing all five positions on the offensive line during his collegiate career.

Marcellus is originally from Tampa, Fla., where he attended Jefferson High School. Marcellus was originally inspired to play football by the sheer fun of the game. Marcellus took interest to the game due to his size and potential as a player. Marcellus stated, "Around my eighth-grade year, I really just fell in love with the game after playing." As far as what continues to drive Marcellus to continue playing football, it's his love for the game and goal to play in the National Football League. Marcellus stated, "By the grace of God, I still have the fire to keep playing the game and get to the league."

When asked about what he is looking forward to about joining the Wranglers, Marcellus stated, "I am excited to be part of a program with a foundation of discipline and an instilled winning culture." Marcellus also added to this by stating, "I'm ready to go, I miss playing ball."

What can Wranglers fans expect from Marcellus on the field? Marcellus stated, "The fans can expect an offensive lineman whose tenacity will match any player, I have a love for the game and have a high football IQ." Marcellus expanded on this by saying, "I have played all five positions on the offensive line, I know what to look for on the field and still hold a student mindset of the game." Marcellus also stated, "I am charismatic guy, I will always be smiling with the fans despite how mean I will be on the field."

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