Marcus is a former NFL athlete, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Redskins. In addition to playing in the NFL, he created the MII Foundation, which provides opportunities and support for single-parent households.
Marcus is a University of Louisville alumni, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. This accomplishment helped prepare him for life after football, where he is now a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and guest speaker. Marcus is devoted to helping others overcome mental health struggles and ending the stigma, especially in professional sports.
In this episode, we discussed:
Marcus’s early struggles finding his place and his position in college before everything clicked
How Marcus handled the pressure of being a first round draft pick while dealing with anxiety and depression
Marcus’s continued struggles in Seattle, the change that began when he started therapy, and his return to football
The healing power of writing
Relearning how to live and schedule your time when you step away from the rigid schedule of professional sports
Marcus’s advice for athletes going through the transition out of sports and the importance of vulnerability
Marcus’s vision for the future and where you can find and support his work