Marcus Dwayne Tubbs
(born May 16
) is an American football defensive tackle
who is currently a free agent
. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks
23rd overall in the 2004 NFL Draft
. He played college football
Tubbs was born in Dallas, Texas
on May 16, 1981. Tubbs played basketball at DeSoto High School
and did not start playing football until his junior year, in high school he played Tight End. He earned first-team All-District honors in his senior year. He earned 353 yards with 28 catches and two touchdowns. He was a starter for his basketball team for 3 years in a row.
Playing for the Texas Longhorns
Tubbs started 37 games of the 48 he played in, he made the transfer to the Defensive Line from Tight End in college. He finished his college career with 205 tackles and 19.5 sacks. He forced 2 fumbles and 12 of his tackles caused a loss of yardage.
Tubbs played for the Seattle Seahawks
for four years. He is considered to have substantial talent, but has been plagued over his career by injuries.
During his rookie year in 2004 he played in 11 games. He recorded six Solo Tackles and seven Assisted Tackles, Thirteen in total. He also recorded one Forced Fumble and one sack
In 2005, he played in 13 games. He recorded twenty-seven Solo Tackles and thirteen Assisted Tackles, 40 in total. He recorded 6 Sacks and 2 Forced Fumbles as well.
In 2006, after playing in 5 games, Tubbs was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury that required microfracture surgery. Before the injury, he recorded four Solo Tackles and three Assisted tackles for seven Tackles in total, along with a half-sack.
In 2007, he was placed on injured reserve during pre-season and didn't play any games.
On August 11, 2008, he was released from the Seahawks, although head coach Mike Holmgren indicated that the team would be interested in re-signing Tubbs when he recovers from his injuries.