Professional athlete and devoted philanthropist Marcus L. Trufant began his professorial football career as a cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks in 2003. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, and then Washington State University, he was a hometown favorite with the Seahawks, which he helped lead to the team’s first-ever NFC Championship victory and Super Bowl appearance. A current free agent, Marcus L. Trufant most recently played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
When not tackling receivers on the field, Marcus L. Trufant, along with his wife Jessica, enjoys giving back to his community and inspiring young people. In 2010, he traveled to Cambridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, to attend school with a student as part of the NFL’s “Take A Player to School” contest.
The football player also serves as founding president of the Trufant Family Foundation, which he formed in 2003 to help young people in the areas of academics and sports. The Family Foundation supports several scholarship programs, including the Marcus Trufant Inspirational Scholarship for Seattle-area high schoolers accepted to two- and four-year colleges and universities. At home, he enjoys spending time with Jessica and their children.