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Marcus
Sayles
#14 Defensive Back
Marcus
Sayles
#14 Defensive Back
Height 5'9
Weight 176 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1994-10-01 (28)
Born Manhattan, NY
School University of West Georgia
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 68
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 4
Sacks 0

Born: October 1, 1994 – Alpharetta, Georgia
2023Years as a Lion: 3rd  Years in CFL: 5th  Status: American
Career Games: 65   Playoffs: 6    Grey Cup: 1

 

Acquired:
Marcus was signed as a free agent by the Lions in January 2021.

 

Highlights:

 

2022: Marcus had his best season as a pro, earning both CFL and Western Division All-Star selections after recording 68 defensive tackles and a career-high 14 interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown against Winnipeg on October 15, in 18 regular season games. Suited up in both playoff games while recording four defensive tackles.

 

2021: Marcus enjoyed a productive first season in orange, recording 52 defensive tackles, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble in 13 contests. Suited up at both halfback and SAM linebacker.

 

2020: Was released from his contract with the Bombers to pursue NFL opportunities and signed with the Minnesota Vikings in January. Spent most of 2020 on the practice roster.

 

2018- 2019: Following his release from the Rams, Marcus signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and would suit up in 34 games over two seasons while registering 136 defensive tackles, six interceptions- two of those returned for touchdowns-, five forced fumbles and two sacks. He was named a CFL West Division All-Star in 2019 and capped off that year by recording a team-high six defensive tackles in the Bombers’ victory over Hamilton in the 107th Grey Cup.

2017: Signed with the Buffalo Bills as a non-drafted free agent before his release in September.  Spent the final part of that year on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.

 

Kudos:

CFL and West Division All-Star: 2022
West Division All-Star: 2018

College:
2013-2016: Started in 46 games for the University of West Georgia and set a school record for most career blocked kicks with 13. Also recorded 123 total tackles, 12 interceptions and 24 pass breakups.

 

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2018
WPG 16 72 5 1 3 0 2
2019
WPG 18 64 2 1 3 2 3
2021
BC 13 52 2 2 2 0 1
2022
BC 18 68 0 0 4 1 0
Total
65 256 9 4 12 3 6

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-11
1 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 0
06-25
3 TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0
06-30
4 OTT 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-09
5 WPG 10 0 0 0 0 0
07-21
7 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-29
8 SSK 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-06
9 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
08-13
10 CGY 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
11 SSK 5 0 0 1 0 0
08-26
12 SSK 6 0 0 0 0 0
09-09
14 MTL 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-17
15 CGY 4 0 0 0 0 0
09-24
16 CGY 7 0 0 0 0 0
09-30
17 OTT 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-08
18 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
10-15
19 WPG 1 0 0 1 1 0
10-21
20 EDM 2 0 0 2 0 0
10-28
21 WPG 3 0 0 0 0 0
11-06
22 CGY 3 0 0 0 0 0
11-13
23 WPG 1 0 0 1 0 0
Total
72 0 0 5 1 0