CAREER TRANSACTIONSMarcus Cannon
was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. SEASONAL REVIEWS 2013 (13/5, 2/2)
2012 (16/1, 2/0)
- Plays along the offensive line mainly at tackle when Nate Solder shifts to a tackle-eligible tight end.
- Came on in relief of Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle vs. Tampa Bay (9/22) after Vollmer left the game with a foot injury and did not return.
- Came on in relief of Dan Connolly at right guard vs. New Orleans (10/13) after Connolly left the game with a foot injury and did not return.
- Replaced Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle vs. Miami (10/27) after Vollmer left with a leg injury and did not return.
- Started the second game of his career vs. Pittsburgh (11/3), replacing Sebastian Vollmer as part of an offensive line that helped score 55 points and rack up 610 yards against the Steelers.
- Started at right tackle vs. Denver (11/24) but left in the first quarter with an injury and did not return.
- Was inactive due to injury at Houston (12/1) and vs. Cleveland (12/8).
- Made his first career playoff start vs. Indianapolis (1/11).
2011 (7/0, 3/0)
- Appeared in all 16 regular season games and made one start at right tackle. Also appeared regularly on field goals and extra points.
- Made his first career start at right tackle in place of an injured Sebastian Vollmer at N.Y. Jets (11/22).
- Played in sub packages on offense along the offensive line, including tackle-eligible tight end in win at St. Louis (10/28).
- Was activated off the Reserve/Non-Injury list on Nov. 15, and played in seven games on the offensive line and special teams.
- 2011 Ed Block Courage Award winner.
- Saw significant time at right tackle when fellow rookie Nate Solder shifted to tackle-eligible tight end and by rule, would have to exit the game for a play before returning to play tackle.
- Saw his most extensive playing time of the season vs. Miami (12/24) when he entered the game in the second quarter at right tackle with Matt Light and Logan Mankins out with injuries.
- Saw action as a reserve on special teams in Super Bowl XLVI vs. N.Y. Giants (2/5), the AFC Championship vs. Baltimore (1/22), and the Divisional playoff game vs. Denver (1/14).
- Cannon appeared in 49 games at Texas Christian, starting the final 36 contests that he appeared in – 24 at right offensive tackle and 12 on the left side.
- Honors and Awards (2010): Third-team All-American honors from both The NFL Draft Report and Rivals.com, honorable mention from Sports Illustrated; first-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades.
- Moved to left offensive tackle during spring drills of his senior season and produced one of the finest seasons ever recorded by a TCU blocker.
- Did not allow any quarterback sacks in 2009 and 2010, despite never playing the left tackle position prior to his senior year.
- Cannon helped the squad set school season-records in 2010 for points scored (541) and touchdowns recorded (70) by their offensive unit.
- Honors and Awards (2009): All-American honorable mention by The NFL Draft Report; first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors; “Top 10 Workout Warrior” by ESPN for the second year in a row.
- Honors and Awards (2008): Honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference selection in his first year in the starting lineup; “Top-10 Workout Warrior” by ESPN.
- Red shirted as a freshman.
- Born Marcus Darell Cannon on May 6, 1988, in Odessa, Texas.
- Cannon attended Odessa (Texas) High School.
- Received a three-star prospect rating from Rivals.com, placing him 59th among the nation’s offensive lineman.
- All-District honorable mention as a junior, earning All-District first-team and Class 5A All-State honors during his senior season.
- Also lettered in basketball, track and field and power-lifting.
- Threw the discus 175 feet, 4 inches to finish fourth overall at the Texas Class 5A State meet in 2006.
- Posted a personal-best toss of 60 feet, 8 inches in the shot put and 176 feet, 8 inches in the discus.
- Standout for the Horned Frogs’ indoor and outdoor track and field teams from 2009-10, often shuttling between football spring camp and track events.
- Majored in communications.
- Uncle, Allen Cannon, played at Vanderbilt (1981-82).
- 2011 Ed Block Courage Award winner- an annual award presented to select players in the National Football League, who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.