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             Interview With Former LSU and Dallas Cowboys DE Marcus Spears

Marcus Spears was a standout at LSU from 2001-2004. In Baton Rouge he had 144 career tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks in his career. He was a member of the 2003 National Championship team that defeated Oklahoma in the 2004 BCS national Championship game. Spears had a a key interception return for a touchdown that allowed the Tigers to build a 21-7 lead, before winning the game 21-14. 

He was a All-SEC selection in 2003 and 2004. He was a 2004 All-American in his senior season and was drafted in the 1st round (#20 overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played for the Cowboys from 2005-2012 before signing with the Ravens for the 2013 season. In his 9 year NFL career, Spears had 236 combined tackles, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 12 passes deflected.

Spears is involved in many charities that give back to the community.

One of his charities: The Spears Project

“The Spears Project” mentoring program was founded in 2012 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization helping empower students in absent father households to lead a healthy, well-balanced life by providing positive choices through mentoring, life skills training, and community involvement. The goal of the program is to help fatherless students build self-worth and commit to their education by demonstrating to them the rewards of responsibility, respect and hard work.

For more information on The Spears Project, how to get involved or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Heather Antoine
Phone: (214) 727-7662

You can follow Marcus on his website:

Joseph Lisi is a former ABC Sports college football researcher. He is the owner of and www.GOFORTHE2.COM. Joseph is a MAC writer for You can follow him on YOUTUBE at: MRJAL2230 or on Twitter @Goforthe2

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