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Marquand Manuel
Defensive Assistant
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Named to his current position on February 13, 2013, after spending 2012 as a special teams assistant and spending the year before as a coaching intern at his alma mater, the University of Florida, and an eight-year NFL playing career.

Manuel spent eight seasons in the NFL, playing for six different franchises (Cincinnati 2002-03, Seattle 2004-05, Green Bay 2006, Carolina 2007, Denver 2008, Detroit 2009).

He was selected in the sixth-round (181st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, playing in 116 games with 58 starts, starting at least half his team’s games in five of those seasons. Manuel totaled 332 tackles (259 solo), 1.0 sack, two interceptions, one touchdown, 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 36 special teams tackles in his career. He last played for the Detroit Lions in 2009, starting six of nine games played before ending the season on injured reserve.

Named to his current position on February 13, 2013, after spending 2012 as a special teams assistant and spending the year before as a coaching intern at his alma mater, the University of Florida, and an eight-year NFL playing career.

Manuel spent eight seasons in the NFL, playing for six different franchises (Cincinnati 2002-03, Seattle 2004-05, Green Bay 2006, Carolina 2007, Denver 2008, Detroit 2009).

He was selected in the sixth-round (181st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, playing in 116 games with 58 starts, starting at least half his team’s games in five of those seasons. Manuel totaled 332 tackles (259 solo), 1.0 sack, two interceptions, one touchdown, 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 36 special teams tackles in his career. He last played for the Detroit Lions in 2009, starting six of nine games played before ending the season on injured reserve.

He returns to Seattle where he spent two seasons with the club, helping it to a Super Bowl XL appearance in 2005. He played 31 games with 11 starts, collecting 77 tackles (61 solo) and 14 special teams tackles in the regular season. His only career postseason appearances were with the club, where he started three of four games, posting eight tackles (six solo), five passes defensed and three special teams tackles. He recorded one interception in the NFC Championship Game vs. Carolina, returning it 32 yards.

Born on July 11, 1979 in Miami, Fla., Manuel is one of 18 children and earned his degree in criminology & law. He has two children, Madison and Marquand II.

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