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Redskins sign Bob Marley's linebacker grandson as an undrafted free agent

(Left: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Right: AP File Photo)

You may not have heard of the Redskins' new rookie linebacker Nico Marley before now but chances are you have heard about his famous grandpa.

Nico is the grandson of iconic reggae singer and social activist Bob Marley.

The grandson of the music legend was signed by the team Tuesday after getting an invitation to the Redskins' rookie minicamp.

Nico played linebacker for Tulane from 2013 to 2016 and finished as the Green Wave's all-time leader in tackles for a loss and finished as a two-time first-team All-American Conference linebacker. He finished his career with 319 total tackles, 50.5 tackles for a loss, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.

Football seems to run in the Marley family. Nico's father Rohan played linebacker at the University of Miami with Baltimore Ravens all-time great Ray Lewis and had a stint in the Canadian Football League.

Nico is listed as standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds on Tulane's team site so a conversion to safety could be in order with the Redskins.


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