Marcellus Wiley is a sports broadcaster and radio host for ESPN and ESPN LA Radio. Wiley joined ESPN in 2007 as an in-studio NFL analyst. Since then, his duties at ESPN have expanded across all platforms. In January of 2011, Wiley was named co-host of “Max & Marcellus” on 710AM ESPN Radio in Los Angeles. In 2010, the animated and charismatic Wiley was named co-host of the hit showWinners Bracket on ABC alongside Michelle Beadle. The show debated and recapped weekly sports topics with highlights, analysis and discussion of the biggest sports newsmakers and stories, culminating with the determination of the bracket champion.
A second round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1997 NFL Draft, Wiley played for four teams – Buffalo (1997-2000), San Diego Chargers (2001-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2005-06) – and was one of the NFL’s top defensive players during the prime of his career. In 2001, Wiley led the Chargers with a career-high 13 sacks and five forced fumbles. He was voted a starter for the AFC in the Pro Bowl and named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-AFC Team that same year. The previous season Wiley led the Bills with 10.5 sacks. Wiley was named one of the Top 50 players in the NFL at any position twice by Pro Football Weekly. He was also nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year three times for his volunteer and philanthropic work.
In 2009, Wiley was named the recipient of the Advocate Award by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence for his invaluable activism and dedication to raising awareness about reducing gun violence.
A native of Compton, California, Wiley played college football at Columbia University, helping the Ivy League program improve from a 2-8 record his freshman year to 8-2 his senior season. He earned first team All-Conference honors in 1994, and was named Sports Illustrated National Defensive Player of the Week when he had two sacks, forced and recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown as a running back while playing on both sides of the ball against Yale. He also earned All-American and All-Conference honors in 1996 and was named the Sid Luckman team MVP. Wiley graduated from Columbia University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in sociology.
Wiley currently resides in Los Angeles.