Marcus Cannon was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
- Started at right tackle in six of first seven games, missing the win vs. Houston (9/24) due to injury.
- Started at right tackle but left the game in the second quarter due to injury and did not return in the win vs. L.A. Chargers (10/29).
- Missed the games at Denver (11/12), at Oakland (11/19), vs. Miami (11/26), at Buffalo (12/3) and at Miami (12/11) due to injury.
- Was Placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 13.
2016 (15/15, 3/3)
- Started 15 regular-season games and all three playoff games at right tackle for the fourth-ranked offense overall.
- Was inactive at Cleveland (10/9) due to injury.
- Returned from injury after being inactive the previous week and started at right tackle in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16).
2015 (12/8, 2/2)
- Appeared in 12 regular-season games with eight starts - two at left tackle and the final six games of the regular season at right tackle.
- Became the starting right tackle after Nate Solder went on injured reserve and Sebastian Vollmer moved from right to left tackle following a return to action after missing four games due to injury, starting at Denver (11/29). Also saw action at guard early in the season.
- Started both playoff contests at right tackle.
- Was inactive for four games due to injury.
- Rotated in at right and left tackle in the first half at Dallas (10/11), and replaced an injured Nate Solder at left tackle in the second half.
- Started at left tackle in the win at Indianapolis (10/18), but suffered a toe injury in the first series and was forced to leave the game and did not return. Missed the next four games due to injury.
- Returned to action after missing four games due to injury and started at left tackle in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23).
- Started at right tackle, playing every offensive snap in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24).
2014 (16/4, 3/0)
- Played on special teams in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15), AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15) and the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15).
- Made his first start of the season at right tackle in place of Sebastian Vollmer vs. Buffalo (12/28).
- Rotated in at left tackle when starter Nate Solder flexed out as a tackle-eligible tight end, and also contributed on special teams in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
- Saw action as an eligible tight end and on special teams at Green Bay (11/30) and at San Diego (12/7).
- Rotated in along the offensive line and played on special teams in the wins at Buffalo (10/12), vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16), vs. Chicago (10/26), vs. Denver (11/2), at Indianapolis (11/16) and vs. Detroit (11/23).
- Rotated in at right tackle for one series and played on special teams vs. Cincinnati (10/5).
- Rotated in at both tackle spots and played on special teams at Kansas City (9/29).
- Started at left guard at Minnesota (9/14) and vs. Oakland (9/21).
- Made his first start at left guard in the season opener at Miami (9/7). He had previously started seven games at right tackle.
2013 (13/5, 2/2)
- Played in 14 regular-season games with six starts at right tackle after Sebastian Vollmer’s season ended with an injury.
- Missed two games due to injury.
- Started both playoff games at right tackle.
- 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.
- Missed the following two games at Houston (12/1) and vs. Cleveland (12/8) due to injury. Will Svitek started those two contests in his place.
- Made his first career playoff start vs. Indianapolis (1/11).
2012 (16/1, 2/0)
- 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).
2011 (7/0, 3/0)
- 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 Roswell, N.M.
- Attended Odessa (Texas) High School.
- 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 powerlifting.
- 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).
- Marcus and his wife, Alyssa, have a daughter, Madison, and a son, Macrus Jr.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2016: Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team
- 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. Cannon earned the award after overcoming non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a rookie.