Seattle defensive back signs big contract

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 27 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant has agreed to a six-year contract with the NFC West team.
NFL: Seattle 35, Washington 14

NFL: Seattle 35, Washington 14

SEATTLE, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck to D.J. Hackett triggered a late rally that gave Seattle a 35-14 NFL wild-card victory over Washington Saturday.

Redskins' QB earns top NFC weekly honor

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Reserve Washington quarterback Todd Collins Wednesday was named NFC Player of the Week after his heroics in last Thursday's 24-16 win over Chicago.

NFL: Seattle 42, Arizona 21

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Hasselbeck was 22 of 33 passing for 272 yards and four TDs Sunday and the Seattle Seahawks routed Arizona 42-21.

NFL: Seattle 23, San Francisco 3

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Hasselbeck threw two TD passes Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks cruised past San Francisco 23-3 and into sole possession of first place in the NFC West.

Trufant questionable for Seahawks

SEATTLE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Cornerback Marcus Trufant of Seattle Wednesday was listed as questionable for the Seahawks' divisional round playoff game against Washington on Saturday.

NFL: Seattle 24, Chicago 17

SEATTLE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Shaun Alexander rushed for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Marcus Trufant had a late interception Sunday as Seattle beat the Chicago Bears, 24-17.

Shoulder injury sidelines Springs

SEATTLE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Oft-injured cornerback Shawn Springs of the Seattle Seahawks will miss at least half the upcoming NFL season because of a broken bone in his right shoulder.

Seahawks sign Marcus Trufant

CHENEY, Wash., July 24 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks Thursday signed cornerback Marcus Trufant, their first-round draft pick.

Seahawks sign Trufant

SEATTLE, July 24 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks Thursday signed their top pick in the NFL Draft in April, cornerback Marcus Trufant of Washington State, to a five-year contract.

NFL Draft -- NFC

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Selections by NFC teams during the 2003 NFL Draft:

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Defensive linemen popular in NFL Draft

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- The NFL Draft began in predictable fashion Saturday, then turned almost comical and finally settled in with a big run on defensive linemen.

NFL Draft List -- Team by Team

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Team-by-team selections during the first day of the NFL Draft:

NFL Draft List -- Round 1

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Selections made in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft:
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Marcus Trufant
Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (23) and DE Darryl Tapp (55) celebrate after Trufant picked off a pass from San Francisco 49ers QB Trent Dilfer at Monster Park in San Francisco on September 30, 2007. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-3. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American football cornerback who plays for the Seattle Seahawks. He was originally drafted by the Seahawks 11th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State.

Marcus first attended McCarver Elementary School and then Truman Middle School. While attending Wilson High School in Tacoma, Marcus Trufant lettered in three varsity sports: football, basketball and track. He was the team captain for two teams as a senior. As a junior, was Offensive Player of the Year in football and Mr. Defense in basketball. As a senior, he was named All-State by the Associated Press, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Washington Prep Report. Named Washington AAAA player of the year by TNT as well as the Seattle PI and The Seattle Times All-League, All-Area and All-State teams. Lost the State AAAA championship as a senior and scored 30 TD and rushed for 1,800 yards on offense while recording 48 tackles and 8 interceptions on defense.

After being recruited by then-Washington State Cougars Head Coach Mike Price, he started for all four years and was a member of the 2003 Rose Bowl team that lost to Oklahoma in his senior year. Incredibly he did not allow a single TD against him for his last two years there. As a Freshman he was a Freshman All-Pac 10 Conference selection.

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