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Lonnie Marts (born November 10, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American Football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida and coaches future NFL hopefuls with his athletic training company Godspeed Sports Performance. .

Lonnie Marts
Born: (1968-11-10) November 10, 1968 (age 50)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
High schoolSt. Augustine
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Career history
As player
1991–1993Kansas City Chiefs
1994–1996Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1997–1998Tennessee Oilers
1999–2000Jacksonville Jaguars
Career stats


Professional careerEdit

Lonnie began his NFL career as a free agent from Tulane University where he had a position as a safety, despite his large frame. In 1991, he was discovered by Tony Dungy and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He would then sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during 1994-1996. Many believe that during this time is when he was at his best performance. He would next play with the Tennessee Oilers and start 15 games with the team until 1998. In 1999, Lonnie would play with the Jacksonville Jaguars and replace the injured Bryce Paup. He would retire with the Jaguars in 2000.

Current professionEdit

Lonnie currently is the director and trainer of Godspeed Sports Performance. He is also the athletic director at Harvest Community School in Jacksonville, Florida.

In addition to his role at Godspeed Sports Performance, in his spare time, Lonnie coaches football to aspiring players in Jacksonville, Florida. [1]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Gionne Taylor Marts, and they have five children.

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