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Marvin Bracy (born December 15, 1993) is an American sprinter, and an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He lives and trains in Clermont, Florida. He played college football for the Florida State Seminoles, however he left the Seminole football team just prior to their 2013 national championship season to pursue a professional career in track. He holds personal bests of 9.93 s in the 100 m and 6.48 s in the 60 m. He won three straight U.S. National Championships at 60 meters in 2014–16. In July 2016, Bracy came in third in the 100 metres at the U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Marvin Bracy
Marvin Bracy Sopot 2014.jpg
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-15) December 15, 1993 (age 25)
Orlando, Florida
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:172 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High school:Orlando (FL) Boone
College:Florida State
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Marvin Bracy
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1993-12-15) December 15, 1993 (age 25)
Orlando, Florida
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight172 lb (78 kg)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)Sprint
College teamFlorida State Seminoles
Updated on February 18, 2015.

High school careerEdit

Bracy attended William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Florida, where he also played American football at the wide receiver position. In August 2010, the Orlando Sentinel ranked him as the No. 6 prospect from Central Florida in the class of 2012.[2] By October 2010 he had received at least six scholarship offers, including from Florida State University and the University of Miami.[3] In July 2011, Bracy committed to Florida State University for football and track.[4][5]

Bracy participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game. He made ESPN SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the night with an acrobatic one-handed, 32-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.[6]

TrackEdit

At the Florida High School Class 4A track and field meet in May 2010, Bracy swept the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. He won the 100 meter in a wind assisted 10.19 seconds, the fastest time in state meet history.[7][8][9] His fastest legal time of the season, 10.42, tied Damiere Byrd and Odean Skeen for third place among youth sprinters in 2010, behind David Bolarinwa and Miles Shuler.[7]

Easily the youngest in a race dominated by college runners, Bracy finished sixth in the 100-meter dash at the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.[10] In July, at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Moncton, Canada, Bracy ran a relay leg for the U.S. squad in the 4×100 metres relay heat.[11]

He was an All-USA high school track and field team selection by USA Today in 2010, and 2011.[12][13]

On March 26, 2011, Bracy won the men's open 100-meter dash title at FSU Relays in Tallahassee.[14] He clocked a 10.28-second time, a new career best. Bracy also tied for No. 4 on the Florida all-time list with 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix, who clocked a 10.28 time as a Coral Springs High School senior in 2004.[14]

In June 2011 Bracy ran away with the 100-meter dash title at the 2011 USA Track and Field Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, clocking the second-fastest time in Florida high school history, in a wind assisted 10.05 seconds.[15] Only Jeff Demps.

Starting of the 2012 track season, Bracy ran a world leading 6.08 seconds in the 55 meters at the Jimmy Carnes Youth Invitational track and field meet in Gainesville.[16] He competed in the 2012 United States Olympic Trials.

On February 8, 2014, he won the 60 meters at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.[17] Bracy, along with sprinter Trell Kimmons, will represent the United States at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships from Sopot, Poland.[citation needed]

On March 8, 2014, he placed 2nd in the 60m in the IAAF Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland.[18]

On August 10, 2014, Bracy was runner-up in the 100 meters to Asafa Powell who ran 10.02 to Bracy's 10.14[19] in Brazil.

On March 12, 2016, Bracy won 60 meters in 6.502 seconds at 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

On March 18, 2016, Bracy was a finalist placing 7th in 60 meters at 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

In the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, Bracy finished 3rd in a time of 9.98 seconds, earning a spot on the U.S. team for the Olympics.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.48 Albuquerque, New Mexico February 23, 2014
100 meters 9.93 Birmingham, United Kingdom June 7, 2015
200 meters 20.55 Clermont, Florida April 25, 2014

Professional football careerEdit

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On August 7, 2017, Bracy signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a wide receiver, having not played organized American football since he was a redshirt freshman at Florida State in 2012.[20] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[21]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On July 28, 2018, Bracy signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[22] He was waived on August 8, 2018.[23] He was re-signed on August 20.[24] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[25]

Alliance of American FootballEdit

In 2019, Bracy signed with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football. He was placed on injured reserve on February 11, 2019, after suffering a shoulder injury in the inaugural game on February 9. He was waived from injured reserve on March 18.

Personal lifeEdit

Bracy's cousins, Simeon Thomas and Kermit Whitfield play for the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/USA-Champions/USAIndoorTF/men/60m.aspx
  2. ^ "Sentinel's 2012 Central Florida Super60". Orlando Sentinel. August 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "Want Speed?". Scout.com. October 26, 2010.
  4. ^ Long, Corey (July 14, 2011). "Marvin Bracy picks Florida State". ESPN.
  5. ^ Krider, Dave (July 16, 2011). "Florida State lands nation's No. 1 sprinter Marvin Bracy in two sports". MaxPreps.com.
  6. ^ Under Armour All-American Game: Marvin Bracy TD earns No. 3 spot on ESPN top 10 plays
  7. ^ a b "100 Metres Youth 2010". IAAF.org. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "Bracy 10.19 *Unofficial State Record, 2010 Florida 4A". FloTrack. May 8, 2010. Archived from the original on May 24, 2010.
  9. ^ Collings, Buddy (August 15, 2010). "Florida State tells Boone speedster Marvin Bracy he'll be getting an early fax on Sept. 1". Orlando Sentinel.
  10. ^ Collings, Buddy (June 24, 2010). "Boone's Mavin Bracy places sixth in Jr. Nationals 100 dash". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on July 17, 2010.
  11. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Heats Results". IAAF.org. July 23, 2010.
  12. ^ "All-USA high school track and field teams". USA Today. July 22, 2010.
  13. ^ "All-USA high school track and field teams". USA Today. August 11, 2011.
  14. ^ a b Collings, Buddy (March 26, 2011). "Boone's Bracy blows away college runners". Orlando Sentinel.
  15. ^ Collings, Buddy (June 24, 2011). "Boone sprinter runs second-fastest time ever for Florida high-schooler". Orlando Sentinel.
  16. ^ Hays, Chris (January 29, 2012). "Orlando's Marvin Bracy runs world's fastest indoor 55 meters of season". Orlando Sentinel.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-indoor-championships/iaaf-world-indoor-championships-2014-4952/results/men/60-metres/final/result#resultheader
  19. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/powell-wins-100-meter-race-172608643--spt.html
  20. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". Blogs.Colts.com. August 7, 2017.
  21. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  22. ^ Williams, Charean (July 28, 2018). "Seahawks sign Marvin Bracy, waive Tanner Carew". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  23. ^ Boyle, John (August 8, 2018). "Seahawks Sign RB Gerald Holmes, Waive WR Marvin Bracy". Seahawks.com.
  24. ^ Boyle, John (August 20, 2018). "Seahawks Waive Kicker Jason Myers, Sign CB Elijah Battle And WR Marvin Bracy". Seahawks.com.
  25. ^ "Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com. September 1, 2018.

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