Formerly a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), Marcus L. Trufant began his professional career in 2003. The 11th overall pick in the NFL draft, he joined the Seahawks as a hometown addition to the team. At the time, Marcus L. Trufant had just graduated from Washington State University, where he started on the varsity team in each of his four competitive seasons. A participant in the 2003 Rose Bowl his senior year, earlier in his college career he was selected as a second-team Associated Press All-American player and named to the All-Pac-10 team of the Pacific-10 Conference. Mr. Trufant continued to distinguish himself throughout his professional career, earning a spot in the 2008 Pro Bowl and achieving a reputation for effective defensive play.
A family man, Marcus L. Trufant and his wife, Jessica Trufant, have enjoyed more than five years of marriage. Marcus and Jessica Trufant enjoy spending their free time with each other and their children. The Trufant Family Foundation also plays an important role in their lives. Founded by Marcus Trufant in 2003, the foundation contributes to such organizations as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Hearts for Kids, and Communities in Schools. The foundation also funds a number of scholarship and youth experience programs to support children throughout the community whose educational, economic, and social needs are underserved.