NFL CONTRACT: Bob Marley's grandson Nico Marley has signed with the Washington Redskins.
NFL CONTRACT: Bob Marley's grandson Nico Marley has signed with the Washington Redskins. Sue Ogrocki

Bob Marley's grandson signs with NFL's Redskins

BOB Marley's grandson, Nico Marley, has "lively upped” his NFL prospects by signing with the Washington Redskins.

The undrafted linebacker played four years of college football with Tulane, notching up 319 tackles, six sacks and four interceptions in 49 games.

His father, Rohan, played at Miami alongside NFL greates Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis in the early 1990s and led the team in tackles in 1993 before playing in the Canadian Football League with the with the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Marley joins the Redskins' 90-man roster which will be cut to 53 in time for the start of the season in September.

He told Sports Illustrated in 2014, "Every individual is supposed to have something he wants to go get, something he wants so bad he don't need anybody's help. That's what I get from my father and grandfather.”


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