The grandson of music legend Bob Marley is getting a shot in the NFL.
On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins announced the signing of Tulane linebacker Nico Marley to their 90-man roster. He is the grandson of Bob Marley and — arguably more notable given his athletic talents — the son of former Miami Hurricanes linebacker Rohan Marley.
The undersized Marley (5-foot-8, 200-pounder) was not selected in last month's draft but signed after impressing at rookie minicamp last weekend. He appeared in 49 career games for the Green Wave from 2013-16, recording 319 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and four interceptions to twice earn All-AAC honors.
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A native of Haiti, Marley moved to Jamaica as an infant and came to Miami at four years old. His father led the Hurricanes in tackles in 1993 and played alongside Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis.