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Marcus Smith


Mental Health Matters

Marcus Smith II is a dedicated professional athlete, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and guest speaker with a strong commitment to eradicating the stigma associated with mental health, particularly within the realm of professional sports.

Marcus Smith, II
a unique perspective on Mental Health in Sports

Hailing from Georgia, Marcus faced the challenges of anxiety and depression from a young age. These unwelcome but constant companions persisted into his adult years, leading him to contemplate taking his own life. Nevertheless, against all odds, he triumphed and emerged as one of the world’s top football players.

Marcus began his football journey as a quarterback at Hardaway High School in Columbus, Georgia, but later transitioned to the linebacker position when he attended the University of Louisville. In the year 2013, he achieved national recognition by leading the country in sacks with an impressive total of 14.5. This outstanding performance earned him the titles of ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a third-team All-American.
Following his remarkable college career, Marcus was selected as a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, embarking on a professional career that included stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Redskins. Marcus has touched countless lives along his football journey, his faith always at the forefront of his life. He is committed to helping others overcome their mental health struggles and believes his story can inspire them to get the help they need.
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has personal experience with the way anxiety can manifest in one's life and has taken the required measures to address and alleviate it.

He’s contributed his distinct perspective and valuable insights to various platforms as a seasoned subject matter expert in his field.

Having appeared as a guest on these platforms, Marcus has provided priceless wisdom on how to effectively navigate the hurdles that  athletes encounter.

The Circle of 'M'

is Marcus' platform to discuss various aspects of how mental health manifests in athletes and the world around them.

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What people are saying about Marcus
John Clark
NBC Philly Reporter

I felt really good about the vibe that Marcus and I had and talking about things we’ve both gone through. The struggles as well as the success and victory over our shared challenges.

Ryan Smith
Former Superbowl Champ

It was great talking about taking time for yourself and trusting the process with Marcus.

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