Marquise Hill was born the son of Sherry Hill on Aug. 7, 1982 in New Orleans, La. ... Attended De La Salle (New Orleans, La.) High ... Rated by many publications as the best defensive lineman in the nation as a high school senior ... Was named first-team All-American by numerous publications including ESPN, USA Today, The Sporting News, Rivals.com, Super Prep, and Fox Sports ... Selected as the National Lineman of the Year by Tom Lemming of ESPN ... Named the Columbus Touchdown Club Player of the Year ... Member of the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue Chip list, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and Shreveport Times Top 20 for the state of Louisiana ... Rated as one of the Top 100 high school players by the Dallas Morning News as the nation's No. 7 prospect by Super Prep ... Recorded 92 tackles with eight sacks and seven quarterback hurries as a senior ... Also forced five fumbles, recovered three fumbles and blocked a punt ... Named first-team 5A All-State ... Majored in general studies at LSU.
Marquise Hill was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (06/23/04).
Career GP/GS: 13/0 (1/0)
2006 (4/0/1/11): Buffalo (9/10): Inactive. at N.Y. Jets (9/17): Dressed but did not play in the Patriots’ 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets. Denver (9/24): Inactive. at Cincinnati (10/1): Inactive. vs. Miami (10/8): Inactive. at Buffalo (10/22): Inactive. at Minnesota (10/30): Inactive. Indianapolis (11/5): Inactive. vs. N.Y. Jets (11/12): Saw his first action of the season in a reserve role on the defensive front. at Green Bay (11/19): Inactive. vs. Chicago (11/26): Inactive. vs. Detroit (12/3): Inactive. at Miami (12/10): Saw limited action on the defensive line in the fourth quarter. vs. Houston (12/17): Saw limited action as a reserve on the defensive front. at Jacksonville (12/24): Inactive. at Tennessee (12/31): Saw limited action at defensive end in the Patriots' 40-23 victory over the Titans.
2006 Postseason (0/0/0/3): vs. N.Y. Jets (1/7): Inactive. at San Diego (1/14): Inactive. at Indianapolis (1/21): Inactive.
2005 (8/0/1/0): Collected nine tackles (6 solo) in eight games on the defensive front. Oakland (9/8): Inactive. at Carolina (9/18): Saw action in a reserve role on the defensive line. at Pittsburgh (9/25): Played in a reserve role on the defensive line in the Patriots' 23-20 victory over the Steelers. San Diego (10/2): Inactive. at Atlanta (10/9): Collected two solo tackles in the Patriots' 31- 28 win over the Falcons. at Denver (10/16): Inactive. Buffalo (10/30): Played in a reserve role on the defensive line and collected a tackle in the Patriots' 21-16 victory over the Bills on Sunday Night Football. Indianapolis (11/7): Saw limited action on the defensive front. at Miami (11/13): Inactive. New Orleans (11/20): Recorded two solo tackles in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the Saints. at Kansas City (11/27): Saw limited action on the defensive front. N.Y. Jets (12/4): Inactive. at Buffalo (12/11): Inactive. Tampa Bay (12/17): Inactive. at N.Y. Jets (12/26): Inactive. Miami (1/1): Saw significant action on the defensive front and notched four tackles (2 solo).
2005 Postseason (1/0/1/0): Jacksonville (1/7): Did not play in the Patriots' 28-3 AFC Wild Card victory over the Jaguars. at Denver (1/14): Saw limited action on the defensive front in goalline situations.
2004 (1/0, 0/0): Saw action in his first career NFL contest in the Patriots' regular season finale (1/2/05) … Was on the active roster all season and was listed as a day-of-game inactive for 13 games, dressed but did not play in two games and played in one contest. Indianapolis (9/9): Suited up but did not see action in the Patriots' 27-24 victory over the Colts. at Arizona (9/19): Inactive. at Buffalo (10/3): Inactive. Miami (10/10): Inactive. Seattle (10/17): Inactive. N.Y. Jets (10/24): Inactive. at Pittsburgh (10/31): Inactive. at St. Louis (11/7): Inactive. Buffalo (11/14): Inactive. at Kansas City (11/22): Inactive. Baltimore (11/28): Inactive. at Cleveland (12/5): Inactive. Cincinnati (12/12): Inactive. at Miami (12/20): Inactive. at N.Y. Jets (12/26): Dressed but did not see action in the Patriots' 23-7 victory over the Jets. San Francisco (1/2): Played in a reserve role on the defensive line in his first NFL contest.
2004 Postseason (0/0/1/1): Indianapolis (1/16): Suited up, but did not play in the Patriots' 20-3 victory over the Colts. at Pittsburgh (1/23): Inactive.
Started 24 of 38 games at right defensive end, recording 117 tackles (67 solos) with 10 sacks for 75 yards, 19.5 tackles for losses of 106 yards, 36 quarterback pressures, a fumble recovery, two forced fumbles, an interception and nine pass defl ections. 2003 (Junior): All-Southeastern Conference second-team choice by The NFL Draft Report ... Started 12 games at right defensive end ... Finished with 49 tackles (32 solos), six sacks for minus 50 yards, 13 stops for losses of 72 yards and 19 quarterback pressures ... Recovered a fumble and caused two others ... Returned an interception 20 yards and defl ected six passes. 2002 (Sophomore): Started 12 games at right defensive end ... Finished with a career-high 58 tackles (32 solos), including three sacks for minus 24 yards, 4.5 stops for losses of 29 yards and 16 quarterback pressures ... Also defl ected two passes ... Against Miami (Ohio), sacked Ben Roethlisberger for an eight-yard loss, pressured the quarterback four times (one pressure resulted in an interception) and delivered four tackles. 2001 (Freshman): Appeared in every game as a reserve defensive end ... Recorded 10 tackles (3 solos) with a pair of stops for losses of five yards and a quarterback pressure.
In the fall of 2005, Marquise participated in the Hometown Huddle, an event in which the Patriots worked with the United Way to build a wheelchair ramp at Barbara Jones' Mattapan home. Mrs. Jones had been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 26 years.
Marquise is a cousin of former NFL linebacker Cornelius Bennett, a five-time Pro Bowler who played for 13 seasons for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts.