Marcus Lavon Trufant was given birth to on the 25th of December, 1980. He is a former player of American Football, and he played the cornerback position for ten seasons long in the National Football League (NFL).

After Trufant was recruited by Mike Price, the head coach of Washington State Cougars Football, he then went ahead to attend Washington State University.

In the year 2003, he was chosen among the 11th overall in the NFL Draft by Seattle Seahawks when he played college football for Washington State University.

The fact that Trufant hails from Tacoma and also graduated from Washington State University makes him to be considered as a hometown favorite.

Trufant played a humongous part in the Seahawks defense. In totality, a career high 7 passes were intercepted by him, in which one of them was returned by an 84 yard touchdown. He also made 85 tackles and deflected 15 passes. In 2008 however, he was voted into the 2008 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. He was placed on a Franchise tag by Seahawks on the 21st of February, 2008, and was also tendered with a 1 year deal which the approximate worth was $9.5 million.

His professional career actually started on the 26th of March, 2008, when Seahawks signed him a new 6 year contract extension which was worth $50.2 million, with an additional $10 million signing bonus.

Trufant traveled to Cambridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on the 1st of April, 2010, as one of the students of the school. A Canadian referred to as Tyler Wedel, who was one out of the only four ever winners of NFL, took Trufant to the school to inform his colleagues about his passion, career, as well as his motivation to play in the NFL.

On the 17th of October, 2011, Trufant was severely injured with a bruised sacrum and was placed on injured reserve. Trufant was released by Seahawks on the 8th of March, 2012, but was signed again to a year contract, after a month and a day.

Trufant however signed a 1 day contract on the 23rd of April, 2014, so that he could retire as a Seattle Seahawks. He rounded out his first selection with his Sports Internationals Pro Bowl headliners to Honolulu. Marcus was ranked the 2nd in the league in his 5th year at CB, with 7 Int’s(ITD) to go along with 15 pass break-ups and 77 tackles.