Marcus was born on Christmas day in 1980 in Tacoma, WA. He went to Washington State and was drafted into the NFL in 2003 as a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. In April of 2014 Marcus retired and is now heavily involved in the Trufant Family Foundation and other charity projects.
The mission of the Foundation is show how being of service to others through the giving of time, resources and ourselves is an example of love for the benefit of children, adults and families in the communities we live in. By taking one person at a time and sharing our success is truly how we show that all things are possible and you can achieve what you believe you can.
The Trufant Family Foundation hosts fundraising and other programs that help individuals and companies to become participants in causes that will really affect in a positive way the lives of children. This will hopefully make them want to become successful in the communities in which they live.
Marcus also co-hosts the Barbershop show with his friend Terry ‘T-Holla’ Hollimon every week on The Barbershop website www.barbershop206.com. This show isn’t your normal sports show. Yes, they do the scores and the latest in statistics, but they really have a good time plus their own experience. The reason it’s called ‘The Barbershop’ is cause that’s how you will feel while tuning them in.
Marcus is the founder of the NW Cougars too! As you are beginning to see, he doesn’t let any grass grow under his feet. The Cougars is a brand new football team and our mission is to try to unite the youth and parents within the community. We want to provide an all year sports program to helping them to be able to reach any goals either in or out of the sports arena they desire to get into.
The Trufant Family Foundation also puts on an annual charity event each winter called the
Annual Marcus Trufant Celebrity Bowling & Billiard Classic. This year will be the 11th such event. It takes place on Tuesday, December 11th between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
Plus the Barbershop with Marcus puts on an annual Halloween Party – this year on October 30th at the Stone Lounge in Bellevue. This event has been a great party every year and this will prove to be no exception.
One last item would be the annual Huskers vs Cougars ‘Rivalry Clash’. This is a 5K and a 10K. This is Washington’s largest in-state rivalry. The Barbershop and Marcus have put this on for three years now and they have tremendous turnouts. Come on out and enjoy the fun.
Marcus Trufant is one of those people you meet in life and will never forget. He has a talent for making things happen and he has spent his life doing just that. His charity projects are well known and he personally participates in all of them. He is most definitely much more than a retired football player.