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Marc Colombo
T #71
Height:
6-8
Weight:
320
College:
Boston College
Hometown:
Bridgewater, MA
Experience:
10

Biography

FINS FACT
Growing up, Marc had a love for rock music, which led him to begin playing guitar when he was about 22-years old. His main influence is James Hetfield, the lead singer of Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame band Metallica, whom he is a long-time fan of. He attended his first Metallica concert when he was 13 years old and as of 2007, he has attended 16 Metallica concerts. Marc joined his first band in 2002, called “Blackmuff.” He currently is the lead singer and plays rhythm guitar in a metal band called “Free Reign,” along with former Cowboys teammates Leonard Davis and Cory Procter. The band signed a recording contract with the Australian company Riot Entertainment on June 23, 2009.

FINS FACT
Growing up, Marc had a love for rock music, which led him to begin playing guitar when he was about 22-years old. His main influence is James Hetfield, the lead singer of Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame band Metallica, whom he is a long-time fan of. He attended his first Metallica concert when he was 13 years old and as of 2007, he has attended 16 Metallica concerts. Marc joined his first band in 2002, called “Blackmuff.” He currently is the lead singer and plays rhythm guitar in a metal band called “Free Reign,” along with former Cowboys teammates Leonard Davis and Cory Procter. The band signed a recording contract with the Australian company Riot Entertainment on June 23, 2009.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed with Miami on August 1, 2011 . . . Released by Dallas on July 28, 2011 . . . Signed by Dallas on November 2, 2005 . . . Waived by Chicago on September 13, 2005 . . . Selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2002 Draft by Chicago.

PRO
2010 - Started and played in 15 games at right tackle for Dallas. 

2009 - Started the first nine games of the season at right tackle . . . Suffered broken left fibula after a defensive player rolled into his leg vs. Green Bay (11/15) . . . Made his return with start in NFC Wild Card game vs. Philadelphia (1/3/10) . . . Also started at right tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff game at Minnesota (1/10/10).

2008 - Started all 16 regular season games at right tackle for the third consecutive season.

2007 - Started all 16 regular season at right tackle for the second consecutive year . . . Played a key role as the offense finished the season second in the league in scoring (first in the conference) with an average of 28.4 points-per-game . . . The 455 points scored marked the second-most in franchise history behind only the 1983 team (479 points . . . With an average of 365.7 yards-per-game, the Cowboys were third in the league (second in the conference) in total offense . . . The team ranked fourth in the league (third in the conference) in passing with an average of 256.6 yards-per-game . . . Started at right tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff game vs. N.Y. Giants (1/13/08).

2006 - Started all 16 regular season at right tackle . . . Was named the starting right tackle after training camp . . . Played role in offense which scored 425 points (26.6 points-per-game), the fourth-most in the league . . . The team also averaged 360.8 yards-per-game in total offense, the fifth-most in the league and the most for the Cowboys since their Super Bowl XXX winning season of 1995 . . . Started at right tackle in NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Seattle (1/6/07).

2005 - Played in total of five games (one game with Chicago and four games for Dallas) . . . Played in Bears season opener vs. Washington (9/11) . . . Waived by Chicago on September 13 . . . Was out of football until he signed with the Cowboys on November 1 . . . Placed on inactive list for his first three games with Dallas . . . Made Dallas debut on special teams at N.Y. Giants (12/4).

2004 - Played in eight games with two starts . . . Missed most of season on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list . . . Was activated from the Reserve/PUP list on November 8.

2003 - Missed the entire season after being placed first on the Physically Unable to Perform and later on during the season on Injured Reserve.

2002 - Played in 10 games with five starts as a rookie . . . Placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a dislocated patella and femoral nerve damage at St. Louis (11/18).

COLLEGE
Four-year letterman (1998-2001) and two-year starter at Boston College . . . Earned All-Big East honors playing at both tackle positions as a senior in 2001 . . . Part of an offensive line that helped the offense record 4,361 yards, including over 1,000 rushing yards . . . Started all 11 games at right tackle as a junior in 2000 . . . Helped the offense rank third in the Big East in total offense with 414.9 yards per game and rushing offense at 201 yards per game . . . Played in seven games as a sophomore, including the Insight.com Bowl in 1999 . . . Played in six games as a redshirt freshman in 1998 . . . Redshirted as a true freshman in 1997 . . . Graduated with a degree in sociology.

PERSONAL
Married (Jessica) . . . Has a daughter, Olivia . . . Attended Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School . . . Helped lead his team to two conference titles in four years (1993 and 1996) as his team advanced to the Division 1 Super Bowl in 1996 . . . Recorded 75 tackles and five sacks as a senior . . . Also played basketball and baseball . . . Was also an honor roll student and active in the Drama Club . . . Was involved in community service activities at St. Basil's Church and at Bridgewater State College as a teenager . . . Participated in the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program . . . Competed in the 2008 Poker for Pets for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas . . . Makes annual holiday hospital visits . . . Contributes to the Cowboys’ annual team Kick Off Luncheon and Cowboys Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm . . . His wife, Jessica, participated in the Cowboys Wives Christmas Party for The Family Place . . . Growing up was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins . . . His favorite pregame ritual is listening to Metallica . . . Born on October 8, 1978 in Bridgewater, Mass.

Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 111 95
2011 MIA 16 16
2010 DAL 15 15
2009 DAL 9 9
2008 DAL 16 16
2007 DAL 16 16
2006 DAL 16 16
2005 DAL 4 0
2005 CHI 1 0
2004 CHI 8 2
2003 CHI 0 0
2002 CHI 10 5

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