Marcus Cannon was born May 6, 1988 in Odessa Texas and attended
Odessa High. He played college football at Texas Christian
University. Today, he was an offensive tackle with the New England
Patriots and has earned three Super Bowl rings.
Cannon played college football at Texas Christian University in Fort
Worth, where he played right tackle for his first three seasons,
before switching to left tackle his senior year, protecting the
blind side of quarterback Andy Dalton. In 2009, he did not give up a
single sack; in 2010, he was part of an offensive line that gave up
a total of just nine sacks all year.
Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Cannon was considered one of the top
offensive tackle prospects and was selected by the Patriots in the
fifth round with the 138th pick of the draft.
During the 2011 NFL Combine, Cannon's physical showed
irregularities; further testing led to a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin
lymphoma, for which Cannon underwent treatment during the summer of
2011 and has now been in remission for seven years..
In 2015, Cannon and his friend from Odessa High, Cody Gill bought
the Sacred Oaks Exotic Hunting and Breeding Ranch in Eastland Texas.
Together they have built it into a popular hunting spot.
On March 17, 2021, Cannon and 2021 fifth- and sixth-round picks
were traded to the Houston Texans for fourth- and sixth-round picks.
Remember in Odessa when...