Throwback Thursday: Marcus Trufant a.k.a. “French Dip”

Marcus Trufant

Former Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant (photos from Principal Dan Besett of Wilson High School)

On this Thursday, May 16, we’re here to add a little bit more to Marcus Trufant’s legacy in the Pacific Northwest.

From the annals of Wilson High School, we bring you a rare look at the former Seahawks cornerback Trufant, pictured here as a senior in the Tacoma school’s football program. The photo and self-submitted biography reveal some little known facts about the cornerback Seattle chose with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Washington State University.

Trufant, or “French Dip” as he dubs himself in his bio above, planned to go to college and major in engineering with hopes of being an architect, but notes his dream was to make it to the NFL. Here we are several years later and Trufant is still living out that dream.

After 10 seasons with his hometown Seahawks where he snagged 21 interceptions (good for fifth on the Seahawks’ all-time list), Trufant is now continuing his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars and head coach Gus Bradley, who spent four seasons as defensive coordinator in Seattle.

Update: After posting the above photo on Twitter, Trufant gave us a little friendly reaction:


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