Brandon Marshall is a third-year linebacker who entered the NFL in 2012 as a fifth-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since joining the Denver Broncos in 2013, Marshall has become perhaps the NFL's most-mentioned special teams player on Twitter.
Marshall, who shares the same name of a certain Chicago Bears receiver who used to be a Bronco, is a 6-1, 238-pound, 24-year-old linebacker who played college football at Nevada. Chicago's Marshall is a 6-4, 230-pound, 30-year-old receiver who has been to five Pro Bowls.
Sharing the same name, the two are often mistaken for each other on Twitter. Take, for example, when the elder Marshall appeared on ESPN today. The Marshall people were looking to tweet? @BMarshall. The Marshall many of them ended up tweeting instead? @BMarshh54.
@BMarshh54 Props to Brandon Marshall for doing his part to reduce the stigma of mental illness.— Carine Sullivan (@Carinesays) July 15, 2014
Really like how humbled @BMarshh54 has become over the years and looks to help others.— Brian Johnson (@BrianOJT) July 15, 2014
. @BMarshh54 is very insightful. Mental illness is a big issue in NFL. Glad to see someone raise awareness to this issue.— Sam Camargo (@SamCamargo_) July 15, 2014
Does it mean anything to you that the receiver wears No. 15 and you tweeted a player with a No. 54 handle?
Bears fans.. Take a look at this page @BMarshall— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh54) July 15, 2014
So, Brandon, does this happen often?
@JonHeathNFL all day everyday lol— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh54) July 15, 2014
The struggle is real.