- Date of Birth:
- July 31, 1982
- 6' 4"
DeMarcus Ware (born DeMarcus Ware in Auburn, Alabama, on July 31, 1982) is an American professional football player for the Denver Broncos. He played college football at Troy in Troy, Alabama. In addition to playing both defense and offense in college, DeMarcus was also a track star. He was the 11th, first round draft pick, in 2005, by the Dallas Cowboys. DeMarcus spent nine seasons with the Cowboys as an outside linebacker where he racked up 117 quarterback sacks, a franchise record. In 2014, he signed a contract with the Denver Broncos. DeMarcus played in Super Bowl 50 as part of the 2015 AFC champion Bronco Team. He is a 9-time Pro Bowler and 2-time NFL sack leader.
Best Known For:
DeMarcus Ware is best known as the Denver Bronco’s star linebacker and one of the NFL’s biggest stars.
DeMarcus Ware married his high school girlfriend Taniqua Smith. The pair struggled with parenthood, enduring a birth and death of son Omar in 2006 which led to the adoption of daughter Marley. On November 20th, 2010, the couple became biological parents again when DeMarcus Jr. Ware was born. DeMarcus and Taniqua divorced in 2012.