ESPN says Mariani was the best in the AFC South for the decade

Havre legend Marc Mariani named to the AFC South All-Decade Team


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 9:51am

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Former Havre Blue Pony Marc Mariani returns a kickoff against the Dallas Cowboys back in 2010. Mariani made the Pro Bowl that season, while breaking multiple Tennessee records for kick returns. Recently, Marc was named to the ESPN AFC South All-Decade Team.

Marc Mariani lived the fairy tale. Small town kid makes it in the NFL. It’s the stuff legends are made of.

Now, Mariani’s career is starting to be recognized for what it was, too — one that was special and productive.

This past week, Mariani was named to the ESPN AFC South All-Decade Team for the 2010s. The team was voted on by reporters who specifically cover the AFC South for ESPN’s NFL Nation.

“It is an honor to be recognized by something like this,” Mariani said via phone Tuesday. “It gave me a chance to look back and reflect on my career, and to again, know that it was...

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