Bob Marley's Grandson Signs with the Washington Redskins

Nico Marley is the son of Rohan Marley, one of Bob's many children (the exact number has been debated for a long time).

The Washington Redskins announced the signing of linebacker Nico Marley. He was an invaluable member of the Green Wave defense as a four-year starter, and he put up some impressive numbers.

Bob Marley's grandson Nico has signed an National Football League contract with the Washington Redskins after a successful tryout last weekend. In Washington's rookie minicamp, Marley worked with the linebackers.

"I'm so grateful to Tulane for giving me my only Division I opportunity, but I knew they had some doubts about me".

"The 22-year-old Florida native, who stands 5'8" and weighs 200 pounds (173cm/91kg) was a two-time first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick over the last two seasons of his college career.

Marley's father Rohan was also an accomplished footballer having played for the Miami Hurricanes alongside Ray Lewis, although he never made it into the NFL.

As well as Marley, Washington signed tight end Manasseh Garner and cornerback Tevin Homer after the rookie minicamp.

Despite having a famous name, Nico says he is looking to build a legacy of his own.

Vanessa Coleman