March 13th Named "Marcell Dareus Day" In Georgia

Atlanta-Resident & Star Defensive Tackles Receives State Commendation Honoring His Birthday

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(From left to right: State Representative Erica Thomas, two-time NFL Pro Bowler Marcell Dareus and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal)

ATLANTA, GA. (March 15, 2017) - Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle and Atlanta-resident Marcell Dareus has received a special commendation from the state of Georgia that recognizes his achievements on and off the field while making his birthday this year, March 13, "Marcell Dareus Day" throughout the state.

"I'm so happy and honored to have a day named after me in Georgia, one of my adopted homes that has treated me so well," said Dareus. "The city of Atlanta and the whole state means a lot to me. They've welcomed me with open arms and now with this great honor, I feel like a true native."

The two-time Pro Bowler was presented the honor by State Representative Erica Thomas at the Georgia State Capitol.

"Marcell Dareus is a distinguished gentleman with a kind and unwavering heart for children," says Representative Thomas. We were both in the foster care system and vowed to use our success to help other kids that grew up in similar situations. In the state of Georgia there are over 13,000 kids in foster care."

The full commendation recognizes Dareus for his athletic career, both at the University of Alabama and with the Buffalo Bills, while also highlighting his charitable endeavors, such as his recent humanitarian trip to Haiti and his service in handing out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to seniors in Birmingham, Alabama.

House Resolution number HR 530 can be read in full online HERE.