Meet Bob Marley's Thirst-Trapping, NFL Playing Grandson Nico

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29:  Nico Marley #2 of the Tulane Green Wave reacts during a game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Yulman Stadium on October 29, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Meet Bob Marley's Thirst-Trapping, NFL Playing Grandson Nico

The linebacker impressed Washington coaches enough to ink a contract.

Published May 17, 2017

Call it his own "Redemption Song."

Nico Marley, the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, inked an NFL contract with Washington yesterday after being an undrafted free agent out of Tulane University in New Orleans.

Despite his royal lineage, Nico getting his NFL shot is a real underdog story, especially considering that he's an undersized linebacker at 5-foot-8. The 22-year-old is a hard hitter, however, and one that Washington sorely needs.

That and he sets quite the thirst trap on his Instagram account. Meet Nico Marley.

  1. Nico Was So Proud To Sign His NFL Contract

    Blessed to officially be apart of the @redskins organization!

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    Go ahead and live your dreams, young man!

  2. He Even Penned This Letter To Washington Fans

    We are truly thankful! @redskins #HTTR Ready to Work!

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    #HTTR on deck.

  3. Nico Is Currently Featured on TheUndefeated.com

    "#WeForeverWorking" ... we love that.

  4. His Dad, Rohan Marley, Is Also His Best Friend, Mentor And Coach

    My Father.. my big brother, my mentor, my coach, my best friend. 🙏🏾🙏🏾

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    Unbreakable father-son bond right here.

  5. And Nico Has Been Known To Set Quite The Thirst Trap With IG Shots Like These

    I'm a pure soul, I don't do the hate

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    Don't tell me what people say about me. Tell me why they feel comfortable telling you.

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    A lot of "handsome" comments from the ladies ... and we're not mad at all.

  6. He Genuinely Appreciated His Time At Tulane

    I can't live and hold the camera... Somebody take this

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    2 out. Thank you

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    We're sure Tulane appreciated him right back.

  7. Nico and his model sister, selah, are each other's biggest fans

    Beautiful.

  8. And Nico is highly influenced by his grandfather, regularly posting about him

    Listen good.. #GongDay #Marley72

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    "My riches is life. Forever" Long live the Gong! Blessed Earthstrong grandpa #Marley72

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    Dready got a job to do.. Blessed Earth Strong! #ForeverLove

    A post shared by Nico Marley (@nico2marley) on

    Nico is a good kid. We're cheering for him to have a long, productive and healthy NFL career. One Love!

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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