His famous uncle is regarded as the greatest reggae songwriter of all time selling 100 million records.

Nico played college football at Tulane and impressed at a rookie camp tryout leading to his deal.

Nico makes a tackle while playing for Tulane. 

The 22-year-old is the son of Rohan Marley, one of Bob's many children.

Rohan Marley played linebacker at the University of Miami, Florida, in the early 1990s and for a brief time in the Canadian Football League.

Nico is a 5-foot-8, 195-pound (88kg) linebacker, and his size indicates he might need to move to safety.