Cassius Marsh is one of several Seahawks on site at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center this week for the start of the team's voluntary offseason workout program, but the fourth-year NFL defensive end recently spent time away from VMAC to engage in one of his favorite off-the-field activities.
In a video released Friday, Marsh appears in the sixth installment of 'Game Knights,' a YouTube series from 'The Command Zone' dedicated to Magic: The Gathering's Commander format.
Marsh, an avid fan of the popular trading card game whose headquarters are located just south of the Seahawks' practice facility, made headlines last November when he had his Magic card collection stolen out of his car. Upon hearing the news, Wizards of the Coast — the makers of Magic — stopped by Marsh's place of employment to hand-deliver him a large box of Magic product, an exchange that helped spawn a Seahawks and *Magic*-themed charity event last December.
In The Command Zone's latest episode, Wizards gave the play group early access to some of the game's new legendary creatures from 'Amonkhet,' Magic's newest set of cards that's slated for an April 28 release.
Marsh chooses the red-green creature Samut, Voice of Dissent to "command" his deck as he goes head-to-head with show hosts Josh Lee Kwai and Jimmy Wong, as well as special guest Mel Li, a former member of Magic's story team.
Check out the YouTube video embedded above to find out if Marsh emerges victorious.
Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh played 'Magic: The Gathering' for charity on Friday, December 30 at Mox Boarding House in Bellevue, where all proceeds from the night's event went to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Puget Sound.