DeMarcus Ware was born on July 31, 1982 in Auburn, Alabama. He had a passion to the sport since he was a kid, he started to play football, basketball, baseball as well as ran track in the high school. DeMarcus studied at the Auburn High School. Afterwards, he studied at the Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where he joined a local College team The Troy Trojans. During the years in College team he was a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection.
He was a starter at defensive end position as a sophomore as well as he was a part of a defensive line along with Osi Umenyiora. With his skills he was a dominant player and even got the title of the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, he also was honored with Hendricks Award, which is a special award for the top defensive end players in college football. In the end DeMarcus finished his college football career with good result of 27.5 sacks, 201 tackles and 74 quarterback hurries.
In the 2005 NFL Draft he showed himself as a perfect fit as a rush linebacker in 3-4 defense. DeMarcus became a player for “The Dallas Cowboys” team. He made his debut appearance in the game against the San Diego Chargers team. During the game he posted 3 tackles, 1 for a loss, and a quarterback pressure. In the end his team won with the score 28-24.
He got his first breakthrough time in the match against San Francisco and recorded his first sack bringing down to Tim Rattay. He next year he ended the season with a team-high 11.5 sacks, which was a very good result, being the most ever by a Dallas Cowboys team linebacker. In the 2008 he was honored with the title of the NFC Defensive Player of the Year by Kansas City Committee. In the 2009 he got a neck injury playing against the San Diego Chargers team and was taken off the field by a cart.
In the 2014 he signed a three-year contract with $30 million dollars and joined the Denver Broncos team. He made his debut at the right outside linebacker for the Denver team. During the season DeMarcus played sixteen games, finishing with 41 tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles. In addition to his successful career stats he reached numerous awards and even was named to the First All-Pro team. He also was the first recipient of the professional Butkus Award.
He is married to Taniqua Smith. They met each other at school and fell in love. His wife is a former Air Force member and was raised in the family of a police officer. They had some problems with pregnancies, their baby boy died almost after his birth. On the 2006 the couple decides to adopt pretty girl, Marley, who now is their daughter. In the 2010 they finally got a son, named DeMarcus Ware, Jr. DeMarcus and Taniqua got to divorce in the 2012. He reportedly earns a huge amount of salary and net worth of 35 million dollars.