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Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Mission Bay

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 249




Arizona: 1L... Expected to challenge for a starting role at outside linebacker entering the 2003 season... Earned significant duty as one of Arizona's top players on the defensive line in 2002... Played in nine games at defensive end as a true freshman and was the primary backup to Joe Siofele for much of the season... Ended the season with 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-21 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards) and one pass breakup... Tied a career-best five tackles in the final game of the year against Arizona State... Tallied three hits, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup at California... Had a solo hit versus Washington State... Had two solo hits in the North Texas game... Notched a career-best five tackles and one for loss at Wisconsin... One of the Cats' top recruits in the 2002 class, Smith brings the entire package - outstanding athletic skills, size, superlative academic background and a demonstrated dedication in all endeavors.

High School: Mission Bay High School, San Diego, Calif., 2002... Smith's progress during his senior year caught the eye of recruiters in a big way... Had 90 tackles, 10 sacks and two interceptions as a senior, plus caused five fumbles... Returned a fumble 96 yards for a score, a CIF-San Diego record... Rated a Top 50 weak-side DE and three-star prospect by San Diego Union Tribune All-County honors... Prep Football Report All-West as the No. 90 prospect in the region... SuperPrep All-Farwest No. 107... Max Emfinger national DE list... All-San Diego area at linebacker... His fast and active style appealed to a number of top defensive schools in the West... Las Vegas Sun Super 11 honorable mention... JV football MVP in 1998, he progressed to all-league the following year on the varsity and subsequent only student in area to be all-league in two sports his final two years... Senior MVP in 2001... Most Inspirational Player Award in 2000... Football team captain senior year, JV captain in 1998... Basketball player with 17 points and 16 rebounds per game in 2002... Basketball team MVP in 1999 and Las Vegas Classic All-Star team member... Four-year letterman in basketball and football and twice in baseball... National Honor Society Certificate Award in 1997... Mission Bay Honor Roll throughout junior high and high school... Computer technology award from MBHS... Urban League Golden Pyramid Scholar three years... MBHS School Link Crew member, 2001-2002... Bayview Baptist Church "3.0 Partners" member... 2001 United States Achievement Academy Award... Union Tribune All-Academic football and basketball team honors three years...New Student Orientation aide... African Student Union member... Active in Bayview Baptist Church audio visual department and parking security volunteer... Kiwanis Club volunteer for Special Olympics and Soap Box Derby... Little League scorekeeper and concessionaire... Pop Warner videographer for three years... United Way contributor... Habitat for Humanity Project in early 2002... Sea World customer service worker his senior year.

Smith's Career Stats

Year	G-GS	UT	AT	TT	TFL	Sacks	Other
2002	9-0	8	8	16	3.5-21	1.5-15	1 PD