Selected in the fourth-round (107th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…became the team’s first draft choice from Connecticut and 18th school product drafted into the NFL… first wide receiver from UConn selected into the NFL… joins QB Dan Orlovsky as the only other Connecticut-bred products to be drafted out of UConn
PRO: Selected in the fourth-round (107th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…became the team’s first draft choice from Connecticut and 18th school product drafted into the NFL… first wide receiver from UConn selected into the NFL… joins QB Dan Orlovsky as the only other Connecticut-bred products to be drafted out of UConn
At KC (9-11): Inactive (illness)
Placed on Injured Reserve on Sept. 13
Placed on injured reserve on August 22.
COLLEGE: Started 11-of-35 games finishing his career with 53 catches for 997 yards and eight touchdowns…
2009: All-Big East Conference second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report… played in all 13 games, making seven starts… led the team with 48 catches for 893 yards and eight touchdowns… ranked fourth in the Big East with 68.69 yards per game receiving… gained at least 100 yards receiving in five contests… hauled in first career touchdown vs. Pittsburgh with two catches for 100 yards… posted a career-high 157 receiving yards that included an 88-yard touchdown on five catches vs. West Virginia… snared a career-high eight catches for 122 yards, adding a 21-yard score vs. South Florida
2008: Saw action in 12 games, making four starts… caught four passes for 94 yards… had two catches for 52 yards in season finale vs. Pittsburgh
2007: Played primarily on special teams and as a backup receiver in 10 contests… posted one catch on the year, a 10-yard gain vs. Maine
2006: Dressed, but did not see any game action
PERSONAL: Graduated with a degree in Sports Management… led Bunnell (Stratford, CT) High School to a pair of state playoff berths in his final two years… earned first-team All-Conference honors and was named MVP of the Thanksgiving Day game vs. Stratford High… also earned a pair of letters in basketball… served as team captain in basketball and football
COMMUNITY: In 2010, Marcus participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community. Each month, Marcus and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to the Buffalo Zoo to celebrate the 12th Annual Hometown Huddle, a visit to the North York YMCA in North York, Ontario to unveil a new Youth Zone and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November where the Rookie Club members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 350 children and families. In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs. The final Rookie Club appearance of 2010 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party. The Rookie Club hosted 100 children from a number of different local community organizations. The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo and Santa Claus. The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.