Marcus McGraw
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    Marcus McGraw

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Arlington, Texas

    High School:
    Bowie

    Weight:
    228

    Position:
    LB

    Birthdate:
    10/05/1989

    Experience:
    3L

    Career | 2011 Game-by-Game | 2010 Game-by-Game | 2009 Game-by-Game | 2008 Game-by-Game


    • Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
    • 2011 Preseason First-Team All-Conference (LB)
    • 2011 Athlon Preseason First-Team All-Conference (LB)
    • 2011 Blue Ribbon Preseason First-Team All-Conference (LB)
    • 2011 Phil Steele Preseason First-Team All-Conference (LB)
    • 2011 College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Watch List
    • 2010 All-Conference USA Second Team (LB)
    • 2009 All-Conference USA Second Team
    • 2008 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

    Senior (2011): Led team with 16 tackles in season opener against UCLA, added one QB hurry ... Moved to fifth on school's all-time tackle list in the first game of the year ... Ranks. No. 4 in NCAA in tackles per game (16.00).

    Junior (2010): Played and started in all 12 games ... Led the team for the third straight year in tackles ... Ranked seventh in Conference USA in tackles and second in fumbles recovered ... Led all players with 11 tackles, including for solo stops, against Texas State during the season opener ... Also forced a fumble and had a 5-yard sack against the Bobcats ... Posted six tackles and returned a fumble 33 yards against UTEP ... Finished with six solo stops, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble at UCLA ... Led the Cougars with 10 tackles, including 1.5 stops for a loss of four yards, against Tulane ... Also added an assisted sack for a loss of three yards ...Led the team with 14 tackles, including seven solo stops against Mississippi State ... Tallied 11 tackles, including 10 solo stops ... Also had a tackle for a 1-yard loss ... Made seven solo tackles, also included an interception for a 38-yard return against SMU ... Totalled 10 tackles including an assisted tackle for a 1-yard loss, and also had a fumble recovery for no gain against UCF ... Recorded 11 tackles, including five solo stops and a sack for a 1-yard loss and another tackle for a 1-yard loss against Tulsa ... Had nine tackles, including one for a loss of four yards at Southern Miss ... Led team with 10 tackles and one for loss in the season finale at Texas Tech.

    Sophomore (2009): Team leader with 156 tackles and 75 solo stops ... Second on team with nine tackles for a loss and four sacks ... Ranked fifth nationally with 11.1 tackles per game ... One of only 10 players to start all 14 games ... Made season debut as the starting middle linebacker against Northwestern State during the season opener ... Recorded six tackles with an assist for a loss of two yards and added a quarterback hurry against the Demons ... Posted a game-high 14 tackles, including 13 solo stops, and broke up two passes at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State ... Led all players with a career-high 19 tackles, including seven solo stops, against Texas Tech ... Also added an 18-yard sack and broke up a pass against the Red Raiders ... Recorded eight tackles at C-USA rival UTEP ... Led all players with 13 tackles, including 11 solo stops, at Mississippi State ... Recorded 10 tackles, including six solo stops, at C-USA rival Tulane ... Posted five tackles, including a 6-yard sack, against C-USA rival SMU ... Also broke up a pass and recovered a fumble against the Mustangs ... Led the Cougars with 12 tackles, including five solo stops, with a forced fumble and an assisted tackle for a loss against C-USA rival Southern Miss ... Recorded eight tackles, including five solo stops, and forced a fumble at Tulsa ... Also recorded one tackle for a loss of five yards against the Golden Hurricane ... Tied for the team lead with 14 tackles, including 11 solo, at C-USA rival UCF ... Posted three tackles for a loss, including two sacks for a loss of 18 yards, against the Knights ... Finished with six tackles, including an assist for a loss of two yards, and forced a fumble against C-USA rival Memphis ... Recorded eight tackles and broke up a pass against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale. C-USA Championship Game: Totaled 10 tackles, including four solo, with an assist for a loss of a yard, at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Led all players with 16.5 tackles, including 10 solo stops, against Air Force... also added one tackle for a loss of a yard and broke up a pass against the Falcons... tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force.

    Freshman (2008): Valuable asset during first collegiate season... Led team with 103 tackles and finished third with five pass breakups ... Recorded at least five tackles in all but one game ... four games with double-digit tackles ... Started at will linebacker in his collegiate debut against Southern during the season opener ... Led the Cougars with 10 tackles, including an assisted sack for a loss of three yards and 1.5 tackles for a loss of eight yards ... Recorded five tackles, including three solo stops, at Oklahoma State ... Recorded seven tackles, including five solo stops, against Air Force in Dallas ... Posted five tackles, including four solo, with a quarterback hurry at Colorado State ... Recorded seven tackles, including four solo, with one tackle for a loss of three yards at No. 23 East Carolina ... Finished with nine tackles against C-USA rival UAB ... Recorded six solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss of a yard, at C-USA rival SMU ... Posted seven tackles, including three solo stops, at C-USA rival Marshall ... Recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 stops for a loss of four yards, and broke up two passes against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game ... Posted 12 tackles, including five solo stops, forced a fumble and broke up a pass against No. 24 Tulsa ... Led all Cougar defenders with 10 tackles, adding two pass breakups and an assisted tackle for a loss of three yards, against C-USA rival UTEP. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Led the Cougars with 15 tackles, including 13 solo stops, against Air Force ... Also added one tackle for a loss of four yards and forced a fumble against the Falcons.

    High School: Lettered for head coach Kenny Perry at Bowie High ... Named First-Team All-District as both a junior and senior... was the District MVP in 2007 ... Selected Second-Team All-State as senior ... Helped lead team to a 13-2 record as a senior ... Also participated in wrestling and track and field ... Also recruited by Washington State and Tulsa.

    Personal: Full name is Marcus Dujuan McGraw... Born Oct. 5, 1989, in Dallas, Texas... son of Malinda McGraw ... Ran a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash ... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.

    McGraw's Career Bests
    Tackles: 23, vs. Air Force (12-31-09)
    Sacks: 2.0, at UCF (11-14-09)
    Tackles for Loss: 3.0, at UCF (11-14-09)
    Forced Fumbles: 1, seven times (most recently at UCLA, 9-18-10)
    Fumble Recoveries: 1, four times (most recently vs UCF, 11-5-10)
    Fumble Return Yards: 33, vs. UTEP (9-10-10)
    Long Fumble Return: 33, vs. UTEP (9-10-10)
    Pass Breakups: 2, three times (most recently at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State, 9-12-09)

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