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Marcus Maxey

position

Defensive Back

Height

6-2

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Navasota, Texas

High School

Navasota HS

CAREER: Very physical athlete who is competing with Devin Hester for thestarting job at right cornerback, to replace Antrel Rolle…Has the potential todevelop into a top defensive back…Played as the team’s nickelback much ofthe 2004 season…Has quickness and athletic ability and is an instinctivedefender who has a knack for making big plays…Is also an excellent specialteams player…Graduated in May 2005 with a degree in psychology and is nowpursuing a second degree in criminology.

 

2004 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games, making four starts as the nickelback…For the season, totaled 21 tackles, one fumble recovery and three passbreakups…Also played on the kickoff and punt coverage units…Played as thenickelback in the season opener vs. FSU and tallied 4 tackles and 1 tackle forloss…Started at nickelback vs. Louisiana Tech and made 1 pass breakup and1 fumble recovery…Started at nickelback at Houston and made 1tackle…Played as the nickelback at Georgia Tech and made 1 tackle…Startedat nickelback vs. Louisville and registered 2 tackles…Started at nickelback atNC State and registered 3 tackles and 1 pass breakup…Played as the nickelbackat North Carolina and made a career-high 5 tackles…Played mostly onspecial teams the next three games, making 1 tackle vs. Clemson, 2 tacklesat Virginia, and 1 tackle vs. Wake Forest…Played as a reserve defensive backvs. Virginia Tech and made 1 tackle…In the Peach Bowl vs. Florida, played asreserve DB and on special teams (no tackles).

 

2003 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games in the defensivebackfield and special teams, making 16 total tackles…he also hasone fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry…assisted on twotackles in the season opener at Louisiana Tech…recovered a fumbleand had one quarterback hurry against East Carolina…recorded oneassisted tackle against West Virginia…made one solo tackle on specialteams against Florida State…turned in the best day of his careeragainst Temple with a career-best four tackles (one solo)…madeone solo stop and one assisted tackle against Syracuse…had onetackle against Rutgers…made three tackles (two solos) in theFedEx Orange Bowl Classic victory over Florida State.

 

2002 (FRESHMAN):Played in 11 games as a reserve safety andon special teams…credited with four tackles (two unassisted) and atackle for a loss…recorded one solo tackle in the win overConnecticut…had two tackles (one solo), including one for a loss ofsix yards in the season opener against Florida A&M.

 

2001 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the 2001 season with a redshirt andplayed on the Hurricanes’ scout team.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Navasota…was named a utility back on the prestigious”Super Team” of top Texas talent by Texas Football maga-zineprior to the 2000 season, recognizing that state’s top 22 playersat any position…has outstanding quickness and size at cornerback…an aggressive cover man who shown outstanding ability to readroutes and passing situations…excelled in man coverage and showsa quick break to the ball…had 78 tackles as a senior in 2000…garnered60 tackles, four interceptions and forced four fumbles in1999 as a junior…a three-time first-team All-Area and first-teamAll-District selection who also played wide receiver as asenior…rated the No. 53 safety in the nation by Rivals.com…ratedthe No. 94 prospect overall in Texas by SuperPrep…rated amongthe Texas Top 50 prospects by PrepStar magazine…Texas Top 100by The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Fort WorthStar-Telegram and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal…a member ofthe Texas Fab 55 by the Austin American-Statesman…two-time All-Districtdefensive back…two-time All-Brazos Valley…coached byRobert Perkins.

 

MAXEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

  TACKLES FUMBLES
Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH SACKS FF FR PBU Int.
2001 Did not play – Redshirt Season
2002 11-0 4 2 2 1-6 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2003 12-0 13 6 7 0-0 1 0-0 0 1-2 0 0-0
2004 11-4 21 9 12 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0 3 0-0
Totals 34-4 38 17 21 1-6 1 0-0 0 2-2 3 0-0