|27 Marcus Knox
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Solid contributor on special teams and offense throughout his
Rushed for 20 yards on six carries and picked up his 26th career
special teams tackle in his final game at Houston... Finished the
year with a career-best 82 yards rushing... Made the start at running back on Senior Day vs. UTEP and rushed for a season-best 13
yards while also picking up his 25th career special teams tackle...
Made his first career start at SMU as the Owls opened in the Pistol
set with two running backs... Rushed for 12 yards on a pair of carries and scored his third career touchdown in the opener at UAB.
Captain of the Owls' special teams and a backup at running back
... carried the ball 15 times for 46 yards and a touchdown, caught
three passes for 11 yards, credited with three tackles and a fumble recovery on kickoff coverage ... rushed for 21 yards against
North Texas and scored his second career touchdown in addition
to recovering a fumbled punt ... ran for a career-high 25 yards on
five carries against SMU.
Earned his first playing time on offense since 2005 after seeing
considerable action as a special teams player in 2006 ... rushed
for 43 yards on 13 carries, including a long run of 18 yards against
Southern Miss ... caught seven passes for 62 yards, including a
25-yarder in the season opener vs. Nichols State ... scored his
first career touchdown with a one-yard run against Houston ... a
standout on special teams as well, finishing fourth on the squad
with six special teams tackles ... missed the final five games of the
season with an injury ... voted the Billy Ed Daniels Award recipient
by his teammates as the player who exhibits the qualities most
desired in a teammate.
Special teams star who made 12 tackles on kick coverage during the year ... credited with a season-best seven tackles against
Houston ... credited with at least one stop in nine of 12 games
and had two stops in three of the last four games ... averaged
20.3 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 26-yarder against
Played in three early-season games but missed the last seven
games due to injury, earning a medical redshirt ... had two rushing attempts for eight yards against East Carolina ... returned five
kickoffs for 102 yards, including a 24-yard return against ECU.
Bellaire Episcopal High School
2005 graduate of Episcopal High in Bellaire ... three-year starter
and three-year letterman for coach Dick Phillips, a former Owl
receiver and pole vaulter ... two-time all-Southwest Preparatory
League and the Knights' MVP as a senior ... team captain ... rushed
for more than 2,200 yards in his high school career, including
1200-plus rushing as a senior ... scored 15 touchdowns rushing
and receiving in 2004 ... also all-SPC as a sprinter in track, qualifying for the SPC meet in five events ... played in the jazz band
at Episcopal ... also considered Eastern Michigan, Northwestern,
New Mexico, Tulsa, UTEP and Air Force.
Full Name: Marcus Frederick Knox ... Born: Jan. 10, 1987, at Hous- ton ... Parents: Frederick and Debbie Knox (one brother) ... Rice
major: Kinesiology ... Brown College
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