Solid contributor on special teams and offense throughout his career.
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 Florida State.
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
Blue Defeats Gray, 30-17, in Annual Spring Game
04/08/2016 - The Blue squad used big plays to down the Gray team, 30-17, in the annual Spring Game, Friday afternoon at Rice Stadium.
Opener Moves to September 1
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Okam Named Defensive Line Coach
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Football Holds Second Scrimmage of the Spring
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Rice and Houston Add Football Games in 2020 & 2021
03/21/2016 - The Rice Owls and Houston Cougars, who will resume their cross-town series in 2017 and 2018, have agreed to continue the series with games in 2020 ...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring
03/18/2016 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of spring camp Friday afternoon.
Spring Practice Update: The Quarterbacks
03/18/2016 - With one week of practice in the books, RiceOwls.com visited with all three quarterbacks for the Owls for an update.
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