| Marcus Rucker
Rice -- 2004: Made three starts for the Rice football team at left halfback, playing in seven games... Averaged 7.2 yards per carry on 43 rushes... Recorded an 86-yard touchdown run at San Jose State... Finished the game with 201 yards on the ground. 2003: Played in all 12 games with three starts to earn his first letter... Rushed for 306 yards and one touchdown on 49 carries... Had a season-high 84 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown run, in the win over Louisiana Tech... Had two catches for four yards as a true freshman.
High School -- 2003 graduate of Magnolia High... All-state running back for coach Robert Day... A first-team selection on the Arkansas Gazette-Democrat's super team... Rushed for 2,132 yards and scored 22 TDs as a senior... Missed his junior season with a knee injury, but gained 1,500 yards on the ground as a sophomore... Senior finalist for the Landers Award as the top high school player in the state... Played in the Arkansas all-star game... Twice voted the squad's MVP by his teammates... Also a top sprinter for the Panthers' track team and varsity letterman in basketball... Academic honors and activities include the National Honor Society, membership in Mu Alpha Theta (national math honorary), scholar-athlete banquet honoree, and a four-year member of the A/B honor roll.
Personal -- Full name: Marcus Bernard Parker... Born: Nov. 20, 1985 in El Dorado, Ark... Parents: Isaiah Rucker Sr., and Rosalinda Davis, Magnolia, Ark. (two brothers and two sisters)... Mother played college volleyball at Southern Arkansas (1981)... Two uncles, Michael and Glenn Davis, were both football lettermen at Southern Arkansas... College: Jones.