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Marcus Bacon

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225 | College: Missouri
 
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2006 Season

Senior linebacker who came into his own as a playmaker in his senior year, and was named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press, as well as league coaches after leading the Tigers with 103 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions … Ranks 5th in the Big 12 and 54th nationally with his tackles-per-game average … Started the season by making 12 tackles apiece versus Murray State and Ole Miss, and added double-digit outings at Texas A&M (10) and at Iowa State (11).

Gained 1 turnover in 5 of MU's first 6 games of the year, recovering fumbles against Murray State, at New Mexico and at Texas Tech, while grabbing interceptions against Ole Miss and Ohio … Was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Ole Miss, which included 12 tackles, 1 interception that he returned 52 yards, 1 forced fumble and 1 pass broken up … Had 8 stops in big win at New Mexico, and also forced a fumble and recovered another one in that game … Registered 8 tackles against Kansas State, including a career-high 2 QB sacks, in addition to breaking up 1 pass … Forced 2 fumbles against Colorado, and also forced 1 fumble the next week at Texas Tech, where he had 8 tackles in all, including 1 QB sack.

2005 Season

Had a breakout season as a junior, as he amassed a career-high 85 tackles while starting 8 games at the strongside linebacker position … Ranked 3rd on the team (and tops among MU LBs) … Was also a standout on special teams, playing on several units, and led the team in total special teams tackles, with 12 (8 on punts, 4 on kickoffs) … Recorded 3 QB sacks on the year for 23 yards in losses, registering 1.5 each in games against Arkansas State and Nebraska … Had 5 tackles or more in all but 1 game, and reached double-figures three times, including a career-high 12 stops at Kansas, while closing the year with a team-best 11-tackle performance in MU's bowl win over South Carolina … Also forced a fumble in the Independence Bowl victory … Added 10 tackles in a strong outing against Iowa State … Made 5 tackles vs. #2 Texas, and grabbed his 1st career interception, a 1st-quarter pick of UT's Vince Young … Opened the season with a solid outing against Arkansas State, registering 8 tackles (including 1.5 sacks), 1 QB hurry and 1 PBU … Also had a QB hurry to go along with 7 tackles against Troy in game #3 … Played in 11 games, (missed game #2 due to disciplinary suspension) … Closed the spring practice period with two TFLs in the annual Black & Gold Spring Game … Added 10 pounds to his playing weight of last season.

2004 Season

Made good strides in his first year as a linebacker, playing in all 11 games including making 4 starts at the strongside spot in MU's 4-3 alignment … Had career-high totals of 28 tackles, including 3 for losses totaling 10 yards … Ended the season on a strong note, as he got the start in MU's season finale at Iowa State, and had a season-best 6-tackle effort as MU held the Cyclones to only 14 points in the Tigers' 17-14 overtime win to deny ISU the Big 12 North title … Was productive at Baylor, with 5 tackles, including his first career QB sack (4 yards) … Later had 4 tackles, including 1 for loss, and a QB hurry against Kansas State … Was also a member of the special teams, and as an up back on kickoffs, returned two kicks for a total of 19 yards … Started consecutive games in a three-game stretch versus Colorado, Baylor and Texas, in addition to his start in the finale at ISU.

2003 Season

Played the whip position, and saw action in 12 games on the season (including 1 start), and had 16 tackles (10 solo, 6 assists) … Made the 1ststart of his young career in game #3 vs. Eastern Illinois at the whip position, and turned in a 4-tackle outing … Followed up the next week with a career-best 5-tackle performance in MU's overtime win against Middle Tennessee State … Later had at least 1 tackle in consecutive games against Texas Tech, Colorado and Texas A&M.

2002 Season

Redshirt season, spent valuable time getting acclimated with system … Named scout team Most Valuable Player for his preparations during Ball State week.

High School

One of the top defensive back prospects to come out Texas, who ranked among the top-60 safeties in the country by Rivals.com … Was an honorable mention all-state selection and first-team all-district pick at Houston's Cypress Springs High School … Collected 112 tackles and added five interceptions as a senior … Selected team captain as a senior … Also lettered in baseball for three years … Spent spare time umpiring little league baseball games … High school coach - Robert Blackshear.

Personal

Son of Donald and Mary Lou Guerrero-Bacon … Father is a director of radiology … Academic interest lies in psychology.

 
 

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