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2015 NFL DRAFT

Marcus Forston, DT

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 301 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
168165
2011 Season
Played and started in three games before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Registered five tackles and one tackle for loss ... Had his best game against Kansas State, registering two tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
2010 Season
Played in 13 games, starting 12 ... Recorded 37 tackles, including the second-most tackles for loss on the team (12) ... Sacked the quarterback three times on the year and even picked off a pass.
2009 Season
Played in three of the first four games including Florida State, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma before sitting out the remainder of the season with an injury ... Did not record atackle ... Earned a medical hardship for the 2009 season.
2008 Season
Played in 12 games and made first career start at Florida ... Named first-team freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com, Football Writer's Association and Rivals.com ... Recorded 18 tackles (13 solo, five assisted), 4.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, which tied for fourth on the team ... Tallied a career-high four tackles at NC State, which included a career-best two sacks ... Had three tackles against Wake Forest ... First career sack came in a win against Virginia Tech.
High School
One of the top-ranked defensive tackles ... Played for the 2007 consensus national championship team as chosen by USA Today and Sports Illustrated ... Three-year starter who played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... As a senior in 2007, made 92 tackles, 20 sacks and forced seven fumbles while being double-and triple-teamed ... Named first-team All-State ... Also often lined up at wide receiver on goal-line situations and caught one touchdown pass ... As a junior in 2006, made 65 tackles and 21 sacks as school won the state championship ... His older brother, Dustin, played college football at Mississippi and FAU ... Coached by Billy Rolle ... Named a Parade All-American and to USA Today's All-USA team. EA Sports All-American ... Named All-State by Florida Sportswriters Association ... Ranked the No. 7 player in the country, the No. 1 defensive tackle and the No. 2 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 1 defensive tackle, the No. 18 player overall and the No. 9 player in Florida by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 27 player and the No. 1 defensive tackle by ESPN ... Ranked as the No. 4 player in the country by Tom Lemming on CSTV.com ... Selected No. 25 on the PrepStar Top 135 Dream Team ... Ranked No. 2 on the Miami Herald South Florida Top 25 ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 team ... Ranked the No. 3 player in Florida and the No. 13 player in the nation by the Tampa Tribune.
Injury Report
2009: Took a medical redshirt after suffering an ankle injury in the third game. 2011: Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game.
 
Latest News
03/13/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DOWN DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: *Marcus Forston, Miami, DT, 6-1, 301, 3...Forston has exceptional, natural athletic ability that thus far has been offset by his equally natural ability to have something go wrong, one way or the other. His career has been scarred, quite literally, with a number of injuries that limited his time on the playing field. As a promising freshman, Forston played eight games, including one start. The next year he was in only three games before being redshirting after injuring an ankle. He then missed spring practice in 2010 with a shoulder injury, but looked good in 12 starts that season. In 2011 he was suspended from the season opener by the NCAA for taking impermissible benefits while being recruited. Forston returned to start the next three games before a knee injury ended his season and, when he declared for the draft, his college career. NFL scouts are left to evaluate an injury-plagued, strong, gifted athlete who has been a work in progress, albeit with little progress. He demonstrated his natural strength at the combine by benching 225 pounds 35 times and although his speed and agility results were mediocre, he was at least healthy enough to take part. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

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