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Marcus Cromartie, CB

School: Wisconsin  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mansfield, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Made four tackles in the Rose Bowl against Stanford on Jan. 1 ... recorded his first career interception and returned it 29-yards for a touchdown, to go along with seven tackles and two pass break ups in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... recorded two tackles and two passes defended at Penn St on Nov. 24 ... finished with two tackles against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... tied a career high with eight tackles at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... recorded six tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... finished with three tackles and broke up one pass against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... tallied two tackles at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... collected four tackles and broke up one pass against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... tied a career-best with eight tackles at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... finished with four tackles against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... recorded three tackles and broke up three passes against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... made six tackles and broke up one pass against Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... recorded three tackles and one blocked pass against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1
2011 Season
Earned first letter ... played in all 14 games, starting the last 13 ... had six tacklews in Rose Bowl vs. Oregon ... made six tackles against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... recorded two tackles against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... posted two tackles at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... tallied three tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... broke up one pass against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... made two tackles at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and had four tackles against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... recorded two tackles against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... made one tackle against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... broke up one pass and had one tackle against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... career-high eight tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... made first start of career and posted seven tackles against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... had three tackles against UNLV on Sept. 1
2010 Season
Played in five games ... saw playing time against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... played at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... made one tackle against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... saw playing time against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... two tackles on kickoff coverage in season debut against Austin Peay on Sept. 25
2009 Season
Played in six games, mostly on special teams ... made first tackle of career and served on kickoff return unit against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... made Badger debut against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5
2008 Season
High School
Ranked as the 43rd-best defensive back in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 57 by Scout.com ... Top 100 players in Texas and PrepTicket all-state team ... Texashsfootball.com honorable mention all-state team ... first-team all-district and all-area team as a senior ... second-team all-district as a junior ... changed schools after Hurricane Katrina as a sophomore and didn't play ... freshman of the year on varsity squad in New Orleans ... 56 tackles, two interceptions and 15 passes defended as a senior for a career total of 116 tackles and five interceptions ... team captain as a senior ... also lettered in track and field ... two years as captain of track team ... school record in the 200 meter dash (21.77) ... head coach was Terry Cron
Parents are Julius Cromartie and Judith Harris ... major is agricultural business with a focus in life sciences communication
Latest News
03/07/2013 - 2013 Wisconsin Pro Day: Another pair of recently graduated UW players, cornerbacks Marcus Cromartie and Devin Smith, also participated in Wisconsin's Pro Day. Cromartie, who wasn't invited to the NFL combine, surprised everyone but himself when he ran a 4.35 40-yard dash for the NFL scouts, the best of any of the Wisconsin players that participated in Pro Day. He also recorded a vertical of 34 inches. "I was satisfied, my goal was to run a low 4.3, and a 4.35, I can work with that," Cromartie said.

With the 40 time in the books, Cromartie appears to be an intriguing prospect to NFL teams. With attractive height and size for an NFL cornerback at 6-foot, weighing in at 195-pounds, the speed may help elevate the corner from a tryout invitation on an NFL squad to seeing his name drafted in the later rounds. Cromartie trained with Pittsburgh Steelers' cornerback Ike Taylor and former first round pick cornerback Favian Washington, who played most recently in 2011 with the Saints, in Orlando, Fla. - Nick Korger, The Badger Herald

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