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Marcus Green, OLB

School: Temple  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 240 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Named the coaches? defensive scout player of the week for the Kent State game (Nov. 6, 2010) ? cited on the 2010 Athletic Director?s Honor Roll.
2011 Season
Played in all 13 games ? also played on the punt and field goal defense units ? had a solo tackle, a forced fumble, and a break-up in the bowl win over Wyoming ? made three stops in the win over Army ? had a quarterback hurry in the shutout of Ball State ? had three tackles and a sack in the win over Villanova.
2010 Season
Played in six games ? also played on the punt and kickoff return units ? had a solo tackle in the win at Kent State and was named the coaches? defensive scout team player of the game ? made three solo stops in the shutout of Akron ? had two solo tackles in the win at Buffalo ? assisted on a tackle at Northern Illinois ? saw first action in the win at Army ? lettered.
2009 Season
Played in 10 games ? also played on the punt return unit ? had an assisted tackle in the win at Akron ? made two solo tackles in the win over Miami ? had a tackle in the win at Navy ? made two stops in the win at Eastern Michigan ? had a tackle at No. 5 Penn State ... lettered.
High School
Team captain ... two-way standout for coach Steve Ciccotelli at Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS ... played fullback and linebacker positions ... Newark Star-Ledger second-team All-State honoree ... 2008 Union County Player of the Year ... earned All-Union County, All-Watchung Conference, and All-Area honors in 2007 ... as a junior, had eight touchdowns and 80 tackles ... letterwinner in basketball ... also a pitcher and outfielder for the baseball team ... Honor Roll student ... attended the 2008 Al Golden Football Camp.
Born May 29, 1991, in Fernwood, N.J. ... parents are Andrea and Tim Green, Sr. ... has an older brother, Tim Jr., who plays football at Lincoln University (Pa.) ... accounting major.
Latest News
07/09/2012 - Top-five Temple prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. DE/OLB Marcus Green (6-1, 240)...A career reserve, Green should get his chance to start in 2012 as the Owls need to replace both their defensive ends from a year ago. With only 21 tackles and 1.0 sack over his first three seasons with Temple, he is still very green behind the ears, but has flashed the raw tools to be a productive player. Green was a little-known two-star linebacker recruit out of New Jersey, but earned playing time as a true freshman in 2009 on special teams coverage. He spent the majority of his next two seasons on special teams, but did register his first sack last season as a back-up edge rusher. Similar to Adrian Robinson who led the Owls in sacks in 2011, Green is undersized and lacks ideal length to consistently take on blocks, but he does a nice job using his eyes to track and anticipate the action. He isn't a speed demon off the edge, but plays with the body control and balance to play in space and will probably need to stand up at linebacker for his best shot at the next level. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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