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2015 NFL DRAFT

Marquis Spruill, ILB

School: Syracuse  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hillside, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 231 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
350177-FA
Career Notes
Enrolled in January 2010 and participated in Spring practice ... One of 15 true freshmen to play in 2010.
2013 Season
Started all 13 games ... Team captain ... 2013 All-ACC Honorable Mention ... Tied for ninth on Syracuse's single-season record list for tackles for loss (14.5) ... Tied for 12th in the ACC with 14.5 tackles for loss ... Tied for 17th in the ACC with 5.5 sacks ... Against Penn State, totaled six solo tackles, including a sack for nine yards ... At Northwestern, notched five tackles, including three solo and one for a loss of two yards ... Against Wagner, had one tackle for a loss of two yards ... Against Tulane, posted six tackles, including three solo ... Against Clemson, led the defense with nine solo tackles, including two a loss of 10 yards ... At NC State, posted nine tackles, including 2.5 for a loss of 14 yards... At Georgia Tech, recorded five solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards ... Against Wake Forest, notched three tackles, including two solo, and two quarterback hurries ... At Maryland, compiled seven tackles, including two for a loss of eight yards, and a recovered a fumble ... At Florida State, tallied three solo tackles ... Against Pittsburgh, credited with four solo tackles, including two for a loss of 10 yards (one sack) and a quarterback hurry ... Against Boston College, posted four tackles, including 2.5 for a loss ... Against Minnesota in the Texas Bowl, notched four tackles, including two solo and one sack for a loss of 10 yards.
2012 Season
Played in all 13 games, starting 12 ... Ranked 10th in the BIG EAST in tackles for loss (0.75 avg/g) ... Tied for 10th on SU's career tackles for loss list with 26.5 tackles for a loss of 103 yards ... Moved back to the starting outside linebacker position for 2012 after working as the starting middle linebacker in 2011 ... Against Northwestern, recorded eight tackles, including four solo, two for a loss of eight yards, and one sack ... Against USC, notched five tackles, including three solo and one tackle for a loss of one yard ... Against Stony Brook, had eight tackles, including three solo and 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard ... At Minnesota, tallied four tackles and broke up a pass ... Against Pittsburgh, recorded three tackles ... At Rutgers, had nine tackles ... Against Connecticut, notched three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards ... At South Florida, recorded five tackles, including three solo and one for a loss of three yards ... At Cincinnati, had two tackles, including one solo and one for a loss of one yard ... Against Louisville, recorded five solo tackles ... At Missouri, recorded four tackles, including two solo and one sack for a loss of 12 yards and 1.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards ... At Temple, had six tackles, including five solo and one for a loss of two yards ... Against West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, recorded two solo tackles.
2011 Season
All-BIG EAST Second Team selection ... Played in all 12 games, starting 11? Against Wake Forest, made eight tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against Rhode Island, posted seven tackles, including six solo and 1.5 sacks for a loss of 13 yards ? At USC, made seven tackles, including one for a loss of two yards ... Against Toledo, had two solo tackles and a pass break-up ... Against Rutgers, made five tackles, including three solo, and one fumble recovery ... At Tulane, made five tackles, had a pass break up and recovered a fumble... Against West Virginia, made two tackles ? Against Louisville, had nine tackles, including seven solo and a sack, and forced a forced ? Against Connecticut, had six solo tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against South Florida, made three tackles, including one for a loss ... At Cincinnati, made two solo tackles... At Pittsburgh, had six tackles, including two for a loss of yards.
2010 Season
Started all 13 games ... Phil Steele Freshman All-America Second Team selection ? Ranked second among BIG EAST freshmen with 3.9 tackles per game ... At Akron, posted four tackles in his first collegiate start, posting four total tackles ... At Washington, had four tackles ... Against Maine, had four tackles, including an assisted sack, and broke up a pass ... Against Colgate, led the defense with 12 tackles, including an assisted sack and 1.5 tackles for a loss of yards ... At South Florida, had three tackles, including one for a loss of a yard...Against Pittsburgh, recorded two tackles, including a sack for a loss of eight yards ... At West Virginia, had three tackles, including one for loss of yards ... At Cincinnati, made a pair of solo stops ... Against Louisville, made three tackles ... At Rutgers, had three tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss ... Against Connecticut, had four tackles, including two for a loss, one of which was for a loss of nine yards on a third and three play ... Against Boston College, made three tackles ... Against Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl, made four tackles, including half a sack.
High School
Fork Union Military Academy: Member of team that finished 8-3 ? Coach: LTC John Shuman. Hillside: Named to Jersey Super 100 Team ? Rated 48th-best prep school prospect by Rivals.com ? Earned 2009 all-state, all-county honors ? As a senior captain, had 109 tackles, including 22 for a loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery ? Selected for the 2009 North-South All-Star Game ? High School Coach: John Power.
Personal
Marquis Spruill ? Born in May 1991 in Newark, N.J. ? Son of Natasha Spruill ? One sister ? Majoring in hospitality and food service management.
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Falcon's picks: Round 5/168 - Marquis Spruill, LB, 6-1, 231, Syracuse...Played at Fork Union Military Academy after not attracting any scholarship offers coming out of Hillside, N.J. He played strong side linebacker the first two seasons before moving to play middle linebacker the last two seasons. His 41 tackles for loss rank second in school history. - The Sports Xchange
 

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