Started in all 15 games played with seven interceptions and 15 pass breakups ... Tabbed as the College Football Performance Awards FCS Defensive Back of the Year ... One of many postseason awards including first-team Walter Camp, Associated Press, College Sporting News and College Sports Journal ... Named to All-MVFC first team ... Earned both the league's Defensive Player and Special Teams Player of the Week awards, along during season ... Scored three defensive touchdowns, twice off picks at Western Illinois (11-19-11) and Minnesota (9-24-11) and another on lateral from Colten Heagle's interception before halftime at Minnesota (9-24-11) ... Also ran back a kickoff 90 yards vs. Missouri State (10-15-11) for another TD ... Recorded 53 tackles including 27 solos and a tackle for loss ... Picked a pair of passes at Western Illinois (11-19-11) and at Southern Illinois (10-8-11) ... Credited with a career-high nine tackles vs. Youngstown State (11-12-11) and Illinois State (10-1-11).
Started in 12 of 14 games played at cornerback ... Named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer team ... Honorable mention on the all-MVFC team ... Recorded four interceptions including one returned for a TD in NCAA quarterfinal game at Eastern Washington ... Had at least one pass defended in 12 of 14 games ... Finished with 47 tackles including 36 solos and one tackle for loss ... Credited with a season-high six tackles twice including five solos at Montana State (12-4-10) and vs. Southern Illinois (11-6-10) ... Returned seven kickoffs for 151 yards and 21.6 average ... Had four kickoff returns for 91 yards vs. Western Illinois (10-2-10) including a season-long of 43 yards.
Sat out as a redshirt in the Bison program.
2009 graduate of Hopkins High School ... Three-year starter at wide receiver and defensive back for head coach John Den Hartog ... Valuable contributor to 2008 Hopkins team that went 8-3 and advanced to Section 6AAAAA final ... Made key reception, caught six passes for 101 yards and TD in last-second 24-21 win over Minnetonka in section semifinals ... Made 10 receptions for 280 yards and three TDs in 42-24 win over Irondale ... Scored five times in 56-42 shootout win at Edina ... Returned several interceptions for TDs during 2008 season ... Part of 2006 team that won Section 6AAAAA championship ... All-state performer as senior ... Three-time all-Metro and all-Classic Lake Conference selection ... Two-year starter on basketball court ... Member of the Royals 31-0 state championship team ... Two-time all-conference pick on the hardwood.
Son of Jeffrey and Carolyn Williams ... Born March 24, 1991 ... Has three sisters, Aisha, Brianna and Bianca, and one brother, Rashan ... College major is university studies ... Father, Jeffrey, played football for St. Cloud State.
01/03/2014 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: DB Marcus Williams, North Dakota State, Sr.,...Has been selected First Team All-Football Championship Subdivision for the 2013 college football season by the Associated Press. - North Dakota State football