2003: Gained 214 yards on 64 carries and returned 11 kickoffs for 208 yards ... Team's third leading rusher ... Rushed for 102 yards on 23 carries at Indiana ... Had 42 yards on the ground at Iowa ... Returned five kicks for 116 yards at Purdue and had two receptions for 10 yards ... Played in eight games, earning a start at Iowa.
High School: All-time leading rusher in the state of Maryland ... Also tops the Maryland charts in career touchdowns and points scored ... Totaled over 5,700 yards in his four-year career as a varsity starter ... Despite missing three games with an injury, still racked up 1,532 yards and 29 TDs as a senior ... Named Area Player of the Year by the Gazette News ... Named the Metro Offensive Player of the Year by the Washington Post ... Also named to the Golden 11 All-State team ... Named the PowerBar East Region Athlete of the Week ... Rushed for over 2,100 yards as a junior, scoring 26 TDs on the ground and three more as a receiver ... Was the metro area's leading rusher as a junior ... Named the Journal and Gazette News Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 ... Three-time All-Conference selection ... Rushed for 1,359 yards as a sophomore, finding the end zone 20 times, 17 of which were on the ground ... Also a standout defensive back and kick returner ... Had eight career interceptions, returning one for a score ... Had two career kick-off return TDs and averaged 33 yards per return over his career ... Also averaged 15 yards per punt return ... Led Georgetown Prep to an amazing 36-3 record in his four seasons ... High school coach was Dan Paro.
Personal: Full given name is Marcus Anthony Mason ... Son of Tarlton Barnett and Patricia Mason ... Born June 23, 1984 ... Has two sisters ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences ... Uncle, Mark Mason, played football at Maryland ... Lists Walter Payton as his favorite athlete ... Appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd."
Career HIghs Carries: 23 at Indiana, 11/8/03 Yards: 102 at Indiana, 11/8/03 Long Rush: 15, twice (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/22/03)