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    Marcus Thomas
    14 Marcus Thomas
    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Morgan Park

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 176

    Position:
    DB

    Experience:
    4-3

    2007: Played in 12 of 13 games, starting at cornerback against Northwestern ... Notched a career-high six tackles, including three solos, against Northwestern ... Recorded a career-high four tackles - all solos - grabbed his first career interception and deflected a pass to teammate Antonio Steele for another INT at No. 1 Ohio State after entering the game for an injured Vontae Davis ... Assisted on two tackles - one for loss - against Ball State ... Had a solo tackle at Indiana ... Notched a career-high three tackles - two solos - at Syracuse.

    High School: Recorded 53 tackles, six interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... Rated a top-100 recruit in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... Champaign News-Gazette first-team All-State ... Nickname is "Miami" because he grew up in Miami, Fla., attending Carol City High School for one year ... Blocked two extra points to secure wins, once in the state playoffs and at the Prep Bowl ... Rated the 16th-best player in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... Recorded 55 tackles, six interceptions, 11 passes broken up and two forced fumbles as a junior ... Also named a top-50 cornerback nationally by Rivals.com ... High school teammate of current Illini wide receiver Chris James ... High school coach was Lexie Spurlock.

    Personal: Born May 5, 1989 ... Son of Marcus Thomas and Katrice Hayes ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Plans to pursue a career in coaching after graduation ... Chose Illinois over Boston College, Purdue, Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.


    Career Highs:

    Tackles: 6 vs. Northwestern, 11/17/07


    Thomas' Game-By-Game Statistics:

    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 12

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 2 2 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 4 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 11 6 17 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    updated 7/08

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