A three-year letterwinner who started 12 of his final 13 games as the strong safety ... tallied 88 career tackles and two fumble recoveries ... played in 26 career games with 12 starts ... a sure tackler ... also a contributor on special teams.
2006 (Senior): Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at strong safety ... ended the year with 68 tackles, which ranked fourth on the team and first among defensive backs ... his two fumble recoveries tied for the team lead ... had four pass break-ups which were tied for second on the team ... averaged 8.0 tackles over his final four regular-season games ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... collected four tackles in the win over the Boilermakers ... (vs. WF) ... posted a career-high 10 tackles (four solo) ... (vs. Miami) ... notched eight tackles (three solo) ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded nine tackles (five solo) ... (vs. FSU) ... notched seven tackles (two solo) and a half-TFL ... (vs. NC St.) ... posted six tackles (three solo) ... forced and recovered a fumble in the third quarter which set up a TD ... (vs. UVA) ... notched four tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup ... (vs. GT) ... finished with five tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery for six yards ... (vs. FIU) ... notched three tackles, one solo ... (vs. WVU) ... posted four tackles, two solo ... (vs. W&M) ... recorded four tackles and the first two pass breakups of his career ... the first pass he broke up ended William & Mary's first offensive series ... entered the season as the starting strong safety.
2005 (Junior): Played in all 11 games as a reserve defensive back ... finished the season with 20 tackles (11 solo), a half TFL and one quarterback hurry ... (at FSU) ... recorded a season-high seven tackles ... on fourth-and-8, stopped WR Greg Carr short of the first down marker, forcing a turnover on downs in Maryland territory ... (at TU) ... credited with one tackle ... hurried QB Mike McGann on third-and-long, causing him to overthrow his target early in the second half ... (vs. WVU) ... posted three tackles, then a career-high ... (vs. CU) ... made first tackle of his career, on special teams, forcing ball carrier down at his own 13-yard line.
2004 (Sophomore): Saw action in one game (Duke) ... did not record any statistics ... missed three games due to injury (fractured right thumb) ... named scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice the week of the Clemson game.
2003 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in three games ... did not record any statistics.
2002 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... named defensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice the week of the Clemson game.
High School: A three-year letterwinner at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. ... in his three-year career at DHS, he totaled 20 interceptions, 198 tackles and 12 caused fumbles ... named The Washington Post Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2000 ... was a SuperPrep All-America selection who totaled 58 tackles, three interceptions and caused four fumbles as a senior ... rated the 13th-best defensive back in the country and fifth-best player overall in the Mid-Atlantic Region by SuperPrep ... team went 9-3 and won its third straight DCIAA championship in 2000 ... was a preseason Mid-Atlantic all-region choice by PrepStar ... named to George Michael's "Golden 11' All-Star team as a senior ... totaled more than 100 tackles, nine interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a junior in capturing All-Met and all-league recognition ... was also recruited by Pittsburgh and Michigan State ... high school coach was Craig Jefferies.
Personal: Marcus Wimbush was born November 1, 1982 ... son of Jacqueline and Jessie Smith ... biological father is Frederick Wimbush ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
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