| Marcus Tubbs
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DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)
Tremendous athlete who combined great size and power with quick feet and solid instincts ... picked in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks ... an outstanding pass rusher and run stopper ... developed into one of the Big 12's top tackles ... played in 48 games, including bowl games, and earned 36 starts during his career ... posted 207 tackles, 41 TFLs, 15 sacks and five forced fumbles during his career ... was a member of the Nagurski Award (nation's top defensive player) and Outland Trophy (nation's top lineman) watch lists in 2003 ... tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches and The Dallas Morning News as a senior ... started all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, in 2003 and registered a career-high 77 tackles, 26 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... also tied his career-high with 5.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss ... blocked two kicks his senior year for a career total of four ... sidelined for three games and the second half of two others with injuries as a junior but still managed to record 41 tackles, seven TFLs, 2.5 sacks and 14 QB pressures ... also blocked a game-tying field goal attempt with seven seconds remaining in UT's 17-14 win at No. 17 Kansas State ... tabbed second-team All-Big 12 by The Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle the past two years ... an honorable mention selection by The Associated Press in 2002 ... saw action in all 13 games and started 12 contests in 2001 ... named the squad's Outstanding Defensive Lineman after posting 50 tackles, two sacks, 12 TFLs and 18 QB pressures as a sophomore ... appeared in all 12 games and started three contests while All-Big 12 DT Shaun Rogers nursed a high ankle sprain in 2000 ... established himself as one of the most productive freshmen defenders in UT history ... named the team's Most Improved Defensive Player in 2000 ... finished the season with 37 tackles, 5.5 sacks (was No. 3 on UT's freshman single-season chart), 10 TFLs (was No. 3 on UT's frosh single-season list) and seven QB pressures ... registered 17 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three TFLs and three QB pressures in his three starting assignments ... a prep tight end who began his college career at defensive end before moving inside to tackle ... spent the 2000 spring season working at defensive tackle after redshirting as a defensive end in 1999 ... didn't begin playing organized football until junior year of high school ... is a cousin of former UT and NFL linebacker Winfred Tubbs, a 1999 Pro Bowler with the San Francisco 49ers.
Started all 13 games at tackle ... tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches and The Dallas Morning News ... earned one of UT's Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Awards ... shared UT's Outstanding Lineman honors ... voted as one of UT's four permanent team captains ... recorded a career-high 77 tackles, 26 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles, while tying his career-high with 5.5 sacks and 12 TFLs ... opened the season with six tackles, two QB pressures, one TFL, a half sack and a forced fumble against New Mexico State ... followed that performance with a career-high 11 tackles, two QB pressures and one TFL against Arkansas ... recorded six tackles in three other games (vs. No. 16 Kansas State; at Iowa State; vs. No. 12 Nebraska) ... recorded seven tackles, four QB pressures, two TFLs and one sack against Tulane ... also blocked an extra point in that game ... posted eight stops, three QB pressures and one TFL against No. 1 Oklahoma ... registered seven tackles at Baylor ... registered seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble at No. 21 Oklahoma State ... had four tackles, one sack, one TFL, three QB pressures, one batted down pass and a blocked extra point versus Texas Tech ... was awarded Mike Campbell's "Across the Bow" Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in that game ... tied the UT career record for four blocked kicks with his fourth, a blocked extra point on Texas Tech's opening score ... tallied three tackles and two QB pressures against No. 15 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
Played in 10 games and started eight despite battling various injuries ... earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from The Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle ... also an honorable mention all-conference selection by The Associated Press ... tabbed UT's Outstanding Defensive Lineman ... registered 43 tackles, seven TFLs, 2.5 sacks and 14 QB pressures ... also forced a fumble and blocked two field goals ... key member of a Longhorns defense that led the Big 12 and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg.), second in the conference and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.1 rtg.), third in the league and eighth in the country in scoring defense (16.3 ppg.) and third in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in total defense (307.7 ypg.) ... a two-time Mike Campbell "Across the Bow" Defensive Player of the Game honoree (at Tulane, vs. Oklahoma State) ... posted a season-high eight tackles, two TFLs, a career-high four QB pressures and a blocked field goal that was returned 56 yards for a TD by Cedric Griffin (first blocked FG score in UT history) at Tulane ... followed that game with seven tackles, a sack and two QB pressures against Oklahoma State ... tallied seven stops, two TFLs, a pair of QB pressures and a forced fumble in the season-opening shutout of North Texas ... registered five tackles and a career-high four QB pressures against No. 2 Oklahoma ... posted four stops and blocked Jared Brite's game-tying FG attempt with seven seconds remaining at No. 17 Kansas State ... shared UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Game honors for his performance against the Wildcats ... added five tackles against No. 17 Iowa State ... had four tackles and a half sack at North Carolina before leaving with an injury.
Played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started 12 of those contests ... named UT's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman ... also a second-team All-Big 12 selection by The Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle ... registered 50 tackles, two sacks, 12 TFLs (-45 yards) and 18 QB pressures (second on the team) ... a key contributor on a UT defense that led the nation in total defense (236.2 ypg) and ranked third in passing (146.7 ypg) and scoring defense (13.7 ppg), fourth in pass efficiency defense (88.0 rtg) and sixth in rushing defense (89.5 ypg) ... the Longhorns were one of only two units that ranked among the top 10 nationally in all five statistical categories (Virginia Tech was the other) ... had a career-high nine tackles, two TFLs and forced a fumble at Oklahoma State ... posted six tackles, a sack and three TFLs in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... had six stops and a TFL against North Carolina ... registered four tackles and three QB pressures against Texas Tech ... recorded three QB pressures and a forced fumble at Missouri ... added four-tackle games at Baylor, vs. No. 3 Oklahoma, at Houston and in the season opener against New Mexico State.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2000)
Played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started three games (vs. Oklahoma State, No. 10 Oklahoma & Baylor) ... named UT's Most Improved Defensive Player ... posted 37 tackles (19 solo), 5.5 sacks (No. 3 on UT's freshman single-season chart), 10 TFLs (No. 3 on UT's frosh single-season list), seven QB pressures and one fumble recovery ... registered a pair of stops, one sack and two TFLs against Baylor ... tallied five tackles, two TFLs and a sack at Colorado ... had a career-high eight stops and a pair of QB pressures against No. 10 Oklahoma ... registered seven tackles and a half sack against Oklahoma State ... had five tackles, a career-high three TFLs and two sacks against Houston ... redshirted in 1999.
Coached by Ben Dial at DeSoto High ... a football and basketball standout who didn't play football until his junior year ... earned first-team all-district honors at tight end in just his second year of football ... recorded 28 receptions for 353 yards and two TDs as a senior ... earned honorable mention all-district honors as a junior, his first year of organized football ... posted five receptions for 81 yards and two TDs as a junior ... also was a basketball standout where he lettered three times and was a three-year starter ... a three-time first-team all-district selection in basketball ... averaged better than 15 points and 10 rebounds per game for his career.
Born 5/16/81 in Dallas ... full name is Marcus Dwayne Tubbs ... majored in youth and community studies ... a two-time Athletics Director's Honor Roll honoree ... named to the Fall 2000 and '01 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... cousin of former Longhorns and NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Winfred Tubbs ... a member of PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership Service) as a high schooler ... volunteered time coaching a little league basketball team (first graders) ... lists jet skiing and listening to music as his hobbies.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP INT PBU FC FR High
2003 13/13 77 (38) 5.5 (-37) 12 (-53) 26 0 2 2 0 11/Ark
2002 10/8 43 (19) 2.5 (-24) 7 (-28) 14 0 0 1 0 8/TU
2001 12/11 50 (20) 2 (-13) 12 (-45) 18 0 0 2 0 9/OSU
2000 11/3 37 (19) 5.5 (-32) 10 (-36) 7 0 0 0 1 8/OU
Career 46/35 207 (96) 15.5 (-106) 41 (-162) 64 0 2 5 1 11/Ark
Tackles: 11 vs. Arkansas (Sr.)
Sacks: 2 vs. Houston (Fr.)
Tackles for loss: 3 vs. Colorado (So.)*; vs. Houston (Fr.)
QB pressures: 4 vs. Oklahoma (Jr.); at Tulane (Jr.)
* Big 12 Championship game