93 - Marcus Rodriguez
Marcus Rodriguez
Height: 6-1
Weight: 228
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.
High School: Peoria
Position: LB

2008: Selected second team All-Patriot League ... Started all 11 games at inside linebacker ... Was second on the team with 68 total tackles, including 49 solo stops ... Had team-highs of four sacks and eight tackles for loss ... Ranked 10th in the Patriot League in tackles for loss and 14th in total tackles ... Totaled 11 tackles at Colgate with a sack and two tackles for loss ... Led the team with 10 tackles at Harvard, including one sack ... Posted a team-best nine tackles against Bucknell, with a sack and a forced fumble ... Had seven tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Lehigh ... Made seven tackles at Georgetown, with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... Recorded six tackles at Lafayette ... Finished with five tackles and a sack against Fordham.

2007: Played in nine games with nine starts ... Led the team with 69 tackles, including 51 solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Recorded a season-best 15 tackles at Fordham ... Totaled 11 tackles against Lafayette ... Made 11 tackles in the Yale game ... Posted seven tackles at Bucknell ... Had six tackles and a fumble recovery against Georgetown ... Recorded six tackles at Lehigh ... Made five tackles in the victory over Harvard, including a tackle for loss.

2006: Saw action in two games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded one tackle against Northeastern.

High School: Named second team All-State and the Desert West Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Earned first team All-Region honors in 2004 and 2005, after being a second team selection in 2003 ... Ranks as Peoria’s third all-time leading tackler with 392 total tackles ... Led the team in tackles for three straight seasons, with 136 in 2003, 122 in 2004 and 134 in 2005 ... Helped lead team to Desert West Conference championships during his sophomore and junior years ... Also a member of the wrestling team at Peoria, winning the 2006 Arizona state championship as a senior (at 215 pounds).

Personal: Son of Bob and Leticia Rodriguez ... Majoring in Psychology.


Rodriguez's Defensive Statistics
YEAR    GP-GS   UT   AT    TT     SACK      TFL     INT   PBU
2006      2-0    0    1     1      0-0      0-0     0-0     0
2007      9-9   51   18    69      0-0      2-3     0-0     0
2008    11-11   49   19    68     4-20     8-24     0-0     4
TOTAL   22-20  100   38   138     4-20    10-27     0-0     4