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Marcus Rios
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Marcus Rios 1263918
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Cosumnes Oak

2014 - Returned to the field in spring 2014 and put the pads on in the fall ... Saw action in 12 games working on special teams and in the secondary ... Made one start (Utah) ... Credited with 14 tackles on the season, a quarterback sack, a forced fumble and a couple of interceptions ...His first interception at the Bruin two-yard line ended Cal's hopes of a rally in the game's final minute ... His second, in the fourth quarter at Colorado, gave UCLA an opportunity to win the game in regulation ... Recorded six tackles in his start vs. Utah ... Had two stops each in games vs. USC and Stanford ... Registered three tackles, a forced fumble and a sack in the bowl win.

2013 - Did not see game action.

2012 - Graduated early from high school and participated in 2012 spring practice ... Saw action in nine games as a reserve in the secondary and on special teams ... Credited with three tackles on the season ... Made one stop at Colorado ... Had one tackle in win over Utah ... Recorded one tackle vs. Stanford.

HIGH SCHOOL - Coached by Ryan Gomez ... Four star recruit according to rivals.com and the No. 21 cornerback in the nation ... No. 32 recruit in California according to rivals.com ... Scout.com four-star recruit and the No. 19-ranked cornerback in the nation ... A SuperPrep All-American rated as the No. 32 defensive back in the nation ... Rated as the No. 29 prospect in the CA/NV/HI region by SuperPrep ... ESPN three-star recruit, No. 25 cornerback in the nation and No. 47 prospect in California ... Named first-team MaxPreps Sacramento-Joaquin Section team ... First-team All-Metro selection by Sacramento Bee ... As a senior, he ran 23 times for 136 yards, caught 11 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown ... Totaled 59 tackles, four interceptions, 16 passes defended ... Returned seven punts for 12.7 yard average ... As a junior, he made 47 tackles, one interception.

PERSONAL - Full name: Marcus Rios ... Born in Merced, CA ... Parents: Richard and Ivy Rios ... Has seven brothers - Chris, Travionne, Giovanni Ernest, William, Trevaun and Hunter ... Has two sisters - Martina and Jessica ... Biggest athletic thrill was moving to varsity on his 15th birthday and running a kickoff back for a touchdown on his first play ... Famous athlete he admires is Muhammad Ali ... Hobbies include working out.
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