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  Chris Markey
Chris Markey

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Luling, LA

High School:
Jesuit

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
09/23/1985

Experience:
4V

UCLA CAREER NOTES-- -- Markey ended his career eighth on the UCLA career rushing list with 579 carries for 2,733 yards and third all-time on the career all-purpose yardage list (Rush-2,733; Recieving-645; PR-579; KR-790; Total-4,225) ... He also had eight games in which he rushed for 100 yards or more ... He made 68 career receptions to rank 27th on that UCLA list and first among Bruin running backs (Maurice Drew had 64) ... Markey was just the fifth back in UCLA history to rush for at least 190 yards in two or more games in a career (he had 208 versus Rice in 2006) ... The others were Gaston Green (four), Freeman McNeil (three), Karim Abdul-Jabbar (three) and Theotis Brown (two).

2007-- -- The true senior was on the pre-season Watch List for the Maxwell Award, presented to the nation's top player, and the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's top running back ... Markey was the 14th Bruin to rush for 2,000 yards in a career ... He rushed for 715 yards (4.1 average) and three touchdowns for the season and his average of 59.58 yards was 11th in the Pac-10 ... In the opener at Stanford, he ran for 71 yards on 20 carries and made one reception (two yards) ... Against BYU, he rushed for 50 yards on 16 carries, scoring the clinching three-yard touchdown with 1:12 remaining in the game ... He ran for 22 yards on that scoring drive ... At Utah, he carried 10 times for 32 net yards (long of 20) and caught one pass for four yards ... Against Washington, he came off the bench to rush for 193 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and one touchdown on just 14 carries ... He had a 72-yard touchdown, the longest run of his career, to give UCLA a 31-17 lead following a Husky touchdown and a 66-yard run to set up a first-quarter field goal ... He also made one reception for five yards, giving him 198 all-purpose yards ... At Oregon State, he rushed for 58 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries and also made two receptions for 13 yards ... He sat out the Notre Dame game with a foot injury (turf toe on right great toe) and carried just twice for four yards versus California ... At Washington State, he carried 15 times for 41 yards ... At Arizona, he carried four times for eight yards due to a sprain of his left foot/ankle ... Markey carried twice for one yard against Arizona State ... Against Oregon, he started and rushed for 91 yards on a career-high 30 attempts ... Against USC, he netted a team-high 49 yards on 17 attempts and caught two passes for 19 yards ... In the Las Vegas Bowl, he rushed for 117 yards on 27 carries and made one reception for five yards to finish with 122 all-purpose yards ... He made four runs of at least 10 yards and accounted for eight of UCLA's 13 rushing first downs.

2006 -- Markey started all 13 of UCLA's games ... On the year, he averaged 85.15 yards on the ground and 105.92 all-purpose yards ... He ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 32nd nationally in rushing yards (85.15) and 56th in the NCAA and eighth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (105.92) ... He also led the team with 35 receptions and became the first Bruin since Kermit Alexander in 1962 to lead the team in both rushing and receptions ... His 1,107 rushing yards rank 11th on UCLA's single-season list and were the most by a Bruin since 2001, when DeShaun Foster ran for 1,109 ... He is the 11th Bruin to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, which has been done a total of 18 times ... Finished with 1,377 all-purpose yards to rank No. 14 on that single-season list ... A member of the Doak Walker Award Pre-Season Watch List, Markey was named UCLA's co-Most Valuable Player and was also All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Accounted for 86 all-purpose yards against Utah -- 45 on three receptions, 32 on nine rushes and nine on two punt returns ... His 19-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass set up UCLA's first touchdown of the game and his 23-yard gain on a screen was the first play on UCLA's final touchdown drive ... Markey enjoyed a career night against Rice ... Rushed for a career-high 208 yards on 23 carries, the 14th highest total in school history ... Had four runs of at least 20 yards -- 43, 36, 31 and 20 -- and three others of at least 10 yards ... The last time a Bruin ran for more yards was in 2004, when Maurice Drew set a school record with 322 yards at Washington ... At Washington, he rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries, including UCLA's first rushing touchdown of the year ... Had a 63-yard first-quarter run which set up a field goal ... Also made three receptions ... In the win over Stanford, he led the team in rushing for the third straight game, finishing with 88 yards on 18 carries ... Also made three receptions for 33 yards ... Led the team for the fourth straight game versus Arizona, gaining 40 yards on 14 attempts ... At Oregon, he rushed for a team-high 97 yards on 17 attempts and made four receptions for 16 yards, finishing with 113 all-purpose yards ... At Notre Dame, he was limited to 32 yards (team high) on 19 carries and made two receptions ... Against Washington State, he gained 22 yards on eight carries and made a team-high four receptions for 64 yards, giving him 86 all-purpose yards on the afternoon ... At California, he accounted for 199 all-purpose yards ... He was the game's leading rusher with 136 yards on 20 carries, averaging 6.8 yards per carry ... Had eight runs of five or more yards ... On a fourth-and-one, he popped through and raced 70 yards for a touchdown, the longest run of his career ... He also made a career-high six receptions for 63 yards ... In the win over Oregon State, he carried 23 times for 84 net yards and tied for the team lead with three receptions (11 yards), finishing with 95 all-purpose yards ... At Arizona State, he led the Bruins with 49 yards on 18 attempts and also had team-high four receptions (14 yards) ... Against USC, he rushed for 51 yards on 20 carries ...He also made one reception for 17 yards on UCLA's 91-yard touchdown drive ... Against Florida State in the Emerald Bowl, Markey rushed for a game-high 144 yards on 19 carries and made two receptions ... Ran for 103 yards in the first half, including one run of 33 yards on UCLA's second-quarter touchdown drive.

2005 -- On the season, Chris ranked second on the team in rushing with 561 yards ... Also ranked second with 1,223 all-purpose yards and fourth with five touchdowns ... Finished 54th in the nation and eighth in the Pac-10 in kickoff return average (22.53) and was 18th in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (101.00) ... Had 19 plays of 20 or more yards, including five runs, three receptions, 10 kickoff returns and one punt return ... Of his 110 carries, 26 produced first downs and three produced touchdowns ... Played in all 12 games, starting against USC ...He was at his best in the Sun Bowl following an injury to Maurice Drew ... Markey came off the bench to rush for 161 yards on 24 carries to win co-MVP honors at the Sun Bowl versus Northwestern ... His longest run of 51 yards set up UCLA's game-tying touchdown; also had runs of 24 and 22 yards ... Finished with 170 all-purpose yards ... In the season-opener at San Diego State, he came off the bench to account for 175 all-purpose yards ... Returned two kickoffs for 91 yards, including one for 71 yards, and also returned a punt 41 yards ... Carried the ball 15 times for 43 yards and scored on a pair of one-yard touchdowns versus the Aztecs ... Against Rice, he rushed for 69 yards on eight attempts, including one run of 51 yards and a two-yard touchdown ... Returned two kickoffs for 34 yards and one punt for seven yards, giving him 110 all-purpose yards ... Against Oklahoma, he made three receptions for 31 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and rushed seven times for 15 yards ... Against Washington, he rushed four times for 21 yards, made two receptions and returned two kickoffs for 47 yards ... His 12-yard catch-and-run came two plays before the go-ahead touchdown ... Versus California, he accounted for 142 all-purpose yards -- 86 on four kickoff returns, 43 rushing yards and 13 yards on three receptions ... At Washington State, he rushed for 59 yards on eight carries (7.4) and made two receptions ... Against Oregon State, he had 145 all-purpose yards, rushing for 80 yards (6.2 average) and adding 65 yards on three kickoff returns ... At Stanford, he had 34 total yards -- 14 on four rushes, 13 on one kickoff return and seven on one reception ... At Arizona, he saw limited action after spending much of the week undergoing tests for illness ... Against Arizona State, he contributed 147 all-purpose yards, making three receptions for a team-high 120 yards and one touchdown to go along with 27 rushing yards ... He scored in the first quarter when he caught a short pass and raced 56 yards to give UCLA a 14-0 lead ... Against USC, he started and accounted for 72 all-purpose yards, including 31 on kickoffs, 22 on rushing and 19 on receptions.

2004 -- As a true freshman, Markey ran for 350 yards (5.3 average) ... He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with his 22.2 kickoff return average and was third on the team and 17th in the Pac-10 with 854 all-purpose yards (77.6 average) ... Named to The Sporting News' Pac-10 All-Freshman team and offensive winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Award for Rookie of the Year ... Made his Bruin debut against Illinois and had five net yards on two attempts ... Against San Diego State, he returned one kickoff for 24 yards and carried once for 12 yards ... He carried the ball six times (32 yards) in the fourth quarter against Arizona, including the final five plays of UCLA's final touchdown drive, scoring on a two-yard run ... Also returned a kickoff 35 yards ... At Cal, he carried once for seven yards and returned five kicks for 98 yards, including one for 31 yards ... At Arizona State, Markey, playing much of the second half, rushed for 80 yards on five attempts ... His 61-yard run in the third quarter immediately preceded Manuel White's three-yard scoring run to give the Bruins their first lead ... Markey also had one kickoff return for 15 yards and one reception for five yards ... Against Stanford, he rushed for 41 yards on 10 carries and also had two receiving yards on a lateral from Craig Bragg ... Against Washington State, he carried five times for 17 net yards and returned two kickoffs for 56 yards ... Markey had a breakout performance at Oregon ... He became the sixth true freshman of the season to start a game, opening in place of injured Maurice Drew ... Rushed for a season-high 131 yards and led the Bruins with five receptions for 84 yards ... Including his 23-yard kickoff return, Markey accounted for 238 all-purpose yards ... His 29-yard run to the three-yard line immediately preceded Manuel White's touchdown that broke a 7-7 tie and his 50-yard catch and run set up White's second TD that gave UCLA a 21-3 lead ... He was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts ... Against USC, he carried eight times for five net yards ... Also returned four kickoffs for 113 yards, including one for 50 yards ... Versus Wyoming, he carried the ball five times for 20 yards, made two receptions for 14 yards and returned two kickoffs for 33 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played from 2001-04 for coach Vic Eumont at Jesuit HS in New Orleans,LA ... Rated as the nation's No. 21 tailback by Tom Lemming ... A Tom Lemming All-American ... Four-star tailback prospect by Max Emfinger ... Three-star selection by TheInsiders.com ... Three-star selection by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 53 among running backs by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 83 RB in the nation by TheInsiders.com ... Rated as the No. 24 prospect in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ...Selected to Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... Mr. Football in the state of Louisiana ... Louisiana Class 5A State offensive MVP ... New Orleans City Player of the Year ... Selected All-District and All-District MVP ... Times-Picayune Player of the Year ... Nokia Sugar Bowl Player of the Year ...Rushed for more yards than any player in the history of New Orleans prep football ... Totaled 2,837 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns as a senior ... Accounted for 3,504 all-purpose yards on 382 touches, an average of 9.1 yards per play ... Set a record for longest kick return, 96 yards; most points scored in a season, 276; most touchdowns in a game, six; most rushing yards in a game, 342; most points scored in a game, 36; most touchdowns in a season, 46 ... Set career records for rushing, 3,832 yards; touchdowns scored, 60; and points scored, 360 ... Also lettered in track and field (2002-04) for coach Rodney Luke ... District triple jump champion ... Lettered in basketball (2002-04) for coach Chris Jennings where he was selected to the All-District team.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Christopher Henry Markey ... Born: September 23, 1985 in LaPlace, LA ... Parent: Rene Markey ... Has two brothers, Adrien and Gary ... Biggest thrill in sports was signing his scholarship papers with UCLA ... Lists Marshall Faulk of the Rams as the athlete after whom he patterns his style of play ... Hobbies include playing basketball and watching movies ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2004, Spring 2006 and Winter 2007 ... Sociology major.

Varsity Statistics - C. Markey
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2004

8

105

13.1

0

50

2005

17

231

13.6

2

56

2006

35

261

7.5

0

28

Totals

80

597

7.5

2

56

Rushing

Year

TCB

Yds

YL

Net

Avg

TD

Lg

2004

66

363

13

350

5.3

1

61

2005

110

580

19

561

5.1

3

51

2006

227

1163

56

1107

4.9

2

70

Totals

403

2106

88

2018

5.2

5.0

70

Kickoff Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2004

18

399

22.2

0

50

2005

17

383

22.5

0

71

Totals

35

782

22.3

0

71

Punt Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2005

3

48

16.0

0

41

2006

2

9

4.5

0

6

Totals

5

57

11.4

0

41

Career Highs
Rushing Yards: 208 vs. Rice, 2006
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 at San Diego State, 2005
Receptions: 6 at California, 2006
Receiving Yards: 120 vs. Arizona State, 2005
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, last vs. Arizona State, 2005


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