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  Marcus Ezeff
Marcus Ezeff

Player Profile
Hometown:
Santa Rosa, CA

High School:
Montgomery HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 219

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
08/28/1987

Experience:
2005-09

Major:
African American Studies

11/01/2008

Golden Bears Shine in Rainfall vs. Ducks

Golden Bears Shine in Rainfall vs. Ducks


Career Highlight Video | Career Photo Gallery | Career Stats

PRONUNCIATION: (EE-zeff)

AFTER CAL: Had a workout with the New York Jets from April 30 - May 2, 2010.

CAL CAREER: Played in 44 games with 25 starts, including 20 in a row at safety through the first seven games of 2009 ... other career defensive totals included 153 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, three interceptions that he returned for 79 yards including a 69-yard touchdown against UCLA in 2008, eight pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started eight of the 10 he games played in, making 28 tackles and recording one pass breakup ... recorded a team and season-high 12 tackles vs. USC ... posted five tackles at Minnesota ... selected second-team preseason All-Pac-10 and named as the nation's No. 30 strong safety by Phil Steele.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games for the Bears at safety and ranked fifth on the team (third among 2009 returnees) with 66 tackles to tie for 40th in the Pac-10 stats ... tied for second on the team with three interceptions (No. 14-T Pac-10) that he returned for 78 yards and one touchdown ... added six pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... picked off a Pac-10 single-game season-high-tying two passes vs. UCLA, returning one 69 yards for a touchdown to give Cal a 17-7 lead in the second quarter after he had already intercepted the ball on the Bruins' first play of the game from the line of scrimmage ... also had an interception in the Big Game vs. Stanford ... recorded a season-high nine tackles and a pair of pass breakups in the season-opener against Michigan State ... had eight stops at USC and seven more at Arizona, and vs. Stanford and Miami, Fla. in the Emerald Bowl ... added five tackles vs. both Oregon and Washington with two pass breakups against the Ducks ... recovered a fumble at Arizona on the first Wildcats' drive (second play from line of scrimmage) that led to Cal's first touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Established himself as a key player in the secondary and had 44 of his 47 tackles in the first five games of the season before a leg injury kept him out of four of five games during a stretch in the middle of the campaign ... missed contests against Oregon State, Arizona State, Washington State and USC ... finished with nine games played and four starts ... turned in a career-best 14 tackles against Arizona in the fourth game of the year and followed that performance with nine tackles (eight solo) at Oregon ... had started the season in the first three games by recording six tackles (including 1.5 TFL) against Tennessee, seven tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup at Colorado State, and eight tackles (0.5 TFL) vs. Louisiana Tech ... had the play of the season against Oregon, hitting wide receiver Cameron Colvin in the waning moments of the game at the Cal one-yard line and jarring the ball loose into the end zone and out of bounds for a touchback, allowing the Bears to take over possession at their own 20-yard line with 0:16 remaining and preserve a 31-24 victory.

2006 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 12 of 13 games, seeing action in every contest except the opener at Tennessee ... recorded 12 tackles, including seven solo ... had two tackles in four different games - vs. Portland State, vs. Arizona State, at Arizona and vs. Stanford.

2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led school to an undefeated (13-0) senior season and the CIF North Coast Section 3A championship ... named to the San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first-team defensive and second-team offensive squads as a senior in 2004, when he accumulated 30 tackles and two interceptions in the defensive secondary while adding 36 catches for 860 yards and 15 touchdowns at wide receiver ... snared six passes for 166 yards in the section title game ... garnered North Bay and Empire League MVP honors as a senior ... SuperPrep tabbed him No. 54 among all cornerbacks in the nation, while PrepStar named him to its All-West Region team ... Rivals considered him the No. 64 overall player in California ... named first-team All-State and All-Metro as a junior when he was also the Empire League Defensive Player of the Year, recording 54 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and four interceptions while also catching 37 passes for 687 yards and 10 touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Full name is Marcus Damond Ezeff-Jones ... born August 28, 1987 ... parents are Leroy Ezeff and Kathryn Jones ... major is African American Studies.

EZEFF'S CAREER GAME-HIGHS
Tackles: 14 (vs. Arizona, 2007)
Tackles For Loss: 1.5 (vs. Tennessee, 2007)
Sacks: 0.5 (vs. Louisiana Tech, 2007)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (at Oregon, 2007)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (at Arizona, 2008)
Interceptions: 2 (vs. UCLA, 2008)
Quarterback Hurries: None
Pass Breakups: 2 (twice, last vs. Oregon, 2008)
Blocked Kicks: None

LAST UPDATED: May 4, 2010


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