Marcus Fields
Marcus Fields

Player Profile


High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225




A versatile player who will play a big role in the Cal offense this fall ... has seen action at tailback, H-back, fullback and wide receiver at Cal ... should get most of his time at fullback this year as a senior ... catches the ball extremely well and coaches have said a goal is to find creative ways to get him the football ... has the size to be a power back and the speed to be a breakaway threat ... began his career as a 195-pounder in 1997, but now checks in at 225 pounds for his final campaign ... ranks 15th on Cal's career rushing list with 1,525 yards ... 2000 ... slated to play the newly created H-back position for the Bears ... got off to a strong start in the opener against Utah with one run for four yards and three catches for 24 yards ... however, fractured a shoulder in the game and missed the rest of the season, utilizing a medical redshirt year ... 1999 ... had an inconsistent junior season in 1999 as he split time between tailback and wide receiver to help fill spots depleted by injuries ... started the year with a bang, going 49 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the season against Rutgers ... finished the Rutgers game with 123 yards on just 11 carries, marking the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career ... only had 29 yards on 14 carries the next week at Nebraska, but did have a 24-yard catch vs. the Cornhuskers ... caught a 16-yard TD pass vs. Arizona State ... was Cal's leading rusher with 56 yards on 17 carries at Washington State ... moved to WR before the BYU game and was Cal's leading receiver vs. the Cougars with 3 catches for 55 yards, including a 43-yarder ... injured his shoulder before the UCLA game and sat out the next two games ... came back to start at tailback vs. USC in place of the injured Joe Igber ... had 66 yards on 24 carries vs. the Trojans, but came up with a pair of key receptions - one for 22 yards and another for 6 yards to convert a 3rd-and-3 situation on Cal's final TD drive in a 17-7 victory ... ended the year as Cal's second-leading rusher with 397 yards on only 98 carries ... also had 11 catches for 165 yards, an average of 15.0 yards per catch ... 1998 ... led Cal and ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with an average of 66.7 yards per game ... had four 100-yard efforts, including a career-best 140 yards on 21 carries in a 13-12 win at Oklahoma (6.7 ypc) ... during Cal's game-winning, fourth-quarter drive against the Sooners when the Bears scored the go-ahead field goal, had two 24-yard gallops and another run for a first down ... scored his first two TDs of the year in Cal's victory at USC, the final one from three yards out with 3:30 left in the game to provide the winning margin in a 32-31 Bear triumph ... ended the game with 82 yards on 19 carries ... touched the ball just nine times at Arizona State, but finished with 101 rushing yards (6 carries, 1 TD) and 49 receiving yards (3 catches, 1 TD) ... broke loose for a career-long 72-yard TD run vs. the Sun Devils ... also scored twice vs. Arizona, finishing with 117 yards and one TD on the ground and 38 yards and one TD receiving against a team that ended the season ranked No. 12 nationally in rushing defense ... his other 100-yard game came against UCLA when he had 118 yards on 27 rushes ... finished the season with 19 catches for 232 yards, with a long of 43 at ASU ... only fumbled the ball once during the season on 163 rushing attempts ... ran track on Cal's team as a freshman in the spring of 1998, competing in the 200 and 400 meters ... 1997 ... as a true freshman, finished the season second on the team in rushing with 95 carries for 419 yards (4.4 ypc) ... had at least 10 carries in four games and rushed for more than 50 yards each time ... scored a touchdown on just his second collegiate carry, a three-yard scamper in the fourth quarter at Houston ... finished that day with 35 yards on seven carries ... had the most productive game of the year at Louisiana Tech when he rushed 19 times for a season-high 90 yards and a TD and also caught one pass for 24 yards ... had 54 yards on 11 carries, plus a two-point conversion, at Washington State ... sprinted for a 20-yard TD on a third-and-two situation at UCLA on his way to a team-high 67 yards on 16 carries against the Bruins ... had a 31-yard run - his longest of the season - for a touchdown against Oregon State.

High School/Personal: Became the first back in San Joaquin County history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season ... ran for 2,253 yards (ranking fourth on the state rushing list) in just 10 games as a senior in 1996, scoring 30 touchdowns ... set a CIF San Joaquin Section single-game record with 417 yards against Stockton's St. Mary's HS ... a SuperPrep All-America selection, rated as the No. 18 running back prospect in the country ... first team all-state running back as named by Student Sports ... received seven votes in the Best in the West poll by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... finished his prep career with 4,631 yards and 49 TDs ... registered 1,409 yards and 10 TDs as a junior and 969 yards and nine TDs as a sophomore ... also competed in track at Stagg HS and was a state finalist in the 200 meters as a senior, finishing with a time of 21.43 ... chose Cal after considering Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame and USC ... American studies major ... born Feb. 18, 1979.

Fields' Career Statistics



Fields' Game-by-Game Rushing Stats

9/6at Houston 735112
10/4at Louisiana Tech 1990115
10/18at Washington St. 1154016
10/25at UCLA 1667120
11/1Oregon State 1154131
11/8Arizona State 5705
11/15at Arizona 515017
11/22at Stanford 73108

9/19at Oklahoma 21140027
9/26Washington State 2262013
10/10at USC 1982221
10/17at Washington 617011
10/31at Oregon State 112809
11/7at Arizona State 6101172

9/11at Nebraska 142909
9/25Arizona State 153808
10/2at Washington State 1756010
10/9at BYU 0000
10/16at UCLA INJ
11/6at Oregon State 1150017
11/20at Stanford 0000