Marcus Daniels
Marcus Daniels

Player Profile

Los Angeles, CA

Last College:
West L.A. CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230




A physical linebacker who signed with the Bears in March 2000 after the Cal coaches were impressed by his JC films ... a hard-hitter who will line up at the middle linebacker spot ... still learning the Bears' defensive system but made tremendous progress in the spring ... will contribute on special teams, as well ... brings a level of maturity since he will be 27 years old at the start of the season, having worked for a few years out of high school ... 2001 ... played in all 11 games and finished the year with 12 total tackles ... had three assisted tackles at Washington State and two solo stops vs. both UCLA and USC ... co-recipient of Cal's Scott Duncan Award as the team's top special teams performer ... 2000 ... suffered a foot injury prior to fall camp and was unable to practice the first half of the season.

Junior College/High School/Personal: Came to Cal from West L.A. City College, where he played just one season ... posted 80 tackles, including five sacks in 1999, plus a pair of deflections ... attended the JC in 1997 and '98 as a part-time student, but did not play football ... came to the attention of the Cal coaches due to notice from former Cal wide receiver Na'il Benjamin, a close friend of the Daniels family from Inglewood where they grew up together ... originally attended Hamilton HS where he was a 5-11, 190-pound fullback and middle linebacker ... earned team MVP and second team all-league honors as a senior in 1994, but was not recruited as a prep ... worked in the Seattle area for a couple years after high school and has four sisters who live in the Northwest ... lists building model cars and racing motorcross among his hobbies ... American studies major ... parents are Paul Daniels, a physician, and Dolores Daniels ... born Aug. 20, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA.

Daniels' Career Statistics
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int BR 2000 4 1 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 2001 9 3 12 0-0 0-0 0 0 Totals 13 4 17 0-0 0-0 0 0