5   Marcus Perez
Marcus Perez

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Elkhart, IN

High School:
Central

Weight:
180

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L


Surpassed the career 1,000-yard mark in the 2008 Kent State game and finished his career with 1,141 receiving yards on 82 catches with seven touchdowns. Has totaled 1,780 all-purpose yards in his career with 66 rushing, 127 on punt returns and 446 on kick returns to go with the receiving total. Also completed a pair of passes.

2008: Led NIU with a career-best 34 catches for 480 yards on the year. Averaged 14.1 yards per catch and caught a pair of touchdown passes. Caught 16 passes in the Huskies' last five games. Made at least one reception in 12 of 13 2008 games. Tied for the team high with 44 yards on a pair of catches in the Independence Bowl. Snagged four passes for 75 yards at Kent State, including a 41-yard grab. Made four catches for 36 yards versus Navy. Tied his career high with six catches for 77 yards at Western Michigan with a long of 34 yards. Caught three passes versus both Ball State and Central Michigan, totaling 61 yards and recording a 39-yard effort in the CMU game. Two of his three catches versus Toledo went for TDs, on a career-long 45 reception and a 15-yard effort. A four-catch, 76-yard day versus Miami included grabs of 36 and 23 yards. Scored on a two-yard run on the reverse at EMU for his first career rushing TD and ran 20 yards on a fake punt versus CMU.

2007: Suffered a shoulder injury and a foot injury that limited him to four games on the year. Started the Temple (10-6) and Western Michigan (10-13) contests. Accumulated yards rushing, passing, receiving, on punt returns and kickoff returns during the year. Finished the season with eight catches for 89 yards to average 11.1 yards per catch, returned six kickoffs for 125 yards to lead the team with a 20.8-yard average. His 13.5 punt return average on three punt returns for 47 yards also led the team. Carried three times on the reverse for 40 yards. Totaled 295 all-purpose yards on the year to rank sixth on the team in just four games. Returned two kicks for 22 yards in season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Caught two passes for 16 yards and had one rush for 19 yards vs. Southern Illinois (9-2). At Temple (10-6), totaled season-highs of five catches and 63 yards. Accumulated 168 all-purpose yards in that game. Completed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Matt Simon in the Western Michigan game (10-13). Also caught one pass for 10 yards, ran the ball once for seven yards, returned one kickoff for 30 yards and two punts for 23 total yards in that contest..

2006: Made nine starts and played in 12 games. Led team with five touchdown receptions and was second with 30 catches for 406 yards. Posted team-best 18.9 kickoff return average, totaling 321 yards on 17 attempts. and returned nine punts for 86 yards for a 9.6 yard average. Totaled 816 all-purpose yards, third-best on the team. Long reception was 42 yards against Miami and long kickoff and punt returns were 41 yards against Ohio and Indiana State, respectively. Caught four passes for 87 yards, including 14-yard touchdown reception, and totaled four kickoff returns for 97 yards, including a 41-yarder, vs. Ohio (9-9). Hauled in a career-high six grabs for 91 yards with a five-yard TD catch vs. Buffalo (9-16). Had a 16-yard touchdown reception and totaled five catches for 56 yards at Ball State (9-30). Made two catches for 55 yards, including a 42-yarder, at Miami (10-8). Caught "highlight reel" nine-yard touchdown pass that was ESPN SportsCenter's "Play of the Day" against Toledo (11-7). Totaled four receptions for 54 yards and a 17-yard touchdown catch at Eastern Michigan (11-24). Starter at wide receiver and returned three kickoffs in Poinsettia Bowl vs. TCU (12-19).

2005: Redshirted.

2004: Played in all 12 games with three starts. Returned seven kickoff for 145 yards and totaled 10 receptions for 166 yards. Recorded one rush for three yards and completed one pass attempt. Had a 13-yard reception in his collegiate debut vs. Maryland (9-4). Hauled in three passes for 61 yards and completed a 61-yard pass vs. Southern Illinois (9-11). Caught two passes for 48 yards vs. Iowa State (9-18). Returned three kickoffs for 73 yards, including 36-yard effort, vs. Western Michigan (10-23). Totaled two receptions for 31 yards vs. Troy in the Silicon Valley Football Classic (12-30).

High School: Selected team captain and MVP, first team All-Northern Indiana Conference, first team Elkhart Truth All-Area, and first team All-Region on Class 5A state playoff qualifier as a senior. Led team with 40 receptions for 804 yards (20.1 avg.) and set school-record with 11 TD catches. Named team Most Valuable Runner in track and won the 100 (10.8 seconds) and 200-meter (21.8 seconds) league dash crowns, anchored sectional 400-meter relay champs, and qualified for state in 100 and 200 while anchoring third-place 400-meter relay unit as a senior. Named second team All-NIC outfielder in baseball as a junior. Two-time letterwinner in football and baseball and earned one letter in track. Four-year Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born April 15, 1986 in Fort Carson, Colo. General studies major. Son of Teressa Perez.

PEREZ' CAREER STATISTICS
Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/Gm
2004 12/3 10 166 16.6 0 44 13.8
2006 12/9 30 406 13.5 5 42 36.6
2007 5/2 8 89 11.1 0 22 17.8
2008 12/6 34 480 14.1 2 45 40
Career 41/20 82 1,141 13.9 7 45 27.8

Passing

Year G/GS C-A-I Pct. Yds. TD Lg Yds/Gm Effic.
2004 12/3 1-1-0 100 61 1 61 5.1 942.4
2007 4/2 1-1-0 100 59 1 59 14.8 925.6
Career 41/20 2-2-0 100 120 2 61 4.3 934.0

Returns

Year Kick Yds. Avg. TD Lg Punt Yds. Avg. TD Lg
2006 17 321 18.9 0 41 9 86 9.6 0 41
2007 6 125 20.8 0 30 3 41 13.7 0 18
Career 23 446 19.3 0 41 12 127 106 0 41

Rushing

Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/Gm
2004 12/3 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.2
2006 12/9 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.2
2007 4/2 3 40 13.3 0 19 10.0
2008 12/6 3 20 6.7 1 20 1.8
Career 41/20 8 66 8.2 1 20 1.6

All-Purpose

Year G/GS Rush Rec. PR KOR IR TOT Yds/Gm
2004 12/3 3 166 0 0 0 169 14.1
2006 12/9 3 406 86 321 0 816 69.0
2007 5/2 40 89 41 125 0 295 59.0
2008 12/6 20 436 0 0 0 456 41.4
Career 41/20 66 1097 127 446 0 1736 43.4

Career Highs
Catches: 6, twice, last at Western Michigan, 9-6-08
Receiving Yards: 168, at Temple, 10-6-07
Touchdowns: 2, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08
Long Reception: 45, vs. Toledo, 10-18-08
Long Kick Return: 41, vs. Ohio, 9-9-06
Long Punt Return: 41, vs. Indiana State, 9-23-06

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