Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner and starter . . . transferred to Tulsa prior to the 2007 season from DeAnza Junior College where he played one season . . . had four receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown in the spring game . . . 2007 -- Led the nation in receiving yards per catch with 31.9 yards . . . broke a 30-year old NCAA record for average yards per catch in a single-season . . . played in all 14 games and has started six contests . . . has 39 receptions for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year . . . was a second-team all-C-USA selection . . . ranked second in C-USA for receiving yards per game at 95.7 . . . ranked 10th nationally in total receiving yards and 20th for receiving yards per game . . . 25 of his 39 catches went for over 25 yards and 17 for over 35 yards -- 49, 75 (TD), 46, 48 (TD), 35 (TD), 52 (TD), 51, 41, 73 (TD), 52 (TD), 53 (TD), 60, 50 (TD), 49 (TD), 49, 43 and 35 . . . had six 100+ receiving games . . . had the sixth-best receiving performance in school history with a career-best 244 yards and two TDs on seven receptions vs. Rice . . . earned an ESPN Helmet Sticker for that performance . . . had two receptions for 110 yards, a 55.0 yard average per catch against Army . . . caught three passes for 91 yards vs. Houston, including TD receptions of 53 and 32 yards . . . had his first catches in the BYU game, with three for 171 yards and one touchdown . . . had his second 100+ receiving game with 136 yards on four catches vs. UTEP . . . a week later, he had 114 yards and one TD on two receptions vs. Marshall . . . had three receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown against Tulane . . . Overall -- Possesses great speed . . . just as fast in pads as he is without pads . . . worked hard in spring drills to be a complete receiver . . . became a much improved route runner . . . improved coming in and out of his cuts.
Junior College -- Lettered one year at DeAnza Junior College . . . led the state junior colleges in receiving with 1,196 yards and 16 touchdowns on 60 receptions . . . earned honorable mention All-America honors . . . was an all-state and all-conference selection in 2006 . . . was named as the Team MVP . . . before moving to DeAnza JC, he played his first season of junior college football at Foothill Junior College as a tight end and H-back . . . junior college head coach was Dan Antencio.
High School -- Was a four-year prep letterwinner in football, basketball and track . . . was a starting receiver and cornerback at Greensburg High School as a senior . . . had 23 receptions for 400 yards and four TDs, and four interceptions his senior season . . . was an all-conference selection and was named to the Fab 22 honorable mention team . . . high school coach was George Kermer.
Personal -- Favorite sport to watch and player other than football is basketball . . . his favorite movie is Coming to America . . . his best friend on another college football team is Akron's Chuck Thompson . . . favorite NFL player while growing up was Deion Sanders . . . favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird . . . nicknamed the "Milkman" . . . his nickname came from Tulsa radio broadcaster Bruce Howard . . . parents are Jeff Marion and Richelle Bey . . . majoring in sociology.
Marion's Career Statistics Receiving G Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2007 (Jr) 14 39 1244 31.9 11 75
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