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Marcus Herford - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Marcus Herford

Position Wide Receiver
Height 6'3''
Weight 208 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown DeSoto, Texas
High School Cedar Hill HS

Big 12 Career Rankings (entering 2008): 7. Returns (60), 5. Yards (1,645), 3. Average (27.4), 2. Touchdowns (2).

Career Honors: 2008: Preseason All-America Return Specialist (Phil Steele Magazine). 2007: Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year (Coaches), All-Big 12 First Team Return Specialist (Phil Steele Magazine), All-Big 12 Second Team Return Specialist (Big 12 Coaches, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rivals.com), Big 12 Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Sept. 10), KU Bruce Kallmeyer Award (Special Teams MVP), Three-time KU Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Baylor and Nebraska). 2006: All-Big 12 Second Team Return Specialist (Rivals.com, Houston Chronicle), KU Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Northwestern State, Oklahoma State and Missouri). 2004: KU Offensive Scout Player of the Year, KU Scout Team Player fo the Week (vs. Tulsa and Missouri).

2007 (Jr.): Ranked second in the Big 12 and 15th in the NCAA in kickoff return average (28.65)… Set several school records including game kickoff returns (tied with six vs. Nebraska), game return yards (203 vs. Nebraska), season kickoff returns (31), season return yards (888), and season touchdown returns (2)… His 888 kickoff return yards were the sixth-most in a Big 12 Conference season… After the season he ranked second at KU in career kickoff returns (60) and yards (1,645)… His 88-yard return for a touchdown against Baylor tied for the 10th-longest in school history… Also had a 74-yard return for a score against Southeastern Louisiana… As a backup wide receiver he caught three passes for 35 yards… He caught a 12-yarder against Central Michigan, a seven-yarder against Toledo and a 16-yarder against Florida International.

2006 (So.): Appeared in 11 games while making one start… Named All-Big 12 Second Team as a kick returner by the Houston Chronicle and Rivals.com… Finished third in the Big 12 and 18th in the nation with an average of 26.1 yards per kickoff return… Posted school-records with 29 kick returns for 757 yards… Had a career-long 88-yard return in the season-opener against Northwestern State… Holds the second and third-most return yards in a single game in KU history (159 vs. Northwestern State and 158 vs. Missouri)… Collected eight receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown as a wide receiver… Completed two-of-three passes for 16 yards… Named KU[apos]s special teams player of the week following the Northwestern State, Oklahoma State and Missouri contests.

2005 (Fr.): Played in 11 games and made one start… Saw action at quarterback and wide receiver… Hauled in seven catches for 64 yards… Collected 54 yards rushing… Completed two-of-three passes for 16 yards as a quarterback.

2004 (RS): Redshirted… Worked as a quarterback on the offensive scout team… Earned the Otto Schnellbacher award for Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year… Named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week for his work in preparations for the Tulsa and Missouri games.

High School: Rated 25th among the nation[apos]s top dual-threat quarterbacks according to Rivals.com coming out of high school… Was an All-District selection at quarterback… Passed for 866 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior… Also ran the ball for 386 yards and five scores… Had 304 receiving yards and one touchdown… Earned three letters in football and two letters in track for the Longhorns.

Personal: Born in Cedar Hill, Texas… Major is African-American studies… Would like to coach and mentor after graduation… Hobbies include playing video games, watching moves and relaxing… Can sing and write music… Son of Money Martin and Demetrice Clinkscale… Step-parents are George Clinkscale and Marcie Martin… Has nine siblings… Father played football at nearby Ottawa University.

Favorites: Place to eat in Lawrence – Chili[apos]s; Place to play football – Memorial Stadium; Activity other than football – Playing PS3; Athlete – Michael Jordan; Pregame ritual – Praying; Football memory – Winning the Orange Bowl; Thing about your team – We are very competitive

Receiving G Att Yds Avg TD LG
2007 13 8 35 11.7 0 16
2006 11 8 137 17.1 1 33
2005 11 7 64 9.1 0 24
Totals 35 18 236 13.1 1 33
KO Returns No Yds Avg TD LG
2007 31 888 28.6 2 88
2006 29 757 26.1 0 88
Totals 60 1645 27.4 2 88