Marquis Coleman - 8
Marquis Coleman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chester, S.C.

High School:
Chester HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
Cornerback

Birthdate:
02/10/1989

Experience:
3L


Was redshirted in 2007 ... saw first action in 2008 and significant playing time with a pair of starting assignments at cornerback ... has 14 career starts ... has five interceptions in Blazers career entering 2011 season ... enters fall practice listed No. 1 at corner on depth chart ... high school teammate of fellow UAB cornerback Terrell Springs.

2010: Played in nine games and started final seven of season ... finished season with 21 tackles, including 19 solos ... had one interception (vs. UTEP) and seven pass breakups ... also contributed two tackles for loss ... registered a season-high five tackles vs. Mississippi State and Rice ... had an interception vs. UTEP and returned it 32 yards ... has two interceptions in past two seasons vs. UTEP for combined 131 yards.

2009: Saw action in all 12 games for the Blazers at cornerback, starting final five games of the season ... finished season with 26 total tackles, including 17 solo stops ... tied for team lead in interceptions with three for 100 yards ... had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown in victory at UTEP for the longest scoring play in UAB history ... had a pair of interceptions in season finale against UCF ... also had a season-high five tackles against the Knights ... recorded four tackles in games against Florida Atlantic, Memphis and East Carolina ... in final four games of the season, he had 17 tackles ... also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in win at Memphis.

2008: Played in all 12 games for the Blazers with a pair of starts (vs. Tennessee and Alabama State) ... recorded one interception in road game at Tennessee ... finished season with 14 tackles, including nine solos ... had a season-high four tackles against Tennessee with three stops vs. Alabama State and Memphis. 2007: Did not play and was redshirted ... earned a spot on Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Attended Chester High School ... earned all-region and all-area recognition on two occasions ... named to High School Sports Report All-Region team ... selected as one of top 25 players in South Carolina ... two-year starter on offense and defense ... started in the Shrine Bowl (South Carolina/North Carolina All-Star Game) following his senior season ... had 30 receptions for 525 yards as a senior wide receiver ... also made 75 tackles and recorded four interceptions on defensive side ... returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... started at tailback as a junior and ran for more than 1,000 yards with 20 touchdowns ... coached by Victor Floyd ... also participated on basketball and track and field teams.

Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1989 at Chester, S.C. ... son of Felicia and Eugene McCaskill ... major is criminal justice.

 
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