Marcus Riley
Marcus  Riley

Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Elk Grove

Fresno State: A senior leader who worked to overcome injuries ... after spring drills, looks back to his 2005 form when we was one of the WAC's premier linebackers ... strong and fast and is always around the football ... an explosive player who is very good against the pass ... Has made a lot of big plays in his career ... (2006) Played in just four games due to injuries ... had three tackles and one quarterback sack. (2005) Started the first 10 games of the season and was leading the squad in tackles when he was injured against No. 1 USC ... finished fourth on the team in tackles with 52, including 37 solos, second-most on the squad ... had two tackles for losses and two quarterback sacks ... recovered one fumble ... had a season-high 12 tackles in Fresno State win at Hawaii, in which the Dogs held the Warriors to just 13 points and stopping them five of eight times in the red zone ... had a team-high 11 tackles and one sack in Fresno State's win over Toledo, as the Dogs held the Rockets to 39 points under their season scoring average. (2004) Played in all 12 games, starting seven ... had 38 tackles, including three for loss and one sack ... despite serving as a reserve part of the year, he still managed to finish ninth on the team in tackles ... also had one fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... had a career-high seven tackles against Boise State ... his one sack came in the Nevada contest ... played well in the bowl game, recording six tackles. (2003) Redshirted ... was selected the Dick Duncan Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.

High School: Had 136 tackles and 12 sacks over the last two seasons ... named to the Sacramento Bee's All-Star team ... an excellent athlete who is very fast ... guided Elk Grove to the 2001 San Joaquin Section Division I championship ... first-team all-league during his junior and senior seasons ... voted the team MVP four straight years ... recruited by Boise State and Colorado State ... coached by Bob Lee.

Personal: Born April 14, 1985 ... parents' names are Brenda and Stuart Riley ... has one brother ... enjoys PlayStation 2 ... lists his favorite player as Ray Lewis ... says his father is his greatest role model. ... is a cousin of Henry Ellard, one of the greatest players in Fresno State history who has had his number retired by the school.

Year	GP-GS	UT	AT	TT	TFL-Yds	Sacks-Yds	Int-Yds	FR	FF
2004	12-7	23	15	38	3.0-7	1.0-1	0-0		0-0	0
2005	10-10	28	24	52	2.0-13	2.0-13	0-0		1-0	1
2006	4-0	3	0	3	1.0-2	1.0-2	0-0		0-0	0
Total	26-17	54	39	93	6.0-22	4.0-16	0-0		1-0	1

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