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Marcus Johnson

Marcus  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coffeeville, Miss.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 320

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
12/01/1981

Experience:
4L

Career Highlights: Made starts in all 48 career games ... Started 45 games at right guard and three at right tackle.

2004: Started all 11 games, making eight starts at right guard and three starts at right tackle ... Invited to play in the 2005 Senior Bowl All-Star Game ... Started on the offensive line for the South team in the Senior Bowl ... Named second team All-SEC by The Associated Press ... Earned his fourth letter ... vs. Memphis (9/4): Helped the offensive line not allow a sack ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/18): Made his first career start at right tackle ... Helped pave the way for junior RB Vashon Pearson's 111-yard rushing effort ... at Wyoming (9/25): Ole Miss generated a season-high 567 yards of total offense ... The Rebels recorded 221 yards rushing, including 139 yards by Pearson in what was his second straight 100-yard rushing performance ... Named Quarterback Club Trench Player of the Week ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Started at right guard, his first career start at that position ... Helped Pearson record his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game, netting 129 yards on 24 carries ... The offensive line did not allow a sack ... at South Carolina (10/9): Helped the offensive line not allow a sack for the second straight week ... vs. Auburn (10/30): The Rebels recorded their second-highest offensive output of the season, generating 433 yards of total offense against the nation's fourth-ranked defense ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Made his 48th consecutive start in his final career game ... Helped Ole Miss record a season-high 283 yards rushing in the 20-3 win ... Spring 2004: Selected by his teammates as one of five permanent team captains for 2004 season along with Doug Buckles, Kerry Johnson, Eric Oliver, and Rob Robertson ... Received the J. Richard Price Courage and Compassion Award, which is presented annually to the rising senior lineman who, in the opinion of his coaches, has demonstrated extraordinary courage and unusual compassion in their dedication to the team and Ole Miss ... Named third team preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele's College Football Review .

2003: Started at right guard in all 13 games ... Earned his third letter ... Helped Ole Miss rank first in the SEC in scoring (34.0 ppg), passing (286.0 ypg), and total offense (433.2 ypg) ... Ole Miss averaged 147.2 ypg rushing, an improvement of 52.9 yards per game from 2002 ... The Rebels set school season offensive record for points scored (442), TD passes (31), passing yards (3,718), passing yards per game (286.0), first downs (295), offensive plays (940), total offense (5,631) and total offense per game (433.2) ... It was the first time Ole Miss scored over 400 points in a season and the fourth straight year the Rebels have topped the 300-point mark ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Helped Ole Miss total 225 yards rushing and 612 yards of total offense ... The 612 yards of offense was the second-highest single-game total in school history ... Helped the offense not allow a sack ... Named Quarterback Club Trench Player of the Week ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): The Rebels generated 578 yards of total offense ... at Florida (10/4): Ole Miss recorded 485 yards of offense in the 20-17 win over the No. 24 Gators ... Helped the Rebels generate 223 yards rushing, including 107 by Ronald McClendon to give Ole Miss its first 100-yard rusher in 16 games ... vs. Arkansas State (10/11): Helped the offense post the eighth-highest single-game output in school history with 582 yards of total offense in the 55-0 win ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Ole Miss scored over 40 points for the fourth time this season to tie a school record in the 43-28 victory ... The Rebels recorded 216 yards rushing to post its third game this season with over 200 yards on the ground ... vs. South Carolina (11/1): Helped the Rebels total 538 yards of total offense in the 43-40 win, marking the fourth time this season Ole Miss has recorded over 500 yards of offense in a game ... The 43 points was also the Rebels' fifth game of 40 or more points to set a school single-season record for 40-point games ... vs. LSU (11/22): Named the Quarterback Club's Trench Player of the Week ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Helped the offensive line not allow a sack in the 31-28 win over Oklahoma State in the 2004 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic ... Selected to the 2003 preseason All-SEC second team by The Birmingham News.

2002: Started all 13 games at right guard ... Has made 24 straight games at right guard ... Started next to his older brother, senior Belton Johnson ... Earned his second letter ... Key player on an offensive line that was second in the SEC in the fewest sacks allowed with 14 ... Ole Miss generated over 350 yards of total offense in 8-of-13 games, including at least 450 yards in four contests ... With 351 points scored by Ole Miss, helped the Rebels top the 300-point mark three straight seasons for the first time in school history ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31)-Memphis (9/7): Helped pave the way for RB Robert Williams to open the season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts ... Ole Miss gained 180 yards rushing in the season-opening 31-3 win over the Indians and 214 yards on the ground in the 38-16 win over the Tigers ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): The Rebels rolled up a season-high 508 yards of total offense, including 320 yards passing, in a 52-17 win.

2001: Named a fourth team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... Selected to the All-SEC Freshman team by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Earned his first letter ... Started all 11 games at right guard, along side his older brother, Belton, who started all 11 games at right tackle ... As a team, Ole Miss allowed the fewest sacks in the SEC with 10 ... Battled Matt Koon for the starting nod before ending No. 2 at right guard.

2000: Did not see action during true freshman season ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: First team Clarion-Ledger All-State pick and member of newspaper's Top 40 list ... Also earned All-Division, All-District, and All-Area honors ... Chosen to SuperPrep All-Dixie Team ... Quick lineman who has explosive power ... Three-year starter who played offensive tackle and defensive end as a junior, while seeing playing time at both guard and tackle on offense and end and nose tackle on defense during senior season ... On defense as a senior, was credited with 60 tackles, including four QB sacks ... Coached in high school by Perry Liles ... Earned three letters in football.

PERSONAL: Son of Glenda Smith ... Full name is Marcus Allen Johnson ... Born: December 1, 1981 ... Older brother, Belton, was an offensive lineman at Ole Miss from 1999-2002 ... Majoring in Criminal Justice ... Named to the U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Spring of 2002.

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