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Marcus Tillman

Marcus  Tillman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McCall Creek, Miss.

High School:
Franklin County

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 273

Position:
Defensive End - DE

Experience:
3L

2009: Started all 13 games at left end ... Tied for team lead and 11th in the SEC in sacks with 5.5 ... Recorded 31 tackles, including 14 solos and 7.5 TFLs ... Helped Ole Miss hold the opposition under 300 yards of total offense seven times, including five SEC games and the Cotton Bowl, and finish top four in the SEC in both total defense and scoring defense ... Team Captain ... Earned fourth letter ... at Memphis (9/6): Recorded seven tackles, including 1.0 TFL ... vs. Southeastern La. (9/19): Posted two solo stop, a forced fumble and a pass defended ... at South Carolina (9/24): Collected three tackles (two solo) ... at Vanderbilt (10/3): Totaled two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Alabama (10/10): Posted two tackles ... vs. UAB (10/17): Posted career-high 1.5 QB sacks ... Also tallied four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 TFLs ... vs. Arkansas (10/24): Tallied two tackles (one solo), 1.5 TFLs and 1.0 QB sack ... at Auburn (10/31): Posted two stops (one solo) ... vs. Northern Arizona (11/7): Collected one tackle and 0.5 a TFL ... Also intercepted his second career pass ... vs. LSU (11/21):

Posted five tackles (three solo) and a career-high 3.0 TFLs and 3.0 QB sacks ... at Mississippi State (11/28): Recorded one tackle ... Spring: Received the 2009 Chucky Mullins Courage Award and the distinction of wearing the "38" patch on his jersey during his senior season to honor the late Chucky Mullins, whose Ole Miss career as a defensive back came to an end in 1989 when he was paralyzed in a game against Vanderbilt ... 2008: Started all 13 games ... Totaled 26 tackles, including 6.0 TFLs ... Notched one sack and one fumble recovery ... Helped the Rebel defense rank No. 2 in SEC and No. 4 in the nation in rush defense (85.5 ypg) and tie for first in the NCAA in TFLs (8.62 pg) ... Earned third letter ... vs. Memphis (8/30): Posted three total tackles in first start at nose tackle ... at Wake Forest (9/6): Collected two tackles in start ... vs. Samford (9/13): Posted three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 TFLs in start ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/20):

Finished with two solo stops ... at Florida (9/27): Recorded one tackle and recovered a fumble ... vs. South Carolina (10/4): Tallied two tackles (both solo) ... at Alabama (10/18): Finished with three tackles and 0.5 TFL ... at Arkansas (10/25): Posted two tackles and 1.0 QB sack ... vs. Auburn (11/1): Recorded 0.5 TFL ... Finished with four tackles, including one solo stop ... vs. ULM (11/15): Tallied 1.0 TFL ... at LSU (11/22): Posted two tackles (one solo) and 1.5 TFLs ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28): Tallied one solo stop ... Cotton Bowl vs. Texas Tech (1/2): Credited with a QB pressure ... Spring: Assisted on two tackles and recorded 0.5 TFLs in the Red-Blue Game ... 2007: Started all 12 games at defensive end ... Credited with a team-high six quarterback pressures ... Finished with 41 total tackles, including 4.5 TFLs ... Earned second letter ... at Memphis (9/1):

Posted five tackles, including three solos ... Recorded first career interception and returned it 34 yards ... vs. Missouri (9/8): Credited with four total tackles ... at Vanderbilt (9/15): Equaled career high of six total tackles with four solos and one TFL ... Named Rebel QB Club Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Florida (9/22): Notched four tackles with one solo and a QB hurry ... at Georgia (9/22): Posted three stops with two solos ... vs. Louisiana Tech (10/6): Collected three tackles, two pressures and a fumble recovery ... vs. Alabama (10/13): Assisted on two tackles ... vs. Arkansas (10/20): Notched three stops, including two solos and a TFL ... at Auburn (10/27): Credited with four tackles, including three solos and a TFL, with a QB hurry ... vs. Northwestern State (11/3): Collected three tackles and 0.5 TFL ... vs. LSU (11/17): Three solo stops and 1.0 TFL ... Named Rebel QB Club Defensive Player of the Week ... at Mississippi State (11/23): Notched one solo tackle and a pass break-up ... Preseason: Named to the 2007 preseason All-SEC second team by The Birmingham News ... Spring: Recorded four tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 1.5 QB sacks and one forced fumble in the Red-Blue game ... Received the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award as Most Improved Defensive Player of spring drills ... 2006: Earned first team Freshman All-America honors from Rivals.com

and second team honors from Scout.com ... Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts ... Made six starts at DT and five at RE ... Credited with 22 tackles on the year ... Finished tied for second on the team with 5.0 TFLs and third with 2.0 QB sacks ... Earned his first letter ... vs. Memphis (9/3): Recorded a QB sack in first career game ... Also tallied four total stops ... at Missouri (9/9): Drew first career start and tallied six tackles and two TFLs ... Named Rebel QB Club Defensive Player of the Week ... at Kentucky (9/16): One solo tackle in start ... vs. Georgia (9/30): One solo stop in start ... vs. Vanderbilt (10/7): One TFL in start ... at Alabama (10/14): Posted two solo tackles and one QB sack in start ... vs. Auburn (10/28): One stop in start ... vs. Northwestern State (11/4): Four tackles in start ... vs. Mississippi State (11/25): Credited with two tackles and two QB pressures ... HIGH SCHOOL: Was a Parade

All-American selection ... Also named to Tom Lemming's Prep All-America team ... Selected third team All-America by EA Sports ... Named to SuperPrep All-Dixie team ... Rated No. 55 player in nation and No. 8 player in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... PrepStar Dream Team 100 member ... Named one of Top 150 recruits in nation by Bill Hodge/CSTV ... First team All-State selection of the Mississippi Association of Coaches and The Clarion-Ledger ... Named to The Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen team and rated No. 5 on its Ten Most Wanted List ... Was listed as No. 6 player in Mississippi by Rivals.com, No.12 player in Mississippi by The Sun Herald and Scout.com

and No. 17 in Mississippi by SuperPrep ... Rated No. 4 strongside defensive end in nation by Max Emfinger and No. 14 strongside defensive end in nation by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 13 Defensive lineman in nation by PrepStar ... Also rated as No. 21 defensive end in nation by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Rated No. 102 player in the South on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 list ... Selected to play in 2006 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game in Mobile, Ala. ... Was credited with 54 tackles and 8 QB sacks as a senior and 44 tackles and 16 QB sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Gady McCluskey ... PERSONAL: Son of Carolyn Flemming ... Full name is Marcus Lorenzo Tillman ... Born: October 8, 1987 ... Majored in Psychology ... Made the Dean's Honor Roll for Fall 2009.

INTERCEPTIONS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2006 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2007 12 1 34 0 34 34.0 2.8
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 13 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3
TOTAL 50 2 38 0 34 19.0 0.8

ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2006 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2007 12 0 0 0 0 34 34 2.8
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 13 0 0 0 0 4 4 0.3
TOTAL 50 0 0 0 0 38 38 0.8

TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2006 12 17 5 22 5.0 0 0 0 0
2007 12 23 18 41 4.5 2 0 1 0
2008 13 14 12 26 6.0 0 0 1 0
2009 13 14 17 31 7.5 3 1 0 0
TOTAL 50 68 52 120 23.0 5 1 2 0

SACKS g ua a total yards
2006 12 2 0 2.0 8
2007 12 0 0 0.0 0
2008 13 1 0 1.0 3
2009 13 5 1 5.5 28
TOTAL 50 8 1 8.5 39

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