Marcus Jones
Marcus  Jones


Wake Forest, N.C.

High School:
Wake Forest-Rolesville HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 173


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Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter


Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29


Thirty-One Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13


Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11


Gophers Fall Short To Spartans, 26-10

Keanon Cooper finished with eight tackles and one forced fumble.


Top Ten Plays #8

Marcus Jones' back-to-back special teams touchdowns are No. 8 on the Top 10 plays of 2013.


Brick by Brick: Episode #4

Brick by Brick: Episode #4 - The Return


Marcus Jones Returns

Marcus Jones recorded his second straight week with a return TD.


Gophers Rout Aggies 44-21

The Golden Gophers moved to 2-0 with a 44-21 win over New Mexico State.

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2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Sixth on Minnesota' all-time career kick return yardage list with 1,311 yards • returned 10 kicks for 244 yards and six punts for for 48 yards • made four tackles and broke up a pass • played in 10 games. Game-by-Game: Returned two kickoffs for 33 yards and three punts for 37 yards against Eastern Illinois to finish with 70 all-purpose yards • made four tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, against Eastern Illinois • returned one punt for nine yards and three kickoffs for 59 yards against Middle Tennessee • returned five kickoffs for 152 yards and returned one punt for 2 yards at TCU • returned one punt against San Jose State • missed the game at Michigan and against Northwestern with an injury • returned to action at Illinois • played against Iowa and Ohio State but did not record any statistics • saw action at Nebraska and at Wisconsin • returned one punt for three yards against Missouri.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games after recovering from a season-ending knee injury in 2012 • returned 25 kicks for 622 yards and one touchdown • averaged 24.9 yards on kick returns to rank 35th in the nation • returned 11 punts for 115 yards, which included one touchdown • second on the team with 737 all-purpose yards (622 kick return, 115 punt return) • notched 10 tackles • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Returned three kicks for 134 yards against UNLV, which included a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown • kick return for a touchdown was the second of his career (92-yard return against Purdue in 2011) • led Minnesota with 149 all-purpose yards against UNLV, including a 15-yard punt return • named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a punt 65 yards at New Mexico State • punt return touchdown was Minnesota's first since 2000 (Tellis Redmon, 83 yards vs. Northwestern) and first on the road since 1996 (Rodney Hood, 72 yards at Purdue) • returned three kickoffs for 70 yards against Western Illinois • returned two punts for 13 yards and one kickoff for 21 yards against San Jose State • made one solo tackle on special teams and returned one kickoff for 66 yards against Iowa • led team with 81 all-purpose yards (63 kick return, 18 punt return) at Michigan • played at Northwestern, but did not record any statistics • made three tackles against Nebraska • returned five kickoffs for 93 yards at Indiana • totaled 38 yards on two kickoff returns against Penn State • returned one kickoff 22 yards against Wisconsin • returned one punt (7 yards) and three kickoffs (70 yards) at Michigan State • returned two kickoffs for 30 yards against Syracuse.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in the first 11 games of the season and started the first three • made six catches for 67 yards and rushed seven times for 33 yards • returned three punts for 47 yards • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Caught one pass for 6 yards at UNLV, as he returned to action after injuring his knee on Oct. 22, 2011, against Nebraska • had one catch for 14 yards and carried the ball three times for 19 yards vs. New Hampshire • caught one pass for 16 yards vs. Western Michigan • had two receptions for 24 yards in a win against Syracuse • rushed three times for 13 yards vs. Northwestern • returned one punt for 21 yards vs. Purdue • made one catch for 7 yards at Illinois and returned one punt for 19 yards • recorded a 22-yard punt return at Nebraska • missed the Michigan State and Texas Tech games after suffering a knee injury at Nebraska.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in the first seven games of the season before missing the rest of the season with a knee injury • made first career start in first collegiate game at USC • first Gopher since 2007 to return a kickoff for a touchdown • tallied nine receptions for 142 yards • 370 kick return yards with one score. Game-by-Game: Three catches for 51 yards in collegiate debut at USC • two receptions for 19 yards vs. New Mexico State • started in win over Miami (Ohio) • caught two passes for 31 yards vs. North Dakota State • five kick-returns for 119 yards at Michigan • one catch for 32 yards at Purdue • five kick-returns for 159 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown return against the Boilermakers • one reception for 9 yards vs. Nebraska • three kick returns for 92 yards vs. the Cornhuskers • did not see action in final five games due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School • helped lead his team to a 14-2 record and a state Class 4AA runner-up finish • named All-Cap 8 Conference following his senior season • was a three-year starter for the Cougars • played both offense and defense in high school • rushed for 797 yards on just 98 carries as a senior, an average of more than 8 yards per carry • scored 19 rushing touchdowns for the Cougars in 2010 • also returned kicks and tallied an interception last season • coached by Reginald Lucas.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 2, 1993 • son of Guy and Patricia Jones.


Gophers Release H.Y.P.R.R. ELITE Uniforms

Gophers Release H.Y.P.R.R. ELITE Uniforms

2/20/2018 - Football

Minnesota released its new Nike uniforms this morning that it will wear in 2018 and beyond.

Minnesota Minute: Winter Olympics

Minnesota Minute: Winter Olympics

2/15/2018 - Football

We asked the Gophers what sport they would compete in at the Winter Olympics if they could.

Black History Month: Tommy Watson

Black History Month: Tommy Watson

2/15/2018 - Football

In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great.

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