2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in the first 11 games of the season and started the first three of the season made six catches for 67 yards and rushed seven times for 33 yards returned three punts for 47 yards. Game-by-Game: Caught one pass for six 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 seven 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 with an injury.
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 at Purdue in Week Six tallied nine receptions for 142 yards 370 kick return yards with one TD earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Three catches for 51 yards in collegiate debut at USC (9/3) two receptions for 19 yards vs. New Mexico State (9/10) started in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) caught two passes for 31 yards vs. North Dakota State (9/24) five kick-returns for 119 yards at Michigan (10/1) one catch for 32 yards at Purdue (10/8) five kick-returns for 159 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown return against the Boilermakers one reception for nine yards vs. Nebraska (10/22) 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 last season, an average of more than eight yards per carry scored 19 rushing touchdowns for the Cougars in 2010 also returned kicks for 92 yards and tallied an interception last season coached by Reginald Lucas.
PERSONAL: Marcus Jones was born Oct. 2, 1993 son of Guy and Patricia Jones.