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Marcus Slayton
Marcus Slayton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Benedictine

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 214

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
3


A hard-nosed versatile running back who had an excellent spring and will be in the competition for a starting role...ranks eighth in Hoya history for average per carry with 4.53...a fourth year back who is one of the leaders in the backfield...a bruising back with the capability of dominating a game on the ground...wears down the defense...

2004:
Played in nine games as a junior along with battling nagging injuries...had 36 rush attempts for 184 yards and a 5.1 average per carry, plus one TD...fielded 15 kickoffs for 310 yards...kick return average of 20.7 yards ranked sixth in the Patriot League...scored lone TD of season in opener with St. Francis and carried the ball nine times for 41 yards... had a season high 60 yards on five carries and returned a kickoff 20 yards vs. Davidson...returned three kickoffs for 59 yards at Duquesne...rumbled for 46 yards on eight rushes and returned two kickoffs for 32 yards vs. Colgate...had two kickoff returns for 56 yards at Monmouth...returned five kickoffs for 96 yards and had 13 rushing yards against Lehigh...

2003:
Won starting tailback position in preseason and started first 10 games before injury cut year short...totaled 701 rushing yards, the most by a Hoya since 1999, averaged 4.6 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns...had three games of 100 yards or more, the first time any Hoya has done that since 1997...opened season with a 74 yard effort on 18 carries vs. Colgate...had career first 100 yard game with 106 yards on 15 carries at Holy Cross...carried 16 times for 67 yards and caught vs. Monmouth...handled the ball 17 times for 47 yards at VMI and rushed 15 times for 52 yards at Lafayette...racked up 130 yards on 19 attempts in win over Stony Brook...had second consecutive 100 yard game with 18 carries for 109 yards and two touchdowns at Cornell...rushed 14 times for 65 yards at Fordham...

2002:
Fifth on the squad in rushing with 75 total yards on 24 carries...had best performance of year against Fordham with 30 yards on 10 attempts...saw four touches in Fairfield and FIU matchups...gained 16 yards on three carries and had one reception at Towson...

High School:
An All-City football player in 2001...played running back and linebacker...ran track as well...a track regional champion in the 100 and 200 as a senior...part of 4x100 relay squad that earned district, regional and state champion honors in 2000...track program won state crown in junior season...a National Honor Society Member and named "Who's Who Among American High School Students"...awarded Mr. Benedictine as a senior, one of the highest awards given by the school.


Slayton's Career Rushing Statistics

YearGPAttGainLossNetAvgLongTDAvg/G
200310152757567014.635270.1
20028248611753.11609.4
Totals18176843677764.435243.1

Slayton's Career Receiving Statistics

YearRecYdsAvg.LongTD
2003400.050
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