Talented veteran who could be an important part of the Notre Dame running game this season ... enters the season as the primary backup to Ryan Grant ... has earned two monograms with the Irish ... a quick, elusive tailback.
2003 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games ... rushed 14 times for 29 yards (2.1 avg.) as a reserve running back ... made four tackles (three solos) on special teams ... had one carry versus Washington State ... rushed for 11 yards on three carries versus Michigan State ... rushed for three yards on one carry against Pittsburgh ... played on special teams versus Brigham Young ... played in the backfield in the fourth quarter against Stanford, rushing for 18 yards on eight carries ... played 16:49 had 62 special teams appearances on the season.
2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games as a reserve tailback ... for the season, he rushed 39 times for 110 yards (2.8 avg.) and caught four passes for 16 yards ... in his first career game, he rushed for four yards on two carries versus Maryland ... rushed for 35 yards on seven carries against Stanford ... recorded career highs against Air Force in carries (10), rushing yards (44) and longest run (17) ... made career-long 10-yard reception versus Rutgers ... had one carry for three yards against Southern California... played 46:01 on the season.
2001 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a rookie tailback in 2001.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... rushed for 1,712 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior in 2000 ... rushed for 387 yards in one game versus Valley Forge Prep in 2000 ... made 70 tackles and six interceptions as a starter at free safety ... had single-game highs of 347 rushing yards (on 30 carries vs. Valley Forge for four scores, plus an interception and 12 tackles) and another with 278 yards and three touchdowns ... rated the 10th-best player in New York by SuperPrep ... helped his team to a 9-0 mark as a senior with Poly Prep losing only one game over a five-year span, with an overall 28-1 record ... captain of the team as a senior ... selected for the Governor's Bowl All-Star game between New York and New Jersey all-stars ... won four letters in track, captaining his team as a senior ... ran on a 2001 4x200 relay team that ran the fifth-fastest time in high school history at 1:28.32 ... from the same high school as former Irish center/guard J.W. Jordan ... attended Notre Dame football camp in summer of 2000 ... full name is Marcus S. Wilson ... oldest of three children ... born Sept. 25, 1983, in Staten Island, N.Y. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing ... recorded a 3.0 grade-point average in the spring of 2002.