Countdown to Kickoff - 88 days

To get ready for the 2011 football season, BlueRaiderZone is doing an in-depth look at Middle Tennessee's roster. One player per day, we're counting down the days until kickoff. Today's featured player is freshman r-Jr. WR Marcus Thurmond.

Marcus Thurmond

Class: r-Jr.
Position: WR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170 pounds
Previous School: North Augusta
Hometown: North Augusta, SC
2010: Played in three games and had nine total snaps ... Did not have a reception.

2009: Played in five games and had 26 total snaps ... Had a winning grade from the coaches against ULM ... Finished the year with one reception for seven yards ... Broke his leg midway through spring drills but returned for fall camp ... Played in his first collegiate game against Memphis and also saw action against WKU, FIU, ASU, and ULM ... Lone reception came against WKU.

2008: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Hauled in 38 receptions for 516 yards and six touchdowns for North Augusta his senior year ... Collected 43 receptions for nearly 610 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ... Selected honorable mention all-state, first team Aiken County, all-region, and first team CSRA in 2007 ... Was team captain his senior year ... Won the South Carolina Class 4A state championship in the 800 meters in May of 2007 and was third in 2006 ... Lettered three years in football and four years in track ... Played football for Coach Dan Pippen.

Full Name: Marcus Devon Thurmond ... Parent: Bernice Thurmond ... Born: 12/10/89 ... Major: Liberal Studies.

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