2012 — Played in 10 of 11 games, primarily as a backup free safety...earned one start, the first of his career, against Clemson for an injured Nathan Wade...credited with 30 tackles, including three for-loss, and two sacks...recorded a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown against Western Carolina (45-24 win)...notched one of his two sacks (loss of 12 yards) against Elon (31-17 win) and also scooped up a fumble, which he returned for a school record 95 yards and a score against the Phoenix...performance versus Elon netted him SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honors...had a pair of season high six-tackle performances against Coastal Carolina and Chattanooga. 2011 — Enjoyed a solid first season of play as a backup strong safety and member of special teams...registered four tackles and a game clinching fourth quarter interception with a 21-yard return against The Citadel (16-6 win)...came back the following week to notch a season high six tackles, two pass deflections, and a 31-yard fumble return versus Presbyterian (63-21 win)...finished the year with 18 tackles. 2010 — Member of scout team.
High School: 2010 graduate of (2A) Newberry High School...football coach was Sam Baird...played running back, wide receiver, strong safety, cornerback, and linebacker...four-year starter...three-time all-region selection...served as team captain and was named team MVP his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...2009 region defensive player of the year and South Carolina North-South All-Star Game selection...member of Newberry’s 2006 Upper State championship and state runner-up squad his freshman year...garnered all-region and all-state honors in track in 2009 with region championship and second place state finish in 4x400m relay...recipient of Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for Newberry High School...named to Newberry Touchdown Club Academic Team...Palmetto Boys State.
Personal: Full name is Marcus Terrell McMorris...born December 14, 1991, in Lexington, South Carolina...son of Bryant Keith and Constance McMorris...has two sisters, Chelsea and Lonette...father played football at Allen University...health sciences major.