26 Marquise Charles
Marquise  Charles


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Dorsey HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 175




Quickly: Changing jersey numbers from 3 to 26... Enters the fall slated as a backup cornerback... Provides USU's defensive backfield with veteran experience, leadership, speed and talent... Has 25 career starts, tied with S De'von Hall for second-most on the defense behind LB Jake Hutton's 27 career starts. 2007 (Jr.): Made seven starts in playing all 12 games... Logged 23 tackles (15 solo, eight assists)... Tied for second-most on team with two interceptions and second in INT return yards with 58, including a 30-yard return at New Mexico State... Also had one pass break-up and one forced fumble... Best game of season was at Wyoming when he recorded an INT, a forced fumble and a pass break-up to go with three tackles... Had season-high four stops at Hawai'i and against Nevada... Named team captain for Fresno State game. 2006 (So.): One of five Aggies to start all 12 games... Recorded 36 tackles from his cornerback position and broke up four passes... Added 1.5 tackles for loss... Had six tackles at Arkansas and matched that with six tackles against New Mexico State in the season finale... Recorded at least three tackles in eight of 12 games. 2005 (Fr.): Started at right cornerback in the season opener and continued to start the first six games until suffering a broken tailbone and missing the next three contests... Returned to play in the final two games of the year... Had 30 tackles and broke up three passes on the year... Recorded his first career interception against Idaho... In his first collegiate game, he had six tackles against Utah... Made five stops against both UNLV and Idaho in the next two games. High School: Recorded 67 tackles, two interceptions, 14 passes broken up, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior... Offensively he had 12 rushes for 287 yards and three touchdowns... Team played in the city championship... As a junior he had 51 tackles, four interceptions, 21 passes broken up and two fumble recoveries... Rushed 10 times for 121 yards and five touchdowns... Also competed in track and advanced to the state meet in the 100-meters, 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1987 in Hollywood, Calif... Son of Marletta Byrd and Keith Charles... Has a twin brother as well as two other brothers... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Would like to become a pilot.
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