Morris sets program record for all-purpose yards, ties career rushing TD mark
Morris rushes for 163 yards in homecoming setback
Darian Williams hauls in first touchdown at new on-campus football stadium
Earned a spot on the Phil Steele's 2011 Preseason All-SBC Team (1st S)
Returns as the team's leading tackler the second-consecutive year...named football's student-athlete MVP at the year-end banquet...Brandon Bullsworth nominee...needs five tackles to record more career tackles than any other defensive back.
2010: Finished third on the squad in total tackles...he led the squad in solo tackles with 56, interceptions with two, and in broken passes with seven...first game of 2010, UAB, he was the team leader with 12 tackles...followed it up the next week with another double-digit outing with 10 tackles in FAU's home gave at Ford Field versus Michigan State...was held to single-digit tackles following two weeks and then matched his career-high 14 at Arkansas State (2009 vs. ASU) in a game that he broke up three passes...ended the year with 11-tackle game vs. Troy, his fourth double-digit outing of the year...recorded both interceptions in FAU's Shula Bowl victory over FIU...interceptions proved the undoing of FIU with 37 return yards and one INT saved a score...recorded a season-high eight solo tackles versus USF...recovered three of the six FAU loose balls versus WKU...surgery in the off-season and was held out of spring drills...named football's student athlete of the year.
2009: Tenacity earned him the starting non three games into the 2009 campaign...played in every game and concluded his sophomore campaign as the team's leading tackler...recorded his first double-digit tackle game versus Wyoming, with 11 and had a team leading nine the following week at North Texas...recorded his second double-digit night versus Middle Tennessee and then had 14, 12, 13, and 13, respectively his last four games...his 14 tackle night against Arkansas State earned him the defensive game ball...had his first collegiate interception against Troy...praised for playing winning football...had a blocked kick at UNT....received the season ending Team Bone Award...finished second in the Sun Belt with 112 tackles for an average of 9.2 per game...finished first in total tackles among league games with 85 for an average of 10.5 per game.
Motor City Bowl: Travel team member.
2008: Worked out with the team and became an important part of the team's defensive back depth.
2007: Worked with the squad in both the fall and spring.
High School: Played for Frangoulis at Flanagan High School where he earned second- team Broward County honors...graduated with a 3.875 GPA.
Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Jack and Manuela Bartels...born in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Note: Marcus is the younger brother of Kris Bartels, who played at FAU from 2004-2007. Kris received several honors from the FAU football program. Marcus traveled with the team to the New Orleans Bowl and made a name for his self as the team's leading tackler in 2010. The brothers have each worn #27. Both walked onto the team and both won starting jobs because of their Tasmanian Devil style of play.
2010 Game-by-Game Tackles
2009 Game-by-Game Tackles
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