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  Marcus McCutcheon
Marcus McCutcheon

Player Profile
Huntington Beach, CA

High School:
Edison HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205



Getting To Know Marcus McCutcheon

At Stanford: In his third year as a receiver after playing three different positions in his first three seasons at Stanford, as a cornerback in his freshman season and a safety in his sophomore campaign before being moved to receiver in 2004 ... Expected to see the most extensive action of his career at the position in 2006 after limited playing time in his first two campaigns as a wideout ... Has shown the speed and ability to be an effective Pac-10 receiver ... Also one of the team's top kickoff return specialists and special teams players who should see an even more prominent role returning kicks in 2006 with the departure of T.J. Rushing ... Has returned 24 kicks in his career for 511 yards ... A three-year letterwinner who has played in 32 of 33 possible games over the past three seasons ... Has one more year of eligibility remaining.
Career Statistics

The 2006 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2005 Season: Played in all 11 games in a reserve role, catching three balls for 36 yards ... Had two of his catches for 27 yards in the Big Game versus California after making the first reception of his career at USC ... Second on the club in both kickoff returns and yardage, bringing back 15 kicks for 285 yards and a 19.0 average ... Had the longest return of his career for 43 yards versus UC Davis when he brought back a pair of kicks for 55 yards ... Had a career-high four kick returns for 72 yards in the final game of the campaign against Notre Dame ... Made one solo tackle.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Converted to wide receiver prior to the season ... While he received limited playing time as a receiver, he earned his second varsity letter primarily for his play on special teams ... Was one of the team's two deep return men on kickoff returns, as well as one of the most active and aggressive players on the Cardinal's other special teams ... Had 10 kickoff returns for 238 yards while recording seven tackles (five solo, two assists) and one fumble recovery, that coming on a punt return at Arizona State ... Had three kick returns for a career-best 86 yards against Oregon State, including a season-best of 34 yards ... Had a 31-yard return versus USC ... Played in all 11 games without a start.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a backup free safety and special teams player while participating in 10 of Stanford's 11 games ... Registered three total tackles for the season and recovered a fumble in Stanford's 21-14 win over UCLA that led to the Cardinal's game-winning touchdown when he picked up a ball at the Bruins' eight-yard line following a punt attempt ... Moments later, Stanford scored a TD and took a 21-7 lead late in the third quarter.

The 2002 Season: Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman cornerback.

In High School: Tremendous athlete who comes from a football family and was considered one of the top prep defensive backs in the nation in 2001 ... Named an All-American by PrepStar, which ranked him the No. 6 defensive back in the West ... Named to the All-FarWest Teams by SuperPrep and Tom Lemming's Report ... As a senior at Edison High School, he accounted for 35 tackles, four interceptions, six pass deflections and two fumble recoveries while playing cornerback ... As a receiver, he had 41 receptions for 565 yards and eight touchdowns in his final prep campaign when he was also the team's captain ... Helped his squad win the Sunset League title and advance to the CIF Southern Section championship game as a senior ... Three-time All-League selection ... First-Team All-County as a senior ... Earned four varsity letters in football and two in baseball.

Personal Information: Cultural and Social Anthropology and Political Science double major ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... Winner of the 2001-02 Franklin D. Watkins Award (National Black Scholar-Athlete Award) ... The son of former NFL great Lawrence McCutcheon, presently the Director of College Scouting with the St. Louis Rams, and the brother of Daylon McCutcheon, a cornerback who starred at USC (1995-98) and will be playing in his eighth season for the Cleveland Browns in 2006.

Getting To Know Marcus McCutcheon

Nickname: Hollywood, Cutch
I would describe myself as a person as: Real
What people don't know about me is: I sing
The reason I love football is: The competition
I pattern my play after: Hines Ward
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Sitting by myself
My greatest athletic moment is: Playing Long Beach Poly for the CIF final in high school
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Being accepted into Stanford
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen Stadium, Oregon
A friend from another college football team is: Denny Flanagan (Hawaii), Ryan Keating (Boise State), Bryson Davis (Mississippi State)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The quality of people
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Some people are different
The best thing about Stanford is: My teammates
My favorite class at Stanford is: Public speaking
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Statistics
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The tradition and family atmosphere
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Los Angeles Rams
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: My Dad
The athlete I admire most is: My brother
The person I admire most is: My Mom
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My entire family
The people in history I admire most are: Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Best book I have read: Autobiography of Malcolm X
Favorite Food: Catfish
Least Favorite Food: Mushrooms
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Ramen soup and turkey sandwiches
Favorite Movie: Friday
Favorite TV Show: The OC
Favorite Actor: Will Smith
Favorite Actress: Eva Mendez
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Will Smith
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Scoring a touchdown to beat Cal and running out of the stadium
Favorite musical group or performer: Tupac, Snoop Dogg
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Doing something else
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Respectable
The best advice I ever received was: If it seems too good to be true, it is
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Jesus' resurrection
The place I'd most like to visit: Fiji
The favorite place I've visited: Hawaii
Hobbies: Music, the beach
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Married, happy and wealthy
My advice to youngsters: Never give up, and go to bed on time
My most prized possession: Watkins Award

Last Updated: March 1, 2007

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