Marcus Cannon
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Marcus Cannon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Odessa, Texas

High School:
Odessa High School

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 350

Position:
OT

Experience:
3L


2010: Received All-America honors from Rivals.com, SI.com and Pro Football Weekly ... a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection for the second straight year ... invited to the NFL Combine ... ranked fifth among offensive tackles for the 2011 NFL Draft by ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. ... had a dominant season at left tackle, his first year at the position after playing at right tackle the previous three seasons ... started all 13 games ... helped anchor an offensive line that enabled TCU to set single-season school records for touchdowns (73), points scored (541), first downs (327) and total offense (6,199 yards) ... instrumental in the Horned Frogs ranking fourth nationally in scoring (41.6 points per game), 10th in rushing (247.4 yards per game) and 12th in total offense (476.9 yards per game) ... TCU tied for fifth nationally in fewest sacks allowed with nine in 13 games (0.7 per game).

2009: Had a dominant season at right tackle ... a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection ... named a Top 10 Workout Warrior by ESPN.com ... started all 13 games ... did not allow a sack all season ... neutralized Clemson standout defensive end Ricky Sapp in a 14-10 victory in Death Valley ... got better by simply going against TCU two-time consensus All-America defensive end Jerry Hughes in practice each day.

2008: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West Conference ... had an outstanding season in his first year as a starter ... was dominant in the 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl victory over Boise State ... started 11 of 13 games at right tackle ... did not play against BYU and UNLV due to injury ... named a Top-10 Workout Warrior by ESPN The Magazine's Bruce Feldman in the spring of 2009.

2007: Saw action in all 13 games ... served in a back-up role to Nic Richmond at right tackle.

2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: First-team All-District and honorable mention 5A all-state as a senior ... an honorable mention all-district selection his junior year ... ranked 59th nationally among offensive linemen by Rivals.com ... also lettered in basketball, track and field, and powerlifting... chose TCU over Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M and UTEP ... has an uncle, Allen Cannon who played football at Vanderbilt (1981-82).

Personal: Parents are Ebbie and Holly Cannon ... full name is Marcus Darell Cannon ... is a communications major ... also is a member of the TCU track and field team, competing in the shot put ... named All-MWC in track after finishing second in the shot at the 2009 MWC Championships with a mark of 54-10.


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