|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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|Least Favorite Food:||Mushrooms|
|If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:||Ramen soup and turkey sandwiches|
|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