Marcus McMaryion - Fresno State - Quarterback

Marcus McMaryion is a 2017-2018 Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete and a Fall 2017 Academic All-Mountain West Team member. Since transferring back to the community he grew up around, Marcus has been involved as a Celebration University Campus Volunteer, a motivational speaker, Youth Football Camps, Read Across America and visits Valley Children's Hospital.


  • 2017-18 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, Fall 2017 Academic All-Mountain West team

  • Earned his Bachelor of Science in public health with an option in health promotion and health behavior in three years from Oregon State (June, 2017)

  • Fresno State graduate transfer (Aug., 2017)


  • 2018 Maxwell Award Watch List, 2017 honorable mention all-Mountain West, MW offensive player of the week on Nov. 27 following a 28-17 victory over No. 23 Boise State

  • After seeing limited playing time in the first three games of the season, was tabbed the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback for their conference opener on Sept. 30 and carried out those duties over the remaining 11 games

  • Was 9-2 as a starter for the Bulldogs in 2017 P

  • Passed for 2,726 yards (218-of-351) and 14 touchdowns against five interceptions over 14 games … rushed for 302 yards and four touchdowns on 57 carries … passed for a career-high 342 yards in the Bulldogs’ Hawai’i Bowl win vs. Houston on Dec. 24 with a career-best 33 completions and career-high 48 attempts … had a season-high four passing touchdowns in Fresno State’s 31-21 win over Hawai’i (Nov. 11) … tossed a career-long 81-yard touchdown (to KeeSean Johnson) against No. 23 Boise State on Nov. 25 … with two rushing touchdowns in each the MW Championship on Dec. 2 at Boise State and the Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24 vs. Houston, set and then matched single game career bests for rushing scores ... ranked third in the MW and 37th in the nation in completion percentage (62.1) … ranked fifth in the Mountain West in passing yards per game (194.7) … ranked fifth in the MW in passing efficiency (137.7) … ranked sixth in the MW in passing yards per completion (12.50) … owned a streak of 149-straight attempts without an interception (dating from a Sept. 30 contest vs. Nevada, until a fourth quarter interception at Hawai’i), which ranked No. 6 in program history … produced 44 pass completions of 20-plus yards, including 22 pass completions for 30 or more yards … joined the program on Aug. 12.


Since transferring to Fresno State, Marcus has come back to the community he grew up around and embraced everything about it. He is an outstanding young man with high character that is willing to volunteer any of his free time to help others.

  • Celebration University Campus Volunteer

  • Serve Day (Powell Elementary School)

  • Motivational Speaker at Sanger Middle School, FCA Hume Lake, Powell Elementary School, FCA Dinuba High School, Grandview Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Manchester United Elementary School

  • Throw To Win Central Valley Throw Down

  • Dinuba Youth Football

  • Beautification Day - Heaton Elementary School: Planted Trees/ Flowers and laid Bark around campus

  • Youth Football Camps - Fresno State Youth Football Camp. Throw To Win Central Valley Guest Judge, Dinuba Youth Football Instruction, (Arizona) Dennis Giles Football Camp

  • Read Across America

  • Fresno State Library (Manchester United)

  • Reading Heart Organization - Book donations

  • Bulldogs Brave Bulldogs strong Campaign - Spoke on behalf of collegiate athlete mental illnesses

  • Valley Children Hospital - Visit with children playing games and talking

  • Saturday Sports - Powell & Heaton Elementary school


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