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Marcus Colbert
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Marcus Colbert

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Defensive Back

At MSU: Marcus Colbert is the veteran of the Missouri State secondary as the only returning starter and third-leading tackler on the squad. He played in 10 games, starting seven, and tied for the team lead with six pass breakups. He had the team's only blocked kick, a blocked punt he returned 41 yards for a TD in the season finale vs. Western Illinois. Colbert missed was slow laste last year by injury. His best game was an eight-tackle effort against Western Kentucky. Colbert enjoyed a stellar sophomore season as he established himself as a fixture in the secondary. He started nine games in 2005 and ranked seventh on the team in tackles. He notched seven stops in the opener at Arkansas and six each against WKU and Illinois State. Colbert had an interception and pass breakup vs. ISU, and forced a fumble at WKU. He redshirted in 2003, then got four starts in 2004.

Background: Colbert led his team to a state runner-up finish as a senior. He was an all-district pick and was District Defensive Back of the Year. He was on the Blue Chip list of top 25 players to watch in Oklahoma in 2002. He was first team all-state as a junior and second team as a senior.

Personal: Aaron Marcus Colbert was born 4/6/85 in Clovis, N.M., the son of Robert and Donna Colbert. Colbert's major is hospitality and restaurant administration.

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