Saffold's ability to accellerate makes him a multiple threat for the Bears at both receiver and kick returner ... Had 4 catches for 84 yards in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).
2012: Saw action in 5 games during his first season with the Bears ... Had an 11-yard reception at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) ... Had a four-return day in season finale at UNI (11/17/12) with 3 punt returns for 32 yards, including a 25-yarder, plus a 16-yard kickoff return ... Also had a pair of punt returns against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12).
High School: Was a three-year letterman and two-year starter for Coach Ron Freeman at Grandview (Mo.) High ... Started at wide receiver and free safety in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned All-Suburban Small 6 honorable mention honors at wide receiver his junior season ... Also was a standout sprinter on the Grandview track team.
Personal: Marvell Pierre Saffold was born 10/31/91 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Keith and Robbin Adkins of Grandview, Mo. ... Has three other brothers, Keith, Alex and former Bear Jermaine ... Majoring in Criminology.