Marques Barron

Merced, Calif.

High School:
Merced HS '10

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 252


African American & American Studies

2013: Played in all 12 games, finishing with 37 tackles, including 19 solo... Finished third on the team with 5.5 TFSs totaling 23 yards in losses... Had an eight-yard sack at Montana State of Bobcats' QB DeNarius McGhee in the second quarter, forcing a punt which was returned 27 yards by Charles Boyett... Posted a season-high six tackles (3 solo) against Idaho State and had five versus Montana State... Opened the year with 2.0 TFLs at South Dakota and then had 1.5 TFLs in home-opener against Northern Arizona... Broke up a pass in 2013 and had two quarterback-hurries.

2012:Started eight games at defensive end, earning 27 tackles (11 solo, 16 assists) and four tackles for losses totaling 10 yards... Added two fumble recoveries on the year... Had two games with five tackles each... Earned 1.5 tackles for loss against Portland State... Tallied four tackles (two solo, two assists) along with one forced fumble against Northern Arizona.

2011: Played in all 11 games as the primary reserve at right end... Recorded 13 total tackles (7 solos, 6 assists), including one tackle for a one-yard loss... Recovered one fumble for the season... Had a season-best three solo tackles at Hawai'i... Had two tackles and a tackle for loss at South Dakota... Tallied the fumble recovery in addition to two tackles at Arizona State.


: Twice named to Central California Conference first team, including CCC Lineman of the Year honors as a senior... Finished senior year with 81 tackles with 9 sacks after picking up 61 tackles and 4 sacks as a junior... Team finished 11-2 in 2008, winning CCC at 6-0 and advancing to Sac-Joaquin Section semis... Also earned All-CCC second-team honors in basketball in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born in Merced, Calif.... Majoring in African American & American Studies... Parents are Curtis & Kara Barron... Proudest personal accomplishment was winning Superintendent's Award... Cousin, Jarrett Sparks, plays tight end for Cal.