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Marion Grice
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Marion Grice 1262072
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 207
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Chester W. Nimitz HS
Experience: 2 Letters
ASU: Started 24 games in two season with the Sun Devils, including 11 in 2013 (missed the final three games of 2013 due to injury) and 13 in 2012… His 39 career touchdowns are fifth all-time in ASU history, despite playing in just 23 games…His 234 points scored is the highest two-season mark in school history…Notched 20 touchdowns in 2013 and became the third Sun Devil in school history and just the 15th Pac-10/12 player in the past 36 seasons (1978-present) to reach that mark…Tallied 3,045 all-purpose yards in two seasons…Grice found the end zone 26 times (19 rushing, seven receiving) in the final 14 games he played in at ASU…Had his streak of scoring at least one touchdown a game snapped at 10 following the Washington State contest (10/31/13)…His 120 points scored in 2013 is tied with Terry Battle for the second most in school history, while his 114 points scored in 2012 is tied with Woody Green for the sixth most…2013 Hornung Award Finalist…Two-time All-Pac-12, including Second Team in 2013…Named Wilford “Whizzer” White Outstanding Running Back at 2013 team banquet.  

2013: Started 11 games…Hornung Award Finalist, given to nation’s most versatile player…Second Team All-Pac-12…Sports Illustrated (Honorable Mention), Lindy’s Sports (third Team) and Phil Steele (Fourth Team) All-American…Phil Steele Second Team All-Pac-12 at running back and kick returner…Four-time Hornung Award Honor Roll winner…Finished fifth in the nation in scoring at 10.9 points per game…Led the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,941 yards (996 rush, 438 receiving, 507 kick return) and was the only player in the country to have over 400 yards in each of those categories...His all-purpose yards are the second most in a single season in school history and only trails Whizzer White, who tallied 2,065 in 1950…His active streak of games with 100+ all-purpose yards (13) was fourth nationally prior to his injury against UCLA (11/23)…Had 268 all-purpose yards against UCLA (11/23) with 95 rushing, 72 receiving and 101 on kick returns...Had two touchdowns against Oregon State (11/16), ending a two game scoreless streak...Had 219 yards of total offense against Utah (11/9) with 136 rushing, 20 receiving and 63 on kick returns...Despite not finding the end zone, finished the Washington State contest (10/31) with 94 yards on 18 carries with two catches for 31 yards...Had his best game of the season against #20 Washington, rushing for 158 yards on a career-high 28 carries while adding 37 reception yards and 73 return yards for 268 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving)...Eclipsed 100 all-purpose yards for the eighth straight game against Colorado (10/12) rushing for 88 yards and two touchdowns to go with two catches for 46 yards... Lengthened his consecutive game scoring streak to eight-straight with a touchdown reception with 11 seconds to go against Notre Dame (10/5) and has now scored in 10 straight...Had his second four-touchdown performance of the season against USC (9/28), scoring twice by air and twice in the ground...Scored his seventh and eight touchdowns of the season against Stanford (9/21), collecting one on the ground and one through the air...Collected all four of ASU’s touchdowns on 27 touches in teams victory against Wisconsin (9/14), becoming first ASU player to score four rushing touchdowns since Mike Williams did it against Arizona in 2002...In just over a half of action against Sacramento State (9/5), gathered 65 receiving yards and 59 rushing yards with a touchdown in each category to lead team in all-purpose yardage...Accepted an invitation to the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl. 

2012: Started all 13 games...Honorable Mention All-Pac-12...Has shown a range of diversity at running back, leading the team with 679 yards on 103 rushes in 2012 and adding 425 yards on 41 receptions on the year... Led the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,104 yards...With 159 yards on 14 rushes and two touchdowns, Grice was named the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Offensive MVP.... Tabbed three touchdowns on the ground against Arizona (11/23) in a game that he posted career highs in rushes (18) and yards (156) and matched a career high in rushing touchdowns (3) en route to being named the MVP of the Territorial Cup matchup... Had an exceptional catch and run against WSU (11/17) for his eighth receiving touchdown of the season - mark that leads the nation for running backs and is the most by any ASU running back during the Pac-10/12 era... Posted his 13th touchdown of the season against Oregon State (11/3), which was his seventh receiving TD of the year... Needs five touchdowns to move into the top five on ASU's single-season scoring list...Had his third three-touchdown game of the year against UCLA... Was the top receiver on the field for Arizona State in a rout against Colorado (10/14), posting career highs in catches (5), yards (101) and touchdown receptions (3)...Is only player on team with two 100+ yard games (rushing against NAU and receiving against Colorado) and has scored a touchdown on 13.2 percent of his touches this year...Led team in touchdowns with 19 in 2012 (11 rushing, eight receiving)...The mark matched the third-highest single season total in school history alongside Cameron Marshall's 2011 performance and fell behind just Wilford White (1950, 22) and Terry Battle (1996, 20) on the all-time list... Had 114 points on the year to tie for fifth on ASU's all-time single-season points scored list...Led the nation's running backs with eight receiving touchdowns and is tied for 14th in the country amongst all players in cumulative touchdowns...Posted touchdowns on 19 of his 144 offensive touches this year (13.2 percent) and finished third in the conference at 8.77 PPG. ..Showed his value as a playmaker against Missouri, rushing six times for 24 yards and two touchdowns while adding 45 yards in receiving, including a spectacular leaping grab in the fourth quarter to extend an ASU drive and inevitably lead to his second touchdown of the day... Was the team's top rusher in his ASU debut against NAU (8/30) with 14 rushes for 107 yards and three touchdowns.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Listed by as the No. 5 overall junior college prospect in the country... ranked the No. 5 overall junior college prospect and the nation's top junior college running back by SuperPrep... rated a four-star recruit by both and comes to ASU with three years to play two... totaled 2,221 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns over two junior college seasons at Blinn... was tabbed as a Second-Team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore in 2011 after carrying 174 times for 1,052 yards with 16 rushing touchdowns... was listed as the top running back in the Southwest Conference in the preseason by earned First-Team All-Southwest Junior College Conference honors as a freshman in 2010 after rushing for 1,169 yards and 17 touchdowns...chose ASU over reported FBS offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Purdue, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Utah and Western Kentucky... committed to ASU on Feb. 1, 2012, National Letter of Intent Signing Day....coached by Ronny Feldman at Blinn Community College

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Houston's Chester W. Nimitz High School in 2010...coached by Robert Toomer at Nimitz High School.

2012 13 103 679 11 52 6.6 52.2
2013 11 191 996 14 40 5.2 90.5
TOTAL 24 294 1675 25 52 5.7 69.8


2012 13 41 425 8 37 3.2 10.4 32.7
2013 11 50 438 6 32 4.5 8.8 39.8
TOTAL 24 91 863 14 37 3.8 9.5 36.0


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