A three-year starter that emerged his sophomore campaign to lead the defensive line in tackles (66) and sacks (5.5) in 2002. Marcus is a multi-talented player who has an incredibly quick initial step at the point of attack for someone his size. He is a disruptive force in the middle of the Aggies’ defensive front and is notorious for his ability for blocking field goals and PAT attempts. His rare athletic ability and soft hands were cultivated in his basketball days and were showcased when he returned a kickoff for 9 yards and had a pass thrown in his direction on a fake punt in a game against Oklahoma. Marcus posted a career-high 11 tackles against Missouri in 2002.

Born November 15, 1982, he is the son of Thomas and Shirley Jasmin. He enjoys spending time with his family and is still a huge basketball fan. His favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers and his favorite football team is the New Orleans Saints. In high school, Marcus was a two-sport standout who earned All-District and All-Metro honors in basketball averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds a per game. Despite only playing one year of football, he was named all-district. He is an Agricultural Development Major at Texas A&M University.

Returning starter
19 career starts at nose tackle
Has made 150 career tackles
Career high tackle game was 11 vs. Missouri in 2002
Led the “super-heavy linemen” with a 32-inch vertical jump during the Aggies’ 2004 offseason training program

2003 (JUNIOR): Posted 49 tackles, including 26 solo stops, while seeing action in all 12 games … started the final seven games of the season … recorded four tackles for a loss of 12 yards … posted two sacks for loss of eight yards … recorded three quarterback hurries and batted down a pass … season-high eight tackles against Texas.