18 Marcus Sullivan

  • Wide receiver
  • Grade: Sophomore
  • Height: 5′9″
  • Weight: 185 lbs

Player Bio: UNLV: One of the nation's top kickoff returners as a freshman looks to make a bigger contribution at receiver in 2011 ... Listed No. 1 along with Eric Johnson at one WR spot after spring practice ... Will also vie to be team's primary KOR man again ... Named 2011 Preseason First Team All-MW as a return specialist by Athlon and second team by Phil Steele's and Lindy's ... The Las Vegas native was named to the Rivals.com 2010 Freshman All-MW Team ... Had the most kick returns among anyone in the NCAA FBS top 20 in average with 35 attempts and shattered the UNLV record for kickoff return yards in a game with 224 (former record was 185 by teammate Deante' Purvis set in 2009) vs. San Diego State on Nov. 27.

2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting two at receiver ... Missed two games after being injured at West Virginia ... Totaled six receptions for 102 yards and brought in two scoring passes (24 yards at BYU from Caleb Herring and a 41-yard strike from Omar Clayton vs. Wyoming) ... Finished second in the league and ranked 17th in the nation in kickoff return average at 27.9 ... Turned in at least one return over 36 yards in six of the last eight games of the season ... Named the MWC Special Teams Player of the Week after he set a school record with 224 yards on six kickoff returns for a sparkling 37.3-yard average at SDSU ... Sullivan's night vs. the Aztecs included a 60-yard return on the first play of the game and then a career-long 73-yard return later in the half that set up his team's only offensive touchdown of the game.

2009: Grayshirted after signing with UNLV in February.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Cheyenne HS ... Honored as the 2008-09 male High School Athlete of the Year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal ... A three-year letterwinner who helped the Eagles go 10-2 in 2008 ... Named the Sunset Offensive Player of the Year after he rushed for 1,626 yards and 22 touchdowns on 112 carries ... Averaged 11.4 yards per carry on his way to being named first team all-state and all-region as a senior ... His coach, Charles Anthony, was a standout DB for the Rebels from 1987-90 ... Also a sprinter on the track and field team and won 2007 state championship as part of the 4x400 relay team ... Named MVP of Lions All-Star Game after posting 130 yards and the game-winning TD.

PERSONAL: Vandrell LaMarcus Sullivan was born on March 1, 1991, in Jackson, MS ... Goes by Marcus ... The son of Venissa Lindsey ... Has two brothers and a sister ... Has not declared a major.

--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com

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