Parents are Peter and Betty Ann Marquardt ... brother Michael also plays defensive line for the Cougars ... older brother Brian played defensive tackle at Weber State ... father played football at UCLA ... served a Church mission to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Spanish speaking) ... Eagle Scout ... married to the former Kristen Edwards ... graduated from BYU in 2003 ... attending graduate school ... recruited by Stanford and Boise State.
In 2001: Redshirted
A two-year letterwinner at Rancho Buena Vista High School ... earned the Advanced Placement Scholar Award as a senior ... a lifetime member of the California Scholastic Federation ... a team captain as a senior ... earned all-league, all-county and All-North County honors ... named to the Samoan All-Star Team ... participated in the San Diego County North/South All-Star Game ... National Football and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Leader Athlete.
2001 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted after serving a Church mission in Florida.
2002 | Freshman Year
Named to the Mountain West Conference All-Academic team ... lettered as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in 11 games during the season ... credited with 25 tackles, including 12 solo takedowns ... produced a career-high 6 tackles against New Mexico ... credited with a sack and 2 pass deflections against San Diego State ... earned top-defensive lineman honors for his performances against Nevada and Utah State.
2003 | Sophomore Year
Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... an Academic All-Mountain West selection ... saw action in all 12 games during the season ... credited with 17 tackles on the season, including 13 assisted takedowns ... twice recorded a season-high five tackles during the season, posting two solos and three assisted tackles at Notre Dame, as well as five assisted tackles against Utah ... credited with a sack against the Irish for a four-yard loss ... named Defensive Lineman of the game against SDSU, Boise State and Notre Dame ... participated in spring drills ... had 2 tackles, including one tackle for a loss during the Blue-White scrimmage.
2004 | Junior Year
Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... saw action in 10 games during the season ... listed as the starting nose guard in four of the Cougars' 11 games on the season ... credited with 14 tackles on the season, including 11 assisted tackles ... posted 2.0 sacks for a combined loss of 17 yards ... had a season-high three tackles against both New Mexico and Utah.
2005 | Senior Year
Earned letterman honors ... started the first six games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Colorado State ... credited with 15 tackles on the season, including seven solo takedowns ... recorded 2.5 tackles for a combined loss of 11 yards ... had 1.5 sacks for a combined loss of 10 yards ... recorded a season-high of four tackles against Boston College and San Diego State ... had four solo tackles against San Diego State ... had 1.5 sacks against TCU.