Marco Thorson Athlete Profile

#62 Marco Thorson

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-3 Weight: 305 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2005 | 2008-2011 Hometown: Ramona, CA Last School: Ramona High School

Personal

  • Parents Mark and Tatjana Thorson
  • Has three siblings
  • Married to April, a former BYU softball player
  • Served an LDS Church mission to Rancagua, Chile
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Everyone calls him "Moose"
  • Majoring in business strategy

Before BYU

  • Three-year letterwinner at Ramona HS
  • Two-time all-league honoree
  • Named all-CIF and academic all-CIF
  • Recipient of a student-athlete award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
  • Also lettered in wrestling and track


2005 | Redshirt Year

  • Contributed to the scout team

2008 | Freshman Year

  • Valuable member of the scout team

2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Saw action in 12 games on the season
  • Played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season

2010 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Played in 5 games
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs
  • Helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU
  • Helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage
  • Helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games
  • Helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games

2011 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in all 13 games and started three
  • Helped BYU rank No. 5 in nation in third-down conversions (51.31 percent)
  • Part of offensive line that blocked for a Cougar running game that averaged 160.31 yards per game (No. 56) and had five games over 200 yards rushing
  • Helped BYU rank No. 9 nationally in tackles for loss allowed per game (4.31) and No. 24 in total sacks allowed (17.0)
  • Offensive line had five games of zero sacks allowed and two or fewer in 10 games