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

A three-year letterwinner at Ramona HS ... a 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 3 ... 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