Markell Staffieri Athlete Profile

#36 Markell Staffieri

Markell Staffieri
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 232 Roster Years: 2001 | 2004-2007 Hometown: Del Mar, UT Last School: Torrey Pines High School

Personal

Born in Provo, Utah ... parents are Mike and Marilyn Staffieri ... father, Mike, played baseball at BYU and with the Cincinnati Reds ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission in Columbia, South Carolina ... a Blue Ribbon award winner at the Del Mar County Fair for his woodwork (furniture) ... a Bank of America recipient of the outstanding high school student in wood technology

Before BYU

Prepped at Torrey Pines HS in San Diego ... earned all-league, all-CIF and all-county honors as a linebacker ... led the county in yards-per-touch with a 9.7 average ... a three-year letterwinner for the Falcons in football ... also lettered in baseball (2) an all-tournament North County selection in baseball ... a two-time San Diego Union Tribune All-CIF Academic Athlete selection.

Stats

YR    GP  UT  AT  TT  TFL/Yds  SCK/Yds  INT/Yds  PBU  QBH  FF  FR
2004 11 10 15 25 2.0/6 1.0/5 0/0 1 1 0 0
2005 12 22 13 35 4.0/10 0.0/0 0/0 1 0 1 2
2006 8 7 11 18 1.0/4 0.0/0 0/0 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 39 39 78 7.0/20 1.0/5 0/0 4 1 1 2



2001 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted as a true freshman.

2004 | Freshman Year

Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in 10 of the Cougars' 11 games ... earned the starting job at right-side linebacker in the Cougars' first two games of the season ... credited with 25 tackles, including 10 solo tackles ... posted 2.0 tackles for a combined six-yard loss, including a five-yard sack against Notre Dame ... participated in spring drills ... credited with three tackles in the annual Blue-White game.

2005 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... named Academic All-MWC ... saw action in all 12 games during the season ... started three games ... registered 35 tackles on the season, including 22 solo takedowns ... had 12 tackles against San Diego State, including nine solo takedowns ... had six tackles against TCU including four solos and two tackles for a loss of two yards ... recorded five tackles against Wyoming, including three solo takedowns ... had four tackles for a loss of 10 yards on the season ... had two fumble recoveries, one each against New Mexico and Air Force ... participated in spring drills ... recorded five tackles in the annual Blue-White game.

2006 | Junior Year

Named an Academic All-Mountain West Conference performer ... earned letterman honors ... despite battling a nagging hamstring injury, saw action in the final eight games of the season ... credited with 18 tackles, including seven solo takedowns ... credited with a season-high five against San Diego State ... made a significant contribution on a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally ... part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg).