Markell Staffieri Athlete Profile

#36 Markell Staffieri

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

Career Summary

Markell Staffieri came to BYU from Torrey Pines High School having received all-league, all-California Interscholastic Federation and all-county honors. Staffieri went on to earn Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors each of his four years at BYU. He was credited with 54 tackles as a senior, including 26 solo takedowns. Staffieri contributed to a defensive unit ranked 10th nationally in total defense and 12th nationally in fourth-down defense.

Professional

  • Signed free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008

Personal

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

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego
  • Earned all-league, all-California Interscholastic Federation and all-county honors as a linebacker
  • Led the county in yards-per-touch with a 9.7 average
  • Three-year letter-winner for the Falcons in football
  • Also lettered in baseball (2) and all-tournament North County selection in baseball
  • 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
  • Recorded six tackles against TCU including four solos and two tackles for a loss of two yards
  • Had five tackles against Wyoming, including three solo takedowns
  • Recorded 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 Academic All-MWC
  • 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
  • Recorded a season-high five tackles 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)

2007 | Senior Year

  • Named Academic All-MWC
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Credited with 54 tackles, including 26 solo takedowns
  • Contributed to a defensive unit ranked 10th nationally in total defense and 12th nationally in fourth-down defense