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Markques Simas
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Markques Simas 115129
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mira Mesa
Experience: Varsity Reserve

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Enters the fall atop the group at the "x" receiver position, and he's finally ready to see the field after being sidelined by academic issues.  But he's overcome them and is primed for a breakout season.  He caught nine passes for 99 yards and four touchdowns in the three main spring scrimmages.

2008 (Fr.-RS)-He sat out the year after being ruled academically ineligible, but maintained a positive attitude while performing on the scout team.  He was the co-recipient of the Offensive Scout Award, and was the scout team offensive player of the week for the Eastern Washington game.  His skills were well respected to the point where in a league full of talented receivers, Phil Steele's College Football selected him to its preseason fourth-team All-Big 12 squad despite his not playing in a college game.

2007 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at wide receiver.  The coaches selected him as the Scout Team Offense award winner for the Texas Tech game.

HIGH SCHOOL-A SuperPrep All-American and All-Far West performer as a senior, as the publication ranked him as the No. 24 overall player in the region (the third best receiver); he was also an SP preseason AA pick, ranked as the ninth best receiver in the nation ahead of his senior year.  He was also rated among the top 20 receivers in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com.  A three-year letterman in football, he was named both first-team All-Section CIF and All-Eastern League on offense (he was a second-team All-League choice on defense at cornerback).  At wide receiver, he caught 40 passes for 778 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, while collecting three interceptions on defense.  Playing only offense as a junior, he was named first-team All-Eastern League, second-team All-Section CIF and was tabbed an All-State Underclassman. On the year, he caught 41 passes for 875 yards and 16 touchdowns. His top game as a junior came against Scripps, as he hauled in six passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-10 victory. In his senior season, he had 10 receptions for 220 yards and three touchdowns against Escondido; he also made two interceptions on defense in a 31-28 loss. Against Vista, he had eight catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns to go along with an interception in a 36-7 win.  Under coach Gary Blevins, Mira Mesa was 6-5 his senior season, losing in the first round of the state playoffs; he missed the game with a torn thumb ligament.  As a junior, his team went 9-2-1 and advanced to the state semifinals, and as a sophomore, they were 8-4 and made it to the quarterfinals.  He also lettered three times in basketball, and was named first-team All-Eastern League his sophomore and junior seasons.

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Sociology at Colorado.  He owned a 3.1 grade point average in high school and was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team his junior year.

PERSONAL-Born February 21, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. His hobbies include traveling and spending time with his family.  (Name is pronounced marcus see-muss.)


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