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Marcus Coker | Running Back

Team: Stony Brook Seawolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230

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Questions will persist regarding an alleged incident that led to Marcus Coker transferring from Iowa, but the running back is looking forward to starting anew with the Seawolves.
Imagine being the second-leading rusher in the Big Ten one season and the next you’re preparing to play for – Stony Brook? Such is the case with former Iowa star running back Marcus Coker, who transferred after authorities investigated an alleged assault. Fri, Mar 16, 2012 01:49:00 PM
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Running back Marcus Coker, who was second in the Big Ten in rushing, asked for and was granted a release from his scholarship at Iowa.

Coker was suspended for the Insight Bowl due to unspecified reasons pertaining to conduct. The university would not go into detail as to Coker's release, but the sophomore was cited in an Iowa City Police Department assault investigation in October. This marks the second straight year a promising Hawkeyes running back was suspended for a bowl game and then left the program. Adam Robinson ran for 941 yards and 10 TDs last season before his arrest for possession of marijuana. Coker took Robinson's place in the 2010 Insight Bowl and ran for 219 yards in a win over Missouri. Coker remained the No. 1 RB and piled up 1,384 yards rushing with 15 TDs.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 12:04:00 PM

Iowa running back Marcus Coker was suspended for the Insight Bowl against Oklahoma for reasons related to his conduct. Coker is the Big Ten's second-leading rusher.

You have to wonder what’s up with Iowa running backs prior to the Insight Bowl. Last year, Adam Robinson violated team rules and was suspended for the bowl. That opened the door for Coker, who ran for 219 yards in a win over Missouri. He carried the momentum into his sophomore season rushing for 1,384 yards and 15 TDs. The problem this time around for the Hawkeyes and coach Kirk Ferentz is that there is no clear-cut backup. Redshirt freshman DeAndre Johnson is second on the team with all of 18 carries.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 10:35:00 AM

Marcus Coker ran for 139 yards in host Iowa’s 31-21 win over Purdue.

For Coker, it was his seventh 100-yard game this season and fifth in the last six games. He ran for one score giving him six straight games of at least one TD. Coker has run for 1,297 yards and 14 TDs.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 04:22:00 PM

Iowa running back Marcus Coker rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns in an upset win over No. 15 Michigan.

Coker pounded the ball 29 times for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. The sophomore's touchdown runs of 4 and 13 yards steadied the Hawkeyes' upset victory over the 15th ranked Wolverines.
Sat, Nov 5, 2011 03:12:00 PM