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Marion Grice | Running Back

Team: Arizona State Sun Devils
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204

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Chargers selected Arizona State RB Marion Grice with the No. 201 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Grice (6-foot, 208) spent two seasons with the Sun Devils after transferring from JUCO, rushing for 1,675 yards and 25 scores on 294 carries (5.70 YPC). Grice's calling card is versatility, as he tallied 91 receptions in 2012-2013. Lacking ideal burst, Grice ran forty times of 4.68 and 4.69 at ASU's Pro Day with a 32-inch vertical and 9-foot-7 broad jump. Grice is a linear, upright runner short on lateral agility whose game tape resembles a poor man's DeMarco Murray. He has a chance to become a solid No. 2 or 3 NFL back who probably wouldn't embarrass himself as a short-term starter. It's just not a great landing spot for Grice behind Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead, and Donald Brown. May 10 - 5:01 PM

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Arizona State RB Marion Grice held a private workout for 15 NFL teams on campus Tuesday.

The broken left fibula that ended his 2013 season prematurely also kept Grice out of the combine and the Sun Devils' pro day on March 7. Grice (6-foot 1/2, 208 pounds) didn't have a great day, running forties of 4.68 and 4.69 seconds. "He caught the ball extremely well out of the backfield, but did not show a lot of explosion in the running back drills," observed NFL.com's Gil Brandt. "That might be because he is not yet fully recovered from his leg injury. Grice appears to be a likely third-day selection in the 2014 NFL Draft."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 6:24 PM

Arizona State RB Marion Grice met with Patriots staff members on Monday.

Grice has been unable to work out during the draft process due to a broken left fibula, but will hold a personal workout on April 8. He might be a better receiving option out of the backfield than ball carrier, but that is a coveted skill at the NFL level.
Mar 18 - 10:32 AM

Arizona State RB Marion Grice is still recovering from a broken left fibula and is expected to hold a pro day workout on April 8.

Grice attempted to play through leg injuries in November and December, but we did not know the ailment was so serious. The running back did not work out at the NFL Combine. Grice's best trait might be his comfort as a receiver.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 10 - 4:12 PM

AZCentral's Doug Haller reported that Arizona State RB Marion Grice will have his Pro Day on April 8th.

"ASU running back Marion Grice, still working to get back into shape following his foot injury, will have a Pro Day on April 8 at ASU," Haller tweeted. Grice recently sat out of ASU's March 7th Pro Day in order to be fully healthy for April 8th. Grice is considered by evaluators to be a sleeper pick in this years draft, but he'll have to put on a show at his Pro Day to improve his stock to be drafted.
Mar 7 - 6:11 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler considers Arizona State RB Marion Grice more of a later round target than second day option.

"Grice would receive an UDFA grade from me, but his receiving ability is his saving grace," Brugler tweeted. Grice is frequently mentioned among the top-10 running backs in this class, but our own Josh Norris does not see it. Receiving ability is important in the NFL, but it frequently goes hand in hand with pass protection
Feb 7 - 11:49 AM

Arizona State senior RB Marion Grice (leg) has been ruled out for the Holiday Bowl against Texas Tech.

The unfortunate news officially ends Grice's collegiate career. He accumulated 1,434 rushing and receiving yards with 20 touchdowns in 2013 despite missing the past two games, including the Pac-12 title game. Sophomore D.J. Foster figures to start in Grice's absence against the Red Raiders.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Arizona State coach Todd Graham said he's not hopeful that senior RB Marion Grice (leg) will play in the Holiday Bowl.

Grice, who also missed the Pac-12 title game against Stanford due to the left leg injury, is officially questionable for Monday's game at Qualcomm Stadium against Texas Tech. Grice has tallied 1,434 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns this season despite missing the past two games. Sophomore D.J. Foster has started in Grice's absence.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:02:00 PM

Arizona State senior RB Marion Grice has been ruled out for the Pac-12 title game against Stanford due to a left leg injury.

Grice should be available for the school's bowl game, and head coach Todd Graham called it a "three week deal." The head coach added, "our deal is we want to go win this thing, and he'll be ready for the next one." Sophomore D.J. Foster has started in Grice's absence.
Source: Fox Sports
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:55:00 PM

Arizona State senior RB Marion Grice plans to play through a left leg injury suffered against UCLA.

Grice suffered the injury late in the game but only considers it a bruise. The senior is on a tear in the last five games of the season, and we still think Arizona State and Wisconsin are the two teams not getting enough attention.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Arizona State senior RB Marion Grice will play against Utah despite dealing with ankle pain.

Many consider Grice the best senior running back in the class, and he has been a pivotal piece in balancing Arizona State's offense this season. The running back has accounted for 647 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, eclipsing last year's mark.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Arizona State senior RB Marion Grice rushed for 94 yards on 18 carries in the school's 55-21 win over Washington State.

Grice added 31 yards in the air on two catches. The senior class is somewhat week at the running back position, and Grice could be one of the first few prospects selected at the position in May.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Arizona State senior RB Marion Grice was listed as a "draft riser" in columns by both draft insider Tony Pauline and NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler.

Grice averaged only 3.8 yards per carry against Wisconsin (he also caught five balls for 50 yards), but he scored four touchdowns in Saturday's victory. "On the cuff, he isn't the most impressive looking prospect with a lean body type and upright running style, but he shows good plant-and-go burst with the patience and instant acceleration to let defenders overpursue before surging for positive yardage," writes Brugler. Pauline believes that Grice "has the size and style which remind many of Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin and the tools to be a feature runner at the next level."
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 02:09:00 PM