2012 (Senior): Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve cornerback and a major contributor to special teams. Shaw finished his senior year with nine tackles.
2011 (Junior): Saw plenty of playing time in the CSU secondary as a reserve cornerback, and played in all 12 games, with one start...Wound up with 14 tackles (nine solo) and a forced fumble...In loss at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), just 32 miles from where he played prep football, combined with high-school teammate Mychal Sisson on a key fourth-quarter takeaway, forcing an Ed Wesley fumble recovered by Sisson...Started the season-ending loss vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), the first nod of his career...Earned academic all-conference honors following the season.
2010 (Sophomore): A reserve in the CSU secondary, played in eight games...Had six tackles (four solo)...Matched a career high with three stops in season-opener, vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field...In dramatic 36-34 win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), saw first-half action in the secondary.
2009 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams...Had five stops (four solo)...Played on defense late in 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19)... Played on defense during fourth quarter of loss at TCU (Oct. 17), and vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27)...Earned academic all-conference following the season.
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: Lettered two years in football at Duncanville (Texas) High School in suburban Dallas...Played with current teammate Mychal Sisson...Voted best defensive back by his teammates...Also named a scholar-athlete as an honor roll student...Head football coach was Dan Schreiber...Also lettered three years in track.
Personal: Given name Marcus Anthony Shaw...Born Oct. 19, 1988, in Arlington, Texas...Son of Larry and Carla Shaw...Has a younger sister...Cousin, Horace Shaw, and uncle, David Shaw, played football at Texas Tech...Serves on the leadership team of the local Athletes in Action chapter...Helped members of the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County with homework and reading, and also participated in the club's sports programs in March before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Tavelli Elementary in Fort Collins...Took part in a goodwill party at Respite Care of Fort Collins, working with disabled youngsters, in February 2011...Before the 2011 season, spent time with less-fortunate kids, assisting with summer programs at the Harmony Mobile Home Park...Majoring in business administration...Hometown: Dallas, Texas.