Born: May 22, 1964
Hometown: Philadelphia, MS
Class of 2017
High School Career
Philadelphia High School
- Most highly recruited high school player ever from Mississippi.
- Broke Herschel Walker’s high school record for most touchdowns
- Subject of a book by Yazoo City author Willie Morris “The Courting of Marcus Dupree”
University of Oklahoma
- Played for Barry Switzer
- Big Eight Conference Newcomer of the Year
- Second team All-American
- Set Fiesta Bowl rushing record of 249 yards in 32-21 loss to Arizona State
New Orleans Breakers
- In 1984 signed a then-record deal with the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL.
- Two 100 yard games in rookie season
- In the second half of the first game his second season severely injured his knee, ending his USFL career.
- 5 years later he was talked into trying a comeback by Walter Payton.
- Lost over 100 pounds in three months and was signed after a tryout by the Los Angeles Rams.
- Played two seasons with the Rams
- Was the subject of an ESPN documentary titled “The Best That Never Was”