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5 - Markas Brunson
Height: 5-10
Weight: 245
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Rosewood (N.C.)
Position: DL
Major: Psychology

Finished his career the second-highest sack total in school history... stands second in school history in career tackles for loss... 2009: A team captain... First-team All-ODAC... Guilford's top tackler among the team's defensive linemen... shared the Quakers' lead in sacks... ranked sixth on the team... ranked sixth in the ODAC in sacks.. made a season-high seven tackles in three different games, including the Sept. 12 contest at Methodist University where he also had two sacks... 2008: Second Team All-ODAC... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III honoree... led the Quakers in sacks and tackles for loss... ranked second in the league and 25th in the nation with 0.85 sacks per game... had Guilford’s sixth-highest sack total and Guilford’s most sacks since 1991... ranked eighth on the team in tackles... had 4.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss among his 23 stops in six ODAC games... made a career-high three sacks against Bridgewater College, one of his six games with at least one sack... made a season-high eight tackles against Bridgewater, one of his three games with at least five tackles... 2007: Honorable mention All-ODAC... ranked second on the team in tackles and sacks... had a career-high 13 tackles and a sack at Catholic... also returned a blocked field goal 88 yards for a score and forced a fumble on the goal line in the final two minutes to seal the Quakers’ victory... ODAC Defensive Player of the Week and Guilford-Student Athlete of the Week (11/05)...had four contests with at least 10 stops, including back-to-back 13-tackle efforts in the final two weeks of the season...  2006: Started the year at defensive end, but made his mark at linebacker… ranked ninth on the team in tackles and second in sacks… led Guilford’s tacklers with nine stops in upset of nationally ranked Bridgewater… won the ODAC Defensive Player of the Week Award for his efforts… Personal: One of 10 Guilford students picked to participate in the Principled Problem Solving Scholars Program... Academic All-ODAC (2007-08)...five-time member of Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll... served on Guilford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... compiled 295 tackles, 29 sacks and six blocks in four years under coach Daniel Barrow '80 at Rosewood (N.C.) H.S... team MVP, All-Carolina Conference and News-Argus First Team All-Area as a senior... three-time all-area and all-conference pick… two-time academic athlete honoree… also an all-league track performer… son of Thomas and Gloria Brunson... dean's list psychology major.