Overview
Sen'Derrick Marks is a defensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans, who selected him with the 62nd overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Marks attended Auburn University, where he recorded 30 tackles for loss in three seasons. After the 2008 season, Sen'Derrick Marks chose to forgo his final season of eligibility with the Tigers and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Sen'Derrick Marks is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 294 pounds.
Prep Career
At Vigor High School in Prichard, AL, Sen'Derrick Marks was lightly recruited. He was not ranked by any of the major recruiting services, and thought to be undersized for a defensive tackle. He did receive scholarship offers from Louisville, Southern Miss and West Virginia, but signed with Auburn. Tommy Tuberville, then the Auburn coach, offered Sen'Derrick Marks a scholarship after seeing him dunk a basketball, without having seen any football film of the recruit.
Freshman Year
Sen'Derrick Marks redshirted in 2005, despite appearing in three games. He made his only tackle of the season against Ball State. Sen'Derrick Marks became a full-time player as a redshirt freshman in 2006, starting all 12 games for the Tigers. He finished the season with 38 tackles and 3.5 sacks. His 11 tackles for loss ranked second on the team, and were tied for the most by any freshman in the SEC. He was a first team Freshman All-SEC selection, and a third-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News.
Sophomore Year
As a sophomore, Sen'Derrick Marks started every game for the second straight year, finishing eighth on the team with 43 tackles. He had nine tackles for loss, second-best among all Auburn players. He failed to record a tackle in the season opener against Kansas State, but bounced back with a career-high 10 tackles a week later against South Florida. He recorded his first career interception against New Mexico State.
Junior Year
In his junior season, Sen'Derrick Marks played 11 of Auburn's 12 games. His streak of consecutive starts came to an end at 36 games, when he missed the third-to-last game of the season against Tennessee-Martin due to an ankle injury. The injury affected his play throughout the season, but he still finished with 32 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss. His 10 tackles for loss ranked second on the team behind fellow junior Antonio Coleman. Despite being slowed by injury, he was still a second team All-SEC selection.
NFL Career
Marks was selected in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. Before the 2009 season, Marks signed a four-year contract with Tennessee.
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