Data Scout Notes: 2013: NA...(+) 09-21-13 Abdominal INJ, Out for 2013/4* Iowa Impact transfer...2011: 2ndC/2ndM/PDoak/Pmaxwell
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09/21/13 - Marcus Coker, star Stony Brook RB, out for the season...Star Stony Brook running back Marcus Coker, the high-profile transfer from Iowa who was expected to carry the Seawolves to a third straight FCS playoff berth, has been ruled out for the rest of this season with an abdominal injury. Coach Chuck Priore announced the move before a Saturday afternoon game at Villanova, the preseason favorite in the Colonial Athletic Association. The loss of the key player in his running game comes on the heels of a season-ending knee injury to starting cornerback Reuben Johnson, a standout transfer from Cincinnati, earlier this week. “Obviously, we’re going to miss Marcus and Reuben,” Priore said in a statement.
“Both of them had gotten off to great starts in our first season of CAA competition, but I look forward to working with them next season.” Coker spent two seasons at Iowa before transferring to Stony Brook last season, when he rushed for 1,018 yards and nine touchdowns while sharing backfield duties with Miguel Maysonet. By making the decision before Stony Brook’s second conference game, Coker likely will be granted a medical hardship allowing him to return next season. - Greg Logan, Long Island Newsday
09/07/13 - Marcus Coker rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown, leading Stony Brook to a decisive 24-0 victory in the team's season opener against Rhode Island on Saturday. Stony Brook's Lyle Negron completed 12 of 19 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. The Seawolves defense held the Rhode Island ground game to just 67 yards. Bob Bentsen was 25 for 34 and 224 yards for Rhode Island (0-2).
Stony Brook was able to capitalize on Rams mistakes, recovering three Rhode Island fumbles. Stony Brook's Rueben Johnson recovered a Rams fumble late in the fourth quarter to stop Rhode Island's final drive. Three plays later, Negron connected with Adrian Coxson for a 30-yard touchdown to seal the win for the Seawolves. It was the first meeting between the two teams. - AP Sports
06/08/12 - FBS-to-FCS transfers to watch this season: Marcus Coker, RB, Stony Brook (from Iowa) - Seawolves coach Chuck Priore hit the FBS-to-FCS jackpot by adding Coker, who rushed for 1,384 yards, trailing only Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball of Wisconsin in the Big Ten, and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore last season. He is a 5-11, 230-pound bruiser who will be one of the top FCS prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft, unless he leaves school early next year. He will join Miguel Maysonet in another dominant Stony Brook backfield, which cushions the loss of Brock Jackolski, who accounted for more than 2,400 combined yards last season. - Craig Haley, The Sports Network
05/24/12 - TEN FCS RUNNING BACKS TO WATCH IN 2012: It's worth noting that there isn't a better combination of FCS backs on one team than Stony Brook's Miguel Maysonet and Marcus Coker. Maysonet had a tag- team partner in each of the last two seasons with fellow two-time 1,000-yard back Brock Jackolski. This year, Maysonet, who rushed for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, will share the load with Coker, a Iowa transfer who rushed for 1,384 yards to finish second to 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball of Wisconsin in the Big Ten in rushing. - Craig Haley, The Sports Network
03/20/12 - Running back Marcus Coker’s transfer from Iowa to Stony Brook University is a major one. Last year, Coker has 1,384 yards and 15 touchdowns, which will contribute tremendously to Stony Brook’s already equipped running game with 2011 Big South Offensive Player of the Year running back Miguel Maysonet. Coach Chuck Priore is not worried about making sure both of his star running backs get enough time on the field. “We run the ball enough times for them, so their tongues will be out at the end of the game,” Priore said. Maryland native Coker is excited to be at Stony Brook and says that he enjoys New York because he’s able to be closer to home. “It feels great,” Coker said. “I’ve been home the past two weekends. Being able to see my mom and my family is something that I’ve missed.” Coker was majoring in astrophysics at Iowa, but due to a heavy workload, he decided to change his major to sociology with a business minor after arriving at Stony Brook. “It was tough and probably a little bit too tough on me time- management-wise,” Coker said. - Amy Streifer, Stony Brook Statesman