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UNC Football Bio
12 Marquise Williams

Pronounced mar-KWEECE • Talented playmaker who has the ability to escape trouble in the pocket • Is a good runner from the quarterback position • Looking to improve his accuracy • Attended the George Whitfield quarterback camp this spring in San Diego and the Manning Passing Academy this summer.

2014 - Junior Season
Completed 20 of 29 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns in the win over San Diego State • His 91-yard touchdown pass to Mack Hollins was the longest UNC pass play ever at Kenan Stadium and the third-longest pass play in school history • Went over 2,000 career passing yards and moved past Charlie Justice (2,249) for 20th place in school history • Also rushed 12 times for a team-high 63 yards • Got the start in the season opener against Liberty and accounted for four touchdowns (two throwing, two rushing) • Completed 19 of 29 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns • Also threw a pair of interceptions • Rushed six times for 52 yards and two touchdowns, his 10th and 11th career rushing scores.

2013 - Sophomore Season
Appeared in 12 games and started six at quarterback • Carolina won four of his six starts • Became the full-time starter after Bryn Renner's season-ending injury at NC State • Completed 126 of 217 pass attempts for 1,698 yards and 15 touchdowns • Led the team with 536 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns • Became the first quarterback to lead UNC in rushing since Gayle Bomar in 1968 • His 536 yards are the second-highest single-season mark by a UNC quarterback • Also caught two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown • Led the team with 2,234 total yards of offense • Completed 19 of 33 attempts for 171 yards and a touchdown in the Belk Bowl win over Cincinnati in his hometown of Charlotte • Also rushed nine times for 46 yards • Rushed 16 times for a career-high 104 yards and two touchdowns against Duke • Became the first Tar Heel quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since Darian Durant in 2003 • Established a new school record for total offense with 469 yards against Old Dominion • Completed 20 of 27 passes for 409 yards and a record-tying five touchdowns • Also rushed five times for 60 yards • Completed 15 of 27 passes for 173 yards and rushed 15 times for 79 yards and two scores in the win at Pitt • Accounted for four touchdowns in the win over Virginia • Completed 15 of 28 passes for 185 yards and two scores, rushed 16 times for 46 yards and a touchdown and caught a 29-yard pass from Quinshad Davis in the win • Passed for 92 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 51 yards in the win at NC State • Rushed and passed for 55 yards and had a pair of touchdown (one rushing, one passing) in the win over Boston College • Rushed five times for 27 yards and completed 4 of 7 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown against Miami • Made his first career start at Virginia Tech and completed 23 of 35 passes for 277 yards and two scores • Also rushed 18 times for 56 yards • Tossed his second career touchdown pass against Middle Tennessee, a 15-yard scoring strike to Bug Howard • Also rushed twice for 10 yards and caught a 23-yard pass from A.J. Blue in the win over Blue Raiders • Had one carry for two yards in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.

2012 - Redshirt Freshman Season
Appeared in nine games in relief of Bryn Renner, completing 10 of 17 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown • Also rushed 29 times for 186 yards and three scores • Carried seven times for 40 yards with a season-long effort of 23 yards in the win at Virginia • Also competed one pass for four yards • Completed a 39-yard pass in the Duke game • Had the most prolific day of his career so far with three touchdowns against Idaho • Ran for a pair and threw for another • Finished the day with 10 carries for 61 yards on the ground to go with 57 yards and a score on 3-of-7 passing • Part of an offense that churned out a school-record 66 points against the Vandals • Rushed twice for 26 ayrds in the East Carolina win • Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Elon, completing 5 of 6 passes for 27 yards • Also rushed six times for 43 yards and scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter • Redshirted in 2011 after enrolling that January.

Mallard Creek High School
SuperPrep All-America • Parade All-America • Member of Tom Lemming's All-America Team • The No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals.com and a member of the Rivals250 • Considered the No. 10 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com • Ranked the No. 16 quarterback in the country by Scout.com • Rated the No. 15 quarterback in the country by SuperPrep • Member of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team • Member of the Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team • Completed 170 of 254 attempts (67 percent) for 3,034 yards, 45 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior • The passing yards rank 19th in Mecklenburg county history and the passing touchdowns is sixth best in county history • Also rushed for 1,147 yards and 19 more scores and was named the Area Offensive Player of the Year and conference offensive player of the year • Threw for 2,100 yards, rushed for 1,400 yards and accounted for 40 total touchdowns in 2009 • Passed for 2,300 yards, rushed for 1,000 yards and accounted for 37 touchdowns as a sophomore • Helped guide his team from a 1-win season as a freshman to the playoffs as a junior and senior • Coached by Mike Palmeiri.

Personal
Son of Bernard Whiteside and Lisa Williams • Born Oct. 5, 1992 • Communication studies major • Nickname is "Quise" • Would most like to play professionally for the Miami Dolphins • Says his favorite possession is his English bulldog named Bella • People say he looks like actor Morris Chestnut • Favorite TV show is "Walking Dead" • Wears No. 12 because of his cousin.

 

Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Mallard Creek
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