2018 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #46, Wyoming FS Marcus Epps
The talented Wyoming Cowboys safety returns to our countdown of Mountain West football’s top 50 players once again.
What can Epps accomplish in his last ride with the brown and gold?
The next athlete on our countdown of Mountain West football’s 50 best players is our first safety, Wyoming’s Marcus Epps, who comes in at #46.
Though it’s tempting to say that Epps is perhaps overshadowed by his accoladed teammate at the back of the Cowboys secondary, there’s no doubt his playmaking ability was vital to Wyoming’s defensive successes in 2017. He piled up five tackles for loss, four passes defended, and four interceptions, doing a little of everything for a defensive backfield that ranked 14th nationally in opponents’ passer rating, 17th in opponents’ Passing Down Success Rate (second-and-8 or more, third-and-5 or more, or fourth-and-5 or more) and first in takeaways.
With 37 consecutive starts under his belt heading into his senior year, Epps will continue to be crucial to Wyoming’s hopes of returning to the Mountain West championship game once more.