Marcus played as a back for Bates College (Maine) in the 1930s. In 1936, he set a school record with a 102-yard interception return for a touchdown. The record still stands as of 2004.
During World War II, Marcus served in the U.S. Navy as an officer.
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In 1936, Marcus was named Grantland Rice All-America honorable mention and AP All-East honorable mention as Bates College finished the season with a record of 2-4-0.. That year, he ran back for an interception 102-yards to score a touchdown against Maine. He also scored all 20 points in a 20-0 victory over Arnold and four touchdowns in a 25-0 win over Colby. Marcus finished the season with 11 touchdowns and 2 extra points for a total of 68 points. He was the sixth leading scorer in Eastern college football during the season and tops in New England.
Marcus played at Bates College (in Maine) in 1936.
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New York Times, October 18, 1936
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