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Marcus, Barney

Bernard Marcus

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.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Career Highlights:
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.

Origin:
Milford, Massachusetts

Career Dates:
Marcus played at Bates College (in Maine) in 1936.



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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, October 18, 1936
New York Times, November 30, 1936


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