Alabama heads to New Orleans for a rematch with LSU
One of the nation's best all-purpose athletes Second-team All-SEC at wide receiver and return specialist (Coaches) Candidate for the Paul Horning Award Leads team with 56 receptions, which ranks third in the SEC Ranks 10th nationally and third in the SEC with 12.39 yards per punt return Has two 100-yard receiving games on the season
2011 (SENIOR): Marquis Maze is the Crimson Tide's most experienced wide receiver with 53 career games and 34 starts ... second-team All-SEC wide receiver and return specalist by the league coaches ... an explosive player with a team-high 56 receptions on the season, which ranks third in the SEC with 4.67 catches per game and tied for 87th nationally ... has 627 receiving yards and one touchdown ... has two 100-yard receiving games on the season ... ranks third in the league and 10th nationally in punt returns with a 12.39 average ... has 31 returns for 384 yards and one touchdown on a weaving 83-yard return against Arkansas ... 70th nationally and fourth in the SEC in all-purpose yards with 1,347 (112.3 yards per game) ... four-time coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week and an Offensive Player of the Week after Vanderbilt and Tennessee ... 30 of his 56 receptions (53.6 percent) have gone for first downs and he has 18 explosive receptions of 15 yards or more as well as 10 punt returns and 11 kickoff returns of 15 yards or longer ... has accounted for at least 100 all-purpose yards in six games this season. Kent State: Etched his name in the UA record books with a game-high tying eight punt returns ... also had a career-high 118 receiving yards on a career-high eight receptions ... had 96 punt return yards with a long of 27 yards ... returned one kickoff a career-best 39 yards ... finished with a career-high 253 all-purpose yards. Penn State: Led all Alabama receivers with four catches for 42 yards ... hauled in a long of 29 yards ... returned a career-long 44-yard punt against the No. 23 Nittany Lions. North Texas: Caught three passes for 26 yards in the Tide's shutout win ... also ran one time for six yards ... returned one punt for 20 yards and had five punt returns for 56 yards with a long of 28 for 108 all-purpose yards. Arkansas: Returned his first career punt for a touchdown on an amazing 83-yard return against the Hogs ... finished with 125 punt return yards on four returns (31.25 per return), which equals his career high (Mississippi, 2010) and ties him for the third-best single game in school history ... finished with 165 yards of total offense with an additional five receptions for 40 yards and three first-down catches. Florida: Returned three kickoffs for 123 yards, including a career-long 70-yarder that setup an Alabama score ... also caught two passes for 36 yards ... totaled 159 all-purpose yards to earn Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the Alabama coaches. Vanderbilt: Registered another outstanidng game with 93 yards receiving on a career-high nine receptions ... returned three punts and had one carry rushing ... named an Offensive Player of the Week by the UA coaching staff. Mississippi: Hauled in three passes for 21 yards with a long of 10 yards ... converted one first down ... returned one kickoff for 27 yards and one punt for 12 yards. Tennessee: Caught five passes for 106 yards ... his second 100-yard receiving game of the season ... hauled in a season-long 69 yards ... three of his five receptions went for first down. LSU: Made six receptions for 61 yards ... converted two first downs ... had a long grab of 19 yards ... also ran once for -6 yards ... returned one kickoff 26 yards to total 81 all-purpose yards. Mississippi State: Caught four passes for 22 yards ... converted two first downs ... returned two punts for 21 yards, including a long return of 18 yards, which is his longest return in the last five games ... also returned one kickoff for 23 yards ... finished with 66 all-purose yards. Georgia Southern: Caught three passes for 44 yards, inlcuding a long of 24 yards ... converted two first downs ... returned one punt for four yards and two kickoffs for 55 yards ... finished with 103 all-purpose yards. Auburn: Recorded four receptions for 18 yards ... ran one time for one yard ... returned two punts for 21 yards with a long of 16 yards.
2010 (JUNIOR): Maze played in all 13 games and made seven starts for the Tide in 2010 ... finished with 38 receptions for 557 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 14.7 yards per catch ... had 31 explosive plays of 15 yards or more on the season, including 14 receptions and 10 punt returns ... also had 27 first-down catches on the year and had one pass for a touchdown as well. San Jose State: Hauled in a 48-yard touchdown pass and finished with three grabs for 68 yards. Penn State: Saw his first action as the wildcat formation quarterback, keeping for a run of seven yards ... also caught two passes for 28 yards. Duke: Made one catch for 16 yards in a 62-13 rout of the Blue Devils. Arkansas: Started and caught three passes for 33 yards with a long of 18 yards ... two catches resulted in first downs for the Crimson Tide. Florida: Caught one pass for 13 yards ... tossed his first career touchdown ... threw a pass for a 19-yard touchdown out of the wildcat formation to tight end Michael Williams. South Carolina: Caught four passes for 41 yards with a long reception of 20 yards ... returned one punt for 28 yards and returned a kick 31 yards. Mississippi: Was named the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week and was honored by the coaching staff ... totaled 168 yards of total offense ... caught three passes for 42 yards, including a long reception of 20 yards ... returned six punts for 125 yards with a long return of 37 ... rushed the ball once for one yard. Tennessee: Hauled in four passes for a season-best 73 yards ... tallied a long reception of 36 yards. LSU: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week as selected by the coaching staff ... hauled in four passes for 35 yards with a long of 14 ... returned three kicks for 73 yards and a punt for three yards ... made his first tackle of the season. Mississippi State: Was named one of the Offensive Players of the Week by the coaching staff for his effort against the Bulldogs ... amassed 166 yards of total offense ... caught five passes for 89 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown ... returned two kicks for 41 yards and three punts for 36 yards. Georgia State: Hauled in two passes for 29 yards ... returned two kicks for 44 yards and a punt of 23 yards. Auburn: Earned the start and hauled in two passes for 13 yards with a long reception of nine yards ... rushed the ball once for seven yards. Michigan State: Had a team-best four receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown ... hauled in a 37-yard scoring strike from Greg McElroy in the third-quarter.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): He made 11 starts while seeing action in all 14 games in 2009 ... finished with 31 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns ... the 523 yards ranked second on the team while the 31 catches were third ... averaged a team-best 16.9 yards per catch ... 19 of his 31 grabs went for UA first downs. Virginia Tech: Caught two passes for 57 yards and a first down ... hauled in a 48-yard reception that set up an Alabama touchdown in the 34-24 win over the No. 7 Hokies ... also rushed one time for minus-1 yard. Florida International: Played but did not record any statistics. North Texas: Maze equaled his career-high with four receptions for 49 yards ... hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass from Greg McElory on a perfect pitch and catch in the back corner of the end zone in the first quarter. Arkansas: Caught two passes for 88 yards ... hauled in an 80-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter that tied for the sixth-longest catch in school history ... also threw a crushing block to spring Mark Ingram for a touchdown. Kentucky: Started but did not have any catches against the Wildcats. Mississippi: Started and caught a career-best four passes for 48 yards ... two catches converted first downs ... long reception was a 16-yarder from Greg McElroy. South Carolina: Hauled in two passes for 19 yards, including a long of 13 yards ... tallied one rush for -2 yards. Tennessee: Caught one pass for 19 yards in the Crimson Tide's 12-10 win ... the reception converted a first down for Alabama. LSU: Set a career-best with six receptions that led all receivers against No. 9 LSU ... his six grabs went for 88 yards and included a long haul of 37 yards. Mississippi State: Caught four passes for 55 yards including a long reception of 42 yards ... tallied one carry for seven yards. Chattanooga: Came off the bench but did not tally a catch. Auburn: Saw extensive playing time as the Tide's No. 2 wide receiver, but did not have a catch. Florida: Had a career day hauling in five passes for a career best 96 yards ... all five of his receptions went for first downs, including a long of 34 yards ... all five receptions led to Alabama scores. Texas: Caught one pass for four yards in the Crimson Tide's 37-21 victory over Texas in the Citi BCS National Championship Game.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Maze started his first career game in a Crimson Tide uniform against Clemson in the season opener ... then got the start for an injured Mike McCoy against Kentucky ... his third start of the year came at Tennessee with UA opening in a three-wide formation and start No. 4 came at LSU ... the redshirt freshman was one of three rookies to start the opener, along with true freshmen Dont'a Hightower and Julio Jones ... had 11 catches on the year for 137 yards and two touchdowns ... averaged 12.5 yards per catch ... played in all 14 games ... returned two punts for eight yards and has one kickoff return for 19 yards. Clemson: Maze started as the Tide's third wide receiver, but did not have a catch ... had one spectacular catch down the field that he leaped for and pinned against his shoulder pad and helmet that was erased by a false start penalty. Tulane: He led the team with four catches for 22 yards against Tulane ... his first catch of the season was a four-yard screen pass in the second quarter ... had three second half receptions, including a 12-yard first down grab that setup Mark Ingram's 15-yard touchdown run. Western Kentucky: Maze caught two passes, including a then career-long 23-yard reception. Arkansas: He played but did not have a catch against the Razorbacks. Georgia: Maze played in his fifth game of the season but did not have any statistics. Kentucky: He started but did not make a catch against the Wildcats. Mississippi: Maze snagged his first career touchdown on a 26-yard pass from quarterback John Parker Wilson against the Rebels ... finished with two catches for 29 yards in the game. Tennessee: He started and caught one pass for three yards. Arkansas State: Maze hauled in one pass for 24 yards and a first down from quarterback John Parker Wilson. LSU: He made his fourth start of the season in the Tide's 27-21 overtime win at LSU's Tiger Stadium. Mississippi State: Maze played against the Bulldogs, but did not have a catch. Auburn: He hauled in Greg McElroy's perfectly thrown pass in the right-corner of the end zone with 2:49 left before a 36-0 shutout of in-state rival Auburn. Florida: Maze saw limited action in four-wide formations in the second half of the SEC Championship Game vs. the Gators. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He played but did not have any statistics.
2007 (REDSHIRTED): Redshirted his initial season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A versatile athlete who played tailback, quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back and returned kickoffs and punts at Tarrant High School ... rated as a three-star wide receiver by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 52 best athlete by Rivals.com ... rated as the 18th best player in Alabama by Rivals.com ... he had nearly 3,000 all-purpose yards and over 30 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons ... as a senior, Maze had more than 1,200 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns, despite playing only six games due to an injury ... as a junior, he ran 95 times for 1,109 yards and 19 touchdowns ... he averaged 11.6 yards per rushing attempt as a junior ... on defense, he added 26 tackles and six interceptions as a defensive back ... he also had three kickoff returns for touchdowns ... also a starting guard on high school basketball team ... coached by Donnie Rogers.