Third-year senior walk-on, former transfer... Veteran long snapper.
2011 (Junior): Began season as Bears' primary deep snapper on placekicks,
played only two of 13 games due to injury... Suffered foot injury in
second game vs. Stephen F. Austin... Returned to dress for final four
contests but did not play due to coaches decision... Named to Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2011 and spring 2012.
2010 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games in first season at Baylor as
sophomore walk-on, earned first collegiate letter... Primary long snapper
on all place-kicks.
Junior College: Redshirted 2008 season at Western New Mexico...
Played 2009 season at Phoenix College as redshirt freshman long snapper.
High School: Played at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix,
Ariz., three-year varsity member under head coach Josh Sekoch... Earned
All-Region 4A Desert Sky honorable-mention as senior in 2007... Played
defensive end and wide receiver... Totaled 39 tackles (26 solo) with seven
sacks - had season-high seven tackles in win over Thunderbird... Totaled
13 receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns... Caught season-high
six passes for 74 yards and two TDs vs. McClintock.
Personal: Son of Marc and Patty Santa Cruz... Full name is Marcus
James Santa Cruz... Born Sept. 28, 1989, in Phoenix, Ariz.... Majoring in