2004: Senior Marcus Venus enters the season as Bears' top tight end.
2003: Saw action in seven games with one start (at Kansas State) ... Caught five passes for 70 yards on the season ... Grabbed a career-high three passes for 14 yards against Oklahoma State and had two catches for career-best 56 yards at Kansas State ... His performance against the Wildcats included a career-long 43-yard reception, the second-longest reception of the season by a BU player and came on the game's first play.
Junior College: Blinn College, Brenham, Texas ... Spent two seasons as a wide receiver ... Honorable mention preseason All-America selection as a sophomore ... Played for Everett Todd as a freshman in 2001 and Scott Maxfield in 2002 ... 2002 teammate of 2004 Baylor signee Dane King.
High School: Killeen High School, Killeen, Texas ... Led the district runner-up Kangaroos with 30 receptions for 430 yards and five touchdowns as a senior wide receiver ... Two-year letterwinner earned honorable mention all-district honors in final year ... Also a standout on the hardwood, where he averaged 21.3 points and 6.5 rebounds to earn first-team all-district and team MVP honors as a senior ... One of Kangaroo teammates was Baylor junior defensive back Maurice Lane ... Played for coach Lee Bridges at the District 13-5A school.
Personal: The son of Charles Venus Sr. and Gloria Wilson, Marcus V. Venus was born May 21, 1982, in Valdosta, Ga. ... General studies major.
Single-Game Bests Receptions: 3 vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 22, 2003 (14 yards)
Receiving Yards: 56 at Kansas State, Nov. 1, 2003 (2 rec.)