7Marvell Tell III
CAREER: He has 79 tackles, including 3 for losses, 6 deflections and an interception in his career. He has 15 career starts.
2017: The rangy Tell, who has a nose for the football, returns as a safety as a junior in 2017.
2016: Tell started at free safety as a sophomore in 2016 and was steady all season. Overall in 2016 while starting all 13 games, he had 43 tackles, including 2 for losses of 7 yards, 2 deflections and an interception.
He had 3 tackles (1 for a loss) against both Alabama and Utah State, 5 tackles at Stanford, 6 tackles at Utah, 3 tackles against Arizona State, 2 tackles against Colorado and Arizona, 8 tackles, an interception and a deflection versus California, 2 tackles and a deflection against Oregon, 1 tackle at Washington, 4 tackles at UCLA, 2 tackles versus Notre Dame and 2 tackles versus Penn State.
2015: Tell was an often-used strong safety as a first-year freshman in 2015. Overall in 2015 while appearing in 10 games (all but California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon) and starting twice (versus Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and Wisconsin), he had 36 tackles, including 1 for a 2-yard loss, and 4 deflections. He broke his collarbone against Utah and missed the next 4 games (California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon).
He had 8 tackles and a deflection against Wisconsin, 7 tackles against Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game, 6 at Arizona State, 3 against Arkansas State and Idaho, 2 versus Stanford, Washington (with a deflection), Notre Dame (with a deflection) and UCLA (with a deflection) and 1 against Utah.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2014 Prep Star All-American Dream Team, USA Today All-California, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Pac 5 Division and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team as a senior safety and wide receiver at Crespi High in Encino (Calif.). He had 54 tackles (5 for losses), 8 deflections and an interception on defense and 15 catches for 251 yards (16.7 avg) with 3 TDs on offense in 2014.
As a 2013 junior, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior second team as he had 41 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 deflections on defense and 15 receptions for 253 yards (16.9 avg) with 3 TDs on offense despite missing several games with a broken collarbone.
He had 52 tackles and an interception as a 2012 sophomore.
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