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Vikings Select Wyoming DB Marcus Epps in the 6th Round of the NFL Draft

View photos of Vikings new S Marcus Epps from Wyoming who was selected in the sixth round.

In the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft the Vikings selected Wyoming DB Marcus Epps.

Player Bio (Courtesy of Wyoming Athletics)

UW This Season: Epps and Wingard head into the season as one of the finest safety tandems not only in the Mountain West, but in the nation. He missed spring drills, but will be set for fall camp.

2017: Epps continued to be one of the top playmakers not only on the Cowboys, but in the Mountain West Conference. Epps finished the season with 68 tackles with 42 solo stops and 26 assisted. He also recorded one sack and five tackles for loss. Epps recorded four interceptions on the season and also broke up four passes. He recorded one fumble recovery and also forced one fumble. In his career, Epps has recorded 262 career tackles to go along with nine interceptions and four fumbles recoveries. He also has forced four fumbles in his career and has broken up 22 career passes.

2016: Marcus Epps was a valuable playmaker in the UW secondary. He finished the season with 111 tackles ranking second on the team. He also added six tackles for loss. Epps tied for the team lead in interceptions with three. He recorded two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown against Eastern Michigan. Epps led the Cowboys this season with six pass breakups. He also forced two fumbles and recovered three. He recorded a career-high tying 13 tackles in the Mountain West Championship game. He also added 12 tackles in games against UNLV and San Diego State in the regular season home finale. He also recorded an interception and returned it for 27 yards against Air Force. Heads into the season with 194 career tackles.

2015: Epps had a strong first season with the Pokes playing in all 11 games, ranking third on the team in total tackles and leading the Pokes in interceptions with two. He recorded 83 tackles on the season with 59 solo stops and 24 assisted tackles. He ranked fifth in the Mountain West and No. 39 in the nation in solo tackles per game at 5.4 and ranked 12th in the MW in total tackles (7.5 tackles per game). He also recorded two tackles for loss for five yards. Epps added a forced fumble and four pass breakups. He recorded a career-high 13 tackles in back-to-back contests against Utah State and Colorado State. Against the Rams he recorded a career-high 11 solo tackles. For the season, Epps recorded four double-digit tackle games. He recorded interceptions at Washington State and Appalachian State. He recorded eight tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups at Boise State.

2014: Redshirted.

High School: Graduate of Edison High School.

Personal: He majoring in communication at UW.