Honors: 2011 – Named a permanent team captain.
2011: Played in all 12 games and had one start … Had 238 total snaps with the majority coming on special teams … Earned 12 winning grades from the coaches … Was in on 31 plays at Troy with 16 coming on special teams.
2010: Suffered a knee injury during the week of the Memphis game and was lost for the season.
2009: Played in all 13 games and had one start ... Second among running backs with 285 snaps played, including a season-high 35 against WKU ... Earned five winning grades from the coaching staff ... All 14 plays at Clemson were on special teams ... Rushed three times for a personal-best 10 yards against Memphis ... Played 33 snaps against Mississippi State ... Rushed four times for 34 yards in win over WKU ... Had seven yards on three carries against ASU.
2008: Did not see action in any games and took a redshirt year.
2007: Played in five total games with most of his action on special teams ... Saw his first collegiate action at LSU and had two carries ... Registered 10 carries for three yards and a reception for 10 yards in win over FIU ... Played on special teams at North Texas, ULM, and against ULL.
High School: Rushed for 2,200 yards and 22 touchdowns his last two years at Armwood High School, including 1,290 yards and 17 scores in 2006 (ranked fifth in district in rushing and scoring) ... Earned first team all-state, all-Hillsborough first team honors, all-county, all-Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg Times All-Suncoast Honorable Mention, and was ranked no. 78 among Florida senior recruits by FlaVarsity.com ... Named team's offensive MVP in 2006 ... During Branton's four seasons at Armwood, the Hawks played in three straight Class 4A state championships, claimed two titles (2003, 2004), reeled off a 29-game winning streak, and went 53-4 overall ... Top game was 203 yards on 32 carries and two touchdowns against Middleton ... Played both running back and fullback for Armwood ... Lettered four years in football and played for Coach Sean Callahan.
Full Name: Marquise Dwayne Branton ... Parent: Shantell Burnett ... Born: 7/21/89 ... Major: Business Management.