Marvin Gross Jr.

#18 Marvin Gross Jr.

S | r-Sr. | 6-2 | 195 | Baltimore, Md. | Dunbar HS

2016 (r-Jr.

  • Played in 13 games and started one
  • Added depth at spur safety and was used on special teams
  • Saw action on 407 plays, including 228 on special teams
  • Had 24 tackles, including 13 solo stops, two sacks, three tackles for loss, an interception, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week: Baylor
  • WVU Defensive Champion: Baylor
  • WVU Special Teams Champion: Kansas
  • Led WVU in special teams tackles (10)
  • Tied his career-high with six tackles against Baylor; also had a forced fumble, two sacks, an interception and a pass breakup
  • Finished with a career-high six tackles at Iowa State, including two solo stops
  • Registered three tackles, including two solo stops and a forced fumble against TCU

2015 (r-So.)

  • Played in 13 games
  • Added depth at spur safety and was used on special teams
  • Finished with 15 tackles, including 10 unassisted tackles
  • Saw action on 148 plays, including 124 on special teams
  • Used on a season-high 28 snaps at Kansas
  • Played 10-plus snaps against Arizona State, Kansas, TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Maryland
  • Recorded a season-best three unassisted stops at Georgia Southern
  • Tallied a season-best three tackles against Georgia Southern and at Kansas

2014 (r-Fr.)

  • Redshirted

2013 (Fr.)

  • Played in 11 games, adding depth at buck linebacker
  • Finished with 14 tackles, including nine solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss
  • Had a season-high two tackles five times
  • Had a tackle for loss at Kansas

High School

  • Played for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High
  • First-team consensus all-state and small school all-state in Maryland
  • Two-year sack total of 52
  • Three-time Baltimore Sun All-Met First Team
  • Collected 21 sacks, 75 total tackles, 42 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a senior
  • Invited to play in the 2013 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic
  • Played in the Chesapeake Bowl, featuring senior standouts from the Mid-Atlantic area


  • Birthday is March 19
  • Son of Marvin and Sydney Gross
  • One of three children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
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Football Announces Players of the Year

By Mike Montoro | January 13, 2017

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the Mountaineers’ Player of the Year Awards for outstanding performance on the field during the 2016 season.

Gross and Crawford Earn Big 12 Weekly Awards

By Joni Lehmann | December 05, 2016

Marvin Gross Jr. has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week and Justin Crawford was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after their performances against Baylor last Saturday.

Football Names Award Winners for the Kansas Game

By Mike Montoro | November 06, 2016

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 48-21 win over Kansas at Milan Puskar Center on Saturday, Nov. 5.