#96 Marc Dierking

    Class: RS Junior
    Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
    Highschool: St. Thomas Aquinas HS
    Height / Weight: 6-2 / 225
    Position: Tight End

As a redshirt sophomore: Appeared in one contest, seeing action against Missouri on Oct. 29.

As a redshirt freshman (2004): Practiced as a member of the scout team.

As a freshman (2003): Redshirted.

High School: A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas HS ... Earned letters in football, basketball and track ... Helped the Saints to three consecutive district championships ... Coached by Kevin Kopecky ... As a fullback, averaged 11.0 yards per carry during his junior season and collected better than 10 tackles per game ... As a senior ... Participated in the 2003 KC MetroSports Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star game ... Earned first-team all-state honors ... As a junior and honorable mention honors ... As a senior ... Holds the school record in the long jump.

Personal: Born in Overland Park, Kan. ... Is undecided on an academic major ... Son of Charles and Emily Dierking..