Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
Ashland County Sports
Hall of Fame

Class of 2020

'Brent Barr
'James Deppen
'Marcus Fuller
'Joseph “Bud” Halada
'Jacob Howell
'Bill Linder
'Jeffrey Miller
'Ann (Burns) Tolliver
'Andrea (Bardy) White
'Tom Williams


'Ed Fulton*

Great Teams:
'1991 Mapleton Football

Selection Committee
'Randy Emmons, Chairman
'Paul Dienstberger
'Dave Gray
'Shawn Grundy
'Tom Herron
'Gaylord Meininger
'Ron Whitehill





Marcus FullerMarcus Fuller

Marcus Fuller is a 2011 graduate of Ashland High School, where he excelled academically and athletically. Marcus was Valedictorian of his class and was also named Mr. Football and Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.

For Marcus, the game of football was a constant presence in his life from a young age. He began frequenting team meetings and practices from age 5 while his father Dan, an inductee of the Ashland University Sports Hall of Fame, was a member of the AU coaching staff. Marcus followed his dad to AHS when he became Defensive Coordinator in 2002, where he made his first contributions to the program as a water boy.

His contributions to Arrow football would not stop there. Taking over as starting quarterback during his sophomore season in 2008, Marcus went on to lead some of the highest scoring offenses in area history, making back-to-back Regional Finals appearances in Division II from 2009-10. He broke nearly every notable school and area passing record during his time at Ashland, posting career marks of 528 completions, 7,848 yards and 100 total touchdowns. At the time of his graduation, Marcus ranked 11th all-time in career passing yards and 13th all-time in career passing touchdowns in the history of Ohio High School football. An Ohio Cardinal Conference Champion in 2009, he was named Ashland Times-Gazette Player of the Year, OCC Player of the Year, and Northwest District Offensive Player of the Year between 2009-10. Marcus was also named First Team All-Ohio and OHSAA Academic All-Ohio in back-to-back seasons as a junior and senior. In 2011, Marcus was awarded the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame, Bill Mills Scholarship.

Upon graduation, Marcus accepted an offer to play Division 1 football at Brown University of the Ivy League. He went on to start two seasons for the Bears and still ranks top-10 in school history across multiple passing categories. Marcus became the third player in school history to be named team captain in consecutive seasons in 2015. He graduated from Brown in 2015 with a BA in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Studies.
Marcus has since enjoyed a successful career on the business side of sports and entertainment. He spent one year working in the front office for the New England Patriots during their run to winning Super Bowl XLIX. He then transitioned to a consulting role with sports marketing agency Octagon, conducting international media and sponsorship valuations for some of the most influential brands and rights holders in the world.
Currently, Marcus is helping to build market leading sports gambling and fantasy sports products as a Sportsbook Analytics Manager with FanDuel in New York City. Since launching in 2018, FanDuel Sportsbook has become America’s number one online sportsbook platform.

For his professional accomplishments, he has been honored with numerous industry awards. In 2017, Marcus was awarded as an inaugural member of the Rising 25 Under 25 in Sports Business from industry publication Front Office Sports. He also received the B1G Initiative Award in 2015 from the University of Michigan which honors the top 10 undergraduate students nationally exhibiting outstanding achievement and promise in sport management.

After experiencing first-hand how academic and athletic excellence helped facilitate opportunities in his own life, Marcus has realized the importance of dedicating his time and energy to help others do the same. He has spent the last four years volunteering as a coach for the New York City Lions, a registered non-profit program dedicated to educating the young people of Manhattan through the game of football. The program competes in the New York City American Youth Football league, a conference that serves as an outlet for young athletes attending school districts that are unable to offer football as an extracurricular activity. Since Marcus joined the program, the Lions have sent several of their players away to continue playing football at prestigious prep schools and universities in the Northeast.

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