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Marcus Hyde Agrees to Terms with Washington Redskins
Updated: Monday 04/29/2012 (ET)
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Williamsburg, Va. (April 29, 2012) - William and Mary standout defensive end Marcus Hyde has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins. Hyde becomes the third Tribe player to agree to a NFL free agent deal this weekend, as he joins Jonathan Grimes (Houston Texans) and Alex Gottlieb (Detroit Lions).

A two-time all-conference selection, Hyde garnered second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association distinction as a senior after totaling 52 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, five pass break-ups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a block. His sack total ranked tied for third in the league, while his 4.7 tackles per game ranked sixth among defensive linemen.

As a junior, Hyde also earned second-team all-conference honors after ranking tied for second in the CAA with 5.5 sacks and tied for sixth with 12.5 tackles for a loss. Additionally, he ranked third in the league among defensive linemen with 5.2 tackles per game.

Hyde's best performance came in the victory against sixth-ranked New Hampshire last fall when he posted five sacks - just one shy of equaling the NCAA FCS single-game record. Following his effort against UNH, he was honored as the CAA Defensive Player of the Week and as a College Sporting News National All-Star.

Hyde finished his career at W&M with 144 tackles, 18.5 sacks and 32 tackles for a loss.

Hyde, Grimes and Gottlieb will join a group of five other Tribe players who were on NFL rosters last season: David Caldwell (Colts), Derek Cox (Jaguars), Mike Leach (Cardinals), Sean Lissemore (Cowboys), and Adrian Tracy (Giants).  

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