College Football: What Addition of Marcus Coker Means to Stony Brook University

Amy Streifer@AmyStreiferCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2012

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Marcus Coker #34 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is wrapped up by defensive end Jason Ankrah #9 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during their game at Memorial Stadium November 25, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Iowa 20-7. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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When you think of college football teams, which are the first ones to come to mind? Texas A&M, USC, Miami? That's normal. But one team is out there that may not be recognized by many, the Stony Brook Seawolves.

The Seawolves reside in Long Island, New York and are in the Big South Conference with teams like Presbyterian and Virginia Military Institute, among others.

This year, Stony Brook's football squad should be bursting at the seams with talent as they add Marcus Coker to their roster.

Last year, Coker had 1,384 yards and 15 touchdowns with Iowa, a team that is known for their football talents and that belongs to the Big 12 conference. 

The running back says that he's excited with his decision to transfer to Stony Brook and that he's happy to be going to a school that is closer to his home.

“It feels great,”  Coker said. “I’ve been home the past two weekends. Being able to see my mom and my family is something that I’ve missed."

Coker has incredible skills on his own, and he will be playing alongside Miguel Maysonet, the player that was titled Big South Offensive Player of the Year this past season. Last year, Maysonet rushed for 1,633 yards with 16 touchdowns.

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Stony Brook University got some exposure this baseball season when their team made the College World Series for the first time in school history. Last year, Stony Brook's football team made the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship, something the team had never done before. It looks like things are on the up and up at Stony Brook University, and Coker is contributing to a school that is making moves.