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Wyoming’s Epps selected for Minnesota Vikings in NFL Draft

Nevada’s Wyatt Demps makes a catch in the second half of an NCAA college football game as Wyoming’s Marcus Epps chases him on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

With pick #191 overall, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Marcus Epps, a defensive back from the University of Wyoming, in this year’s NFL draft.

A Los Angeles native, Epps walked on at Wyoming before the 2014 season and redshirted that year.

According to Epps’ biography on the Vikings website, he became a starter as a freshman, racking up 83 tackles, two for loss, two interceptions, and four pass breakups in 11 games (10 starts).

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He led the Cowboys with six pass breakups and tied for the team lead with three interceptions in 2016, starting all 14 games (111 tackles, six for loss, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles).

He and Andrew Wingard proved again to be a formidable safety duo in 2017; Epps had 68 stops, five for loss, four interceptions, and four pass breakups in 13 starts as a junior.

He played well in his senior campaign as well, starting 12 games and making 63 stops, 6.5 for loss, one sack, and eight pass breakups.