September 22, 2011

Bure making the most of opportunities

Marvin Bure does not get many chances playing mostly on special teams at Mississippi State.

With those limited reps the senior realizes he has to make the most of those opportunities and cause the biggest impact he can when the occasion arises.

Bure has done just that during his walk-on career and already has six tackles in just three games for the Bulldogs.

"You've got to make the most of it," Bure said. "Like Coach (Dan) Mullen says, you've got to know your role and make the most out of it whether you're just out there one play or 30 plays. You have to make the best out of every play that you are out there."

The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder also serves as the backup to Johnthan Banks at cornerback.

Bure has played in 18 career games at MSU over the past four years recording 15 tackles and forced and recovered a fumble last season at Houston. But for his first two years on campus Bure never saw the field working mainly on the scout team.

"When I first came I wasn't too happy because I wasn't playing and I'm used to playing," Bure said. "But as the years went on I was understanding my role and got better with it. I just worked hard and it got better for me."

Bure came to State as an All-County selection out of Vicksburg (Miss.) High School. Injuries hindered him at the prep level causing him to take a walk-on option in Starkville with then head coach Sylvester Croom.

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