|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
September 23, 1985 |
La Place, Louisiana
|High school||Jesuit High School|
|2006 Member of Doak Walker Award pre-season watchlist, 2006 UCLA Co-MVP and All Pac-10 honorable mention|
Christopher Henry Markey (born September 23, 1985 in La Place, Louisiana) was the starting running back for the UCLA Bruins football team after starter Maurice Jones-Drew was injured in the 2004-05 season.
Chris was born to parents of African-American descent, who are products of Southeastern Louisiana. As an adolescent, Markey began playing several types of sports but often cites football as his main sport. Markey began his career in sports by joining the recreational teams.
High school 2001-2004
At Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, Markey lettered in three sports, Football, Basketball, and Track and Field, Markey was named District triple jump champion and was selected to the All-District team all in a two year span. Markey as encountered numerous accolades and achievements during his years in high school. Rated as the nation's No. 21 tailback by Tom Lemming, Markey was Tom Lemming All-American and a Four-star tailback prospect by Max Emfinger. Markey ranked No. 53 among running backs by rivals.com  In 2003, Markey was named Mr. Football in the state of Louisiana  Rushed for more yards than any player in the history of New Orleans prep football totaling 2,837 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns as a senior. Markey also accounted for 3,504 all-purpose yards on 382 touches.
In 2004, as a true freshman, Markey ran for 350 yards and ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with the help of his 22.2 kickoff return average which also made him place third on the Bruin roster and 17th in the Conference. Markey's breakout performance came in a game against the University of Oregon Markey became the sixth true freshman of the season to start a game, opening in place of injured Maurice Jones-Drew. Markey rushed for a season-high 131 yards and led the Bruins with five receptions for 84 yards including his 23-yard kickoff return, Markey accounted for 238 all-purpose yards and his 29-yard run to the three-yard line immediately preceded Manuel White's touchdown that broke a 7-7 tie and his 50-yard catch and run set up White's second TD that gave UCLA a 21-3 lead. Markey was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
2006 to present
Markey entered his senior season as one of the top running backs in the Pac-10 Conference Markey is the 14th Bruin to rush for 2,000 yards in a career and enters his senior year with 2,018 yards to his credit. Markey has accounted for 3,454 career all-purpose yards and ranks 10th (tied) on that UCLA career list, Markey has made 60 career receptions to rank 33rd on that list and second only to Maurice Jones-Drew (64) among running backs on that list. Markey joined the indoor football league namely the Billings Outlaws of Billings, Montana. In 2011, Markey signed with the Zurich Renegades via Zurich, Switzerland in the Swiss NLA where he plays the positions of running back, kick returner, and wide receiver. Markey was named "Legend of the Game" by his high school alma mater, Jesuit High School of New Orleans, Louisiana on September 7, 2012.