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Marcus Sales

Wide receiver | Syracuse

Sales, a homegrown junior from Syracuse, N.Y., had only one touchdown catch this season before the Orange played Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30.

Playing in snow-covered Yankee Stadium, Sales turned in a hat trick, catching five passes for 172 yards with three touchdowns in the Orange's thrilling 36-34 victory over the Wildcats. Each of Sales' touchdowns covered 36 yards or more after he skated past Kansas State's defensive backs.

Most importantly in the eyes of the officials, Sales didn't salute the crowd after any of his touchdown grabs.