In four games (four starts) Howard recorded two defensive tackles and two fumble recoveries and one sack.
In 17 games (17 starts), Howard had 29 defensive tackles, 10 sacks and two pass knockdowns and one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Howard was placed on the one-game injured list in Week 3. Howard led the Eskimos with 10 sacks this season. Howard had a season-high three sack performance against the Toronto Argonauts in Week 14. Howard's 10 sacks ranked sixth in the CFL.
In 6 games (4 starts), Howard registered 6 defensive tackles (1 for a loss) and 1 quarterback sack. Marcus also played in the Eastern Semi-Final and had one defensive tackle. He spent games 5-11 and 13-16 on the injured list with a hamstring injury and was reactivated for Game 12, but reinjured his hamstring. He was on the reserve list for game 17.
Howard played 13 games (13 starts), seeing his first CFL action in Week 6 vs. Wpg. He made an immediate impact and finished the season with a team-leading 11 quarterback sacks, 18 defensive tackles and 2 forced fumbles. Howard also started the Western Semi-Final and Western Final (1 defensive tackle). He was named a West Division All-Star
Signed as a free agent on August 1, 2011
Howard earned First Team All-SEC honours and was named the Sugar Bowl MVP. The South Carolina native finished his collegiate career with 79 tackles (60 solo) 13.5 tackles for losses, 12 sacks (15th on Georgia’s All-Time list) and 52 QB pressures