Marcus Gross, an Exeter City trainee, made a single first-team appearance, before gaining a sports scholarship to America and later settling there.
Marcus became a trainee in 1999 and, after signing professional ahead of the 2001/02 season, soon made his only Football League appearance for City in a 2-0 defeat at Rochdale in September 2001. After being substituted in the 38th minute of this game, Marcus was released in December 2001 and saw out the season with Tiverton Town.
Marcus then won a scholarship to study sociology and political science at the University of Maryland. Returning to Britain in 2006 he held a number of sales roles in the catering equipment sector during which time he played for clubs such as Chesham United, Wealdstone, Hitchin, Aylesbury and Leverstock Green. Giving up football because of persistent knee problems, Marcus moved to the United States to work in healthcare sales during which time he gained additional qualifications at John Hopkins University. As of 2023 he was ‘Vice President of Growth’ with a firm involved in the design and build of diagnostic artificial intelligence software products for the primary care sector.