Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Photo: LaMarcus Tinker at the Premiere of "Let Me In" on September 27, 2010

Good news, Gleeks! It seems that Mercedes (Amber Riley) gets over losing Sam (Chord Overstreet) as her boyfriend in a big way in Glee’s third season. And by big, we mean big. Former Friday Night Lights star LaMarcus Tinker (who played Tinker on the beloved series) will join Glee in Season 3 as Marcus.

Marcus is a McKinley High linebacker, who was previously referred to as “Bubba” in Season 3 scoops and spoilers. Brad Falchuk compared the blossoming romance to Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife in Jerry Maguire, saying at Comic-Con last month, “He’s this Big Bubba kind of guy and he encourages her to want more for herself. That drives her arc into the next half of the season.”

Is anyone else as excited as we are?!

Source: TVLine

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