NFL Draft Interview: Kevin Marquez (LB/FB) – Rutgers

Kevin Marquez (LB/FB) – Rutgers


Austin Erwin:  What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?   

Kevin Marquez:  Rutgers Pro Day:  Height: 6’1”, Weight: 235 LBS, 4.58 40-Yard Dash, Vertical: 37 inches, Broad: 10’4, 3 Cone Drill: 6.8, 20 yard shuttle: 4.13. 


Austin Erwin:  Coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you?

Kevin Marquez:  Syracuse, Temple, Miami, and Maryland showed interest in me as well as Rutgers.

Austin Erwin:  How did you wind up at Rutgers?

Kevin Marquez:  I’m from South Jersey and I just wanted to stay at home.   

Austin Erwin:  Tell me about your time at your school. Was it a good experience?


Kevin Marquez:  Yeah, my experience was great.  I studied hard.  I rarely went out and worked on being the best student athlete I could be.


Austin Erwin:  Sum up your overall career.


Kevin Marquez: I came in as a walk-on freshman and earned a scholarship my sophomore year.  I played special teams, fullback and linebacker.

Austin Erwin:  What type of feedback have you received from NFL scouts?

Kevin Marquez:  I got an invite to the New York Jets and New York Giants workouts.  Also, the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers have showed interest. 


Austin Erwin:  What are your strengths?

Kevin Marquez:  My attitude, effort, competitiveness, and my response to failure.

Austin Erwin:  What areas of your game are you trying to improve upon?

Kevin Marquez:  Right now, I’m working on tweaking my footwork, cleaning things up and just trying to get faster.
Austin Erwin:  What is the highlight of your career up to this point?

Kevin Marquez:  My highlight is when we played the University of Minnesota.  I played the whole game at linebacker, and helped shut down their run game.   

Austin Erwin:  What is your favorite NFL team?

Kevin Marquez:  Philadelphia Eagles.

Austin Erwin:  Who is your favorite NFL player?

Kevin Marquez:  My favorite NFL player would be, Luke Kuechly.    

Austin Erwin:  What is the most important trait for your position?

Kevin Marquez:  For linebackers, speed, strength, reaction, and knowledge are all important.

Austin Erwin:  What do you enjoy most about football?

Kevin Marquez:  Creating a brotherhood.  Watching your teammates grow together.  

Austin Erwin:  What are your hobbies?

Kevin Marquez:  I enjoy playing golf and pickup basketball games.

Austin Erwin:  What do you want to do with your life after your football career is over?

Kevin Marquez:  I want to become a state trooper, and own my own security business.

Austin Erwin:  Finish the sentence, Kevin Marquez is….

Kevin Marquez:  Never quits.  He responds with relentless effort after failing.

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