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.