No variable specified
Male Athlete of the Week
Marquis Terry--Drew
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
September 25, 2012 01:49 PM | 1378 views | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Because of the rate at which Drew sophomore Marquis Terry is returning punts for touchdowns this season, opponents may have to consider just kicking the ball out of bounds.

In three games, Terry has three punt returns for scores—a 61-yard TD run in the team’s season opener and two during a 42-0 rout of Rockdale County on Sept. 14.

“I really like how I returned the second one against Rockdale,” Terry said. “I fielded it well, got to the sideline and got behind the wall. I did my assignment correctly.”

“I just remember him just attacking the ball and believing that his teammates would give him a crease to hit,” Drew coach Jarrett Laws said. “He trusts his teammates’ blocking without question and that is reflective of his personality.”

And an identity that causes Laws to compare Terry to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

“Off the field, he’s as quiet and respectful as I’ve ever seen in 15 years of coaching,” Laws said. “If he says 10 words a day, I’m shocked. But when the lights cut on, he turns into a giant amongst men disguised as a little running back—just fearless.”

Last Friday, Terry rushed for two touchdowns in a 28-3 win against McIntosh.
Comments
(2)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
Burtron Pearson
|
September 27, 2012
Great Job Rex Mill!!! He is such a wonderful kid and we at Drew have the pleasure to see this kid blossom into something special for another two years. Watch out 5-AAAAA.
Cedric Davenport
|
July 07, 2013
When Marquis was about 3 years old i had to buy him 2 footballs 1 to sleep with an 1 to play with I have raised him to be humble an to be respecful to all an he have done just that he has 2 younger brothers most likely Will be going to Drew cant wait till next year to see what he have in store for us Love You son im very proud of u!
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides