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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marquez Sanford, DB, Murray State University

Marquez Sanford is a big time playmaker. He is a solid player for Murray State. Also a great picture by my football dad Tab Brockman!

2018 Statistics

  • 63 Total Tackles – 4.0 TFL – 1 FF – 2 FR.

What is your name?

  • Marquez “Black” Sanford.

Where do you play College Football?

  • Murray State University.

What position do you play?

  • Cornerback, Returner.

What is your height/weight?

  • 5’11″ 190lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • Basketball, Track and Field.

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • Corey Davis and Josh Barge.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • Future, Betty Wright, Blac Youngsta.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • No not really. Look good play good always been the motto.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My brother. He’s a family guy and that’s what drives him.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • My favorite class is math. My least favorite is science.

What made you choose Murray State University?

  • It felt like family when I came on my recruiting visit.

You are an Education major. What made you pursue that subject?

  • I want to give back to my community like my teachers did for me.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • Meeting foreign students. It’s very cool to learn about other cultures and hear about the countries.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

  • My favorite team was the Falcons. Since the Falcons my favorite team, Michael Vick was my favorite player. He was so smooth and it looked natural.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play?

  • Harlem Nights, I’ll play the character Quick (Eddie Murphy).

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who are they?

  1. My grandmother Marian.
  2. Deion Sanders.
  3. Bobby Womack.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • Martin Luther King, because of what’s going on in the world today and see how he would attack the issue.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • The Flash, because he’s the fastest man alive.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Doing the unthinkable to push myself into becoming something that people think impossible.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • Time doesn’t wait on no man.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • Play the ball in the air.

Why do you wear #34?

  • Given to me.

What is the best part of your hometown, Macon, GA?

  • Culture of raw talent throughout the city.

Who do you choose: Jordan, LeBron, Steph or Kobe? Why?

  • Derrick Rose because he’s my favorite player.

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • PS4, Madden and 2K.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • Comeback from a 31-point deficit.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?

  1. To be 6ft.
  2. Have a Dodge Challenger.
  3. My own Walmart.

What is your hidden talent?

  • I can cook.

If there is a book written about Marquez Sanford, what is the title?

  • “IF.”

What are three things on your “Bucket List”?

  1. Ride a bike into the ocean.
  2. Fly a plane.
  3. Visit Dubai.

Are you binge watching anything right now?

  • It’s a Different World.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • To nap.

If you could intercept any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Tom Brady, because not too many people can brag about intercepting Tom.

What are three words to give NFL scouts that define Marquez Sanford?

  1. Physical.
  2. Football Smart.
  3. Passionate.

What is your inspiration?

  • Family, I want to give my family things they never had and pass that on for generations.

What current/former NFL player do you compare yourself to?

  • Marcus Peters.
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