Mocs Running Back Marquis Green Dreams of Big Plays

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Updated: 4/07 6:45 pm
Chattanooga-(WDEF) Mocs running back Marquis Green is certainly not the biggest player on the team, but he can deliver the biggest plays.
This spring, Green has already produced two home run hitting touchdowns.
 Marquis Green is listed at 5'7, 175-pounds, but he has packed on plenty of muscle.
"When I was younger, I just wanted to be big. So that was the thing. And my trainer. I met him when I was in 7th grade in middle school, and we just took off from there; to prevent injuries really."
Said Mocs head coach Russ Huesman,"I think Marquis plays physical, but he has to learn to run with his feet up a little bit and not let somebody get that shoe-string tackle."
Even though Green is a little under-sized for a running back, he doesn't see it as a disadvantage.
"With us smaller guys, we have center of gravity, better balance." 
Reporter-"Was there ever a time when you took a big lick?"
Said Green,"Oh yeah. Most definitely. I got hit by a defensive end coming across on the fake on the outside zone, and the defensive end just took the bait and just killed me. Yeah, it was ugly, but I just had to take it."
Reporter-"That's awful because you didn't even have the ball."
Said Green,"I didn't even have the ball. I know someone was like 'I didn't even have the ball.' You didn't have to hit me that hard man. (Chuckles)"
  Green is certainly versatile. He was second on the team last year in receptions.
Said Huesman,"We've experimented with him out there as a kind of inside receiver kind of guy. It does pose problems when you've got the personnel grouping. They can think you're in two back, and now you're in empty or one back stuff."
  Once Green gets in the open field, good luck trying to bring him down.
Said Green,"Against Wofford, I left a linebacker that came out on the flank, and I just left him still. I gave him an inside move and went back out just to freeze him a little bit. Hopefully, I can just get more touches this year and just have more fun."





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