One of the state’s premier two-sport players, Blue Springs’ 2018 Caleb Marquez is made a name for himself on the gridiron this spring and summer.
Also an elite catcher on the baseball diamond, Marquez is a 6’2, 235-pound fullback who plays with passion and intensity and is an outstanding blocker out of the backfield.
“I think I bring an attitude that nobody will ever beat me and I think that rubs off on other players,” Marquez said. “I like to lead in my own way.”
He is a big part of a loaded Blue Springs squad that went 11-3 last season and advanced all the way to the Class 6 state championship game where the Wildcats fell to Kirkwood under head coach Kelly Donohoe. Expectations for the Wildcats are exceptionally high this season as the squad returns numerous starters and talented players.
“We’re going to be really good and go back to state,” Marquez said. “Our goal is to not only win every game we play, but to win by a wide margin.”
Marquez began playing football as soon as he could and says he has played up his entire life, sometimes with players two years older than himself.
“I played with kids when I was little who graduated last year or two years ago,” he said.
Marquez has head from several colleges, including Iowa, Kansas State, Kansas, Mizzou, Arkansas, South Dakota State, Arkansas State, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois, Iowa State, Michigan, Nebraska, Memphis and Missouri State.
At last report, Marquez held offers in football from South Dakota State and Western Illinois.