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Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Player Profile:
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2316465
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 207
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Petersburg
High School: Lakewood High School

Receptions                   5, vs. NIU (9/10/16)
Receiving Yards          105, at SMU (11/19/16)
Long                               65 (TD), at SMU (11/19/16)
Receiving TD                1, 6X, last at SMU (11/19/16)

2017: One of 10 USF football players to graduate in the spring.

2016: Started all 13 games in his breakout, debut season with the Bulls…ranked fifth on the team with 22 catches for 415 yards and tied for the team lead with five TD receptions…helped the Gulf Coast Offense set school records with 77 touchdowns and 6,650 yards of total offense... hauled in a career-long 77-yard TD catch on the first play from scrimmage and finished with two catches for a career-best 84 yards at SMU (11/19)…caught two passes for 26 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown against Navy (11/28)…caught a 26-yard touchdown pass against UConn (11/15)…caught three passes for 79 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, in the season opener against Towson (9/3)…caught touchdown passes in five different games.

NC STATE: He went on to log 44 receptions for 538 yards in his two seasons with the Wolfpack ... caught 22 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown for the N.C. State in 2014 while starting the first eight games of the season ... one of six N.C. State receivers to post 20 or more receptions on the year ... posted three catches for 33 yards in N.C. State's victory over USF in Raymond James Stadium and followed that game with a season-best four catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in a win over Presbyterian, one of two games in which he led the team in receiving ... posted at least one reception in nine games for the Wolfpack, and two or more in seven games ... had one catch for 13 yards in N.C. State's 34-27 victory over UCF in the Bitcoin-St. Petersburg Bowl ... in 2013, was one of four true freshmen to start a game for the Wolfpack and at one point led the team in receiving early in the year before missing a pair of games with injury ... started three games on the year, logged 22 receptions for 281 yards and posted a reception in seven games ... led the team with a season-best, eight receptions for 87 yards in the Wolfpack's victory over Richmond and had four catches for 87 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Louisiana Tech.

LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: Posted 50 receptions for 800 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior and 28 receptions for 600 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 10, 1994 in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... Son of Marcellus and Tahisia Scantling.

 Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Career Statistics
2013 (NC State) 7-3 22 281 12.8 0 28
2014 (NC State) 9-8 22 257 11.7 1 42
2016 13-13 22 415 18.9 5 77
TOTAL 35-24 66 953 14.4 6 77


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