Marquez Valdes-Scantling

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling
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Valdes-Scantling in 2019
No. 83 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-10-10) October 10, 1994 (age 25)
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
College:South Florida
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 174
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2019
Receptions:60
Receiving yards:1,001
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Marquez Reshard Valdes-Scantling (born October 10, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State and South Florida[1], and was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Valdes-Scantling attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.[2] He recorded 50 receptions for 800 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns as a senior.[3]

College career[edit]

Valdes-Scantling played college football at NC State from 2013–14 and South Florida from 2015–17. He had to sit out the 2015 season due to transfer rules.[4][5]

College statistics[edit]

Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 NC State ACC FR WR 7 22 281 12.8 0
2014 NC State ACC SO WR 9 22 257 11.7 1
2016 USF American JR WR 11 22 415 18.9 5
2017 USF American SR WR 12 53 879 16.6 6
Career 39 119 1,832 15.4 12

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.37 s 1.55 s 2.58 s 30.5 in
(0.77 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
15 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[6][7]

2018[edit]

Valdes-Scantling was drafted by the Green Bay Packers (174th overall) in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] He signed his rookie contract on May 7, 2018.[9] He made his NFL debut in the Packers' season opener against the Chicago Bears on September 9, 2018, recording a 21-yard kick return in the 24–23 victory.[10] He recorded his first professional reception in the following game against the Minnesota Vikings.[11] He started his first career game in place of the injured Randall Cobb in a Week 4 win over the Buffalo Bills, catching one pass for 38 yards.[12] Still starting in place of Cobb during a Week 5 loss to the Detroit Lions, Valdes-Scantling had a breakout performance, notching seven receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown.[13] He followed that up with a three-catch, 103-yard performance during a Week 6 win over the San Francisco 49ers.[14] On October 28, 2018, in a 27–29 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, he had two receptions for 45 yards, including a 40-yard receiving touchdown.[15] The following week, a 17–31 loss to the New England Patriots, he had three receptions for 101 yards.[16] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 38 receptions for 581 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. He finished seventh among rookies in receiving yards.[17][18]

2019[edit]

In week 3 against the Denver Broncos, Valdes-Scantling caught 6 passes for 99 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season as the Packers won 27-16.[19] During Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, Valdes-Scantling finished with 2 catches for 133 receiving yards, including a 74-yard touchdown as the Packers won 42-24. [20]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2018 GB 16 10 38 581 15.3 60 2 0 0
2019 GB 7 6 21 416 19.8 74 2 0 0
Total 23 16 59 997 16.9 74 4 0 0
Source: NFL.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, Joey (April 26, 2018). "Valdes-Scantling gives his heart, soul and back to USF". TBO.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Knight, Joey (April 28, 2018). "Packers draft former USF, Lakewood star Marquez Valdes-Scantling". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Football". USF Athletics. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Smith, Ryan (July 3, 2015). "USF Adds Former NCSU WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling". The Daily Stampede. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Marquez Valdes-Scantling College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile – Marquez Valdes-Scantling". NFL.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Marquez Valdes-Scantling | South Florida, WR : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". www.draftscout.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Packers draft WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling in fifth round". Packers.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Packers sign six draft picks". packers.com. May 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – September 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – September 16th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  12. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Injuries: Packers' top three receivers remain sidelined". NFL.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Packers' Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Makes good use of Week 5 start". CBSSports.com. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Edholm, Eric (October 16, 2018). "Aaron Rodgers bails out Packers late with stunning comeback". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  15. ^ Kruse, Zach (October 28, 2018). "Packers take lead on long TD from rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling". Packers Wire. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  16. ^ Silverstein, Tom (November 4, 2018). "Packers at New England Patriots". Packers News. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  18. ^ "2018 season, receiving yards by a rookie". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "Packers remain unbeaten with 27-16 win over Broncos". www.espn.com. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  20. ^ "Rodgers throws 5 TD passes, Packers gash Raiders 42-24". www.espn.com. October 20, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.

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