Texas Tech Practice Report: Bradley Marquez, Two-Sport Athlete [VIDEO]
Today’s Texas Tech Football practice report is filed by 1340 The Fan’s Rob Brennan
Lubbock, TX (1340TheFan.com) — Texas Tech receiver Bradley Marquez is adjusting from being with the boys of summer to the Red Raiders of summer camp. The sophomore receiver played baseball this summer for the Kingsport Mets, the New York Mets Rookie Appalachain League team. Since he's been gone longer than any other Red Raider, Marquez is working mostly with the second team offense and trying to catch up.
“I’m still trying to get some timing down, especially with Doege,” said Marquez. “I’m running most with Michael Brewer and we got pretty good timing down. It’s just a thing of getting back, we just need more reps.”
Marquez was drafted by the New York Mets in 2011. The Mets however allow him to leave the organization in August to play football for the Red Raiders and go to school.
Marquez played short stop at Odessa High School and has shifted his position to the outfielder since joining the Mets. A strained quad muscle while running the bases kept Marquez on the bench for most of the summer. He only played in nine games this season for Kingsport while batting .267 with one double, one triple, and one stolen base.
Marquez hopes his health and numbers are better in 2012 for Texas Tech. Last year as a freshman, Marquez caught 25 passes and played in all 12 games. He totaled 240 yards receiving and averaged 9.6 yards a catch with one touchdown.