Professional Football Ben Davis HS,1998 Ball state for 2 years then transferred Eastern Kentucky, graduated 2002 Saskatchewan Roughriders 2003-2010 Edmonton Eskimos 2011

My Story

I would say in college I was just partying and not going to class and damn near failed out of school and then my dad died. I remember our last convo we had 2 days earlier as he said, “make sure you graduate from college and be the man you know that will make me and your momma happy.”

My Advice

Give it all you got cause when it’s over it OVER, don’t be that person when you get older that says, “ I wish, I could’ve or I should’ve."


Marcus, thanks for sharing. There doesn't need to be many words. Your actions showed what Check Your Game is all about when you were reminded of what your dad had told you, realized that you're about to fail out and then made a decision to make changes necessary to graduate. Great job by the way. I too can understand the partying ways and not going to class as much as I should've been going to. It took almost failing out for you to rethink that path but I think for many of us, it almost seems to take bad results for us to wake up. Why couldn't we go through life and do it the right way in the beginning? Of course when we're young and haven't experienced much, we think we know what's best. Thanks again for sharing and willing to encourage those athletes that are on the same path that you and I both were on in life! So instead of trying to live and learn the hard way kids.....listen to Marcus and put education as a priority. And lastly, Marcus you are a good guy and it's been nice getting to know you even though we had never played in the same era. Thanks again. -Gary Rogers

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