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Senior WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

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One of the best transfers in school history is headed to Indy.

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USF football senior wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling announced today that he was invited to the annual NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis each February.

The 6’5” wide out from St. Petersburg is the third USF player to get invited to the combine in the last two years, joining former high school teammate and current Minnesota Viking Rodney Adams and running back Marlon Mack.

MVS broke Adams’ USF single-season receiving yards record of 822 in the Birmingham Bowl when the he got behind the Red Raider defense for a 64-yard touchdown, ending his season with 879 yards.

He would have had a great chance to shatter that record further but a back injury limited him in the Black Friday game against C.

The senior ended the season with 53 catches, 879 yards and six touchdowns. He added 108 yards on the ground, including a 75-yard TD run against ECU.

MVS has the size and speed combination that NFL teams seek. Plus, he’s a great human being.

He spent Christmas Day handing out duffel bags full of supplies to the homeless community around the Tampa Bay area.

MVS transferred from NC State after the 2014 season and sat out the 2015 year due to NCCA transfer rules but made his presence known during that season winning the Scout Team MVP award.

He parlayed that success into a breakout 2016 season alongside Adams and finished with 22 catches for 415 yards and five TD’s.

MVS graduated in the spring and was accepted into the USF Sports and Entertainment Management master’s degree program.

It’s likely a few more of his teammates will be joining him in Indy.

Good luck Interstate-11.