Meet 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Marques Burgess Jr., RB, Keiser

  • Name: Marques Burgess Jr
  • Position: Running Back
  • College: Keiser University 
  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 200 
  • Instagram: big_dreams25

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?

In my field of play, I can do everything that the coach needs from blocking, catching, and any type of ball handoffs I have every tool as a running back along with my mindset of the game.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

5 years old when I first started and I never looked back after that.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I’m a true leader and I will be the most hard-working person on and off the field.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

All clubs trying to help families and the kids get well with any needs for the better of their families.

What is the best advice you have ever received?  

Just keep working hard no matter what and everything else will take care of itself.

Who was your childhood hero?

My uncles and still are to this day.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Jaden Meizinger

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I have to work out and train at all cause if I don’t I really get depressed and feel bad.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

The hardest thing I ever went through was when my mother didn’t have a job and we were staying in my Auntie back room with four siblings for almost two years.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

It’s a great place from which I learned a lot. They will always be special to me because they gave me an opportunity to continue to play football still after high school and I took advantage of it and made the best out of my time.

What is your favorite snack food?


What is the best part of football?

That blood rush feeling, being able to still do something you love even when you were a kid that energy still is there because it’s a feeling like no other that makes you happy playing the game of football.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I’m here whenever you need me I’m the one that’s always going to be ready whenever you call because this is my life.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?  

Nick Chubb

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  1. Malcolm X
  2. Barry Sanders 
  3. Young Dolph

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