Football: Marsalis Teague In Tennessee Football Essay

Marsalis Teague Marsalis Teague was born on May 12, 1991. He is an alumni from Henry County High School. He graduated from the high school in 2009. After high school Teague attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Teague was on the football team. He had two positions in football. They were cornerback and defensive back. Like any other person that is famous, football players can also receive awards. Teague won several awards. In high school, he was recognized as All-Midstate as a junior. He was selected MVP of Toyota All-Star Classic.

Teague was named Class 4A Tennessee Mr. Football, Gatorade Tennessee Football Player of the Year in 2008, named in Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee list following the 2008 season, named to the Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120, Orlando Sentinel’s All Southern Team, Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100, and rated No. 4 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals. com, all while still in high school. In his senior year of college, he was named to Senior Bowl Preseason Watch List. Marsalis is also in the hall of fame.

Teague also received the Loyal Patriot award Teague benefitted his hometown in a few ways. In a Paris P-I article, “Teague encourages PES students to succeed”, it shows Teague working with children. The article states, “He told the kids that they shouldn’t wait until high school to do their best. ” It also said, “‘Pay attention to your grades now… Practice good study habits now. Be kind and courteous to your classmates and your teachers. ” Teague said, “some may believe that college football players have it easy, but education is extremely important to them. The text says, “If a Volunteer misses a class or tutoring session, they have to deal with ‘hard lesson Monday,’ says Teague. ” The whole article talks about how Teague was explaining to them the importance of success and that even with their football schedule he still maintains his good grades which let’s him stay eligible to play.

Teague has had many statistics over his time playing football. Many of the sources spoke about his statistics. His career highs include Tackles: 11 vs. Kentucky in 2010, Interceptions: 1 vs. NC State in 2012, and Passes Defended: 3 vs. UAB also in 2010. In 2009 he finished his season with 13 catches and 147 yards. He added two catches for 27 yards against Memphis, was the second scoring catch of the year game against Georgia in 5receptions, also he started first four games of collegiate career in place of injured Gerald Jones. Lastly in 2009, he had six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown in the season opener vs. Western Kentucky.

Then, in his 2010 season, he credited with a key PBU vs. UT Martin on a first quarter fourth down to force a turnover on downs, pass breakup vs. LSU forced third-and-long and led to an INT, while registering eight tackles against the Tigers Collected six tackles vs. Oregon and five the following week vs. Florida, added a pair of tackles vs. Mississippi and North Carolina (Music City Bowl), played in 11 games and started eight at cornerback after playing his freshman season at wide receiver, fourth among the UT secondary and eighth overall with 46 tackles, led team with eight passes broken up and was third overall in passes defended, tied for 12th in the SEC with 0. 73 passes defended per game, compiled nine tackles by halftime vs. Kentucky and finished with a career high of 11 to tie for the team lead, and collected four tackles and a careerhigh three PDs vs. UAB, including a critical pass breakup to prevent a touchdown in double overtime. He had a little less in 2011.

In 2011 he started first six games and the final two at right cornerback, had 27 tackles, two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery, four stops vs. #1 LSU (10/15), five tackles vs. Georgia (10/8), two stops and pass break-ups at #16 Florida (9/17), second game in a row with three tackles vs. Cincinnati (9/10), first start at right corner vs. Montana (973) and made three tackles.

In 2012 he had even less. He had his first career interception along with three tackles vs. NC State (8/31), played for the first time in five games at Vanderbilt (11/17), and started at left cornerback as a senior in the first three games of the season; finished with nine tackles in seven games. All of this information can be found on www. utsports. com. www. parispi. net also talks about Teague in two different articles. The first being Year in Review. “Patriot senior quarterback Marsalis Teague has been widely honored sir season came to a close.

He was named Mr. Football for Class 4A on offense, chosen the Tennessee Player of the Year by Gatorade and was selected to the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association All-State team. He has been named Player of the Year in West Tennessee by the Jackson Sun and the same award in Middle Tennessee by the Tennessean. He also was named Tennessee Player of the Year by PrepTennessee. com. Teague, along with teammates Dominique Allen and Shonte Sims were chosen for the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State squad…

Teague also received the Region 7-4A Most Valuable Player of the Year Award and was named the West’s Offensive MVP in the Toyota East-West Classic Dec. 13 in Jefferson City. He was chosen to the region’s All-Academic team. He was joined in the East-West game by senior Allen, who ran for the West squad’s only touchdown in a 10-7 victory. Teague’s 51-yard gain had set up Allen’s scoring run… Teague set the school’s record for touchdown passes in a season with 14 this year and for his career with 27. He also is the most accurate passer in school history with a completion mark of 60 percent.

He completed 65. 5 percent of his throws this year for another school mark. He established a new school record for the longest run from scrimmage when he dashed 98 yards in the Patriots’ 48-13 victory over Jackson Central-Merry in Week 6. He broke the school record for the longest punt return with a 73-yard return for a touchdown in against Jackson North Side in Week 9 and he amassed 2,047 yards in total offense this year to break a record he set last year… Teague had a strong game with a 64yard scoring run from scrimmage, a touchdown pass and a 95yard kickoff return for a touchdown…

During the football banquet, Teague was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year. ” The second being “Teague invited to play in collegiate bowl game” The article states, “Teague played in 42 games over for season for the Volunteers with 24 starts. He recorded 84 tackles with 10 pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery from the cornerback position on defense. He played wide receiver in five games as a freshman where he had 13 catches for 147 yards and scored two touchdowns. ” This is all the statistics in that article.