DEFENSIVE BACK SPOTLIGHT – Eric Marbury – Pius X
40 Yard Dash: 4.6
Class of: 2015
Jersey: # 3
Years with Varsity: 2-year
Starting experience: 1-year
2012 Stats: On defense he had 57 total tackles, seven interceptions, six pass deflections and one fumble caused. On offense he had 1,195 All-Purpose yards and 12 touchdowns. He rushed for 117 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns. He caught 39 passes for 487 yards and six touchdowns. He had 27 returns for 523 yards and three touchdowns. He had 74 total points scored.
2012 Highlights: Defensive Player of the game: Perry Traditional Academy; Offensive Player of the game: Southern Columbia, Marian Catholic & Garden Spot; Overall Player of the game: Southern Columbia, Marian Catholic & Garden Spot
Honors: 1st Team All-American League at FS and WR; 2nd Team PAFootballNews at DB; 3rd Team All-Area at DB and Honorable Mention DB, Morning Call. He was the overall team MVP.
Coaches Q&A with Phil Stambaugh:
What kind of experience does he have?
“Even though he is a one-year starter he has a lot of experience. He is a two-year starter in basketball and got playing experience in basketball and has developed a lot of leadership from playing basketball and has taken that experience to the football field.”
What kind of leader is he?
“Eric is a kid that leads by example. Last year he was put in a spot where a lot of our better players had left and a big weight of our offense, defense and special teams was put on his shoulders. As a sophomore I thought he responded very well.”
What position is he playing on offense this season?
” I’m teaching him how to play the wide receiver position. He was more of a running back coming in and he will do some of that for us this season.”
What kind of defensive player is he?
“He is a natural athlete. He gets away with things because he is overly athletic. As a safety he took the role as our quarterback on defense. I think he really took over and made the difference for us. He understands his role. He is a very special young man.”
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