September 23, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Marcus Duhon

Marcus Duhon is a class of 2022 defensive back out of St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is 5’8″ and weighs 170 pounds. Duhon has a lot of toughness and tenacity. He is very instinctive and a solid tackler. He also recovers well when the ball is in the air. I got the chance to watch Duhon in person and his ability to read the ball is impressive as he made some big interceptions for his team. He has a 3.4 GPA and describes himself as a hard worker and a leader on and off the field.

CHECK OUT DUHON’S HIGHLIGHTS HERE

How did you even get into football? Is there anything specific that motivated you to keep playing?

My family put me in football when I was younger, but I started taking it serious this offseason. The thing that motivated me the most to keep playing football was the people that told me that I was too short to go further in football. 

How would you describe your season? 

I would describe our season as very tough. We had a lot of setbacks, but the coaches still made sure that we had a season. All we had to do was have faith because we knew that there was a way. 

Did you have any specific goals for this season?

My goals for this season was to be the best that I could be and work harder than I ever did before. Even though I managed to get the two, I’m still not satisfied.

What’s your favorite thing about your position?

My favorite thing about my position is being able to be patient and see things develop.

What would you say are your main strengths on the field?

My main strengths on the field are my speed, my vision, my patience, and my way of knowing the game.

What has football taught you about yourself or life?

Football has taught me that there’s no dream that you can’t chase in life. “The only thing that’s holding you back is you”. 

How do you think your coaches and teammates would describe you?

My coaches and my teammates would describe me as a hard worker, a leader, and a good person to be around.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

My favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana is the weather.

Three words to describe yourself?

I’m a hard worker, I’m smart, and I’m funny!

What hobbies do you have outside of sports?

Outside of sports, I hunt, fish, and work out!

Are there any college or NFL athletes that you look up to or try to model your play style after?

I look up to Grant Delpit and Tyrann Mathieu.

What is one thing could you not go a day without?

I could not go a day without my family.