Former Skyline benchwarmer’s long road nears the NFL

April 23, 2013

Luke Marquardt could be the first Spartan drafted by the NFL

Luke Marquardt

Luke Marquardt

God gave Luke Marquardt gifts that he gives very few people.

The first is size, the kind that makes him look like Gulliver surrounded by Lilliputians. Marquardt is 6-foot-8 ½ and weighs about 315 or 320 pounds, depending on the week. The second is coordination, the kind that allows him to operate that frame without looking foolish. The third is athleticism — the quickness of foot to not just be huge but also swift.

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