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Bigger, Stronger Marquardt Helps Cougar D

Bigger, Stronger Marquardt Helps Cougar D

Defensive end Michael Marquardt bulked up over the off-season and came to spring camp with energy and a deep desire to play. Marquardt is a major contributor on a defensive line that is one of the Cougar's strongest units heading into next season. He talked with TBS about his development and hopes for the team.

While many players work to keep their weight down from Moa Peaua, who had to drop from 310 to 292 just to practice, Michael Marquardt has worked very hard this off season to gain weight. So far the returns have been good as he looks to establish himself at the defensive end position. "I gained 35 pounds in the off season," said Marquardt. "It's really helped me in the physical aspect of the...

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