Bradley Marquez Quits Baseball to Focus on Football

Published 07/30 2014 03:58PM

Updated 07/30 2014 06:38PM

Texas Tech wide receiver Bradley Marquez ends baseball career to focus on football.

Marquez, a 16th round pick of the Mets in 2011 out of odessa high school, spent the previous two offseasons playing rookie ball for the Kinsport Mets. He hit .254 while driving in 11 runs in 36 games the past two summers, but this summer he decided to focus on football which he feels will gives him the best chance to make the most of his senior year.

"It was more of a personal deicison for me," said Marquez. "I felt like it was something I needed. I haven't dedicated myself to one sport, pretty much my entire life, so now with football being an entire year now. I'm excited, and excited to see the results in the future, and hopefully it pays off. It was just something that -- I'm one of the captains and leaders on this team, this is my last year, I only have a couple of months left. I want to be there and just give them tips and just be there with them because this is going to end pretty quick."

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