This year in college football did not disappoint as 4 local football stars find success in the college ranks in 2019. These young men from the Shreveport-Bossier City area definitely made their presence felt on the football field.
A Bright Spot on a Dismal Season
Marquez Stevenson is a product of Northwood H.S. in Shreveport. As a 6-0, 190 junior wide receiver, he played in 12 games for the Cougars. This year he caught 52 passes for 907 yards and 9 touchdowns. He had three games of over 100-yards receiving, and one game over 200 yards (211 vs SMU). Recorded three games of 7 or more catches.
In the season finale against Navy, he had eight catches for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. Stevenson rushed for 89 yards for the year and also returned 17 kickoffs for 473 yards and 2 touchdowns, totaling 1469 yards in 2019. Marquez was selected to the All-AAC first team and was the leading receiver for a 4-8 Cougar team.
His career numbers with the Cougars are 1,926 yards and 18 touchdowns in 3 years in H-Town.
Playing for a Championship
Terrance Marshall played at Parkway High School in Bossier-City. Terrance is a 6-4, 200-pound sophomore wide receiver for the LSU Tigers and will play against Clemson in the National Championship Game in New Orleans.
Marshall caught 43 passes for 625 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is part of the trio of wide receivers targeted by QB Joe Burrow. Terrance has averaged 14.53 yards per catch but has missed three games due to injury.
Marshall has caught a touchdown pass in seven games this season and has recorded four games with 2 or more touchdown catches. He has four games of four or more catches.
He came charging out of the gate in week 1 with 4 catches for 31 yards and three touchdowns vs. Georgia Southern. Marshall followed that performance with six catches for 133 yards and a touchdown, averaging 20.50 yards per catch in the win against Texas in week 2.
Terrance did not disappoint in a championship environment. He had five catches for 89 and two touchdowns against Georgia in the SEC title game, helping LSU win their first conference title since 2011.
And then, against Oklahoma, Marshall turned another solid performance. He caught six passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the National Semifinal Game to help LSU advance to the National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers on January 13.
Upset “Between the Hedges”
Israel Mukuamu is 6-4, 205 defensive back out of Parkway High School in Bossier City. He is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina.
Mukuamu has done a little bit of everything this season. He recorded four interceptions, 59 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and broke up nine passes.
But his moment in the sun came against #5 Georgia “between the hedges”. Israel intercepted three Jake Fromm passes that day, helping the Gamecocks defeat the #5 team in the land 20-17 in OT.
Solid Career in the Maize and Blue
Shea Patterson is a 6-2, 202-pound quarterback from Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport before transferring to IMG Academy in Florida for his senior year of high school in 2015.
You may remember Patterson signed a letter of intent with Ole Miss in 2016 but missed a number of games over his two years in Oxford. Patterson played a total of only 10 games for the Rebels but made of the best of his opportunities when he did play.
He passed for 3,139 yards and 23 touchdowns against 12 interceptions in his career at Ole Miss. As the starter for the Rebels, he was 4-6.
Patterson transferred to Michigan in 2018. That season, he passed for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
And this season, Patterson passed for 3,061 yards and 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was 6 of 12 for 100 yards and a touchdown to help the Wolverines beat #14 Notre Dame 45-14.
His career numbers at Michigan are 5,661 yards passing, 45 touchdowns, 15 interceptions. As a starter, he was 19-7 in Ann Arbor.
So, if you combine Patterson’s total numbers for his college career, he has passed for 8,800 yards, 68 touchdowns, and 27 interceptions.
4 local football stars find success in the college ranks in 2019. It is a testament to the talent that is produced in the Shreveport-Bossier area on a consistent basis.
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