By: Omar Saulters

In a move to bolster their offensive line, the Arlington Renegades of the United Football League (UFL) have signed Marquis Lucas, a seasoned offensive tackle with extensive experience, particularly in the NFL and various other football leagues.

From High School to the Pros: Marquis Lucas’s Football Journey

Born on March 25, 1993, Lucas comes from a deeply entrenched football background. His journey to professional football began at Miami Central High School, where he honed his skills as a right tackle, setting the stage for a promising career ahead.

Lucas continued his football prowess at West Virginia University, where he played college football for the Mountaineers, showcasing his talent and dedication.

Standing tall at 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 307 pounds, Lucas possesses the physical attributes necessary for success in the demanding football world. His pre-draft measurables, including a 40-yard dash time of 5.33 seconds and an impressive 25 reps on the bench press, underscore his athleticism and strength.

Overcoming Setbacks: Marquis Lucas’s NFL Pursuit

Despite going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Lucas refused to let setbacks define his career. He embarked on a journey through various NFL teams, beginning with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. Although his tenure with the Bills was short-lived, Lucas’s determination remained unwavering.

Lucas’s NFL journey continued with stints at the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he showcased his versatility and skill set. His resilience and commitment to the game saw him through multiple waivers and practice squad placements, a testament to his tenacity and drive.

Following his NFL journey, Lucas succeeded in alternative football leagues, including the Alliance of American Football and the XFL. Despite the temporary suspension of these leagues, Lucas remained steadfast in his pursuit of professional football.

A New Chapter: Marquis Lucas Joins the Arlington Renegades

Mocas’s football odyssey most recently led him to the United Football League (UFL), where the New Orleans Breakers drafted him in the 2022 USFL draft before the league merged with the XFL to form the UFL.

On March 4, 2024, the Arlington Renegades made a strategic move by signing Lucas, adding depth and experience to their offensive line. With his extensive background and proven track record, Lucas is poised to significantly impact the Renegades’ roster, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill to the field.

As the UFL continues to grow and evolve, signings like Marquis Lucas underscore the league’s commitment to showcasing top-tier talent and providing opportunities for athletes to excel at the professional level. The upcoming season holds promise and potential for Lucas and the Arlington Renegades as they strive for success on the gridiron.

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Omar Saulters

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