All-IFL Kick Returner and 2nd Team Receiver Rodgers returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO, California (October 1, 2019) – The Strike Force have re-signed Marques Rodgers to their 2020 Indoor Football League roster.
Rodgers (5-10, 180, Western New Mexico) returns for his third season as a member of the IFL following a 2019 campaign that etched his name in the league record books after he racked up 2,229 all-purpose yards on the season (third-most all-time in a single season).
“Marques is a dynamic playmaker with the ability to contribute at every skill position on the field,” said Strike Force General Manager Ryan Eucker. “His numbers speak for themselves, but what we’ve also seen is Marques really step up as a leader. We’re excited to have him back and to build on a strong foundation in San Diego for 2020.”
In addition to being named the IFL Special Teams Player of the Year in 2019, Marques received First Team All-IFL honors as a kick returner and a 2nd Team mention as a receiver. He led the Strike Force with 70 receptions for 783 yards and nine touchdowns while adding 124 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Prior to San Diego, Marques played in five games with the Sioux Falls Storm in 2018. During his collegiate career at Western New Mexico University, where he was a running back by trade, Rodgers earned RMAC Offensive Freshman of the Year honors in 2014 after he recorded 1,296 rushing yards on 229 carries with six touchdowns. He was also named Second-Team Offense as he added 28 receptions for 310 yards and three scores. In his sophomore season in 2015, Marques rushed for 1,283 yards on 217 carries with 10 touchdowns and added 61 receptions for 638 yards and four touchdowns.
Marques is originally from Gardena, California and played at Serra High School.
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ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO STRIKE FORCE INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE TEAM The San Diego Strike Force will enter their second season as a member of the Indoor Football League in 2020 under the co-ownership of Roy Choi and Greg Anderson with General Manager Ryan Eucker at the helm. The team plays its home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego. Tickets and partnerships are available for the 2020 season. For more information, visit http://www.sdstrikeforce.com. You can also follow the team on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@sdstrikeforce).
ABOUT THE INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE The IFL will kick off its 12th season in 2020 and is led by Commissioner Mike Allshouse. The IFL was created in 2008 from a merger between the Intense Football League and the United Indoor Football Association. Its teams are located from San Diego, California, to Green Bay, Wisconsin. For more information about all things IFL, visit http://www.goifl.com or call the league office at 804-643-7277.
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