Former Drew running back Marquis Terry wins junior college Player of the Year award By Luke Strickland


Former Drew High School standout Marquis Terry was named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Offensive Player of the Year for his performance with Highland Community College this season.

The sophomore running back led all NJCAA running backs with a 1,319 yards and rushed for 16 touchdowns, a total good for second in the nation. Terry led the KJCCC in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, while finishing second in yards per game and first in all-purpose yards at 133 per game.

Terry rushed for 1,883 yards and 18 touchdowns during his senior season at Drew. He also added two touchdowns on receptions. Drew head coach Dorwyn Lyles said the program is proud to see a product succeed at the next level

“Marquis Terry is very humble and hard-working,” said Lyles. “He doesn’t complain and it’s no surprise that he has achieved such an acknowledgment. He just produces. We are very proud of him and his demonstration of hard work paying off. He exemplifies what it means to be Titan Tough.”

Terry finished his career at Highland as the school record holder in rushing touchdowns in a season. He ranks third in career carries (307) and rushing touchdowns (22).

Lyles said that Terry is hoping to continue his career at a Division I school next season and that the talented running back is generating interest on the recruiting scene.