Getting to know… Marcellus Hayes

Senior Football Player


Purvit Patel

Senior Football Player Marcellus Hayes

Name: Marcellus Hayes #7

Year: Senior

Major(s): Marketing

Hometown: Camp Hill

High School: Camp Hill High School

Position: Defensive Back/Corner Back

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: Having the chance to get a great education and being able to play Football. Also the people that I met when I came to visit.

Q: What are your hopes for the upcoming season?

A: I hope to flip our record from last year and become a top team in the MAC.

Q: What are your hopes for your next season as a Colonel?

A: This is my last season, but I hope the guys can take something positive from my season this year and use it to better their season next year.

Q: When/Why did you first begin playing football?

A: I began playing in 5th grade when I had nothing else to do with my free time. But as time went on football became my outlet.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A: I enjoy snowboarding, playing basketball and just hanging out with the homies.

Q: Who would you say is the most influential person in your life? Why?

A: I can’t say one person was the most but my family has really driven me to become the man I am today and the man I want to be in the future. Hard work really does pay off and they have pushed me in ways I don’t think they even know.

Q: A quote you live your life by?

A: “Blood Makes You Related, Loyalty Makes You Family”

Q: What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A: It means finding a way to make things work even though times can get hard. Being resilient and picking yourself up when you get knocked down.

Q: If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be?

A: Brian Dawkins he was one of my favorite players as a kid and the things I could learn from him are endless.

Q: Does the football team have anything they would like to inform the student body?

A: This year the football team will give you something to cheer for.