Lamarcus Caradine | Belhaven University | WR
Twitter: @Marcus_caradine | Instagram: @iam_marcuscaradine
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Belhaven University?
A: I chose Belhaven, primarily because they were the only university to give me a chance out of high school. They gave me an opportunity to continue to build myself, not only as a player, but a person as well.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment in my sports career so far is leading my team in touchdowns and receptions my senior year.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Belhaven University?
A: I learned that the team is everything. You can have personal goals, but if you are not helping the team then you are not being a great teammate. Being a great teammate will lead to success. Everyone has a role. Being a leader is being able to putting the team first before yourself. Coach would always say, “The Team, The Team, The Team.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My Major is Sports Medicine and Exercise Science, and I was planning on being a chiropractor.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: They would say that I want to be the best at anything that I do. They would say that I will never give up on my dream. I will work so hard, because I know dreams are not something that is just giving to us. We are meant to work for it.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: The most memorable play of my career was when I scored my first touchdown of my collegiate career.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge happened my freshman year. I almost failed out of college due to bad grades. I was very disappointed in myself after that. I was politely told if I didn’t have a certain gpa that I would be kicked out of college. I made a decision and a promise to my parents that I was going to do better as a person and a student. My grades went up tremendously, and I was able to continue to be a student and an athlete.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Odell Beckham Jr./ I got pretty good speed and run good routes. I am my own critic. I always believe I can run a route better than the time before. I also have great hands, which is my best attribute. I wear a 2x-3x in gloves.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength that I could bring to a professional team is that I am a great teammate. I am going to give you everything I got. I am going to bring that dog mentality as well, because I want to be the best. I am a competitor. You should consider me,because you are going to get a “DOG”!
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: Yes, I go home and train kids from my high school every chance I get.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A:I am training with Aaron Woods. I am pushing myself as much as possible to be successful. My goals is be successful and push my body to be the best it could be.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be playing professional football and being able to give my town hope to know they can come from anywhere and be successful. You just have to work for it.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy running track and lifting weights.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My Father
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I have 5 brothers and sisters, and I am the first person in my family to play collegiate sports. I also am very involved with my school. I am a resident assistant, track athlete, and in the chess club.