The biggest player in Azusa Pacific history, senior left tackle Luke Marquardt has gone from a redshirt tight end to full-fledged professional prospect after leaps and bounds in his development at the tackle position ... Anchored some of the biggest and most productive offensive lines in program history ... Was the first Azusa Pacific player to receive an NFL Scouting Combine invitation since Jack Williams in 2000.
Earned recognition on the first-ever Senior Bowl Watch List, which named 309 college seniors and NFL draft prospects in the preseason ... Was one of just 29 non-FBS players on the list and was the lone Great Northwest Athletic Conference player listed.
Started all 12 games during his junior season, running his starting streak to 24 consecutive games over three seasons ... Was named to NAIA All-Independent first team, helping lead the team to a 9-3 overall record, a playoff quarterfinals appearance and final top-five NAIA ranking ... Anchored a Cougar line that led the offense to school-records with 3,915 rushing yards (326.2 yards per game), scoring (45.6 points per game) and total offense (496.4 yards per game) ... Part of a line that surrendered just two sacks all year, the lowest team sack total allowed at any level of college football that season.
Started all 10 games during his redshirt sophomore season, his first full season on the offensive line ... At tackle, was key member of the Cougar offensive line that held opposing defenses to just nine sacks on Azusa Pacific quarterbacks' 249 pass plays in 2010.
Opened his 2009 redshirt freshman season at tight end where he appeared in 6 games, starting one, before making a late-season switch to tackle, starting there against Trinity and Langston ... As a tight end had a reception in each of the first 2 games (at Carroll, vs. San Diego) covering a total of 17 yards ... Missed 3 games with a broken foot.
Redshirted the 2008 season at Azusa Pacific, working out with the team while reacquainting himself with the game.
Played 1 season of varsity basketball for at Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash., where as a 2008 senior he helped the 15-11 Spartans, to the playoffs for the first time in 8 years ... Played freshman football at Skyline in 2004.
Born March 23, 1990 ... Parents are Adam (pastor) and Pam (coach) Marquardt ... Has 2 younger sisters (Olivia, Joanna) and a younger brother (Aaron) ... His mother was an NCAA Division II basketball All-American at Seattle University ... Is majoring in graphic design.