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Mars Hill University Graduate Selected in NFL Draft

Marquez WilliamsThe Jacksonville Jaguars' pick in the seventh round of the 2017 National Football League draft spent most of his college playing career in western North Carolina. Marquez Williams, who earned his social work degree from Mars Hill University in 2016, played three years for the Lions, earning All South Atlantic Conference honors for two years. With one year of collegiate athletics eligibility left, Williams enrolled at the University of Miami to pursue a graduate degree, and was the Hurricanes' starting fullback last season, playing in all 13 games.