Jose Marquez joins the Huskers as a walk-on for the 2017 season. He will look to add depth to the defensive back spot as a freshman.
Before Nebraska (Crete HS)
Marquez played both offense and defense at Crete High School for Coach Reed Manstedt. Marquez played on varsity for both his junior and senior years. Marquez broke his leg early into his junior season. Marquez then aided to Crete's victory over Aurora during overtime by rushing a ten yard touchdown. Marquez produced seven solo tackles and seven assists. During his senior seaon, Marquez completed a 27 yard pass. Marquez rushed for a total of 141 yards, including two touchdowns.
Jose is the son of Guillermina Peña and Gerber Martinez. He has one brother, David Rodriguez and three sisters, Esmeralda Rodriguez, Perla Martinez and Ruby Martinez. Jose was born on Dec. 28, 1997.