An alumnus of the Rockford East High School football program has won a college football award.

The E-Rab Nation is proud of Marcus Hayes.

While playing football for East High School in Rockford, he was "All NIC-10" for football.

Hayes is now a member of the New Mexico University Lobos football team and his success in the sport continues.

"Marcus Hayes was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for a dominating performance Saturday. Hayes recorded four tackles and had a pair of interceptions, including returning one for a 60-yard touchdown."

"Hayes is hardly a one-hit wonder for New Mexico. According to the graders at Pro Football Focus, Hayes is the No. 4 run defender in all of Division 1 college football so far this year."

Congratulations to Marcus!

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