Spartans of UD: Marshon Crowder

Oct 16, 2019

Spartans of UD highlights what makes University of Dubuque special – the people who live, work, and study on campus.

Marshon Crowder is a junior human health science major from Dubuque, Iowa, who is a linebacker on the football team.

Marshon Crowder - Spartans of UD

1. What do you enjoy most about playing football at the college level in your hometown?

“It has given me the opportunity to continue to play a sport that has molded me into the man I am today. It has given me countless lessons and ways to overcome hardships. It has enabled me to stay close to my family, so I can help take care of my son as well as help out with my parents – more like vice versa.”

2. What has been the highlight of your football career at UD so far? You picked up a Loras sack fumble and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown to give UD the lead and eventual win with the score 49-42 in the 2018 Key City Clash.

“As of now I don’t believe anything has topped the feeling from the Loras game last year. But I do hope to make a few more memorable moments like that!”

3. What is the team’s mentality heading into this week’s Homecoming game against Loras College? Is there any extra motivation with it being a Key City Clash?

“Being completely locked in. We have to play our brand of football and not get sucked into the hype of the game. Loras is a good team, so we cannot afford to take them lightly nor take any plays off.”

4. What advice do you have for future student-athletes on how to balance school with sports?

“To all future athletes, don’t just give up on yourself when things get rough. These are the moments in our lives that test us physically, mentally, and emotionally, and they are setting us up for life after college. Embrace the love and bonds that you form throughout your years, and leave nothing to regret.”

5. What is your favorite spot on campus?

“My favorite place on campus would have to be either the Charles C. Myers Library or Heritage Center. Both places are where most people spend their time during the day between classes, and you get to meet a lot of people. You also get to learn about a lot of things you never knew about.”