Marquise Hill



Things like this really sadden me. I love when people from New Orleans make it to the big dance, the NFL. Hill was a second round pick in 2005 by the New England Patriots. He was a class act in high school and it followed him to Louisiana State University and even all the way to the NFL for the Patriots. From the reports that I have read he was riding a jet ski on Lake Pontchartrain with a female and when they fell off, he and the woman whom were both not wearing life vests were floating away. He was trying to calm the female down the entire time even as he parted with her in the water. It is truly a sad day for Louisiana and the Nation to have lost such a great man and a role model to many. As a side note, he was in New Orleans helping his mother rebuild her house that was destroyed in Katrina. Another young man, dead and we should keep his family in our prayers.

“We are all shocked,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement.”

Hill played on LSU’s national championship team and was a second-round draft pick by New England in 2004.

“It’s shocking,” said Patriots cornerback Randall Gay, who was also a college teammate of Hill’s at LSU, and who was at the scene when officials pulled the body from the lake. “This is going to be hard for a lot of people.”

The woman, whose identity was not available Monday morning, was rescued and sent to Tulane Medical Center where she told them Hill had tried to keep her calm as the two were drifting away from each other.

ESPN article about his death

Links to stories about the Marquise Hill death

Where they found the body