The Texas State football team is looking to secure its third consecutive winning season in 2010 under Coach Brad Wright. One athlete who will play an integral role in helping the Bobcats reach this goal is senior wide receiver Da’Marcus Griggs. Griggs comes off the 2009 season in which he ranked second in the Southland Conference and ninth nationally among Football Championship Subdivision teams in receptions with 12.1 per game. He also ranked second in the SLC and 12th nationally in receiving yards with 88.1 in 2009 and broke the Texas State record for most receptions in a season (80).
The University Star had the opportunity to sit down with Griggs and discuss his expectations for the upcoming season.
LC: What are your ultimate goals for the 2010 season?
DG: I haven’t thought a lot about my personal goals. I just want to win. I just want to win conference and win a national championship. I’m not the type of guy who sets personal goals, but for the team, I just want to win.
LC: What game are you looking forward to most this season and why?
DG: I’m really looking forward to the Cal Poly game. Two years ago, I was a redshirt freshman, and I tore my ACL during that game. I missed the rest of the (season), and I’m ready to get back and play against them at home.
LC: What do you think will be the most challenging aspect this season in terms of trying to reach your goals of winning?
DG: Having a young, inexperienced quarterback will be a big obstacle for us. The coaching staff has been pushing us to work hard and work with him. (The Bobcats) need to do what we have to do, and if we don’t carry (what we’ve practiced) over, we can’t win.
LC: What does it mean to you to be considered one of the top wide receivers in the FCS?
DG: It’s an honor, of course. It’s a God-given talent, and I want to maintain being one of the top wide receivers. There’s a target on my back now. Everyone wants a piece of me, and that motivates me to win.
LC: There has been much talk about leadership on this team and how it will play a role of reaching the team’s goals?
DG: I’m not much of a vocal leader. I set an example by doing more on the field. This year, I’m going to work on being more of a vocal leader, and I’m prepared for a winning Bobcat season.