Eric Mackey, 2017 graduate of MCHS, and star quarterback for the Marengo Indians, is now a freshman at Rockford University and playing quarterback for the Rockford Regents. He’s taken his winning ways with him! As of this writing, in his first three college games he’s already passed an average of 36.5 yards per game, completed 10 of 22 passing attempts and scored one touchdown. The Regents can already tell they have a valuable new player.

This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows this young man who began playing football at age five! Someone asked Mackey for his thoughts on the game, and he replied: “My thoughts are quite simple— football means the world to me and to be successful in the game you have to put a lot of work in.”

As a Sports Management major at Rockford University, he hopes to steer his talents and love of football into a career. Right now, he’s enjoying the challenge of moving from high school football into the university scene. He writes, “The first few weeks of college football were a little strange because you’re playing with an entirely new group of guys, but spending so much time with them there is something really special about how everyone can get so close in a matter of weeks.”

It’s good to know this Marengo grad is finding a place and making his mark with his new team.

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