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Former Madison East Athletic Standout Marquis Mason Trying Stint with Madison Radicals

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It's no surprise to find Marquis Mason lacing up his spikes on the gridiron. the surprise might be what he is here to play. Ultimate with the Madison Radicals.

"There was a friend of mine, a former co-worker who asked me to play Ultimate Frisbee and I had no idea how to play outside of gym." Said Mason.

As a former athletic standout at Madison East, Mason could do it all, but even for him learning this game takes patience.

"I'm still learning it, and trying not to make any mistakes. Mason said while laughing. "This is a great team and I want to keep this tradition going so whatever I have to do to not mess up, I'm going to do."

If mason looks like a wide receiver, that's because he used to be one for the Badgers. His college career was cut short after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear on his left knee in 2011, and than his right knee in 2012.

Mason said, "I tell people all the time, it was probably the worst injury. I would have much rather have broke my leg and came back from that. When you tear your ACL, you have to completely rebuild your leg."

Mason has rebuilt his athletic lifestyle and made a comeback. He is still active and with football behind him he his trying to make his new mark with the Radicals as a rookie and they see the potential. 

"he's big, he's fast, it's going to translate if he puts in the time." Said Kevin Petit-Scantling a fourth year player for the Radicals.

There are similarities for Mason playing a new game. Plays are still called out, he still runs routes and he'll remind you he still plays for the home team.

"The biggest thing is, I love representing Madison in any capacity." Said Mason. "So whatever I have to do to represent that and my high school and my neighborhood, I'll do that."

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