Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ali Marpet ’15 will be the next guest on HWS All-Access. The discussion with the Bucs starting left guard and team captain will be hosted by Head Football Coach Kevin DeWall ’00 at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27.
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A veteran of five NFL seasons, Marpet was a second round draft pick of the Buccaneers in 2015. He was chosen 61st overall, the highest a Division III player has been taken in the NFL draft. A starter since Day 1 in Tampa, Marpet has played in every game in each of the past two seasons. A versatile offensive lineman, he has played at both left and right guard as well as center for the Bucs.
At Hobart, Marpet was a three-year starter at tackle, earning three straight All-Liberty League awards. He was twice named D3football.com All-East and was named to three separate All-America teams following his senior season. Marpet and his teammates won four consecutive Liberty League Championships, compiling a 41-5 overall record. He played in four straight NCAA playoffs, leading the Statesmen to the national quarterfinals in 2012 and 2014.
Marpet’s on-field success earned him an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. He wowed the scouts with his work in practice and in the game and earned an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. Marpet continued to drive his draft stock up by posting the fastest 40-yard dash of any offensive line, while logging the second fastest three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle run. He was fifth in the bench press and eighth in the broad jump.
In two seasons as head coach, DeWall has led the Statesmen to a 14-6 record. Last year, he directed Hobart to a 9-2 record, a four-win improvement over 2018, and a 30-10 victory at Cortland in the New York State Bowl. DeWall’s coaching resume includes nearly two decades of experience, including a dozen as Hobart’s offensive coordinator. In that role, he oversaw the development of 77 All-Liberty League selections. DeWall mentored three Liberty League Offensive Players of the Year, including Marpet, who was the first offensive lineman to win the award.