Marquez Valdes-Scantling grew up in the St. Petersburg, FL area and attended Lakewood High School. Valdes-Scantling recorded 50 receptions, compiled 900 receiving yards and had 14 receiving touchdowns in his senior season.
After attending North Carolina State University for two years, Valdes-Scantling transferred to the University of South Florida. It was here where Valdes-Scantling found success in college football.
Valdes-Scantling proved to be an extremely efficient wide receiver, catching 5 touchdown passes on just 22 total receptions in his first season with the USF Bulls. In his senior season, Valdes-Scantling had his best statistical year with 53 receptions, 879 receiving yards and 6 touchdown receptions.
Valdes-Scantling was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Valdes-Scantling made his NFL debut in the Packers' season opener against the Chicago Bears. In Week 4, Valdes-Scantling made his first professional start, replacing the injured Randall Cobb.
Valdes-Scantling would have a breakout performance in Week 5 against the division rivals Detroit Lions with seven receptions, 68 receiving yards and a touchdown. Valdes-Scantling followed that game up with another impressive showing with 103 receiving yards on just three receptions against the San Francisco 49ers.
Valdes-Scantling finished his rookie campaign with 38 receptions, 581 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Valdes-Scantling was ranked seventh overall for receiving yards for all NFL rookies.
Valdes-Scantling has proven to be a vital weapon for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, averaging over 15 yards per reception. Valdes-Scantling has seemingly cemented his place as the Packers number two wideout.