January 25, 2022
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Diamond In the Rough: Legend Denler, Benton High School

Legend Denler is a senior wide receiver at Benton High School. Born and raised in Bossier City, LA, the student-athlete has been involved in sports since the age of four, when he played baseball and football. With over 700 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in his 2017 season, his quick speed and excellent ball-handling skills are what makes him a stand out player. Upon graduation, he looks forward to attending a prestigious university as either an architecture or engineering major.

When did you start playing football?

I started playing football around the age of 5. I began as a running back and later played quarterback, but I soon learned that the wide receiver position was best for me.


What made you want to start playing football?

I have always had an interest in sports since I was young. You could always find me throwing a football or hitting a baseball. Over time, I gravitated more towards football because of its high energy and quick pace.


How have you improved since your first year of high school?

Freshman year I was very skinny. I have used my time at practice to bulk up, and improve my speed and ball control.


What are you looking forward to this year?

I am most looking forward to seeing how far my team can get through the playoffs. Our number one goal is to attend and win the State Championship.


What would your coaches say about you?

My coaches would say I am a hard worker on and off the field and am an all around good person. Likewise, my teammates would have very positive things to say about me.


How do you prepare in the off-season?

During the off-season, I train nonstop and am constantly working on my footwork and routes. The best thing for me to do is to get with the quarterback and practice.


What makes you different from the other players on your team?

My name is Legend. Although I am very humble on and off the field, I aspire to live up to the name my parents gave me.


Why should a college recruit you?

I pride myself in putting in hard work and dedication to my team and my craft on and off the field. When I am not physically working, I am mentally strategizing. Also, as important as football is to me, I still am very diligent in my schoolwork and manage my time accordingly.


GPA: 3.3

ACT: 22

Height: 5’10’

Weight: 165

Bench: 225

Squat: 420

Clean: 270

40 yd Dash: 4.5 sec

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