Though his career at USF ended only four months ago, rangy WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling already is giving back to his alma mater.
By giving it his back.
Valdes-Scantling, projected as a Saturday selection in this weekend's NFL draft, tweeted a photo shortly after noon Thursday of the elaborate homage to USF he recently had tattooed on his back.
Tatted on my but it’s deeper than the surface. USF will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/GmVdkWtef9— Marquez V-S (@MVS__11) April 26, 2018
At the top, starting near the base of Valdes-Scantling's neck, is a picture of the St. Petersburg skyline reflecting off water. Below it is an image of Raymond James Stadium, with the school's "U" logo above it. A smaller image of Valdes-Scantling facing the stadium, in full USF uniform, is etched in the center of his lower back.
Valdes-Scantling said the work, which took about seven hours, was done at Allstar Tattoo & Body Piercing in High Springs. The stadium alone took five hours to complete, he said.