De’Mard Llorens is Natchitoches through and through.
A hometown standout at Natchitoches Central High School who walked on at Northwestern State, Llorens has been named the Exchange Bank and Trust Demon Great of the Game held Saturday between the Demons and Nicholls.
Llorens earned the 2013 Chris Waddell Award as the Demons’ top walk-on before becoming one of the most productive running backs in school history.
Llorens capped his career with 2,381 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns – both of which are top-10 career marks at Northwestern State. His yardage total is 10th while his 24 rushing scores are tied for fifth in school history.
His 11 touchdown rushes as a junior are tied for sixth in school single-season history while his 211 rushing yards in a 2016 game at Lamar stood as the 10th-best single-game total in school history until the spring 2021 season.
Appropriate for Saturday’s opponent, Llorens tied NSU’s single-game rushing touchdown record with four scores against Nicholls in 2015. Among those Llorens’ performance against the Colonels equaled is N-Club Hall of Famer and former AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year Joe Delaney.
Following his Demon career, Llorens earned an invitation to rookie minicamp with the Los Angeles Rams where he earned a spot on the preseason roster.
The Exchange Bank Demon Great of the Game program is in its second decade of honoring former Northwestern State student-athletes and staff members. Exchange Bank and Trust has been a key supporter of NSU Athletics throughout its long history as the oldest financial institution in Louisiana.