Keith Marshall (American football)

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Keith Marshall
Georgia BulldogsNo. 4
Running back Junior
Major: Pre-Business
Date of birth: (1994-02-16) February 16, 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth: Raleigh, North Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
High school: Raleigh (NC) Millbrook
 College(s):
Stats at ESPN.com

Keith Marshall (born February 16, 1994) is an American football running back for the Georgia Bulldogs.

High school career[edit]

Marshall attended Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he played football and competed in track.

Marshall was 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds as a senior high school running back. Scout.com rated him a five-star prospect and the No. 1 running back in the class of 2012. Marshall was recruited by Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon who first observed Marshall as a sophomore halfback. Marshall committed to Georgia on 6 December 2011 and attempted to sway high school track friend Todd Gurley to commit to Georgia instead of Clemson University. Gurley committed to Georgia five weeks later. The pair wanted a combined talent similar to the rushing tandem of Alabama's Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram.[1]

Marshall’s high school coach Clarence Inscore praised the synergy saying, "The idea of two highly recruited athletes ... playing the same position, a lot of people would say, man, that's kind of crazy, you're going to give up a lot of your carries. They were so mature in having that forethought to think, ... it's going to take two guys to get it done in the SEC."[1]

Track and field[edit]

Also an accomplished athlete, Marshall competed on the school’s track team as a sprinter, and participated in the 2011 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as the 2011 NCHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in the 100 meters.[1] He was named the 2011 Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the State of North Carolina.[2] He won the 100-meter dash at the 2011 USATF Region 16 Championships, with a time of 10.44 seconds.[3] He also placed first in the 200-meter dash at the 2011 CAP8 Conference Meet, at 21.54 seconds.[4] At the NCHSAA 4A Mid-East Championships, he earned first place finishes in both the 100 meters (10.20s) and 200 meters (21.30s).[5][6]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
100 meters 10.20 Raleigh, North Carolina April 27, 2011
200 meters 21.30 Raleigh, North Carolina April 27, 2011

College career[edit]

Marshall and Gurley, endearingly nicknamed “Gurshall” by fans, rushed a combined 964 yards in their first five games during the 2012 season.[1] Marshall has averaged 85.6 rushing yards for his first five games.[7]

Marshall’s first freshman honor was the SEC Freshman of the Week award conferred alongside Gurley for their performance in Georgia’s win over Tennessee. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was also awarded making it the first time the SEC named three players for an award.[8]

For his second, and best, 100-yard game (played on September 29, 2012), Marshall carried for 164 yards and two touchdowns (75 and 72 yards) in 10 carries. The game was Georgia’s best rushing game for a single player since Washaun Ealey’s 183 yards against Georgia Tech in 2009.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
Year Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2012 117 781 6.5 75 8 11 91 8.3 24 1

Personal[edit]

Marshall rooms with his high school friend and fellow running back Todd Gurley.[8]

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