Auburn QB Marshall: From small town phenom to highly touted starter

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 6:36 PM

On Saturday Washington State will face Auburn, and their first year starting quarterback Nick Marshall - a player that has garnered a lot of interest since being named the Tigers' starter.

Before hopping around the college ranks, Marshall was a record-breaking, state championship winning quarterback at Wilcox Co. in the tiny town of Rochelle, GA. KREM 2 Sports Director Darnay Tripp covered Marshall while at WMAZ in Macon, Georgia.

Below is a story that Darnay did about Marshall after his high school football career came to an end.

Marshall is in his first season at Auburn, joining Gus Malzahn's team after a season at Garden City Community College. In his one year of JUCO ball he threw for 3,142 yards and ran for 1,095. Similarities in style of play, and football background have earned comparisons to Heisman Trophy winners Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel.

The Tigers' starter began his college career at Georgia, where he played cornerback and planned to play basketball. However, he was dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules in January of 2012.

The Cougs visit Auburn Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

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