This week on “Where are they now Wednesday” we catch up with Mountaineer QB, Rasheed Marshall. Marshall played for WVU between 2001-2004 in which he rushed for 2329 rushing yards, 24 touchdowns on the ground, 5098 yards through the air along with 45 touchdowns. Rasheed was drafted in the 2005 NFL draft in the fifth round by the San Francisco 49ers.
Marshall made up half of the dynamic duo between him and Chris Henry. Marshall says he was fortunate playing for WVU and he had a chance to play with some really good guys and teammates. “I loved coming out of that tunnel on Saturday afternoon, knowing the whole state was behind us”.
Marshall had a short NFL career after leaving WVU. He was able to play for the 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Columbus Destroyers (AFL), and his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers. “The NFL was a great experience” Marshall says, “That level is every kids dream that has played sports, I was really blessed, being drafted was an accomplishment in itself.”
Marshall also gave an opinion on our recent WVU football team who just finished the season January 3rd with a Motel 6 Cactus Bowl championship against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Marshall says “As a team, they played well together down the stretch, midway through the season, things got rocky but they pulled it together”. Marshall also say that aside from the usual guys on the team he enjoyed watching: Smallwood, KJ Dillion, and QB Skyler Howard. Marshall also revealed that he usually texted Howard before the game, telling him the same thing every week, “Go get a win, make plays, and play your game.”
Since leaving WVU Marshall has partaken in many extraordinary jobs. For the past 5 years he has been a personal trainer for WVU, and for the past 3 years he was worked in the media covering WVU Football. Marshall says he works primarily for WV MetroNews, where he recently started covering Division 2 games for them, he has also worked with Root Sports.
If you would like to keep up to date with Rasheed Marshall, follow him on Twitter and Instagram @RasheedMarshall and you can also follow him on Facebook by using the name Rasheed Marshall.