Nick Marshall

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Nick Marshall
Auburn TigersNo. 14
QuarterbackJunior
Major: Public Administration
Date of birth: (1992-06-30) June 30, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: Pineview, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
High school: Rochelle (GA) Wilcox County
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Nick Marshall
Auburn TigersNo. 14
QuarterbackJunior
Major: Public Administration
Date of birth: (1992-06-30) June 30, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: Pineview, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
High school: Rochelle (GA) Wilcox County
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Nick Marshall (born June 30, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Auburn Tigers.

Early years[edit]

Marshall was born in Pineview, Georgia, the son of Phillip Marshall and Shalina Cliett,[1] and attended high school at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia. He was a two-sport star in basketball and football. He was named the boys basketball AP Class A player of the year twice. In football, he led Wilcox County to the Class A championship as a junior, while passing for 2,956 yards and 32 touchdowns. He was named the Class A Offensive Player of the Year as well as a part of the PrepStar All-American team, SuperPrep All-Dixie team, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Super 11" team.

Marshall decided on going to the University of Georgia for college because he was offered the opportunity to play both basketball and football.[2]

College career[edit]

Marshall began his college career in 2011 as a cornerback for the University of Georgia.[3] Marshall and two teammates were dismissed from the team for an unspecified "violation of team rules."[2]

Marshall transferred to Garden City Community College where he was the starting quarterback in 2012 and led the team to a 7–4 record while scoring 37 touchdowns (19 rushing, 18 passing), passing for 3,142 yards, and becoming the team’s leading rusher with 1,095 yards.[4] After one season with Garden City Community College, Marshall then transferred to Auburn with the hope of playing quarterback.

Starting quarterback for Auburn[edit]

In August 2013, Marshall was named starting quarterback for Auburn.[5] This came after a heated four-man race for the position in head coach Gus Malzahn's newly installed offense which saw 2012 starting quarterback Kiehl Frazier transfer to safety on the defensive side of the ball.[6]

Marshall was instrumental in Auburn's turnaround from a 3–9 season in 2012 to beginning the 2013 season 9–1 while beating the Ole Miss Rebels, then ranked #24 in the AP Poll and #6 Texas A&M Aggies.

On November 16, 2013, Marshall was the quarterback behind a play known as "The Prayer at Jordan-Hare" when he threw a 73-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to Ricardo Louis on a 4th-and-18 with 36 seconds left[7] to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs.[8] He also led his team to a victory in the Iron Bowl over top-ranked Alabama.

On November 30, 2013, Marshall threw the game-tying touchdown pass with 32 seconds remaining in the epic 2013 Iron Bowl to even the score 28–28. Auburn won the game on a 109-yard touchdown return from an Alabama missed field goal. The team later went on to win the SEC Championship, and earned a berth in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kiehl Frazier
Auburn Tigers starting quarterback
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent