NFL Pro Bowl Wide Receiver
MARSHALL AT A GLANCE:
A third-year wide receiver whose 102 receptions in 2007 marked the third-highest total by a second-year player in NFL history while ranking second in Broncos annals for a single season and fifth in the NFL that year.
Registered the first 1,000-yard receiving effort of his career with Denver in 2007, totaling 1,325 receiving yards that ranked third in club history for a season and sixth in the NFL that year.
Led the NFL in receiving yards after contact (according to STATS, Inc.) in 2007, totaling 319 yards (24.1 percent of his total) following initial contact with a defender.
Had three 10-catch games for the Broncos in 2007 and became the first player in club history to record consecutive outings with at least 10 receptions.
Totaled 18 catches and 287 receiving yards over the final seven games of the 2006 season as a rookie for Denver after recording two grabs in his first eight games played.
Scored on a 71-yard catch-and-run reception against Seattle on Sunday Night Football (12/3/06) that tied for the fourth-longest reception by a Broncos rookie in club history.
Started 21 games as a wide receiver and added seven starts as a safety during four seasons at the University of Central Florida, where he played 44 career games.
Posted the second-most receiving yards (1,195) in a season in UCF history as a senior en route to earning second-team All-Conference USA honors.
Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Quickly: Marshall finished third in the league in receptions (104) and seventh in receiving yards (1,265) despite missing Denver's season opener. He also finished first on the team with six receiving scores. He became the second player in team history with consecutive 100-catch seasons, joining WR Rod Smith (2000-01). His 104 receptions were also second most in club history (113 by Smith, 2001). His 206 receptions from 2007-08 are the second most for a two-season span in franchise history (213 by Rod Smith, 2000-01). He is currently 12th all-time among Broncos players with 226 career receptions; he is 14th all-time among Broncos players with 2,899 career receiving yards.
2008 Honors: AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 2 vs. S.D., 9/14); AFC Pro Bowl Selection (starter)
2008: Placed on the reserve/suspended list for the Broncos' game at Oak. (9/8)... In his first action of the season, he had 18 catches for 166 yards (9.2 avg.) and a touchdown vs. S.D. (9/14). His 18 catches set a Broncos record (Rod Smith, 14, at Ariz, 9/23/01) and tied for second most all-time in a single game (Terrell Owens, 20, vs. Chicago, 12/17/00). Dating back to last season, Marshall has posted at least 10 catches along with 100 receiving yards in four of his last five games. His 166 receiving yards were the most by an AFC player in Week 2 and mark the second-highest total by a player this year. His output marked his fifth-career 100-yard receiving game. Marshall's 55 catches in his past five games dating to last season are the most in NFL history during any five-game stretch... He scored his second touchdown of the season vs. N.O. (9/21), extending his scoring streak to three games dating to last season. He finished with six receptions for 155 yards (25.8 avg.) and a touchdown. His 155 receiving yards marks the sixth 100-yard receiving game in his career and his fifth in his last six games (after only one 100-yard receiving game in his first 27 career games). Through two games, Marshall has 24 receptions for 321 yards (13.4 avg.) with two touchdowns. His 24 catches mark the second most by a player through his first two games of a season in NFL history (Atlanta's Andre Rison had 26 receptions through the first two games of the 1994 season)... Caught seven passes for 77 yards and a touchdown at K.C. (9/28), scoring in his fourth straight game dating to last season. It marks the longest streak with a receiving touchdown in his career and the longest Broncos streak since WR Anthony Miller had six straight games with a receiving score in 1995. With his 77 receiving yards, he became the 18th player in Broncos history with over 2,000 receiving yards... Had three catches for 25 yards vs. T.B. (10/5)... Led the team with nine receptions for 98 yards vs. Jac. (10/12). He moved past Clarence Kay for 17th in Broncos history in career receiving yards (2,155). He also moved ahead of Dave Preston for 21st in Broncos history in career receptions (165)... With his six receptions for 77 yards at N.E. (10/20), he moved past WR Ashley Lelie (168) and RB Terrell Davis (169) into 19th place in Broncos history with 171 receptions... Had just two catches for 27 yards vs. Mia. (11/2), but he had a 77-yard touchdown nullified in the third quarter because of offensive pass interference and he drew a defensive pass interference call in the end zone in the fourth quarter which led to a touchdown...Made six receptions for 89 yards and the game-winning touchdown catch with 1:14 remaining at Cle. (11/6)... He had a team-high six receptions for 89 yards at Atl. (11/16). His 47-yard reception in the fourth quarter was his longest reception this season and his longest since he caught a 68-yard touchdown pass on 11/25/07 at Chicago. The reception came on a 3rd-and-7 and helped keep the game-winning touchdown drive alive... With his four reception for 84 yards vs. Oak. (11/23), he moved into 14th place in Broncos history in career receiving yards and 17th place in career receptions... Recorded five receptions for 55 yards at NYJ (11/30)... Finished with 11 receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns vs. K.C. (12/7), putting him over 1,000 receiving yards for the second consecutive season (1,033). His 6-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter proved to be the winning margin against the Chiefs... Caught 10 passes for 129 yards vs. Buf. (12/21), moving into 12th place all-time in receptions by a Bronco 220)... Caught six passes for 55 yards at S.D. (12/28), reaching the 100-catch mark for the second consecutive year.
2007: Marshall started all 16 games and led Denver with 102 receptions, which marked the third most by a second- year player in NFL history, 1,325 receiving yards (13.0 avg.) and seven touchdowns... 102 receptions ranked second in Broncos history and fifth in the NFL for the year... Became the first player drafted by the Broncos to reach 100 receptions in a season, posting the franchise's fifth 100-catch output by its fourth different player... 1,325 receiving yards ranked third in Broncos history and sixth in the league for the year... Led the NFL in receiving yards after contact (319 / 24.1% of his total) according to STATS, Inc.... Recorded four 100-yard receiving efforts... Totaled three contests with at least 10 catches and became the first Bronco in team annals to post consecutive 10-catch outings (10 vs. K.C. 12/9 and 11 at Hou. 12/13)... Led the NFL with 43 receptions in December (six more than next closest player) that went for 478 yards with three touchdowns... Added five rushes for 57 yards... Opened the year with five catches for 52 yards with one touchdown at Buf. (9/9)... Reached the 100-yard mark for the first time as a pro with 133 yards on seven catches vs. Jac. (9/23)... Led the team with nine catches for 96 yards at Det. (11/4)... Scored on a 41-yard touchdown catch on Monday Night Football vs. Ten. (11/19) before scoring on a 68-yarder at Chi. (11/25)... Notched the first 10-catch effort of his career with 10 receptions for 115 yards with two touchdowns vs. K.C. (12/9)... Performance against the Chiefs marked the first multipletouchdown game of his career, and he also went above the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the year that day... Made a career-high 11 catches for 107 yards at Hou. (12/13), becoming the first Bronco in club history to post consecutive 10-catch efforts... Recorded his third 10+catch outing in a four-game span with 10 grabs for 114 yards with one touchdown vs. Min. (12/30)... Also rushed twice for 31 yards, including a career-long 24-yard carry, against the Vikings.
2006: Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Marshall played 15 games (1 start) and made 20 catches for 309 yards (15.5 avg.) with two touchdowns, including a 71-yard scoring grab. He also rushed twice for 12 yards and contributed six special-teams stops. Marshall compiled 18 catches for 287 yards (15.5 avg.) with a touchdown in the Broncos' final seven games, including at least one catch in each game. After tearing the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Broncos' first preseason game at Detroit, he was declared inactive for the season opener at Stl. (9/10). Marshall contributed a special-teams stop in his professional debut vs. K.C. (9/17). He recorded the first two receptions of his career, including a 9-yard scoring catch, at Cle. (10/22). He did not record any stats on offense at Pit. (11/5), but he had a 50-yard catch negated by a penalty. He made three catches for 21 yards on Thanksgiving at K.C. (11/23). On Sunday Night Football vs. Sea. (12/3), he scored on a 71-yard catch-and-run grab from Jay Cutler that marked the second-longest rookie-to-rookie passing play in team history. It also tied for the fourth-longest catch by a rookie in Denver annals. Marshall shared the team lead with a career-high five catches for 58 yards and had a 6-yard carry at Ari. (12/17). In his first pro start, Marshall led the Broncos with four catches for 65 yards vs. Cin. (12/24). He made a toe-tapping 36-yard grab along the sideline that set up Tony Scheffler's 1-yard touchdown grab against the Bengals. Rod Smith took the snap from center and threw a lateral to Cutler, who fired 36 yards downfield to Marshall. Marshall made two catches for 20 yards in the finale vs. S.F. (12/31).
COLLEGE: Marshall started 21 career games at wide receiver for the University of Central Florida and added seven starts at safety for the school during his junior year. Marshall played 44 career games (21 starts) at UCF, posting 112 receptions for 1,674 yards (14.9 avg.) with 13 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 52 tackles (31 solo), one interception, 0.5 sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble for his collegiate career. As a senior in 2005, he led UCF with career highs in receptions (74), receiving yards (1,195) and receiving touchdowns (11) in 13 games (12 starts). He earned second-team All-Conference USA recognition for his performance with his receiving yardage total ranking second, his reception total tying for eighth and his touchdown reception total tying for sixth on the school's all-time single-season list. Marshall played 10 games with a total of 10 starts as a junior, starting three contests at wide receiver and seven at safety. In addition to leading the team with 51 tackles (30 solo), he posted eight catches for 84 yards (10.5 avg.). Marshall played 12 games (6 starts) as a sophomore and was one of two true freshmen to play for UCF.
PERSONAL: Marshall was chosen as an all-state selection and was named the Seminole County Utility Player of the Year at Lake Howell High School in Lake Howell, Fla. He accounted for 1,506 yards of total offense as a senior, gaining 1,056 yards through the air and 450 on the ground. He threw 11 touchdowns and also scored four defensively (two interception returns and two fumble returns). He played in the all-Central Florida game and was named MVP of the contest. Marshall also lettered in basketball and track three times. He won the Class 3A state triple-jump championship with a jump of 48-feet, six-and-three-quarter inches as a senior. He had another 48-foot jump to win the triple jump at the Golden South track and field event. He majored in liberal studies at Central Florida. Marshall is an active member of the Kappa Psi fraternity and the group's charity work. He is working a project to restore Larimer Park in Pittsburgh, where he resides. He also restores vintage automobiles. Marshall was born on March 23, 1984, in Pittsburgh.