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  • In 1991, Marshall became only the second freshman in Division I history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau in seven games. The first was Florida running back Emmitt Smith.

  • Marshall was only the third freshman ever named first-team Associated Press All-America. The others were Tony Dorsett in 1973 and Herschel Walker in 1980.

  • When Marshall followed his 1991 NCAA rushing title with another in 1992, he became the fifth player in college history—and the first since Cornell’s Ed Marinaro in 1970-71—to lead the nation in yardage in back-to-back seasons.

  • Marshall left San Diego State as the NCAA’s second leading scorer of all time with 376 points. First on the list is Anthony Thompson, who played at Indiana from 1986 to 1989.

  • The NFL was not the only professional sports league interested in Marshall. The California Angels selected him with their 43rd round pick in the 1994 draft. Among those selected after Marshall were Placido Polanco, Dave Roberts, and Jim Mann—all of whom made the majors.

  • In his rookie season in 1994, Marshall became only the seventh player in NFL history to open his career with a pair of 100-yard rushing performances.

  • In 1994, Marshall established the Marshall Faulk Foundation to help disadvantaged inner-city children.

  • In the Rams’ 34-12 victory against the Bears in 1999, Marshall caught 12 passes for 204 yards. That receiving total was the highest by an NFL running back in one game since Kansas City’s Curtis McClinton’s 213 yards on December 19, 1965.

  • Marshall has never been married, but is the father to three sons

  • Marshall has his eye on a golf career when his playing days are over. Since 1996 he has sliced his handicap from a 30 to single digits. He competes every off-season on the celebrity circuit.