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Dekota Marshall

| | College: East Carolina
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2007 Season

A redshirt freshman who experienced action in all 13 games … Recorded 15 total tackles (nine solo, six assists) … Career-best six-tackle effort came against UCF … Credited with a pair of special teams stops … vs. Va. Tech (9/1): Recorded one tackle (solo) on special teams play … vs. UNC (9/8): Member of special teams unit recording one tackle (assisted) … vs. USM (9/15): Member of special teams unit - no stats … vs. WVU (9/22): Experienced action in a reserve role in the secondary … Credited with four total tackles (two solo, two assists) … Also had a half TFL ( 4 yards) … vs. Houston (9/29): Member of special teams unit - no stats … vs. UCF (10/6): Notched a career-high six stops (four solo, two assists) in a reserve role in the Pirates secondary … Recovered first career fumble in the third quarter … vs. UTEP (10/13): Recorded two total tackles (both solo) as a member of the Pirates secondary and special teams unit … vs. NC State (10/20): Experienced action in a reserve role in the secondary … Registered one tackle (assist) … Credited with a half TFL (-5 yards) … vs. UAB (10/27): Experienced action in a reserve role in the secondary … Member of the special teams unit - no stats … vs. Memphis (11/3): Experienced action in a reserve role in the secondary … Member of special teams unit - no stats … vs. Marshall (11/10): Member of special teams unit - no stats … vs. Tulane (11/24): Member of special teams unit - no stats … vs. Boise State (12/23): Experienced action as a member of special teams unit - no stats.

2006 Season

Redshirted … Turned in admirable performance as a member of the defensive scout team … Promoted to travel roster for Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham … Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2006.

High School

A key contributor on a Southwest Onslow program which has captured a pair of conference, regional and state championships while rolling to a 40-5 record over the past three seasons … A two-time all-conference and all-area selection … A first-team NCPreps All-State choice in 2005 after serving as a two-way starter for a 10-3 Stallions squad … Booked 26 tackles, four forced fumbles, three recovered fumbles, two interceptions and two sacks on the defensive side of the ball while rushing for 1,153 yards and scoring 20 touchdowns offensively … Picked up 830 ground yards and six TDs while helping Southwest Onslow to a 15-1 record and state title in 2004 after a 49-21 win over Shelby … Was selected as team's offensive MVP after rushing for 885 yards and 10 scores as a sophomore during the Stallions' state championship run in 2003 which included a 20-14 victory vs. Burlington Cummings in the finals … Also produced a 1,000-yard rushing season and MVP honors during his prep debut as a member of the junior varsity squad in 2002 (5-3-1 record) … Recipient of Southwest Onslow's Most Dedicated Weightlifting Award in 2004 … In all, earned three football letters and served as team captain … Also picked up four letters, all-conference and all-region honors as track standout (100, 200 meters, 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams) … Established new school records in the 100-meter (10.56) and 200-meter (21.7) dash … In addition, won a basketball letter (2004) … Clocked at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a bench-press best of 330 pounds … Produced by same high school program as popular former ECU linebacker Richard Koonce (2002-2005) … An Honor Roll student all eight semesters of high school career … Coach was Phil Padgett.


Full name is Dekota Lamar Marshall … Born October 25, 1987 at Jacksonville, N.C. … A communications major … Nickname is "Koda" … Lists weightlifting, video games and track as hobbies … Outgoing personality allowed him to serve as the highlight of the evening during a bowl outing at the Comedy Club Stardome in Birmingham - volunteering to be hypnotized by a comedian in front of ECU and USF players and staff … Earned selection to the 2006-07 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll (fall semester).

Latest News
01/31/2011 - East Carolina defensive back Dekota Marshall was denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA but plans to appeal the decision, he said Monday. Marshall, a product of Jacksonville's Southwest Onslow High School, said he was "very disappointed" that his college career might not continue after he missed a season and a half with a broken leg. "I'm just ready to play ball," he said. "I've been out too long and built up frustration." Marshall, who graduated in December with a degree in interpersonal communications, broke the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg when a Virginia Tech player plowed into him during a nationally televised game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in November 2009. He missed the rest of that season ??? his junior year ??? and all of 2010, undergoing several surgical procedures to repair the leg. Meanwhile, he has continued to work out three times a day in hopes that the NCAA would grant him a rare sixth year. Marshall, 23, said that if his appeal is denied, he will participate in ECU's pro timing day in the spring in hopes of catching the eye of an NFL scout. The injured leg, he said, is back to 100 percent. "I'm running, jumping just like I was before I broke it," he said. "Running jumping, squatting ??? just doing everything I used to do. I'm just ready to play ball again." - David Hall, Gaston Gazette

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