Played in all 13 games and made two starts at cornerback ... Finished the season with 33 tackles, including 22 solo stops ... Had four pass breakups and one tackle for loss ... Key special teams contributor who played on the kickoff, punt and punt return units ... Tied for the team lead with 10 special teams tackles ... Made five tackles in the season opener at Syracuse (Sept. 1) ... Broke up a pass vs. NC State (Sept. 10) and vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Tied for second on the team with six tackles vs. Florida State (Oct. 8) ... Made three solo tackles vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) ... Started at nickelback at Duke (Oct. 22) and responded by tying for the team lead with 10 tackles ... Also had a tackle for loss vs. the Blue Devils while playing in his hometown ... Picked up two tackles and two pass breakups vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 5) ... Had two solo tackles vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 26).
2010 (True Freshman)
Was one of just three true freshmen to see action for the Deacons in 2010 ... Played in 11 games with three starts at cornerback ... Finished tied for 17th on the team with 22 total tackles ... Made collegiate debut against Presbyterian (Sept. 2), recording two tackles ... Had four tackles, including three solo stops, vs. Duke (Sept. 11) ... Made first collegiate start at Stanford (Sept. 18), recording one tackle ... Recorded three solo tackles and had a pass breakup at Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Had a pair of tackles vs. Navy (Oct. 9) ... Earned the start at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16), and made a season-high seven tackles, including six solo stops ... Recorded first career sack and had three tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 20).
A 2010 graduate of Southern Durham HS in Durham, N.C. ... Led the Spartans to a 10-2 record in 2009 and a No. 1 seed in 4A East playoffs ... Team was ranked eighth in the state in the final regular season poll ... Named to the High School OT all-state defense first team in 2009 ... Received the Extra Effort award from WRAL-TV ... Collected 75 tackles, four interceptions and 20 pass break-ups as a junior ... A preseason all-state pick by the Charlotte Observer ... Selected to the Champion Gridiron Kings by ESPN Rise ...Rated one of the top 20 players in North Carolina by the Fayetteville Observer ... Rated the No. 9 cornerback in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Rated the No. 9 prospect in the state and the 22nd-best defensive back recruit in the country by Rivals ... Rated the No. 19 player in the state by the Charlotte Observer ... SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 20 player in the state ... Played for North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Helped the NC team post a 24-14 win over the Sandlappers ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Played on the 2001 Pop Warner national championship team ... Had more than 15 offers including UNC, Oregon, Duke, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, East Carolina, Mississippi State, Baylor, West Virginia, Ole Miss and Syracuse ... Recruited by Steve Russ.
Majoring in communication with a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise ... Son of Athan Marshall, Sr. and Benita Jenkins ... Born July 30, 1992.