At Auburn University, Nick Marshall was orchestrating touchdowns. With the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Nick Marshall is orchestrating touchdowns. The only difference is he is doing it on both sides of the ball.
On Sunday, Marshall recorded his second interception return for a touchdown this season when he grabbed a Bo Levi Mitchell and ran 67 yards. Later in the game, he ran it in from three yards out as the green-and-white improved their record to 4-4 with a 40-27 win. In performing the feat, he became the first CFL player to score a touchdown on both sides of the ball since Winnipeg’s Milt Stegall in 1999 and the first Rider to do so since Jack Gotta in 1963
Marshall is a player Roughriders head coach/general manager Chris Jones loves. He knows he can put Marshall just about anywhere on the field, and he will succeed.
“You can put him at running back, you can put him at quarterback, you can put him at receiver, and you can put him at any of our defensive back spots.” Jones said. “He just knows how to play football.”
Marshall says being a quarterback has given him an advantage when it comes to playing in the secondary as he knows what routes receivers are running. He says that was very beneficial in his big play Sunday against the Stamps.
“By recognizing the routes and how the receivers line up, it just gives me better anticipation on the ball.” Marshall said.
The Riders will be back on the field Wednesday for a closed practice. They are in Vancouver to take on the 3-5 Lions Saturday night in an 8 o’clock Saskatchewan time start.