No. 76 Jim Marshall
DE Jim Marshall
b. 1937 (Danville, Kentucky)
- All-American (1958)
- National champion (1957)
National titles define teams, and All-American honors define individual players. Jim Marshall finished his Buckeye career with both.
Marshall played just two seasons at Ohio State, but he certainly left his mark. One of the team's top defensive ends in history, Marshall helped guide the Buckeyes to the 1957 national championship and was named an All-American the following season.
Marshall's most memorable game came during the 1958 season in a 14-14 tied against Purdue when he scored all 14 of Ohio State's points. He intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and also kicked both extra points.
After a successful two-year stint with the Buckeyes, Marshall left Ohio State a year early and played in the Canadian Football League before beginning his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns a year later. He was later traded to the Minnesota Vikings where he started for 19 seasons, appearing in four Super Bowls.
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