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Jalin Delane Marshall[1] (born July 21, 1995) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State. He has also played for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Jalin Marshall
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Marshall in 2016
No. 7 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Wide receiver
Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-21) July 21, 1995 (age 24)
Middletown, Ohio
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Middletown (OH)
College:Ohio State
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:14
Receiving yards:162
Return yards:424
Total touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Early yearsEdit

Marshall attended Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio. He played wide receiver and quarterback. During his career, he rushed for 4,759 yards and had 54 total touchdowns.[2] Marshall was rated by Scout.com as a five-star recruit and committed to Ohio State University to play college football.[3]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Ohio State in 2013, Marshall played in all 15 games as a redshirt freshman in 2014. He finished second on the team with 38 receptions for 499 yards and six touchdowns.[4] The receptions were second most by an Ohio State freshman behind Cris Carter's 41 in 1984.[5] Marshall also added a rushing touchdown and a punt return touchdown. Marshall was suspended for the first game of his redshirt sophomore year in 2015 due to a violation of team rules.[6] He returned from suspension and played in the final 12 games. He finished the year with 36 receptions for 477 yards and five touchdowns. After the season, Marshall decided to forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and entered the 2016 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
200 lb
(91 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.60 s 1.59 s 2.68 s 4.13 s 6.80 s 37 12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

New York JetsEdit

Marshall signed as an undrafted free agent for the New York Jets on April 30, 2016.[9]

Going into the regular season, Marshall was named the fourth wide receiver on the Jets depth chart behind veterans Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Quincy Enunwa.[10] He was also given punt and kick return duties. He made his professional regular season debut in the Jets' season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and finished with three kick returns for 36-yards and two punt returns for 5-yards.[11] He finished that game with three catches for 45 receiving yards in a 37–31 victory over the Buffalo Bills.[12] On November 6, 2016, Marshall caught three passes for 59 receiving yards and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick for his first career touchdown during a 23–27 loss to the Miami Dolphins.[13] During his rookie season, Marshall was diagnosed with a torn labrum on his right shoulder, but managed to power through it and play 10 games with 162 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He also made 13 kickoff returns for 324 yards and 18 punt returns for 100 yards.

On March 7, 2017, it was announced that Marshall would be suspended the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.[14] On October 14, 2017, after being reinstated from suspension, Marshall was waived by the Jets and was re-signed to the practice squad.[15] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on January 1, 2018.[16] He was waived by the Jets on April 28, 2018.[17]

Dayton HornetsEdit

He eventually played semi-pro football in Dayton, Ohio with the Dayton Hornets.

Orlando ApollosEdit

In 2019, he signed on to play for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football for the inaugural 2019 season.[18] In the Apollos’ first game against the Atlanta Legends, Marshall scored the first-ever touchdown in both the Apollos' and AAF's history.[19] In 8 games, Marshall caught 26 passes for 364 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also had a single rush for 2 yards, caught a 2-point conversion, and threw a 5 yard touchdown pass.[20]

Oakland RaidersEdit

After the AAF's shutdown in April 2019, Marshall signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 7, but was waived two days later.[21][22]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Marshall signed to the practice roster of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on June 18, 2019. On June 19, 2019, it was announced that he was suspended by the NFL for the first four weeks of the 2019 NFL season.[23] He was promoted to the Tiger-Cats' active roster on June 27, and moved back to the practice roster on July 12. He was promoted to the active roster again on July 31, and moved back to the practice roster again on August 9. He was promoted again on August 23, and moved to the practice roster again on August 31. He was promoted to the active roster for the fourth time on September 19. He was reinstated from NFL suspension on October 1, 2019, while still a member of the Tiger-Cats' active roster.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". rostermon.com.
  2. ^ Tom Archdeacon – Columnist. "No stopping multi-dimensional Marshall".
  3. ^ "Jalin Marshall, Ohio State WR – Scout". April 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jalin Marshall ranks as most exciting player on Ohio State Buckeyes – Big Ten Blog- ESPN". ESPN.com.
  5. ^ "Buckeyes have a plan for Marshall". Elkhart Truth.
  6. ^ "Jalin Marshall, Ohio State WR, returns to Buckeyes after one-game suspension: 'It hurt me'". cleveland.com.
  7. ^ "Ohio State football: Jalin Marshall to forgo final two years with Buckeyes, enter NFL Draft". cleveland.com.
  8. ^ "Jalin Marshall, DS #34 WR, Ohio State: 2016 NFL Draft". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  9. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/nfl/11562/jalin-marshall
  10. ^ "Ourlads.com: New York Jets' Depth Chart". ourlads.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "Game Center: Week 1, 2016: New York Jets Vs. Cincinnati Bengals". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  12. ^ "NFL Player Profile: Jalin Marshall". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "NFL Game Center: Week 9, 2016: New York Jets Vs. Miami Dolphins". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  14. ^ "Jalin Marshall Suspended by NFL". NewYorkJets.com. March 7, 2017.
  15. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (October 14, 2017). "Jets Sign CB Coleman, Waive WR Marshall". NewYorkJets.com.
  16. ^ Lange, Randy (January 1, 2018). "Jets Sign 9 to Reserve/Future Contracts". NewYorkJets.com.
  17. ^ Allen, Eric (April 28, 2018). "Jets Waive WR Marshall, LB Awe". NewYorkJets.com.
  18. ^ Murphy, Patrick (January 31, 2019). "Five Buckeyes to play in Alliance of American Football". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  19. ^ Harrison, Phil (February 9, 2019). "Watch: Former Ohio State WR Jalin Marshall scores first TD in AAF history". USA Today. Buckeyes Wire. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  20. ^ https://noextrapoints.com/players/jalin-marshall/
  21. ^ Alper, Josh (May 7, 2019). "Raiders sign Jalin Marshall". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  22. ^ "Raiders waive wide receiver Jalin Marshall". Raiders.com. May 9, 2019.
  23. ^ Clark, Dave (June 19, 2019). "Report: Middletown's Jalin Marshall suspended by NFL". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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