TaQuon Marshall
QB

TaQuon Marshall

#16

QB

Year Senior
Height 5-10
Weight 180
Hometown Hamilton, Ga.
Last School Harris County
TaQuon Marshall

Biography

2017 (Junior): Put together one of the most prolific seasons by a first-year starting quarterback in Georgia Tech history … Set a school record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,146 in just 11 games (breaking the previous record of 1,096 set by Justin Thomas in 2014 in 14 games) … 1,146 rushing yards were good for 12th overall in single-season school history … 1,000-yard rushing season was one of 16 overall in Georgia Tech history and one of only three by a quarterback (Thomas – 1,096 in ’14; Joshua Nesbitt – 1,037 in 2009) … Became only the seventh quarterback in Georgia Tech history to compile 1,000 rushing yards for his career … Rushed for 17 touchdowns, which was the third-most ever by a GT quarterback in a single season (behind only 20 by Tevin Washington in 2012 and 18 by Nesbitt in ’09) and fourth-most overall in the Yellow Jackets’ single-season annals … Ranked among the top 30 nationally in five different statistical categories – scoring (11th – 9.5 ppg), rushing touchdowns (12th – 17), total touchdowns (15th – 17), points responsible for (24th – 14.9 ppg), rushing (25th – 104.2 ypg) … Ranked third among all NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks in scoring and sixth in rushing … Compiled six 100-yard rushing games (249 vs. Tennessee on Sept. 4, 112 vs. Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, 137 vs. North Carolina on Sept. 30, 163 vs. Wake Forest on Oct. 21, 143 at Virginia on Nov. 4, 140 at Duke on Nov. 18) – tied for the eighth-most in single-season school history … Put together four of the top-10 single-game rushing totals by a quarterback in Georgia Tech history … In four of his six 100-yard games, B-back KirVonte Benson also ran for 100 yards (vs. Tennessee, Pitt, UNC and Wake Forest), making them the first duo in Georgia Tech history to ever record four games with 100 yards apiece … Also combined with Benson (1,053 rushing yards) for the second-highest single-season rushing total by teammates in Georgia Tech history (2,199 – behind 2,432 yards totaled by Jonathan Dwyer and Joshua Nesbitt in 2009) … Burst onto the national scene with an incredible performance in his first-career start, a nationally televised Labor Day night season opener versus Tennessee (Sept. 4) … Rushed for 249 yards and five touchdowns on 44 carries and completed 5-of-9 passes for 120 yards in the heartbreaking 42-41, double-overtime defeat … Broke three school records in the outstanding performance against UT – most rushing yards by a quarterback (prev.: 199 by Eddie Prokop vs. Tulsa in 1944 Sugar Bowl), most rushing touchdowns (any position – prev.: 4, most recently by Tevin Washington vs. Middle Tennessee in 2012) and most rushing attempts (any position – prev.: 39 by Robert Lavette vs. Tennessee in 1982 and Jerry Mays vs. Georgia in 1989) … Also set an ACC record for rushing yards by a QB (prev.: 226 by Louisville’s Lamar Jackson vs. Texas A&M in 2015 Music City Bowl) … 249 rushing yards were the third-most in Georgia Tech history, regardless of position … Five rushing touchdowns were tied for the most by an FBS player, regardless of position, in 2017 … 249 rushing yards were the fifth-most by a QB and tied for the 15th-most overall by an FBS player in ’17 … Was named Manning Award Star of the Week, Davie O’Brien Award “Great 8” recipient and ACC Offensive Back of the Week following his record-breaking performance against the Vols … Just five days later, Marshall was bottled up on the ground (25 yards on 13 carries) but turned in one of the most efficient passing performances of the season by completing 5-of-7 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns in 37-10 win over Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) … Did not qualify for national leaders due to limited number of attempts but if he did, his 347.26 pass-efficiency rating against JSU would have been the second-best single-game efficiency rating of the season in FBS (behind Appalachian State’s Taylor Lamb – 373.12 vs. Savannah State) … Finished the month of September by being responsible for multiple touchdowns in all four games (five vs. UT, three vs. JSU, two vs. Pitt, two vs. UNC) while leading the Yellow Jackets to a 3-1 record … Had a 65-yard run in win over UNC (Sept. 30) … Completed a 48-yard pass in loss at nationally ranked Miami (Oct. 14) … Sealed a 38-24 win over Wake Forest with a 70-yard touchdown run with 1:57 to go (Oct. 21) … Didn’t throw his first interception of the season until Game 8 at Virginia (Nov. 4) … Accounted for three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) – his most since Week 2 vs. Jacksonville State – in 40-36 loss at UVA … Completed the two longest passes of his career – a 60-yarder touchdown to Brad Stewart and a game-winning 80-yard touchdown to Ricky Jeune – and also ran for two scores to lead GT to a 28-22 triumph over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) … Ran for 72 yards against Georgia in season finale (Nov. 25), which was the most rushing yards compiled by a QB against UGA all season.

2016 (Sophomore): Appeared in two games as the Yellow Jackets’ third-string quarterback … Ran twice for 11 yards and a touchdown against Mercer (Sept. 10) … Completed his only pass of the season – a nine-yarder – against Vanderbilt (Sept. 17).

2015 (True Freshman): Played in nine games at A-back … Ran for 58 yards on eight carries and caught three passes for 76 yards with a touchdown … Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) … Had one catch for 24 yards and one rush for 18 yards … Rushed twice for 10 yards and caught 35-yard TD pass against Tulane (Sept. 12) … Had two carries for 11 yards at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Rushed once for 11 yards and caught one pass for 17 yards at Duke (Sept. 26) … Rushed once for 14 yards vs. Pitt (Oct. 17).

High School: Lettered three years in football, two years in track and one year in baseball at Harris County High School … Passed for 1,376 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns as senior … Named first-team Class 5A all-state as athlete by Georgia Sports Writers Association … Named 2014 all-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year … Named first-team all-region in 2013 and 2014 … Two-time recipient of Ironman Award (2013, 2014) … Named first-team all-city by Columbus Ledger in 2013 … Was also an all-region performer in track as a senior, running the 100m in 10.8 seconds.

Personal: Full name is TaQuon Cartorious Marshall … Born Sept. 20, 1996 in Columbus, Ga. … Son of William and Tiffany Marshall … Has one older brother, TieRre … Majoring in business administration.

 

CAREER HIGHS
Completions: 6 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Pass Attempts:
22 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Passing Yards: 179 yards at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Longest Completion: 80 yards vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Passing Touchdowns: 3 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 9, 2017
Rushing Attempts: 44 vs. No. 25/24 Tennessee, Sept. 4, 2017
Rushing Yards: 249 yards vs. No. 25/24 Tennessee, Sept. 4, 2017
Longest Rush: 78 yards at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Rushing Touchdowns: 5 vs. No. 25/24 Tennessee, Sept. 4, 2017
Receptions: 1, three times – last at Duke, Sept. 26, 2015
Receiving Yards: 35 yards vs. Tulane, Sept. 12, 2015
Longest Reception: 35 yards vs. Tulane, Sept. 12, 2015
Touchdown Receptions: 1 vs. Tulane, Sept. 12, 2015