The Georgia Bulldogs are always one of the best running teams in college football and that won’t change during the 2015 season. Nick Chubb is expected to have a second huge season in a row as the expected starter, but senior running back Keith Marshall is reportedly looking very good.
Bruce Feldman believes that he is “creating a buzz” within the Bulldogs’ practices and could be in line for a big year.
Marshall had high expectations when he first came to Georgia, but injuries have derailed his career in a big way the last couple of seasons. If he can stay healthy in 2015, there is absolutely no doubt that he will return to form and be a big impact player for the Bulldogs’ offense.
Throughout the 22 games that he has played in his three-year career with the Bulldogs, Marshall has rushed for 1,029 yards and nine touchdowns on 185 carries. He has averaged 5.6 yards per carry in those games and has also caught 20 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
Georgia can use all the help they can get this season as they look to make a push for a college football playoff position and Marshall could factor into that run.
Every team needs a veteran player capable of coming into the game and making a difference. Being able to bring Marshall off the bench as a change of pace back would be very valuable for head coach Mark Richt.
That being said, health is his main key this season and is still a concern with all the issues he has had.
Assuming he is able to finally break his injury curse, Marshall should come through with a big season. He is looking to get out and prove that he can be a dominant back once again, but it is a tall task.
If anyone can do it, however, it is Marshall with his dynamic playmaking ability, work ethic and experience.
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