Keith Marshall was expected to be a star running back for the Georgia Bulldogs, but injuries completely derailed his career. He is a senior this season, although there is another year of eligibility open for him if he chose to take a medical redshirt.
That doesn’t appear to be what he is planning to do, however, as he is going to take part in Georgia’s Senior Night this season.
Georgia has seen many good running backs come and go over the last few seasons. Todd Gurley is obviously the top running back that they have had in quite some time, but Nick Chubb was also a superstar before going down with a gruesome knee injury this season.
Marshall never could get healthy enough to play a full season as a major impact player.
Throughout his career with the Bulldogs, he ended up playing just 31 games to this point. He carried the football 234 times for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Those numbers are solid, but could have been so much more.
While he hasn’t been a huge impact player like many hoped he would become, he is still fan favorite.
Returning for another season would just put even more stress on Marshall’s body. He has dealt with so much pain throughout his college football career that another year likely doesn’t sound too attractive to him.
All of that being said, expect to see the Georgia fan base welcome Marshall with open arms and give him a very warm reception on senior night. Georgia will host Georgia Southern at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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