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WVU Hires Former QB Rasheed Marshall as Director of Player Relations



Rasheed Marshall

Former West Virginia University quarterback Rasheed Marshall has been hired by the university to be the new Director of Player Relations for the football team, as announced by current head coach Neal Brown at a press conference earlier today.

As Director of Player Relations, Marshall will help with the development of student athletes off-the-field. This includes running their Big Brother program, assigning mentors to at-risk student-athletes and reaching out to WVU football alumnus.

Prior to Marshall taking the job, the role was occupied by former WVU running back Freddie Little III. It’s not clear what role, if any, Little has at the university now that Marshall has taken the Director of Player Relations position.

Marshall was Little’s teammate at WVU during the 2004 season and played from 2001-04. He appeared in 39 games and threw for 5,098 yards, 42 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He also added 1,823 yards rushing as a dual threat quarterback.

He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, but only spent one season (12 games) with the 49ers and on an NFL active roster. He was converted to wide receiver in the NFL but only caught one pass for a negative yard in his career.

He was primarily used as a return man his rookie year. He returned 17 punts that year for 87 yards (5.1 yards per return) and 26 kicks for 488 yards (18.8 yards per return).

Marshall spent last football season co-hosting the show ‘All Three Phases’ alongside our own Mike Asti as part of West Virginia Sports Now. The show can be found on our websiteYouTube channel or wherever you may prefer to listen to a podcast.

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