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Richard Marshall biography

Date of birth : 1984-12-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Richard Marshall is a professional American football cornerback who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Selected by Carolina in the second round (58th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft (4/29/06).

CAREER
2009
Started all 16 games for first time in career...Tied with Chris Gamble for the team lead with a career-high four interceptions...Has led or tied for the team lead in interceptions in three of four seasons with Carolina...Finished second on the team with 81 tackles...Posted six passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Key member of defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...At Atlanta (9/20): Pilfered Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for an interception and returned it 13 yards...At Arizona (11/1): Intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner...Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Picked off Ryan and returned theft 28 yards to set up a touchdown...At New York Jets (11/29): Fell on a fumble by Jets tight end Dustin Keller in the end zone for a touchback...At New York Giants (12/27): Snagged an interception off Giants quarterback Eli Manning...Takeaway led to a touchdown...Vs. New Orleans: Recovered a fumble by Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem, which resulted in a field goal.

2008
Played in all 16 games at nickel back and on special teams...Tallied 61 tackles, two sacks, six quarterback hurries, one interception and four passes defensed...Led the Panthers with 17 special teams tackles...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Contributed to defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular season shutout in team history, while limiting Chiefs to 127 total yards...At Oakland (11/9): Picked off Raiders quarterback Andrew Walter in the first quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Dropped Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia for a sack...At New Orleans (12/28): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Posted two tackles in first career postseason contest.

2007
Played in all 16 games with five starts...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions and led the club with 107 interception return yards...Ranked third among defensive backs with 73 tackles in addition to registering eight passes defensed, four quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one sack...Led the team with 17 special teams tackles...At New Orleans (10/7): Intercepted Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the first quarter and returned it 34 yards to set up a John Kasay field goal...At Tennessee (11/4): Recovered a fumble by Titans punt returner Chris Davis...Vs. New Orleans (11/25): Started at cornerback and tallied a season-high 12 tackles to go along with one pass defensed...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Scored second career touchdown when he intercepted 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer and returned it 73 yards to give Carolina a 17-0 first half advantage...Part of a defensive effort that produced a season-high six takeaways and limited San Francisco to 59 rushing yards and 195 total yards...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Recovered a fumble by Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck that was forced by linebacker Thomas Davis with 1:44 remaining to help seal the victory...Tied for the team lead with nine tackles...At Tampa Bay (12/30): Picked off Buccaneers quarterback Luke McCown in the fourth quarter...Sacked McCown for a 14-yard loss...Gathered nine tackles.

2006
Played in all 16 games with eight starts...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions...Led the Panthers with 12 passes defensed...Posted 75 tackles, one sack, one quarterback hurry, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Added 14 special teams tackle...Averaged 20.8 yards on 14 kickoff returns for 291 yards...Contributed to defense that allowed only 3,000 net passing yards, which ranks as the second-fewest ever surrendered in team history behind the team record of 2,993 given up in 2002...Key member of a defensive unit that finished seventh in the NFL in total defense and tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing 19.1 points per game...AMONG PANTHERS ROOKIE LEADERS: Three interceptions tie for second in team history among rookies, previously accomplished by Ricky Manning, Jr. in 2003...Became third rookie in team history to lead the Panthers in interceptions...Chris Gamble led the club in 2004 and Manning, Jr. tied for the team lead in 2003....Vs. New Orleans (10/1): Made first NFL start and responded with a team-leading 12 tackles to go along with one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Recorded first career interception, picking off Browns quarterback Charlie Frye and returning it 30 yards for a touchdown...At Baltimore (10/15): Intercepted Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller at the Panthers 34-yard line to stop a Baltimore scoring drive...At Washington (11/26): Victimized Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for an interception in the fourth quarter...At New Orleans (12/31): Sacked and forced a fumble of Saints quarterback Jamie Martin for a four-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 37 games with 28 starts for Fresno State...Entered NFL following junior season...Totaled 176 tackles, nine interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, 22 passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries...Became the 11th player in NCAA Division I history and first since Tracy Saul of Texas Tech from 1989-92 to record more than 300 career interception return yards with 305...Set school records with three career interception returns for touchdowns and an average of 33.9 yards per interception return...Ranks second in school history with 305 interception return yards...2005 (Jr.): Third-team All-American...First-team All-WAC selection...Started all 13 games...Notched a career-high 78 tackles, three interceptions, 11 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Averaged 21.9 yards on 14 kickoff returns for 307 yards...2004 (So.): Second-team All-WAC choice...Started all 12 games...Registered 61 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed...Returned three interceptions for a school single-season record 205 yards and two touchdowns...Produced a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown in season opener against Washington...Earned WAC Player of the Week honors after returning an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Rice, the second-longest interception return in school history...2003 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with three starts...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions...Posted 37 tackles, one fumble recovery and a team-high six passes defensed...Intercepted Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen in first college game and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown...2002: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Locke HS in Los Angeles, Calif....Majored in Chicano studies at Fresno State.

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