Duke Football BIO
1 Jabari Marshall
Career: Graduated from Duke in May, 2009 with a degree in African and African American studies ... finished his career as the school record holder for career kick returns (107) and career kick return yards (2,630) ... his career total of 2,630 career kick return yards ranks second all-time in ACC history... he played in 36 career games with 10 starts ... he finished with 62 tackles, two tackles for loss, three interceptions, seven pass breakups, one caused fumble and two fumble recoveries ... returned one kickoff for a touchdown in his junior season and an interception for a touchdown as a senior.
2008: Slated to start at right cornerback heading into the fall ... preseason third team All-ACC pick by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview as a return specialist ... one of the top kick returners in the ACC ... ranks third among active players in the NCAA in career kickoff return yards (1,886) ... among the career leaders for kick returns in ACC history, ranking eighth in yards (1,886) ... on the Duke career kick return charts, ranks second in yards (1,886) and fourth in attempts (76) ... one of the fastest members of the program ... proven big play threat on kickoff returns.
2007: Played in all 12 games with two starts at cornerback ... ranked third in the ACC and 44th nationally with a kickoff return average of 24.6 yards per return ... finished the season with 38 kick returns for 933 yards and one touchdown while posting 25 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and five pass breakups ... the 38 kick returns rank tied for second on Duke’s single-season list while the 933 yards are the third-highest total in school history ... returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown against Connecticut in the season-opener, matching the 11th-longest return in school history ... finished with six returns for 191 yards, an average of 31.8 yards per return, versus the Huskies ... compiled 100 or more kick return yards in six of the first seven games ... averaged 30.5 yards per return on four returns for 122 yards at Navy, including a 61-yarder ... had seven returns of 30 or more yards on the season ... started at cornerback in the final two games at Notre Dame and North Carolina ... posted five tackles and three pass breakups against the Fighting Irish ... recorded his first collegiate interception against the Tar Heels to go along with three tackles and two pass breakups ... registered four solo tackles at Florida State ... on the field for a total of 424 snaps with 344 on defense and 80 on special teams ... posted 40 or more plays in four games with a season-high 83 at Notre Dame ... chosen as a game captain for the Virginia Tech contest.
2006: Played in all 12 games ... ranked fifth in the ACC and 22nd nationally in kickoff return average (25.1) ... posted the second-highest single-season total for kickoff return yards (953) in both Duke and ACC history, trailing only the 1,065 yards compiled in 1995 by Blue Devil return specialist Tijan Redmon ... had 38 return attempts to rank second on the school’s single-season chart, behind only Redmon’s total of 45 in 1995 ... led the Blue Devils and ranked 10th in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (84.6) ... carded a season-high 167 kickoff return yards on six attempts against Vanderbilt, good for an average of 27.8 yards per return ... season-long return of 67 yards came versus Florida State and averaged a season-best 30.3 yards on three returns against the Seminoles ... had eight rushing attempts for 62 yards on the year, picking up a season-best 42 yards on just two carries at Boston College ... had jaunts of 20 and 22 yards versus the Eagles ... as a member of Duke’s coverage teams, posted seven tackles, two caused fumbles and one fumble recovery ... recovered single fumbles against both Virginia and Florida State and forced one fumble at Georgia Tech ... named Duke’s Most Improved Special Teams Player.
2005: Not a member of the program.
2004: Did not see game action.
2005 Track & Field: During the indoor season, secured Duke’s second fastest time in the 55-meter dash (6.69 at the Hokie Invitational on Feb. 11) and the third fastest time in the 200-meters (23.15 at the Hokie Invitational) ... on the outdoor circuit, registered the team’s third fastest time in the 100-meter dash (10.97 at the Carolina Fast Times on April 16) ... also ran Duke’s second best time in the 200-meters (22.73 at the ACC Championships on April 23) ... along with gridiron teammate Ronnie Drummer, member of the 4x100 meter relay team that registered the second best mark in school history (41.81).
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman under coach Darrell Caldwell ... helped Mays High School to consecutive playoff berths in 2002 and 2003 ... twice named Mays’ top defensive back ... as a senior, led Georgia in interceptions with nine while returning three kicks (2 punts & 1 kickoff) for touchdowns ... added 42 tackles ... spearheaded a defense that allowed just 5.9 points per game in the regular season with four shutouts ... helped Mays to a perfect 10-0 regular season ledger in 2003 ... in junior season, logged 35 tackles and three interceptions ... finished career with 14 interceptions ... also competed in track and field ... member of state championship 4x100 relay team as a sophomore and region championship 4x400 relay team as a junior.
Personal: Son of Loretta Barnes and John Marshall ... born July 18, 1987.