Cameron Marshall Interview
RB / Arizona State / Sr.

Updated - 7-4-12

By: Alex Khvatov

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?

Cameron Marshall:  5-11/223/4.3-4.4 40 time unofficially.

 

Alex Khvatov:  How did you get into football in the first place?

Cameron Marshall:  I played basketball growing up.  About at the age of eight, my coach was coaching basketball and football.  He noticed that I was a little rough out on the basketball court and he encouraged me to come out for football.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What schools were interested in you when you were coming out of high school?

Cameron Marshall:  My final four were ASU, Northwestern, Oregon, and Utah.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What made you choose Arizona State?

Cameron Marshall:  I felt like I could thrive at ASU and with the offense.  It was a pro style offense at the time.  I also enjoyed the city and felt like I could thrive at the school as well.

 

Alex Khvatov:  Describe your junior season to us.

Cameron Marshall:  It was exciting.  I reached a couple of personnel milestones like tying the most TD in the Pac-12, but I know we have some stuff to take care of as a team.  We had some ups and downs last year as a team, but personally it was exciting.

 

Alex Khvatov:  How proud are you of the school record that you set last year (18 rushing

TD's in one season)? 

Cameron Marshall:  Very proud.  It’s great that my name will live on here at ASU after I leave, but I would much rather have our team succeed.

 

Alex Khvatov:  How tough was it to see head coach Denis Erickson get fired at the end of the season?

Cameron Marshall:  Very tough.  I liked Coach E and his staff very much.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are your expectations for your senior campaign from the individual and team standpoint?

Cameron Marshall:  Team first - we want to win a Pac-12 south title.  I hope that we have a more productive season than last year’s.  We want to finish strong with a Rose Bowl victory.  That has been our goal for the past couple of years.  We want to give our fans the reward for their support over these past couple years.  Myself - I want a 1,000 yard rushing season.  I also want to surpass my TD total from last year and set a new school record.  I want to be an All-American and cement myself, as not only the best back in the Pac-12, but in the country.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are early impressions of coach Graham based on spring practices?

Cameron Marshall:  He asks a lot from you, but in return he gives you a lot.  He asks for hard work from everyone, from a two-year starter like me to a walk-on.  We are all equals out on the field, all after the same goal.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths on the football field?

Cameron Marshall:  I feel as though I provide some veteran leadership out there.  We are going to have a young QB and a young wide receiver group, and not that our guys are not capable, but I think having me in the backfield provides a calming voice.  It helps a great deal.  Physically I feel I am hard to tackle, and that our running game as a whole sets up the pass game.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?

Cameron Marshall:  I want to a bit more diverse.  I have a lot more that I want to show.  I want to do a better job of mixing up my speed, power running, and quick moves all in all.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are the highlights of your football career up to this point?

Cameron Marshall:  I have two.  Last year beating a nationally ranked Mizzu team, it was a blackout at our home stadium which was pretty sweet.  Two years ago, we beat U of A (Arizona) down there.  That was great.

 

Alex Khvatov:  Who is the toughest player that you have gone up against during your career? 

Cameron Marshall:  I really don't have one.  They are all trying to get me.

 

Alex Khvatov:  Tell me about your former teammate, QB Brock Osweiler.

Cameron Marshall:  Brock is great.  He was a great leader last year, and I learned a lot on how to be a leader from him.  Just watching him, I saw how to address guys, how to encourage guys, and how to address our team as a whole.  Brock is a great QB.  He makes the tough throws.  He makes good and quick decisions.  I know that he is sitting back up there in Denver, soaking it all in, and learning a lot from a QB like Peyton.  But once he gets his shot, I know that he will succeed.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What do you enjoy most about playing football?

Cameron Marshall:  I love the competition, and the physical nature of the game as a whole.  It is great to see who can win the battle physically between you and another guy.  I also love the camaraderie of the team.  Doing things with your best friends and all of us going after one goal is just great.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What do you like to do away from the football field?

Cameron Marshall:  I like to watch movies.  I have a blue nosed pit bull named Deuce that takes up a lot of my time.  I like playing with him and taking him for walks. 

 

Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Cameron Marshall is….

Cameron Marshall:  Ready for next season...all in (that is the motto for ASU football next year).

 

 


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