Rasheed Marshall made his name as the West Virginia Mountaineers' starting quarterback from 2002-04, but finished his football career as a wide receiver in the NFL and Arena League. Since retiring from football, Marshall has accomplished much off the field. We caught up with him for the details.
During his days in Morgantown, he was a dual-threat quarterback. His 45 career passing touchdowns rank behind only Marc Bulger, Pat White and Geno Smith. He is third on WVU's all-time rushing list as a QB behind only Major Harris and Pat White. He went on to get drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft. He converted to a wide receiver and kick returner. He spent one season with the 49ers before spending time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Rams.
In 2007, he spent one season with the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. After that, he retired from football.
So, where is he now? If you weren't in the stands at last weekend's WVU vs. Georgia State game and caught the game on RootSports, you saw Marshall make his debut as a color analyst. Did you know that he also has his own training facility in Pittsburgh and has even done some modeling? He has a feature in the upcoming October edition of Whirl Magazine and has appeared in some other notable spots. We'll let him give you the details on that and his new gig with RootSports in our first Where Are They Now Wednesday column.
WVUPros: What led to you being asked to appear in Whirl Magazine?
Rasheed Marshall - Itwas pretty simple. For about 7 months now I've been a part of a modeling agency here in Pittsburgh. This last magazine shoot I did was for a local publication (Whirl Magazine) in their Health/Wellness/Fitness section.I've done work with this magazine three times before and they wanted to feature me again. Since I've been taking the modeling a little more serious it's good for me to try to get in front of the camera as much as possible. I've also done work with Dicks Sporting Goods modeling Under Armour apparel.
WVUPros:How did you get involved with Root Sports and is analyst work something you've wanted to do?
Marshall:The Root Sports opportunity was something that came about a week and a half leading up to the game. One of the producers there, who I worked with before, ran the idea by me and I thought it would be a great opportunity for myself. Back in the summer, I sent out an email to all the local stations here in Pittsburgh expressing my interest in possibly helping out doing something along the lines of covering HS Football. I had done TV work before appearing on Pittsburgh Live a couple of times promoting my personal training business, giving fitness/health tips, etc., and I enjoyed doing it. So I thought possibly breaking into the TV business could be something in my future.
WVUPros:Tell us about Rasheed Marshall Sports Performance and Personal Training, and what could they expect in a lesson?
Marshall:The easiest way to get people in touch with me right now is social media. I'm on Facebook, Twitter (@RasheedMarshall) and Instagram (RasheedMarshall) FOLLOW ME!! My website RasheedMarshall.com isn't completed just yet but it is coming soon.
My training sessions are geared toward the client's goals, needs, capabilities and fitness level. I've worked with kids as young as 6 and older aged adults in their late 50's. I have different classes that I teach and they are pretty tough. Overall, expect to work hard, get the proper training techniques and instruction. For the clients who are in shape and capable to handle everything I throw at them, be prepared to be sore all over. I've had people come to me and tell me how great of shape they're in but after a session with me they tell me how sore they are and how they couldn't walk for days or lift their arms. It's a lot of fun. I normally incorporate a balance challenging exercises, plyometrics, core/abdominal work, agility and conditioning into my sessions. The clients love it.
We would like to thank Rasheed Marshall for his time. If there are any other Mountaineers you would like to know about, send an email to CalebW@ProsReport.com.