INDIANAPOLIS — Keith Marshall isn’t one to dwell on his past and the injuries he sustained while at Georgia.
Marshall came to UGA as a five-star recruit from Raleigh, N.C., and the expectations for him were large. He never lived up to them due to several knee injuries.
“My career at Georgia had its ups and downs,” Marshall told SEC Country. “I learned from everything that happened. It wasn’t ideal at times, but that’s life. Everything that happened, I feel like I’m better for it now. I’m 100 percent healthy and ready to compete. I want to show everyone I’m still the same player I was.”
Marshall came to Georgia in the 2012 recruiting class along with another running back — St. Louis Rams star Todd Gurley. The two remain good friends, and before Marshall made the trip to Indianapolis for the NFL combine, he reached out to Gurley.
“Me and Todd are very close. We talk pretty much every day,” Marshall said of his relationship with Gurley. “He just told me about what to expect about this and really just told me to keep doing what I’ve been doing, keep working hard and give it everything I got.”
Marshall finished his Georgia career with 1,379 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Even with all of the hardships he faced, Marshall just feels lucky to be at the NFL Combine.
“I have been dreaming about this my whole life — watching it on TV,” he said. “It’s just a blessing to be here.”