Marshall takes Oregon RB reins

Originally Published: November 6, 2013
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- When running back Byron Marshall signed to play football at Oregon two years ago, he knew he'd have to compete in a crowded backfield.

Kenjon Barner was Oregon's bona fide star in the backfield last season, and speedy sophomore De'Anthony Thomas was one of the country's most explosive players. Barner ran for 1,767 yards with 21 touchdowns in 2012, while Thomas ran for 701 yards with 11 scores.

Marshall, from Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif., had a ...

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