DES MOINES, Iowa--Drake tight end Kevin Marshall has earned preseason recognition from the College Football Performance Awards as one of the top tight ends to watch in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2012.
The senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard South) had a breakout season in 2011, in his second season of eligibility. Marshall last year caught a career-high 33 passes to rank fourth on the team and earn honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League honors. He totaled 280 receiving yards (8.5) and three touchdowns in his first year as the full-time starter, and had four games with five receptions.
In his first year of play, in 2010, the 6'-4", 237-pound Marshall caught two passes for 49 yards (24.5) and one touchdown.
The College Football Performance Awards strive to provide the most scientifically rigorous assessments in college football, according to information on their official website. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the effectiveness of their teams.