Saturday, October 3, 2009

A fine Tebow Impersonator, Josh Marshall

In Frederick Maryland, there seems to be a "Tebow Impersonator", Josh Marshall.

His story is here. Highlights below:

When Josh Marshall was a freshman at Tuscarora, his uncle, who lives in Gainesville, Fla., started talking to him about University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

Marshall started watching Tebow and liked what he saw.

"He's been my favorite ever since," Marshall said Friday after he helped lead the Titans to a 31-7 win over Liberty. "I liked him so much I tried to model myself after him."

He did a good job of that Friday, gaining 117 yards on 13 carries, scoring one touchdown and setting up another as the Titans won for the fourth time in five games.

Like Tebow, Marshall is big (6 foot 3, 205 pounds) and strong, and likes to run over tacklers.

"I hate being tackled," he said. "They only have my legs and I'm able to slip out or find ways to squirm out."

He said he's able to do it because of his work in the weight room. He can squat 380 pounds and bench press 315.

"Most people don't expect quarterbacks to be able to break tackles like that," said Marshall, who's being looked at by schools such as James Madison, Louisville and Central Michigan. "I like to run physically."

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