Jackson State offers inspiring RB scholarship
To say 2021 has been hectic for Jackson State running back Santee Marshall would be an understatement.
Marshall began the year hoping to walk to Jackson State after starting his career at Miles College.
This weekend, after helping Jackson State to a home victory in front of a record crowd, he made an announcement.
“I am truly honored and blessed to be a part of this @GoJSUTigersFB team!” Marshall tweeted. “I came to this program with nothing but great faith in myself and in God. I am now on FULL SCHOLARSHIP !! I thank God for my journey, my parents, my team / bruddas, the fans and @DeionSanders for believing in me🙏🏾. “
The New Orleans native started as a videographer for the team at the start of the spring season before winning a chance to play against Alabama A&M. He exploded for 133 yards in this game, putting himself in the spotlight for the first time.
Despite this great effort, he still had his work cut out for him this fall. After running little in the first games of the season, he has become a star in the last two games. He rushed for 122 yards and two scores against Alabama A&M and followed that with 96 yards and one score on Saturday against Alabama State.
“It’s just a blessing to be able to produce for this team and Coach Prime. I’m happy to be here and just want to keep producing and improving.
Deion Sanders had nothing but praise for his back.
“His commitment to excellence and consistency earned him a scholarship,” said Sanders. “Not me. He did, and he’s a role model for any walk-on in the land of his resilience and I love him for life.