Former Buckeye Jalin Marshall Had a Great AAF Debut

Jalin Marshall is used to playing on Saturdays, in college he was a star for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The former 5-star recruit was a member of the 2014 Ohio State team that won the National Championship.

In his college career Marshall caught 74 passes for 976 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown. Additionally he was an effective returner as he returned one punt for a touchdown.

After Ohio State Marshall played with the New York Jets for two seasons where he showed promise as an undrafted free agent. During his two season stint with the Jets he caught two touchdowns and was an effective returner.

However, a four-game suspension in 2017 for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances marred his second season. Eventually him and the Jets would part ways in 2018.

After spending time out of the NFL and playing semi-pro football with the Dayton Hornets Marshall joined the newly formed Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.

Last night the inaugural games of the AAF took place. The San Diego Fleet and the San Antonio Commanders played each other in the Alamodome and the Atlanta Legends and Orlando Apollos played each other at Spectrum Stadium.

In the game featuring the Legends and Apollos, Marshall made history. He was the first player to ever score a touchdown in the AAF.

At first the play was rule incomplete, but after further review (which is a cool process in the AAF as they show the thinking of the sky judge) it was confirmed that Marshall did in fact catch the touchdown.

Marshall’s historic debut did not end there. Just before halftime the former high school quarterback showed everyone he still has an arm, throwing a touchdown pass to quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

Marshall currently has more touchdown passes than Atlanta, San Antonio and San Diego as none of those teams threw one in their debuts last night.

Overall the night was a successful debut for Marshall. He caught a touchdown and threw for one in a 40-6 victory for Orlando.

Watch Marshall share his thoughts on the victory here.

The Orlando Apollos will face the San Antonio Commanders next Sunday.

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