Marshall attended Morristown East and was the teammate of another Mountaineer great Walt Bragg, There he won three letters in football and one in basketball. He was also named all state in both sports and All American in football. "Snake" like Harry Blake was Marshall's nickname by his teammates. He was also called "Chilly" because he was so cool. His freshman year he led the team in receiving (24, 309 yards, 4TDs). He followed that up with a great spring. In two Blue-Gold games he caught a total of 15 passes for 272 yards and two TDs. As a sophomore he was the leading receiver with 39 receptions for 659 yards and three touchdowns. These scores were a 41 yard pass (against Virginia) a 43 yard pass (against William & Mary) and a 24 yard pass (against Syracuse). The following spring he scored the lone touchdown for the Blue team in the first intra squad game on a 55 yard toss from Ade Dillon. He also pulled in five catches for 116 yards. In the final scrimmage he scored the first touchdown for the Gold Team on a ten yard play from Chuck Fiorante. He was slated to start at split end his junior year. That year he caught 29 passes for 397 yards and scored two touchdowns. The following spring he gave an excellent performance although he missed the final Blue-Gold game with a shoulder injury. Entering his senior year he was the starting wide receiver. A post he has started at since his sophomore year.
Football Facilities at WVU (1960s)
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