Player Of The Week: Dekota Marshall

Greenville -- ECU defensive back Dekota Marshall is battling his way back onto the field following a season ending injury suffered last season.

The Jacksonville native was taken off the field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on a stretcher and doctors said he may never play football again. Dekota is hoping to prove them wrong.

Brian Meador has his story.


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  • by Dakota Location: Greenville on Jul 15, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    Good luck Dekota. You have obviously worked your heart out since last season. There was mention one time of a medical redshirt. Please use all the professional advice you can get before you committ to this comeback. I just would like to know that your chances are good before you make your last stand. I for one want to see you back on the field but only when you are absolutely given the go ahead by the medical staff. Good luck.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    Dakota's determination and hard work earns my respect for him. Kim, that hit was against Tech. My wife and I went to that game. I ended up seeing a picture of his leg after the damage, and I literally was about to puke when I saw it. It made me sick just to look at it.
  • by Kim Hodges Location: Greenville on Jul 14, 2010 at 06:23 AM
    Anyone who saw the hit against Dekota Marshall last season, had to know that this could be the end of his career. The play was explosive and the damage to Dekota's leg extensive. If I remember correctly the hit was in the Virginia Tech game and was somewhat suspect as a legal hit. My hat is off to this young man who is trying to make a comeback to the playing field. Obviously. Dekota maintains a sense of drive that very few people possess. Pictures of his broken leg would simply break your heart after the game. So, Dekota, I salute you and your intestinal fortitude to be the best that you can be. Regardless of the outcome, you represent the purple and gold with pride and I wish you all the luck. Something tells me that you will return someday in some capacity to this team.
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