Larry Marshall

Larry Marshall


Position: Return Specialist
How Acquired: Draft (No. 15-1972)
Career Dates: 1972-1979
College: Maryland
Birth Date and Place: 3/2/1950 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Employer: Speedy's Food & Liquor Mart

Larry Marshall entered the professional ranks in 1972, after a distinguished collegiate career at the University of Maryland. At Maryland, he starred as a defensive back and return specialist. He was selected as Marylandís most valuable player his senior season.

With the Chiefs, Larry returned punts and kickoffs in 1972 and 1973. His 28.2 yard average kickoff return during the 1972 season still ranks as the third best in the history of the Chiefs, and only one yard behind Dave Graysonís average in the 1961 season. At the conclusion of his rookie year, Larry received the Mack Lee Hill Award. This award is presented annually to the rookie who best exemplifies the spirit of the late Mack Lee HillÖa giant heart and competitive attitude.

In 1974, Larry played five games with the Minnesota Vikings and then finished the year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He remained with Philadelphia through the 1977 season. In 1977, he set Eagle records for the most punt returns (46) and most return yardage (489). His 10.6 yard average led the NFC in punt returns. In 1978, he returned to the Chiefs for two games before finishing the season with the Los Angeles Rams. In 1979, he retired after playing in two games for the Rams.

Larry is owner of Speedyís Food and Liquor Mart. He became a Chiefs Ambassador as the groupís Secretary/Treasurer.