GAINESVILLE -- Former University of Florida linebacker Wilber Marshall will take his place alongside college football's greatest players tonight when he is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.
Marshall, who is already in the Gators' hallowed Ring of Honor, set records at Florida for sacks and tackles for loss before playing 12 seasons in the NFL and winning two Super Bowls. Marshall is one of 16 college football legends who will be introduced tonight in South Bend, Ind. Other inductees include Lou Holtz, Jay Novacek, Thurman Thomas, Billy Cannon and Jim Donnan.
Marshall, who played for former UF coach Charley Pell from 1980-1983, still holds the school record for tackles for loss in a career (58). Recruited as a tight end, Marshall moved to linebacker after encouragement from Pell. The decision paid off for both Marshall and Pell. Marshall had 11 sacks (then a school record) in 1981, his sophomore season. A two-time All-American, Marshall finished his career with 343 tackles and 23 sacks.