Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24
Conference USA Football Championship - Houston 34, Southern Mississippi 20 (AP Photos/Dave Einsel)
2005 All-Conference USA First Team (WR)
2005 All-Conference USA Third Team (PR)
C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 24, 2005)
2004 Second Team, All-Conference USA
Is the nation's top returning career receiver... has caught a pass in 36 straight games... listed as one of the three starters at wide receiv er for the Cougars... is just 31 catches and 557 yards away from becoming the UH leader in both of those categories... needs 12 touchdown receptions to become only the third player in school history to top 30... also participates in track, where he finished third in the long jump and fourth in the 60 meters at the recent Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships... is one of the most dangerous receivers in Conference USA... runs 40-meters in 4.38 seconds... does exceptional things after the catch... is extremely deadly as quick strike receiver and can break down defenses with his speed... can also return kicks and punts when needed... has at least one catch in 36 consecutive games.
2005: Became just the seventh player in school history to pass 2,000 receiving yards during his career... still looking to join Elmo Wright as the only players in school history to record two seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards... was the leader in every receiving category with 71 catches, 939 receiving yards and six touchdowns... ranks among Houston's all-time career leaders in pass receptions, receiving yards, touchdown catches, and all-purpose yards... appeared in all 12 games with starts in all but the Southern Miss contest... added punt return duties midway through the year and led the team with 14.6 yards per return... returned a punt for a touchdown for the first time since 1996... finished with a team-high five catches and added 31 rushing yards in the season opener against Oregon... led all UH wideouts with six catches for 52 yards against Sam Houston State in the Robertson Stadium opener... led the team with eight catches for 50 yards and added an 8-yard touchdown catch with less than five minutes remaining in regulation to help tie the game at UTEP during the C-USA opener... led all players with eight catches for 137 yards and added a 65-yard touchdown catch at Tulsa... paced the Cougars with four catches for 67 yards against Tulane... led all players with 139 receiving yards on six catches and hauled in a game-long 79-yard catch against Memphis... hauled in four catches for 49-yards and gave the Cougars the lead for good with a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown at Mississippi State... also returned a kickoff 37 yards against the Bulldogs... was honored as the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week following that performance... led UH with six catches and returned two kickoffs for 31 yards at C-USA rival UCF... tied for the team lead with seven catches and led all players with 129 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns against Southern Miss... hauled in a career-long 83-yard pass for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter... led all players with eight catches for 89 yards against SMU... Scored the Cougars' first points against the Mustangs on a 9-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter... led the Cougars with six catches for 125 yards and hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter for the final margin of victory against Rice during the regular-season finale... had two catches for 12 yards and posted 83 all-purpose yards versus Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl... 2004: Started 10 of 11 games... a Second-Team, All-Conference USA selection... became just the eighth receiver in UH history to record 1,000 yards receiving in one season... finished the year with 1,040 yards receiving on 61 catches... also had five touchdowns receiving and averaged 94.5 receiving yards per game... also rushed eight times for eight yards... had at least one catch in every game... finished second in Conference USA in receiving yards per game and third in receptions per game (5.55)... also was ninth in C-USA in all-purpose yards with 95.3 yards per game... recorded a game-high five receptions for 54 yards against Rice during the season opener... hauled in a Kevin Kolb 33-yard touchdown strike with only nine seconds remaining to help the Cougars avert the shutout loss... recorded a career-best nine receptions for 139 yards against Army in the Conference USA opener... hauled in a 44-yard pass to break a 21-21 tie midway through the fourth quarter against the Black Knights... snared a 56-yard touchdown pass for the Cougars' lone offensive points at Memphis... finished with eight catches for 131 yards against the Tigers... hauled in four catches for a career-best 190 yards at Southern Miss... helped set up two Cougar scoring drives with 69-yard receptions... joined with Kendal Briles to record 100-yard receiving totals in the same game... led all receivers with nine catches for 123 yards and added a 5-yard touchdown reception late at C-USA rival TCU... led all players with seven catches for 110 yards against C-USA rival Tulane... had just one catch for 24 yards in road finale versus UAB... concluded the regular season with another 100-yard performance... hauled in eight receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown against nationally-ranked Louisville... hooked up with Kevin Kolb on a 40-yard catch-and-run score.. 2003: Led all Cougar wideouts with 60 receptions and was second on the team with 812 receiving yards and seven touchdowns... ranked fifth on team with 147 rushing yards on only 14 carries and led all players with a 10.5 average per rush... made his Cougar debut a memorable one... hauled in eight receptions for 95 yards against Rice in the Cougars' season-opening win and accomplished all of that in the first half... led team with four receptions and added a team-best 36-yard rush at No. 5 Michigan... led the Cougars with eight receptions for 79 yards and hauled in touchdown catches of 13 and 23 yards in the Cougars' win against Mississippi State... made three catches for 22 yards at East Carolina in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2... hauled in three catches for 43 yards and scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass at Tulane... hauled in a 12-yard touchdown late in the game and finished with game highs of six catches for 81 yards against Memphis... recorded five receptions for 106 yards and added an eight-yard touchdown catch against 15th-ranked TCU... scored the Cougars' last points of the game on a 36-yard touchdown run into the end zone... led Cougars with four catches for 70 yards against Southern Miss in UH's Homecoming game... tied for game-high honors with six receptions totaling 44 yards at Army... hauled in two catches for 83 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown against UAB during the Cougars' bowl-clinching win... also rushed five times for 38 yards on laterals against the Blazers... made one of the most exciting and memorable plays in school history... with the Cougars trailing by seven points and with seconds remaining in regulation, hauled in a Kevin Kolb pass and outraced the defenders 81 yards into the end zone of the game-tying score at Hawai'i during the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl... it was the longest reception of his career... set a UH single-game bowl record with seven receptions for 157 yards against the Warriors... 2002: Did not play... High School: Was a two-sport star at Ennis High School just south of Dallas...was named First-Team, All-State as a kickoff returner... picked up Second-Team, All-State accolades as a wide receiver and punt returner... helped Ennis win two state 4A championships... competed in both the long and triple jump... once held the state record in the triple jump at 51'2"... was sixth in state as a senior in the 400m(48.2)... Personal: Born November 12, 1983, in Ennis, Texas... son of Verlen Marshall of Ennis... originally arrived at Houston on a track scholarship... chose UH over Miami (Fla.), LSU, Arkansas and Wisconsin... enjoys reading in his spare time... majoring in sociology.