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LSU: Terrace Marshall Jr.'s Time to Shine

Steps into No. 1 WR role with departure of Chase
Posted at 9:51 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 03:26:36-04

Ja'Marr Chase won the Biletnikoff Award. Justin Jefferson broke the LSU record for single season receptions.

Yet in 2019, Terrace Marshall had arguably the biggest catch of the year. His touchdown in the 4th quarter of the national championship vs Clemson, officially sealed the title for the Tigers.

Now that Chase and Jefferson are gone, it's Marshall turn to take the lead.

"I'm just taking it one day at a time," Marshall said. "I'm not really thinking about who's going to be in front of me. Once i get in the game, my mindset is to kill whoever's in front of me."

Marshall has all the credentials of a number one receiver. Coming out of Parkway High School, Marshall was the consensus number one prospect in Louisiana. And when healthy in 2019, he was a key member of the Tigers record breaking offense. But Marshall even admitted that feels his potential star power is slept on.

"I mean, me personally, i can say yeah," Marshall said. "But at the end of the day, I just let my play do the talking. Once I get out there on the field, once I do my best, it's going to be good."

Marshall was expecting to be one side of a dynamic wideout duo with fellow junior Ja'Marr hase. But now that Chase is off to the NFL Draft, Marshall didn't flinch at his expanded role.

"For me personally, it wasn't a mental shift. I was locked in, even before he left. That's just the culture around here. I'm ready to take on any responsibility I have to take on. One thing we're all self motivated. So we don't really sit around and motivate our selves all day. That's just apart of being a professional or being on track of being a professional. You got to be self motivated and got to be able to have to have your own drive."

Last season, Marshall finished with 46 catches for 671 yards in 12 games. His 13 touchdowns would've been a school record any other year. But his goals in 2020 are bigger than stats. He also wants to come a trusted voice in the locker room too.

"I look to be one of the leaders on the team, not only just in the receiver room. I try my best to keep my head high and set an example for the young guys that just came in. Try to be the best I can be for the team."

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