High School: Snohomish ‘77
Career: Marsh is the best football lineman ever to come from this area whose greatness was derailed by injuries. He led Snohomish High School to a state title in 1976 before going on to the University of Washington and becoming an All-American. The Oakland Raiders selected him in the first round of the 1981 draft. Marsh played seven seasons in the NFL, helping the Raiders _ they moved to Los Angeles in 1982 _ win Super Bowl XVIII. An ankle injury brought his career to an abrupt halt in 1987.
Postscript: Marsh’s injury eventually forced doctors to amputate his right leg from the ankle down in 1994. He has written a book, served as a motivational speaker and won a gold medal in powerlifting at the 1995 Wheelchair and Amputee National Games. Now 45 years old, he lives outside of Snohomish and is retired from a job with the City of Everett.