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Auburn QB Nick Marshall to enter NFL Draft as CB
0:50 | College Football
Auburn QB Nick Marshall to enter NFL Draft as CB
Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will enter the NFL draft as a cornerback, Brandon Marcello of AL.com reports.

Marshall started his college career as a cornerback for Georgia in 2011, but was kicked off the team and eventually landed at Auburn. In two seasons with Marshall as the team's starter, the Tigers went a combined 20-7, including a loss in the BCS title game to Florida State in 2014.

Marshall is playing in the Senior Bowl this week as a quarterback, but will return to defense in the NFL.

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"It wasn't difficult because I played cornerback coming up," Marshall said of the decision. "It won't be a hard transition for me to make. It's something that I know if I put my mind to it I can do anything that I want."

In 2014, Marshall completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 2,532 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven touchdowns, while also rushing for 798 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a junior, he threw for 1,976 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions, and he rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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He is listed at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds and was a highly touted defensive back coming out of high school.

Auburn lost to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl to finish the season 8-5.

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