Former Oklahoma linebacker Torrance Marshall ended his professional playing career with the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm, for whom he set a single-season rushing touchdown mark (17) in 2007.
Shortly after spending that year playing in front of crowds at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Marshall’s job was protecting them. A LinkedIn account for a Tampa resident named Torrance Marshall says that he has been a security guard at the arena since 2009.
As of two years ago, Marshall was taking EMT classes as part of his training to become a firefighter.
After transferring to Oklahoma in 1999 following one season each at Kemper Military School and Miami-Dade Community College, Marshall transformed himself into the big-play leader of the OU defense.
In 2000, he kept the Sooners’ perfect season alive with a game-winning pick-six at Texas A&M (below) and turned in an MVP performance in that year’s Orange Bowl against Florida State, guiding Oklahoma to the BCS national championship.
Marshall was a third round draft pick of the Packers in 2001, but injuries curtailed his three-year career in Green Bay. He spent two seasons in the AFL, one each with the Austin Wranglers (2006) and Tampa Bay Storm.
The No. 8 Sooners host No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday. Torrance Marshall profile