(Born: March 12, 1880. Died: August 27, 1958). Bobby Marshall was an athlete of extraordinary caliber. He is known to have participated in football, baseball, track, and boxing. Marshall played baseball in high school and when he attended the University of Minnesota he played baseball in 1904 and 1905 helping Minnesota to secure the Western Conference Championship in 1905. He also participated in Minnesota’s football program from 1904-1906 playing the position of end, and was the first African American to play football for Minnesota. He graduated from Minnesota in 1907 with a degree in law.
After graduation, Marshall pursued baseball for a while before returning his attention to football. He played for a variety of pro football programs such as the Rock Island Independents, Minneapolis Marines, and the Duluth Kelleys. Marshall obtained a job with the Minnesota Grain Department which hold for a number of years. Marshall died in 1958 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.