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Erik Marsh

Football (Inducted: 2001-02)


Erik  Marsh

Erik Marsh '95 left College Hill with two incredible distinctions, holding the title of all-time leading rusher in both Lafayette College and Patriot League history - records he still holds today.

The tailback rushed for 4,834 yards as a four-year starter, while setting a school and league mark for single-game rushing attempts with 46. He holds school records for career all-purpose yardage (5,569), single-season rushing attempts (304) and single-season rushing yardage (1,441). A 1993 All-American, Marsh was honored as the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 1991 and garnered the League's Offensive Player of the Year awards in 1992 and 1993. Marsh was honored as an All-Patriot League first-team selection from 1992-1994, as well as First-Team All-Fraternity All-American in 1993 and 1994. In 2001, Marsh was named one of the 15 greatest athletes of the 20th century recognized by the Lafayette College Maroon Club and was named to the Patriot League's All-Decade team. He garnered honors beyond Lafayette, including being named one of the 100 greatest athletes of the century in the Lehigh Valley by The Express-Times. Marsh closed out his senior season as a co-captain and the Patriot League's MVP selection, and was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets following graduation.