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Smooth move: Nick Marshall tops Senior Bowl solo tackles
Jan. 24, 2015

Auburn's Nick Marshall moves in on Yale fullback Tyler Varga in the Senior Bowl

By Charles Goldberg

Nick Marshall's transition from quarterback to cornerback at the Senior Bowl was a success on the stat sheet Saturday.

The former Auburn quarterback had a game-high five solo tackles, despite moving to defense minutes before Tuesday's first Senior Bowl practice in Mobile.

He was one of six Tigers in the game that featured five former Auburn offensive players.

Make that four. Marshall said he switched to the position he played at Georgia in 2011 for a better shot at the NFL  despite the fact he threw for a school-record 456 yards against Alabama just two games back. Marshall passed for almost 4,500 yards and ran for almost 2,000 more in two seasons at Auburn.

Former Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne showed he could run, and catch, in the game in which the North beat the South 34-13. Artis-Payne said during the week one of his objectives was to show NFL scouts he could catch. He caught three passes for 35 yards and rushed for 43 yards.

Receiver Sammie Coates had one catch for 13 yards. He didn't play in the second half because of a groin injury. Receiver C.J. Uzomah caught one pass for nine yards. 

Defensive lineman Gabe Wright, who turned heads in Senior Bowl practice, did not have tackle.

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