Bobby Marshall 

Robert Wells Marshall (Rube)
Position: E
Height: 6' 2'' Weight: 195
Born: 3/12/1880, in Milwaukee, WI, USA

High School: Minneapolis Central H.S.
College: University of Minnesota

RII: 1919, 1920, 1921?



Bobby Marshall - Courtesy of College

Bobby played End for Minnesota in 1904-1906. He was the first African American to play football in the Big Ten. Bobby played pro football for the Minnesota Deans and the Minnesota Marines from 1907-1918. In 1919 he came to the Rock Island Independents at age 39. He played for Rock Island and Duluth in the NFL from 1920-1924.

    Oct 26th 1917 - Rock Island Argus