Former Wonder Boy Tanner Marsh for the Win!


Tanner Marsh

Former Arkansas Tech Wonder Boy Quarterback Tanner Marsh


The news from Canada on former Arkansas Tech Wonder Boy Tanner Marsh is good. Scratch that. The news on Tanner Marsh is great.

Here is how it’s being reported this morning from Montreal:

Tanner Marsh didn’t need any late-game heroics to win his first CFL start.

The rookie quarterback threw for 309 yards and a touchdown to lead the Montreal Alouettes past the Toronto Argonauts 20-9 on Tuesday night. Marsh did a solid job of managing the game, surrendering just one interception after throwing four and losing two fumbles coming off the bench last week to rally the Als past B.C. 39-38.

Marsh received plenty of help Tuesday night from a Montreal defence that held Toronto (5-4) to just one point from two impressive early drives, then forced four turnovers, including linebacker Shea Emry’s 38-yard first-half fumble return for a TD.

“When you’re a young quarterback trying to get into a groove and you see your defence make huge stops, that gives you a lot of confidence,” Marsh said. “Our defence did nothing but that, they did a great job, an amazing job.

“I have to get hit a few times in order to get into and I got hit and I was into it, I just got into a groove. It’s an awesome feeling winning your first start. It’s a great start to a career.”

Montreal interim coach Jim Popp said Marsh’s biggest attribute is his ability to always look downfield.

“He keeps his eyes upfield, that’s the biggest thing and he gives us a chance,” Popp said. “He gives us a chance to make plays.”

Former Arkansas Tech quarterback Tanner Marsh got the opportunity to continue his football career at the professional level, signing a contract to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league earlier this summer.

Marsh begins his professional career after a sensational senior season, where he became the second quarterback in Arkansas Tech history to throw for over 400 yards in a game, ranked third in the Great American Conference in passing yards (2875) and total offense (301.5 yards per game), racked up the third-most passing yards in school history, the second-best completion percentage in school history (60.5), the fifth-most touchdowns (19) in school history, and second-most completions (238) in school history (all single-season marks).

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