Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham isn't taking any chances with his best offensive weapon. Senior running back Cameron Marshall will be limited the rest of training camp and according to Graham, Marshall is "done being tackled."
Marshall had minor surgery in the spring to fix a nagging ankle injury that plagued him most of last season. The surgery caused Marshall to miss most of spring practice and some of the Sun Devis summer conditioning program.
Marshall was the Pac-12's third-leading rusher in 2011, racking up 1,050 yards and 18 touchdowns. Click the jump to find out more about Marshall's situation.
Todd Graham said that the decision to limit Marshall was not due to any lagging symptoms of Marshall's surgery, rather is was just due to fatigue. The Sun Devils will need Marshall at full strength this season, as Graham as stated in that past Marshall could see 30 touches a game in 2012.
Arizona State is fortunate in the fact that running back is one of their deepest possessions coming into 2012. With Marshall out for most of spring practice, senior James Morrison had a breakout spring. The Sun Devils will also bring back Deantre Lewis, who missed all of 2011 because of injuries related to a shooting he was involved in February of 2011.
Newcomers D.J. Foster and Marion Grice have had solid preseason camps and both figure to get carries this season. Grice was regarded as one of the top JUCO running backs in the country last season, and Foster set the Arizona high school record for touchdowns his senior season at Saguaro High School.
Arizona State fans should not worry as Marshall said at Pac-12 media day he is 100% and the ankle injury is behind him.