BALTIMORE, Md. – The past month has been a true whirlwind for Corinth High School and University of Mississippi alumni Austin Marshall.
Son of Anthony and Kelly Marshall, the Warrior turned Rebel always wanted to stay around sports, even after graduation. Now he will be able to do just that.
Marshall majored in Computer Science and minored in Psychology during his time in Oxford, and while maintaining his grades, he landed a job with the football program in 2018.
In the three years that followed, he worked with the team’s media departments shooting practices and games to provide the coaches with footage along with giving the media team film for hype videos, intros and various other things that went viral on Ole Miss social accounts.
When asked about how he came to the job opening, Marshall said “I didn’t even know the Ravens were hiring at the time. My boss just told me that I should try and contact as many video directors as I could, so I went on LinkedIn and added like 50 different people and sent them messages.”
The Baltimore Ravens answered one of those messages at a unique time – while Marshall was on spring break vacation.
“I had to run back to our Airbnb to get dressed for the interview to be honest. That was the first of many interviews I had with the team before I was hired,” he said.
The newest member of the Ravens staff said he wasn’t 100 percent sure what his daily routine would consist of. He just knew that he’d be shooting both games and practices.
Marshall said his biggest inspirations throughout the process were his boss and his parents.
“At first, I didn’t know how to go about doing this in the future and (boss Matt Engelbert) helped me out a lot with getting this job. My parents have also inspired me my whole life by showing me what hard work can do. Without them I wouldn’t have a good work ethic,” said Marshall.
Speaking of his parents, they had this to say about their Raven leaving the flock.
“Austin has always been a very hard worker,” said his father, Anthony. “I’m not shocked that he got this opportunity because he gives his all to whatever he does. I have to give God glory for giving Austin this wonderful opportunity. His mother also deserves a ton of credit. She gives both our boys tough love.”
Austin’s mother, Kelly, echoed those statements.
“As a mother I can say that I am truly proud of Austin, but I am not shocked at all. He has always been a goal driven person … he never gives up. As parents we have taught him that with God any and all things are possible. Austin set his mind on what he wanted and that was to go to the NFL, and with God he has done it. He even amazed me with how he kept good grades and worked so hard for football. His schedule was so demanding. Austin has set an example for his brother, Alex, as well as others, that with God – and dedication – anything is possible. God is truly amazing.”
Marshall will undoubtedly be carrying those words and sentiments with him, as the Ravens look towards making a playoff run this year with a little southern flavor and spirit – Corinth Warrior style.