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Marsh , Amos
Amos "Moose" Marsh was born in 1939 in Williams, Arizona and died November 2, 1992 in San Jose, California. While at Wallowa High School he excelled as a football player and sprinter on the track team. In high school he led the football team to the co-championship of the Tu-Valley league, and starred in the East-West Shrine Game his senior year. In 1956, 1957 he placed second in the class B 100-yard dash, and led his team to the state track championship in 1957. He was recruited to Oregon State where he played for Tommy Protho as a standout halfback, and was also a very good sprinter on the track team. In 1961, the Dallas Cowboys signed Marsh as a free agent. He began his career as a wide receiver and as a kickoff and punt returner. Early in his career he was moved to the starting fullback position alongside halfback Don Perkins. Marsh was a star for the Cowboys from 1961 to 1964 and enjoyed his best season in 1962 when he led the league in rushing with 802 yards for 5.6 yards per carry. On October 14, 1962, he entered the Cowboys record book when he returned a kick off 101 yards for a touchdown against Philadelphia. Also, in 1962 he had 2 catches of over 70 yards each. He finished his career with Detroit (1965-1967), and his NFL career totals were 3,222 yards rushing, 4.3 yards per carry, 25 touchdowns rushing, 1,384 yards receiving, 10.4 yards per reception and 7 touchdowns receiving.