#31

Dante Marsh

Weight:

190 lbs

Height:

5' 10"

Position:

Cornerback

College:

Fresno State

Birthdate:

Feb 26th, 1979

Career Years:

11

Team:

Alumni

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Highlights

2013

Dante played all 18 regular season games for the third straight season and has now stretched his current consecutive games-played streak to 67 and 111 of the last 113 overall back to 2007. In his tenth year with the club, he was named West Division All-Star for the fourth time, his 73 tackles ranked second on the club and were a career-high pushing his total to 557 – number one all-time in Lions history. 

2012

Dante played all 18 regular season games for the second-straight season, stretching his current run to 49 consecutive and 93 of the last 95 overall dating back to 2007. He became the Lions’ all-time leading tackler in 2012 and now has 484 defensive stops in 151 career games.  Dante finished third on the club with three interceptions for 46 yards and fifth with 50 tackles in an all-star caliber year. He had interceptions in back-to-back games August 6th and 19th and returned the second 43 yards, the third longest return of his CFL career.  

2011

Dante’s eighth season with the Lions was among his finest as he returned to all-star status with his selection to the West Division team. He ranked third on the Lions with 60 tackles, ninth among all CFL defensive backs and started all 18 regular season games as well as the West Final and Grey Cup games. His four interceptions matched his career-high for the third time and he returned them for 101 yards including a 53-yard pick in the season finale against Montreal with first place on the line. Marsh registered eight tackles on July 16/11 vs Edmonton and had seven games of four or more. He saved his best game for the West Final where he notched two interceptions – his first of the post-season.

2010

Dante played in 17 games with just one game lost to injury. He recorded 63 defensive tackles, which led him to rank third on the team and added four interceptions which was the second leading total. Marsh also recorded a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to go along with four pass knockdowns. In the West Semi-Final he had four defensive tackles.

2009

Dante started all 18 games at cornerback in his sixth season with the Lions. He finished the season with a career-high 68 defensive tackles and three more on special teams. Dante ranked second on the team with 71 total stops and added two interceptions. He also scored his first touchdown since the 2006 season with an 18-yard return in October at Winnipeg.

2008

Dante bounced back from an injury-plagued 2007 with his finest season as a BC Lion. His 59 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries earned the short-side cornerback recognition a West Division and CFL All-Star. He missed just one game (week #9) and recorded a career-high 8 tackles on Oct 25/08 vs Toronto. Dante also had a career-high seven pass knockdowns to go with a total of four takeaways to contribute to the Lions big edge in turnover ratio.  He had 8 tackles and his first career sack in the two playoff games.

2007

Had a tough season with the first major injury of his BC Lions career. Played in 58 straight games before sitting out from week 5 to week 13. Returned to play the final 5 games to run his total to 27 tackles and one interception for the season. Had 5 pass knockdowns and one tackle for loss.

2006

A break-out year for the quiet and edgy defender as he started all 18 regular season games and racked up 52 defensive tackles, three more on special teams to go along with his career-high four interceptions (one for a 63-yard TD), five pass knockdowns and two fumble recoveries. Dante was the Lions leading tackler in the West Championship with five stops and added six more in the Grey Cup win over Montreal.

2005

Started all 18 regular season games and CFL West Championship for the Lions at defensive back recording 47 defensive tackles along with another 7 on special teams.

2004

Recorded 61 tackles to rank second on the team in his rookie CFL season.

College

Marsh finished his college career at Fresno State with nine interceptions and three defensive touchdowns. He was sixth on the team in tackles with 58 and tied for the team lead with three interceptions during the 1999 season. Marsh competed in the EA Sports Las Vegas Bowl with 4 tackles and an interception with an 11-yard return. In 1998, he ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 55 and tied for second on the team for interceptions with two.

Personal

Started all 18 games at outside linebacker in his third season in Hamilton…finished fourth on the Ticats with 65 defensive tackles and led the team with 15 special teams tackles…also recorded two quarterback sacks, four tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass knockdown…earned the Ticats nomination for the Most Outstanding Canadian Player Award.