The Utah Blaze are off to the best start in their Arena Football League history, but that's not preventing them from trying to get even better. To that end, the Blaze announced on April 30 that they have activated JLB Antwan Marsh after claiming him off reassignment last week.
Marsh, who is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, played his college football for Pikeville (KY) College, starting at safety for three years. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 and then joined the Spokane Shock in 2010.
In two years with the Shock, Marsh contributed 65 tackles, 55 assists, three fumble recoveries, five interceptions, and a defensive touchdown. On offense, he ran the ball into the end zone seven times, and he returned four kickoffs, bringing one back for a touchdown.
While normally utilized as a linebacker in Spokane, Marsh slid back to his old position at defensive back for the 2010 ArenaBowl when injuries struck his teammates. He finished second on the team in that game with 8 tackles as the Shock were crowned Arena Football League champions.
"Antwan Marsh is a versatile athlete who will bring a lot of energy to our defense," said Blaze president and head coach Ron James through a press release. "We are looking forward to having him on our team as we head into a critical part of our schedule."
Marsh was assigned to the Orlando Predators after the 2011 season but parted ways with the team prior to the 2012 season.
At 5-2 and on a three-game winning streak, the Blaze are doing better than they ever have in their franchise history. They're currently in a three-way tie for first place in the West Division and host Marsh's former team, the Shock, on May 4.