Curt Marsh

Curt Marsh

A two-way lineman on Snohomish High School’s 1976 Class 3A State Football Championship team, Curt also lettered in track and captained the basketball team. That same year as a senior, he earned Parade All-American honors and was voted Prep Sports Offensive Lineman of the Year.

At the University of Washington (UW), he was named All Pac-10 lineman and third-team All-American as a senior. During his career at UW he played in three bowl games including the 1978 and 1981 Rose Bowls.

In 1981, he was drafted 23rd overall in the NFL Draft and became the first rookie lineman to start for the Oakland Raiders since 1967. He was named The Everett Herald’s Man of the Year in Sports in 1982. Curt played six seasons for the Raiders and was a member of the 1984 Super Bowl winning team.

After his right leg was amputated below the knee due to an old NFL injury, he became a world champion disabled weightlifter, winning the heavyweight gold medal at the 1995 Wheelchair and Amputee National Weightlifting Championships.

In 1999, Marsh was named to the Seattle Times High School Team of the Century and in 2008 he was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame. A published author (Dare to Dare) and motivational speaker, he worked many years with the City of Everett Parks & Recreation to develop programs for youth at risk, such as Silver Mountain Challenge and the Youth at Risk Code 10 Program.


Curt Marsh