Utah leads first-team selections.
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham meets with the press and answers questions during his weekly press conference.
Utes have firepower on offense, defense
Offense and Defense have Highlights
Whittingham pleased with team's play
UTAH: Will kick off for the Utes for his third season and is the backup place-kicker and punter ... has 132 career kickoffs with 28 touchbacks and a 65.6-yard average ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
2011-Responsible for all of Utah's 67 kickoffs ... 11 touchbacks ... 65.7-yard average kickoff was also the team's average, placing Utah third in the Pac-12 ... punted in six games, doing all the punting against USC and Pittsburgh and sharing the job in four games ... 20 punts for 810 yards (40.5 average) ... had eight punts downed inside the 20 and two punts of 50-plus yards ... 15-yard rush against Arizona State on a fake punt ... career-long 62-yard punt against Washington ... named College Performance Awards Kickoff Specialist of the Week on Oct. 2 for his performance against Washington, when he had three touchbacks and averaged 70.0 yards per kickoff ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
2010-Handled 65 of Utah's 78 kickoffs ... 17 touchbacks ... averaged 65.6 yards per kickoff ... punted three times for 105 yards (35.0 average) with one downed inside the 20-yard line ... Academic all-MWC ... member of Utah's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 Sonoma County League Co-Specialist of the Year ... 2008 Bay Area all-Metro honorable mention ... 2009 Chris Sailer Kicking National Punting Champion ... Chris Sailer Kicking top-12 in 2008 and 2009 ... NFL Punt, Pass and Kick 2006 winner in 14 and 15 year old boys, San Francisco 49ers region ... made a 47-yard field goal as a freshman at Petaluma High School (Calif.) ... four-year honor roll student ... National Honor Society ... 3.93 high school GPA ... 2009 Petaluma HS class treasurer.
PERSONAL: Son of Scott and Carol Marsh ... father played hockey at Utica College before transferring to Temple ... mother is a director of engineering who attended Cal and UCLA ... one brother ... enjoys drums, ping pong, snowboarding and golf ... business major ... full name is Nicholas William Marsh ... born Sept. 5, 1991.