HISTORY — From College Profile
2022 SEASON (SENIOR)
Among the top interior linemen in the country as a senior … appeared and started in all 13 games, primarily at nose tackle … one of six Red Raiders to start and play in all 13 games, including one of four to do so on the defensive side of the ball … recorded 50 tackles on the year (30 solo), which included 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … marked the most tackles in a season for his career … able to force one fumble, recovery another and notch four quarterback hurries as well … had a tackle in all 13 games and recorded four or more stops in eight different contests … had two tackles on fourth downs for a Red Raider defense that was top 10 in the FBS for lowest conversion percentage … was easily Texas Tech’s highest-graded performer by Pro Football Focus at 84.5 overall … was ranked ninth by the website among power-five interior defensive linemen and third overall in the Big 12 … graded out at 70.0 or above in nine different games … listed with 31 total pressures by PFF, which was tied for 19th among interior defensive linemen … combined with Tony Bradford Jr. as one of only three FBS duos of interior linemen to record 30 or more pressures on the season according to PFF … credited with appearing in 732 defensive snaps by PFF, which ranked seventh in the FBS among interior defensive linemen and second among power-five players … also saw action in 56 snaps on special teams via either field goal block or punt return as well as two plays in the backfield on offense … scored his first career touchdown in one of those two snaps in the running game as part of a heavy package near the goal line … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: recorded at least three stops in each of the first four games of the season with three against Murray State (9/3), six versus Houston (9/10) and four at N.C. State (9/10) and in the Big 12 opener versus Texas (9/24) … the Texas game started a three-game stretch with a quarterback hurry as well … combined for five tackles in the back-to-back road trips at Kansas State (10/1) and Oklahoma State (10/8) with one versus the Wildcats and the other four against the Cowboys … one of his stops at Oklahoma State ultimately went for a two-yard loss … had three tackles in the win over West Virginia (10/22) as well as at TCU (11/5) with four stops versus Baylor (10/29) in between those two contests … notched his first sack of the season versus the Horned Frogs, which stopped TCU in the red zone on fourth down late in the third quarter … posted two tackles and recovered a late fumble in the win over Kansas (11/12), returning it eight yards to the Kansas eight yard line to set up a key Red Raider touchdown … fumble recovery came via a key Jesiah Pierre sack on the first play of Kansas’ drive after the Red Raiders connected on a field goal to take a 36-28 lead in the fourth quarter … ensuing touchdown gave the Red Raiders a two-score lead with just over three minutes to play … matched his season high with six tackles at Iowa State (11/19) with one going for a shared sack alongside Krishon Merriweather on the Cyclones’ second drive of the game … closed the regular season with four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the overtime victory over Oklahoma (11/26) … once again among the top performers in the TaxAct Texas Bowl win over Ole Miss (12/28), matching his season high with six tackles, including one for a loss, to go along with a forced fumble … would have likely been among the favorites for Defensive MVP honors had the award existed … able to knock the ball loose from Ole Miss quarterback Jaxon Dart late in the second quarter, allowing Dadrion Taylor-Demerson to recover to give the Red Raiders strong field position for a final touchdown before the half … also made a key fourth down stop at the line of scrimmage that pushed Ole Miss off the field in Texas Tech territory late in the third quarter … AWARDS AND HONORS: an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the conference coaches … picked to the All-Big 12 second team by Pro Football Focus by its performance metrics … recognized for his work in the classroom as part of the Academic All-Big 12 first team … SENIOR DECISION: elected to return to Texas Tech for a super senior season as part of the extra year of eligibility afforded by the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign.
2021 SEASON (JUNIOR)
Put together his best season to date as a junior … led all defensive linemen in total tackles after starting in all 13 games … one of four defensive players to start in all 13 games, joining Colin Schooler, Riko Jeffers and fellow defensive lineman Tyree Wilson … totaled 47 tackles (22 solo) from his spot on the interior, including 6.5 that went for a loss … ranked third on the team for TFLs only behind Wilson and Colin Schooler … of that total, 3.5 went for sacks, which finished tied for second on the team with Tony Bradford Jr. … saw a significant jump in defensive output as his 47 tackles and 6.5 TFLs were nearly twice his previous season high coming into the year … shared at least one tackle for loss in six of 13 games overall … was also in the back field to affect several passes with four quarterback hurries … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: recorded two tackles, including a key sack, in the Red Raiders’ come-from-behind win at Houston (9/4) to start the season … sack pushed Houston into a 3rd-and-28 attempt and an eventual punt on its first possession of the second half … set a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss as part of five stops the next week against Stephen F. Austin (9/11) … one of those TFLs went for a six-yard loss … closed non-conference play with three tackles in the win over Florida International (9/18) … combined for six tackles over the first two weeks of Big 12 play with two at Texas (9/25) and four at West Virginia (10/2) … performance at West Virginia include a sack just before halftime that helped give the Red Raiders the ball back in time for an eventual Jonathan Garibay field goal … set a career high with seven tackles a week later against TCU (10/9), which included a shared tackle for loss … totaled five stops combined the next two games with two at Kansas (10/16) and three versus Kansas State (10/23) … limited to only one stop at Oklahoma (10/30) to go along with a quarterback hurry, his second-consecutive game to rush the passer … notched four tackles in each of the following two games against Iowa State (11/13) and Oklahoma State (11/20) … performance in the win over Iowa State featured 1.5 tackles for loss, which included a shared sack … joined Tony Bradford Jr. in planting Brock Purdy for a four-yard sack late in the second quarter … closed the regular season by matching his career high from only a few weeks prior with seven tackles at Baylor (11/27) … secured three tackles in Texas Tech’s victory over Mississippi State (12/28) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl … AWARDS AND HONORS: honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the conference coaches … recognized for his work in the classroom as part of the Academic All-Big 12 first team.
2020 SEAS0N (SOPHOMORE)
Remained a mainstay in the middle of the defensive line as a sophomore … started in all 10 games at nose tackle … one of five sophomore named to the captains circle in a vote of their teammates … totaled 23 tackles (15 solo) on the year, including 3.0 that went for a loss and 1.0 sack … also had a quarterback hurry and a blocked kick … ranked second on the team among defensive linemen for tackles, trailing only Tony Bradford Jr. … recorded at least one tackle in every game and had two or more in eight different games overall … one of three Red Raiders to block a kick during the season … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: began the year with a season-high four tackles in the season-opening win over Houston Baptist (9/12) … finished one tackle shy of his career high that was set as a redshirt freshman … performance also included his lone sack of the season, which resulted in a five-yard loss … sack helped set a new career high with 1.5 tackles for a loss … posted two tackles in each of the first two Big 12 contests against Texas (9/26) and at Kansas State (10/3) … had one tackle the next week at Iowa State (10/10) before responding with two tackles each of the next three games against West Virginia (10/24), Oklahoma (10/31) and at TCU (11/7) … shared a tackle for a loss versus the Sooners and also had his lone quarterback hurry on the year … got his hands on a 41-yard field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter against TCU, marking the first blocked kick of his career … marked the third blocked kick of the season by a Red Raider … notched three tackles in the come-from-behind win over Baylor (11/14) and then made one stop at Oklahoma State (11/28) … closed the season by matching his season high with four tackles in the win over Kansas (12/5), which included his final tackle for a loss … AWARDS AND HIGHLIGHTS: tabbed to the Academic All-Big 12 second team for a second-consecutive year.
2019 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Became a consistent presence on the defensive line as only a redshirt freshman … saw action in all 12 games with 10 starts at nose tackle … actually started in each of the final 10 games … developed into one of Texas Tech’s top underclassmen on the defensive side of the ball … trailed only senior Broderick Washington Jr. for tackles among defensive linemen after recording 27 on the year (18 solo) … total included 3.5 tackles that went for a loss, including 1.5 sacks … also added two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble … turned heads as a potential threat on special teams after rushing for nine yards on two fake punt attempts ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: opened the year with three tackles, including a shared takedown behind the line of scrimmage against Montana State (8/31) … followed with two tackles the next week at UTEP (9/7) before closing non-conference play with a career-high five at Arizona (9/14) … notched his first career sack and full tackle for a loss against the Wildcats, resulting in a two-yard loss … did not record any stats defensively but did help the Red Raiders successfully pull off a fake punt attempt with a six-yard carry up the middle in the second quarter at Oklahoma (9/28) … posted two tackles in each of the next two games against Oklahoma State (10/5) and at Baylor (10/12) … shared a tackle for a loss in both of those games as well … found Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders around the same time as Eli Howard for a sack that popped the ball loose … was credited for the forced fumble on the play, the first of his career … provided the Red Raiders with great field position, resulting in a field goal to take an early 3-0 lead … sack was one of seven on the day against the Cowboys, the most for the Red Raiders since 2009 … had one tackle against both Iowa State (10/19) and in the win at West Virginia (11/9) … posted three tackles in three of the final five games against the likes of Kansas (10/26), TCU (11/16) and at Texas (11/29) … also recorded two tackles during that stretch in the home finale against Kansas State (11/23) … performance against Kansas included his final tackle for a loss, which resulted in four yards ... AWARDS AND HONORS: garnered second team Academic All-Big 12 accolades.
2018 SEASON (FRESHMAN)
Redshirt season … appeared in three games on the season … recorded two tackles overall, both of which that came against Kansas (10/20) … also made appearances versus Lamar (9/8) and Baylor (11/24).
Attended Forney High School in Forney, Texas ... signed National Letter of Intent with Texas Tech during the early signing period … lone defensive signee to ink with the Red Raiders during the early signing period … enrolled at Texas Tech in time for the spring semester … missed his senior season due to an injury … was previously a two-way player as a running back and a defensive lineman for Forney … still managed to record 170 tackles, including 33 for a loss, during his high school career … posted 47 tackles, 11 of which went for a loss, and four sacks as a junior in 2016 … spent significant time as Forney’s running back that season, too, with 120 carries for 719 yards and six touchdowns … previously notched 123 tackles, including 22 for a loss as a sophomore in 2015 … big season also featured six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which that went for a touchdown … garnered first team All-District honors on the defensive line as a junior … was a second-team selection as a running back that same year … named the District 12-5A Defensive Sophomore MVP as a sophomore in 2016 … three-star prospect by both ESPN and 247Sports … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Kansas State, New Mexico, North Texas, SMU and UConn.
Jaylon Hutchings ... son of Felicia Hutchings-Marshall and Shon Marshall ... brother to Caden Marshall ... mother played D-II women’s basketball at Southern Arkansas ... pursuing a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.