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Height: 6’1”

Weight: 320 lbs

Competition Weight: 280 lbs

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, NC

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Residence: Winston-Salem, NC

Years Bodybuilding: 10

Malcolm Marshall

I was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 1972. I have one sister, Krista. Both of my parents were public school educators. My father had been a physical education teacher and coach and he really loved athletics and fitness. I played a few years of baseball and ran track. However, football was my passion. I received All-America honors in high school as a running back and was highly recruited by many universities. However, I signed a full scholarship to play for Mack Brown (now coach of the University of Texas Longhorns) and the North Carolina Tarheels. I was a four year letterman, two year starter at fullback, played in 3 bowl games and received a great education.

In 1995, I signed a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. This was when I realized that I had the genetics for bodybuilding. As soon as I stepped foot in training camp I was given the nickname "Conan" by some of the seasoned veterans. I realized then that my body looked different and I was bigger and leaner and had a lot more muscular detail than my teammates. Soon after I was cut, and a year later, I signed with the New York Jets. During that year, 1997, I should have entered the world of bodybuilding but I continued to try to make a home in the NFL. After being released from the Jets, I decided to go back to school and work towards my master's degree. I received two master degrees from Pfeiffer University in 2001, one in Business Administration and another in Health Administration.

About four years later, I joined a new gym. Miraculously, one day a strange man walked up to me and told me that I would win the State bodybuilding show next year if I competed. After a lot of coaxing from friends, I finally decided to compete in my first show. In 2002, I competed in the Metrolina Classic in Concorde, NC. I won my class and the open class overall trophy. After this victory, I was truly bitten by the bodybuilding bug.

Competition History:

  • 2011 Muscle Heat Championships, OVERALL WINNER
  • 2011 North American Championships, 11th place
  • 2010 National Championships, 8th place
  • 2009 National Championships, 9th place
  • 2008 Nationals Super Heavy, 5th place
  • 2008 USA Championships, 4th place
  • 2007 North American Championships, 12th place
  • 2006 National Championships 7th place
  • 2006 USA Championships 9th place
  • 2006 Bodyrock Championships Super Heavyweight Champion
  • 2005 North American Championships 7th place
  • 2003 Jr. USA Super Heavyweight Champion
  • 2003 NC State Super Heavyweight Champion
  • 2002 Elite Muscle Classic Heavyweight and Overall Champion
  • 2002 Metrolina Heavyweight and Overall Champion