October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 38-24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

TaQuon Marshall: Having name mispronounced ‘not a big deal’

Being the leading rusher in the ACC and Georgia Tech’s starting quarterback may have helped TaQuon Marshall gain renown, but it hasn’t necessarily helped people learn how to pronounce his first name correctly.

It’s tuh-KWON. It is often pronounced TAY-kwon. In fact, the team media guide offers “TAY-qwon” in the pronunciation guide.

“Sometimes I correct them, sometimes I don’t,” Marshall said. “It’s not a big deal. A lot of people call me Kwon nowadays.”

Marshall said he hears “tay-kwon” about 90 percent of the time.

“I know what they’re saying,” he said. “It’s not a big deal.”

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