Marshall Toner participated in football, track and field and cross-country running at Evan Hardy while at the same time, playing with the AAA midget Blazers and Junior B Canadians. He was with provincial high school football championship teams at Evan Hardy in 1978 and 1979.
He played football as a five-year starter and four-year captain with the Huskies, winning Canada West all-star honors in 1984 and 1985 and All-Canadian in 1985. He is the Huskies career leader in receptions, 138, and once caught 12 passes in a game.He also ran on a winning Canada West relay team and on the Canadian silver medallists in 1985.
He joined the Calgary Stampeders, played slotback for six years, 1986 through 1991, and was a captain for four years. He caught 140 passes 2,095 yards and eight touchdowns with the Stampeders, playing in the Grey Cup final in 1991.