Marshall 44, Ohio 14
Marshall 48, Rhode Island 7
Marshall 61, Southern Miss 13
Marshall 34, UTSA 10
The Word on the Herd-April 6, 2013
Marshall vs. NIU- Boca Raton Bowl
Marshall’s active leader in career interceptions with eight entering his redshirt junior season … Called “a safety with corner cover skills,” by MU defensive coordinator and secondary coach Chuck Heater.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Helped 13-1 Herd to nationally ranked season and Conference USA championship with a second straight four-interception season … Tied with fellow safety Tiquan Lang at No. 7 among Herd with 63 tackles (41 solos) … Had season-high 10 tackles in opening win over Miami (Ohio); made nine tackles in win in his hometown over FIU … Had seven tackles twice (UAB, Western Kentucky) … Also broke up four passes on season … Played in 693 snaps in 12 games, starting 11 (missed Rhode Island and Ohio, injured foot) … Interceptions came against Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee, Akron and WKU; had 32-yard return versus MTSU and 22 yards against Miami.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Selected to Conference USA All-Freshman Team by league coaches … Moved from corner to safety after arrival of Herd defensive coordinator and secondary coach Chuck Heater … Missed 2013 spring practice while rehabbing from shoulder surgery … Wasn’t full-go until August camp … Played 11 games (Weeks 1-8 and 12-14); made one start at free safety (Southern Miss) … Led Herd with four interceptions, including one in Military Bowl win over Maryland; others came against Gardner-Webb, Southern Miss and UTSA … Ranked 10th among the Herd in tackles, with 45 (32 solos); also had three pass breakups … Had season-high 10 tackles (nine solos) in loss at Middle Tennessee … Posted seven tackles in “Battle of the Bell” rivalry win at Ohio.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Redshirted following surgery for torn right rotator cuff and labrum suffered in second week of August 2012 camp. Underwent surgery in September, rehab lasted into summer 2013.
HERD FILE: Born Nov. 9, 1993 … Majoring in Management at MU … Full name Amos Lamar Leggett Jr. … First Rivals.com four-star prospect to sign with Coach Doc Holliday’s program, as the No. 110 prospect in the country … A one-time commit to Miami, chose Marshall when the Hurricanes indicated they wanted an NCAA-qualified Leggett to take a prep school year … Had numerous SEC, ACC and Big Ten offers, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Nebraska and South Carolina … Rated No. 9 cornerback prospect in 2012 signing class; Super 75 selection in Florida, at South Miami High … Had 68 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1,600 all-purpose yards and scored 15 touchdowns as senior at SMHS, his fourth high school in the Miami area … Nike South Florida All-Star Game participant; Miami-Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game participant … Played in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Dallas.