The Word on the Herd
Marshall 38, Middle Tennessee 10
Old Dominion 3, Marshall 35
Marshall places second-most student-athletes on list among league schools
Marshall 42, Middle Tennessee 17
Marshall football against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 2, 2017 at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Photos from Marshall football's game at Southern Miss on Oct. 29, 2016.
Marshall football at North Texas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Photos taken by Brendan Maloney
Sept. 24, 2016
Photos from Marshall football against third-ranked Louisville on Sept. 24, 2016 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016): Played in 10 games and made nine starts … Recorded 69 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Fourth on the team in tackles … Led all sophomores in tackles … Set a career high with 11 tackles against Charlotte … Posted 10 tackles in a win against Florida Atlantic … Had at least seven tackles in seven different games … One sack vs. Louisville … Invited walk-on granted scholarship by Coach Doc Holliday in mid-January 2016, following Herd’s St. Petersburg Bowl victory … Named to the 2016-17 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.0 or greater GPA).
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): Impressed Herd coaches in 2015 spring practice after move from safety to Sam (strongside) linebacker with his physical presence… Was lone Herd walk-on in the two-deep to begin August camp in 2015 … Played all 13 games as a regular on special teams, and also played 83 defensive snaps in eight games … Posted 18 tackles (5 solos), with one pass breakup and one QB hurry (in St. Petersburg Bowl win) … Top game was versus Norfolk State, with four tackles … Had at least two stops in six of 13 games despite limited time … Named to 2015-16 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or greater).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Redshirted.
HERD FILE: Born Jan. 31, 1996 … Full name is Christian Isiah Hancock … A three-year starter at safety and running back for Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, was Class AAA All-State second team and All-Mountain State Athletic Conference first team as a senior … Also started for WWHS basketball State Tournament finalist in 2013 and was All-State honorable mention … Was three-year football starter for Flying Eagles, rushing for 1,001 career yards, with 47 receptions for another 591 yards. Also was 12-for-20 passing for 71 yards … As senior, set school single-game receiving record with 129 yards versus Winfield … On defense, had 240 career tackles (95 solo), with seven interceptions and seven passes defended … Scored 116 career points (18 TDs, 4 two-point conversions) … On special teams, was Beckley kickoff man as senior, averaging 35.2 yards per kickoff and had 19 career kick returns for 436 yards … Finished WWHS career with 2,098 all-purpose yards … From same high school that produced Herd stars Clint Van Horn, Doug Legursky, Mike Guilliams, Matt Morris and Bob Pruett, among others.