Student-athletes and coaches who earned all-league honors in 2014-15
Marshall 41, Rice 14
Marshall 35, Florida Atlantic 16
Senior QB Passes Wilson for Consecutive Touchdown Record
Marshall 45, FIU 13
USATSI Gallery -- 10/18/14
Enters 2015 season with 26 starts in two seasons, ranking third on the team behind linebacker D.J. Hunter (28) and safety Taj Letman (27) ... Has 134 career tackles (77 solos), with seven tackles for loss, two sacks, three fumbles recovered and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown ... his 991 snaps last season is high among 2015 Herd returnees.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Voted All-Conference USA honorable mention by league coaches ... Started all 14 games, with 10 at cornerback and four at nickel ... Ranked sixth among the Herd in tackles with 73 (37 solos), including two tackles for loss ... Broke up 12 passes ... First career interception came at FIU (Oct. 18), where he made a 30-yard return for his first career TD; came one year and one day after his mother's death in nearby Fort Lauderdale (see details below in 2013 season) ... Top tackles game was nine in overtime loss to Western Kentucky (Nov. 28) ... Had eight hits in wins over FAU, Southern Miss and UAB ... Had fumble recovery on kickoff against Middle Tennessee (Oct. 11).
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): In helping Herd to Military Bowl and 10-4 season, was chosen Conference USA co-Freshman of the Year as a cornerback and nickel; also one of five Herd rookies to make C-USA all-Freshman Team ... Played on through the season despite the Oct. 17 death of his mother, Velma Tindal, 44, due to brain aneurysm ... Started 12 games, all at nickel (Herd starter three linebackers in the other two games) ... Was fifth among Herd in tackles, with 61 (40 solos), including five tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and six pass breakups ... Recovered two fumbles ... Had career-high 12 tackles in home win over East Carolina (Nov. 29) that clinched C-USA East Division title ... Also had three six-tackle games (Ohio, Southern Miss, Maryland in Military Bowl).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Redshirted to retain eligibility.
HERD FILE: Born Oct. 12, 1991 ... Majoring in Management at MU ... Native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Signed with FIU but didn't qualify, then took a prep season at Atlanta Sports Academy ... As a senior at Boyd Anderson High School, he had scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Marshall, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Toledo, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan ... All-Broward County as a senior, ranked by Rivals as the nation's No. 52 cornerback prospect in 2011. Was No. 7 Broward County prospect ... Played in Dade-Broward All-Star Game ... Had 20 tackles, 2 interceptions on defense and 1,300 yards on 187 carries in 15 touchdowns (total) as Boyd Anderson senior.