Student-athletes and coaches who earned all-league honors in 2014-15
Recipients maintain cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better
Marshall 52, Northern Illinois 23
Marshall 26, LA Tech 23
Marshall 23, UAB 18
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Started 13 of 14 games (missed C-USA title game at Rice with injury) as key performer on nation’s most improved scoring defense (a 20.2-point improvement from 2012) … All-Conference USA Honorable Mention selection by league coaches … Ranked sixth on team with 58 tackles (41 solos), including a season-high seven against Southern Miss … Blocked a PAT (at Tulsa) … Made two interceptions (Middle Tennessee, FIU).
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Redshirted while rehabbing from offseason broken right ankle and subsequent surgery.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in all 13 games at corner for the Herd ... Had 37 tackles (25 solo, 12 assists) with two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and seven pass breakups ... The interception came on the last play of the thrilling overtime win against East Carolina...Had three pass breakups at Memphis ... Blocked a punt against UAB ... Posted a season-high six stops against West Virginia.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Arrived at Marshall in Coach Doc Holliday’s first recruiting class as 5-foot-11, 154-pounder from Lakeland High School … Played in all 13 games for Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl-winning team … Posted 16 tackles (10 solo, six assists), one interception and two pass breakups ... Had five tackles against Bowling Green with an interception and two pass breakups.
HERD FILE: Born Nov. 26, 1990 … Full name is Darryl Keith Roberts … Nickname is “Swagg” … Received MU undergraduate degree in August 2014 (sports management) … Credited with 59 tackles, 44 solo and two interceptions as a Lakeland High senior and had 96 tackles, five interceptions, 20 pass break-ups and blocked a field goal in his prep career ... Earned second-team all-county honors and Lakeland's best defensive back award as a senior ... Also recruited by Purdue, Texas Tech, Temple, Kansas State and North Carolina.