Recipients maintain cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better
Marshall 41, Rice 14
Marshall 35, Florida Atlantic 16
Marshall 48, Rhode Island 7
CONFERENCE USA COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED
Capped career by winning the Herd’s Chad Pennington Award as the “offensive player who gives his all on and off the field” … Finished career as starting tight end after playing backup to star Gator Hoskins from 2011-13 … One of top academicians on the team, graduated in May 2013 (three years) … Selected to 2014 Conference USA all-Academic Team, carrying a 4.0 in MBA studies … Played 53 career games (every game in his four years(, with 66 catches for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns … Made 17 career starts … Came to Marshall with his twin, Blake, who transferred to UMass after being no. 2 QB in 2012 and ‘13. He was 2014 starting quarterback and returns to Minutemen in 2015.
SENIOR SEASON (2014): all-Conference USA Honorable Mention selection by league coaches … Ranked second on team in receptions with 37, for 420 yards and five touchdowns … Started all 14 games … Had career highs of six catches (also had six in 2012 loss to West Virginia) and 107 yards, with a 30-yard TD in win over Rice … Season-long 38-yard catch also came against Owls … Opened senior season with five-catch game at Miami (Ohio), scoring two TDs … Also had two touchdown catches in loss to Western Kentucky …
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in every game ... Caught seven passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns (in the wins over Gardner-Webb and UAB) … Career-long catch of 39 yards versus UAB … Had two receptions for 32 yards in Military Bowl victory over Maryland.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in every game for the Herd ... Began sophomore season with a six-catch day (his career high, also matched in senior year) for 60 yards and a TD in loss at West Virginia … Caught 13 passes for 129 yards including two touchdown catches ... Pulled in a touchdown reception against WCU from his twin brother Blake... Recorded one solo tackle against Houston (Nov 17).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Had a fine first season, posting nine catches for 68 yards and a four-yard touchdown against UAB ... Caught two passes for 18 yards against Tulsa … Started in the first game of his Herd career, at West Virginia; also made starts at Louisville and UCF … First collegiate catch came in Week 3 loss at Ohio, a 13-yard reception.
HERD FILE: Born Oct. 19, 1992 … Graduated in May 2014 with undergraduate degree in finance … Played at Colonial Forge High with his brother and former teammate Blake, who transferred to UMass ... Produced 28 catches, 641 yards, 8 touchdowns, 70 tackles, 12 sacks, and an interception return for a touchdown as a senior ... A two-time All-State selection, a two-time All-Met pick, and a two-time first team All-Region selection ... Also offered by West Virginia, UConn, Virginia, Vanderbilt and Miami (Ohio).