26  Gator Hoskins
Gator Hoskins
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Fla.

High School:
Eastside

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 244

Position:
TE

12/27/2013

Herd Defeats Maryland in 2013 Military Bowl

Marshall completes first 10-win season since 2002-03

12/27/2013

Marshall Football Postgame Notes

Marshall 31, Maryland 20

12/27/2013

Marshall Football Postgame Quotes

Marshall 31, Maryland 20

12/07/2013

Marshall Accepts Bid to 2013 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Game set for 2:30 p.m. ET, Dec. 27

12/07/2013

Marshall Falls to Rice in Conference USA Football Championship

Herd drops 41-24 decision in Houston

12/27/2013

Marshall vs. Maryland- 2013 Military Bowl

Marshall defeats Maryland in the 2013 Military Bowl, 31-20.

09/21/2013

Marshall vs. Virginia Tech - UTSI

Marshall vs. Virginia Tech - UTSI

09/29/2012

AP Photos: Marshall at Purdue

AP Photos: Marshall at Purdue

09/22/2012

AP Photos: Football vs. Rice

AP Photos: Football vs. Rice

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Finished Marshall career with 99 receptions for 1,318 yards and 28 touchdowns. His career TD number ranks third in Herd history, behind wideouts Randy Moss (53) and Darius Watts (47)...Made 34 career starts for Marshall; played in 39 games...Selected 2013 All-Conference USA first team by league coaches, and was one of eight semifinalists for the annual John Mackey Award that goes to the nation's top tight end...Was selected by Herd coaches as a game captain five times and was picked as a season captain (one of five) before the Military Bowl...In 2013, broke his own 2012 MU single-season school record for tight end TD catches with 15. He had 10 the previous season. His 15 TDs were the FBS high for a tight end. No other TE had more than eight...In 2013, had 50 catches for 821 yards in 14 games...In Herd's Dec. 27 Military Bowl victory over Maryland, had six catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and totaled six receptions for 137 yards - his career high for a game - in a win at FIU. Three of those six catches went for scores...His career-high for catches in a game was seven (for 88 yards) in a Herd loss at Middle Tennessee...Had a season-best 50-yard reception in a win over UAB...Averaged 16.4 yards per catch, ranking second nationally among TEs to Nick O'Leary of Florida State (16.9).

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Set a Marshall single-season record for a tight end with 10 TD catches...Those 10 TDs were also the most nationally among tight ends...Named to the John Mackey Award Watch List...Selected to CollegeFootballNews.com All-Conference USA Team... Named National Tight End of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his three receiving touchdown performance against Purdue (Sept. 29)...Played in 11 games for the Herd (Missed East Carolina)...Hauled in 35 catches for 374 yards including 10 receiving touchdowns...Had a 72-yard catch against Tulsa...Averaged 10.7 yards per catch...Finished seventh in Conference USA for scoring TDs.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Hauled in 14 catches for 123 yards and three scores...Had two catches for 37 yards and two scores in the win over UAB...Caught three passes against Southern Miss (including a touchdown).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Played against Ohio State.

PRIOR TO MARSHALL: A standout athlete that played a variety of roles for head coach Kent Johnson at Eastside High...Earned all-area and all-state honors in both 2008 and 2009 and was a 2009 North Florida All-Star...Passed for 1,977 yards and 10 touchdowns and carried the ball 114 times for 516 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior...Passed for 2,477 yards and 25 scores in his career, while rushing for more than 1,177 yards and 22 touchdowns...Also recruited by Kentucky, South Florida, Middle Tennessee, Tulane, and Ohio among others...Given first name is Harold, however goes by the nickname "Gator."

PERSONAL: Graduated May 2014 ... Born Dec. 19, 1991 ... Parents are Harold Sr. and Percyette Hoskins.