30  Mario Harvey
Mario Harvey
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Forsyth, Ga.

High School:
Hargrave Military

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 250

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

JUNIOR Season (2009)
A preseason All-Conference USA selection and All-America candidate that is coming off of a strong 2009 season...a candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award...named first-team all-conference after leading the Herd with 117 tackles last season...credited with 8.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior...enters 2010 with 277 career tackles, 19 career tackles for loss and 12.5 career sacks...is also one of the fastest players on the team with an impressive 4.35 40-yard dash time...recorded double-digit tackles in four games and recorded at least seven tackles in 12 games last season...responsible for a career-high 15 tackles in the win over UAB, 11 tackles at UCF, and 10 against Southern Miss...turned in a stellar bowl performance with 12 tackles and two sacks for a loss of 22 yards in the win over Ohio.

SOPHOMORE Season (2008)
Started in all 12 games at linebacker...named C-USA Honorable Mention at Linebacker...notched 107 tackles (43 unassisted)...opened the season with an interception for 29 yards against Illinois State...had 7.0 tackles for a loss of 42 yards...recorded 16 tackles against Tulsa...had back-to-back 14-tackle games against East Carolina and UCF...finished the season with 4.5 sacks, two coming against Cincinnati.

FRESHMAN Season (2007)
Saw significant action in nine games and started three contests...recorded 53 total tackles with 28 of those being solo stops...added 3.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards...also recorded a sack and forced a fumble...earned his first start at UCF on Nov. 3 and responded with an 11-tackle performance that included 10 solo tackles...credited with a season-high 13 tackles and his first career sack in Marshall's win over East Carolina...registered seven tackles at Houston...missed the season finale with UAB due to injury.

Prior To Marshall
Rated as a top-30 prep player by Rivals in 2005 after finishing his prep career at Hargrave...sat out the 2006 season after enrolling at Marshall and joined the football program in August.

Personal
Majoring in sports management and marketing...has been nicknamed "Thumper"due to his hard hitting...due to his academic progess he is expected to earn back a year of eligibility and will play as a senior in 2010.