Six Marshall stars named to 2015 All-C-USA Preseason Team
Marshall 35, Florida Atlantic 16
Senior QB Passes Wilson for Consecutive Touchdown Record
The Word on the Herd
at UAB, Nov. 10, 2012
Marshall vs. Old Dominion
A mainstay on the defensive front for the Herd in 2014, when he started every game at nose tackle ... Had first career interception -- with a 27-yard return -- in win at FIU (Oct. 18) ... Enters season with 18 career starts.
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2014): In 14 starts at nose tackle with 461 snaps in the Herd's 10-man rotation up front, made 30 tackles (14 solos, 16 assists), including five tackles for loss and one sack (Western Kentucky loss). Also had four QB hurries ... His interception and 27-yard return on the first play of fourth quarter at FIU set up Herd's TD pass (Rakeem Cato-to-Devon Johnson) on next play ... Had only interception by a Herd lineman for the season ... Had season-high four tackles in three games (Rhode Island, FIU, Florida Atlantic) ... The four at FIU were all solos, to go with his pick.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Made four starts at nose as backup to senior Brandon Sparrow ... Played in all 14 games ... Made 24 tackles (six solos, 18 assists), including 3.5 tackles for loss. Had five QB hurries ... Top performance came in Herd's 34-31 loss at Ohio, when he had nine tackles, including four solos ... Made three tackles in loss at Virginia Tech and victory over UAB.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Appeared in 11 games (missed Southern Miss), all as a backup .. Made nine tackles (three solo, six assists), including two against Ohio, Purdue and UAB ... Had a sack against UAB (Nov 10).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Redshirted to retain eligibility.
HERD FILE: Born Sept. 1, 1992 ... Majoring in Management at MU ... Starred for powerhouse program at Valdosta High School ... A three-year starter for Wildcats, he joined former Valdosta teammate -- All-State linebacker Jermaine Holmes (2014 Herd senior) -- at MU ... As senior defensive end and tackle, recorded 52 tackles, 11 sacks, five tackles for loss, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... Had four sacks in win against eventual 2010 state runner-up Colquitt County ... Was a Border Wars All-Star Game selection and picked all-region first team ... A Rivals three-star prospect, was rated the No. 53 strongside end prospect in nation ... Herd linebacker Frankie Hernandez is his cousin.