The Word on The Herd
Marshall 31, Colorado State 28 (Gildan New Mexico Bowl)
The Word on the Herd
Southern Miss 28, Marshall 27
UTSA 9, Marshall 7
R-SENIOR SEASON (2017): Handled punt, kickoff and field goal duties for the Herd … Named one of three team captains at the end of the 2017 season … Earned Special Teams MVP honors from the coaching staff … Named to the Conference USA all-conference first team as a punter … Punted 59 times for 2,597 yards and a 44.0-yard average … Made national headlines for a 92-yard punt against Old Dominion on Oct. 14, 2017 … The 92-yard punt is the seventh-longest in FBS history and the longest by an FBS punter in 45 years … 92-yard punt was the longest among FBS punters this season by 12 yards … 26 of 59 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line … 16 of 59 punts were returned for a total of 62 yards … Ranked in the top 10 for fewest punt return yards allowed among punters who had 55 or more attempts … Tied for No. 19 nationally in average yards per punt … Ranked third in C-USA in punt average … the 44.0 yards per punt ranks as eighth-best in Marshall history … Averaged 63.6 yards per kickoff … 32 of 60 kickoffs went for touchbacks … All six kickoffs against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl went for touchbacks … Made 10 of 16 field goals, including a long of 45 yards … Connected on 41 of 42 extra points … Made a 27-yard field goal and four extra points against Miami … Nailed a pair of field goals (33 yards and 45 yards) versus N.C. State, the latter of which was a career long … Made a 26-yard field goal and 5 of 5 extra points against Cincinnati …Made a 25-yard field goal and 5 of 5 extra points at Middle Tennessee … 28-yard field goal at FAU … Made all three field goal attempts (29, 42 and 44) versus Western Kentucky … Made a field goal and all four extra points against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl … Selected as a game-by-game captain for Miami, N.C. State, FIU, UTSA, Southern Miss and Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl.
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Played in 12 games, handling each of Marshall’s 71 punt attempts on the season … Punted 70 times (one was blocked) for 2,800 yards, a perfect 40.0 average … Named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Southern Mississippi on Oct. 29 … Punted 10 times for 469 yards (46.9 yard average) against Southern Miss … Longest punt against USM went for 72 yards, which was the fifth-longest punt in program history … 72-yard punt, which was downed at the 5, flipped field position more than any punt in MU history because the four longest punts all went for touchbacks … Punt of 72 yards vs. USM was the 11th-longest punt in the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2016 … Punted nine times for 355 yards against nationally ranked Louisville … Ranked No. 42 nationally in punt yardage … Had 23 punts downed inside the 20, which ranked fourth in Conference USA … Nine punts covered at least 50 yards.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Did not see game action while learning to punt, and serving as backup to Tyler Williams
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Had 45 touchbacks in 98 kickoffs for the 13-1 Herd before being replaced late in the season as the primary kickoff man by Nick Smith … Averaged 61.9 yards per kick, but his 8 out-of-bounds kickoffs topped the nation … Had a 77-yard kickoff following a Herd penalty in a win at Old Dominion … Had a season-high six touchbacks in a home win over Rhode Island and had five touchbacks at ODU … Made one tackle on kickoff team in his 13 games.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Redshirted.
HERD FILE: Born March 16, 1994 in the Norwegian coastal city of Stavanger … Name is pronounced CORR-e Ved-VICK … Spent junior season as transfer student at McPherson (Kan.) High School before returning to his native Norway for his final year of high school … Received recruiting attention after his efforts at a Kohl’s Kicking Camp in Texas with a 70-yard field goal. He added a 57-yarder at the Texas Showcase Camp to rank among the top kickers in the recruiting Class of 2013 … Moved to Kansas hoping to play American football as a wide receiver, but because he wasn’t versed in the game and could kick from his soccer days, McPherson coaches convinced him to try place-kicking.