Marshall 42, Middle Tennessee 17
Pittsburgh 43, Marshall 27
The Word on the Herd -- Sept. 10, 2016
Marshall 62, Morgan State 0
Marshall football at North Texas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Photos taken by Brendan Maloney
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2016): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team, as voted by the league’s 13 head coaches … One of a league-high four Marshall players on the All-Freshman team, which included only five offensive lineman across the conference … Was the only center among five offensive linemen on the All-Freshman team … Started 11 consecutive games at center … Lauded by his position coach, Alex Mirabal, as “tough as heck” and willing to play “through pain and injuries” … Displays rare athleticism at center with his ability to snap the ball and pull on running plays.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): Redshirted … Can play guard or center … Made all road trips as 10th offensive lineman, but did not play … Scout Team member.
HERD FILE: Born Dec. 17, 1996 … Majoring in Health Science at MU … Rated a three-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports … Had offers from Coastal Carolina, Elon and Georgia State … Helped Heard County run for 3,771 yards and 43 touchdowns on 532 carries and throw for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns on 60-of-131 passing with his blocking … Had 28 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick on defense … Helped Heard County (7-6) advance to the third round of the Class AA state playoffs earned All-State first-team honors from The Associated Press and Atlanta Journal Constitution … Played basketball and was a standout doubles player in tennis.