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
Increased weight by 19 pounds, from 277 to 296, in between end of the 2016 season and start of 2017 spring football drills.
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.
PRIOR TO MARSHALL: 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.