Is in his fourth year as the starting long snapper, and coming off an All-Conference USA first team selection by league coaches … Came to Herd on scholarship and has been the No. 1 snapper all 40 games of his career … Has made 416 career snaps (punts, PATs, FGs) without any flying over a punter or holder’s reach … Part of snap-hold-kick combination that included former PK Justin Haig setting school records for single-season PATs and career kick points … Has made eight career tackles in coverage on special teams … Credits former Herd star snapper and NFL Pro Bowler Chris Massey for working to refine his snapping and blocking.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Selected by Conference USA coaches as the league’s top snapper, for the all-conference team as Herd won C-USA title and Boca Raton Bowl … Snapped 42 times on punts (one blocked), 83 on PATs and 21 field goals. Herd was 100.0 percent on PATs and .810 on FG (17-of-21) … Worked with new holder, punter Tyler Williams, throughout season.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Snapped for 56 punts, 16 FG attempts and 80 PATs for Military Bowl team. Herd was 77-of-80 on PATs and 11-of-16 on FG … Made five unassisted tackles on punt coverage.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Made college debut by snapping for 43 punts, as fellow true freshman Tyler Williams set school single-season record with 45.19-yard average … Also snapped for 60 PATs (no misses) and 16 FG attempts (made 13) … Made three tackles on punt coverage.
HERD FILE: Born Oct. 27, 1993 … Majoring in biology, with a pre-med focus. Future plans include medical school … A four-time Dean’s List name at MU … Starred also as linebacker at Charlotte Catholic High School, where he made 213 career tackles with 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two blocked punts and one interception … Played in North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl … Two-time all-conference first team.