Six Marshall stars named to 2015 All-C-USA Preseason Team
Student-athletes and coaches who earned all-league honors in 2014-15
Recipients maintain cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better
Marshall 26, LA Tech 23
The Word on the Herd-Nov. 28, 2012
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 an .810 on FG (17-of-21) ... Worked with new holder, punter Tyler Williams, throughout season ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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.