Marshall senior pair named for national award
Marshall center one of 63 nominees for top center honor
Western Kentucky 67, Marshall 66 (OT)
Marshall 61, Southern Miss 13
Makes move to starting center spot with the graduation of four-year starter Chris Jasperse, who started all 53 games of his career (50 at center) ... One of 55 FBS centers named to the 2015 Rimington Trophy Watch List ... Recognized by Herd coaching staff for his smarts and his willingness to play through injury to stay on the field.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Started all 14 games, although hobbled on-and-off by high right ankle sprain ... Played 787 snaps, with 51 knockdowns ... Late season injuries limited him to 15 (UAB), 2 (Western Kentucky) and 11 snaps (Louisiana Tech), but returned to play all 80 in Herd's Boca Raton Bowl win over Northern Illinois ...
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Voted to Conference USA All-Freshman Team by league coaches ... Played 13 games as backup at guard, primarily as No. 2 behind then-senior Alex Schooler ... Was one of only seven true freshmen to play in 2013, became a reliable performer on the offensive front ... Played 222 snaps, with 99 percent assignment rate and 84 percent success ...
HERD FILE: Born Oct. 5, 1994 ... Majoring in Sports Management at MU ... Was first NLI to arrive in the Shewey Building on February 2013 signing day, at 7:30 a.m. ... Committed to Marshall previous June, and took the Herd offer over ones from Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee and Georgia State. Georgia Tech also made a late offer in the days just before National Signing Day, but Selby stuck with the Herd ... Also had interest from Kentucky and Georgia ... Selby's blocking helped Washington County High rush for more than 3,000 yards and pass for more than 2,000 in 2012. His team went 12-1 with a Class 3A playoff appearance ... Had 96 pancake blocks and 72 finishes and graded at 89 percent ... Was 3.8 student at WCHS ... Hails from Sandersville, Ga. (pop. 5,837), which Selby says has "only five or six traffic lights." ... Gives credit for his quick adaptation to major college football to his high school coach, Joel Ingram, who played center at Jacksonville State, and former Georgia lineman Seth Watts, who preceded Selby at Washington County.