Marshall places second-most student-athletes on list among league schools
Marshall places third-most student-athletes on list among league schools
Recipients maintain cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): Started first collegiate game in opening win over Purdue, but suffered injury and played only four games after that … Limited to 143 snaps for season, with 7 knockdowns … In Herd’s 2015 summer testing, led team with 485-pound bench press and 31 pro bench reps (225-pound reps) … Named to 2015-16 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor roll (3.0 or greater GPA).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Redshirted … Scout Team center.
HERD FILE: Born July 27, 1995 …Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals at one of the famed high school football programs, in Massillon, Ohio … Also had offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio and Toledo … Ranked the No. 7 center in America and the No. 33 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals … Committed to Cincinnati in June 2013, but decommitted from the Bearcats and committed to the Thundering Herd 72 hours before National Signing Day, then was first player to fax signed Letter of Intent on Signing Day (Feb. 5, 2014) at 7:18 a.m. … With the help of his blocking, Washington (9-3) averaged 31.9 points, 152.2 passing yards and 179.4 rushing yards per game in 2013 and advanced to the second round of the Division II state playoffs.