Marshall defeats Maryland in the 2013 Military Bowl, 31-20.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams …On defense, played 136 snaps, all in the first 10 games of the season … Finished with 16 tackles (nine solos), and one tackle for loss … Top game was five-tackle performance with a forced fumble in win over Middle Tennessee (Oct. 11) … Four tackles in victory over Rhode Island (Sept. 6).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Picked to Conference USA All-Freshman Team by league coaches … One of only seven true freshmen to play for Herd in 2013 … Made two starts at strongside linebacker (versus UAB, Tulsa) … Played 11 games, with 41 tackles (23 solos). Had 5.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks, and one pass breakup … Had season-high 10 tackles in win over Southern Miss (Nov. 2); also had eight in win over UTSA (Oct. 5) … Missed first three games with high ankle sprain … Also played on special teams.
HERD FILE: Born Aug. 17, 1993 … Majoring in Sports Management at MU … Enrolled at Marshall in January 2013 … Signed with Maryland in February 2012, turning down offers from West Virginia, East Carolina and Rutgers, after starring at Clarksburg (Md.) High … Was not academically eligible, and chose to attend prep school at Fork Union … As a 2011 high school senior was ranked by Rivals at No. 55 at outside linebacker in the nation and was the No. 14-ranked prospect in Maryland … Had more than 100 tackles and two interceptions as high school senior … Also played wide receiver and some “Wildcat” at QB … Named All-State for Classes 4A and 3A … Played in Crab Bowl (Maryland all-star game).