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).