Finished three-year Marshall career with 40 starts (in 41 games) at free safety, ranking second among in Herd history among defensive backfield performers to cornerback Darryl Roberts (42 games, 2010-14) during major-college era (1953-81 and 1997-present) … Played more than 2,700 snaps for Herd … Posted eight interceptions to go with 15 pass breakups and 224 tackles (113 solos) … Forced two fumbles with one fumble recovery … Had seven games with double-figure tackles in career … Graduated with Management degree in December 2014, then worked on his MBA during his final two semesters in school … Worked out before scouts from 20 NFL and two CFL teams on Marshall’s Pro Day on March 9.
SENIOR SEASON (2015): … Named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention and was elected by teammates as one of four co-captains for the season … Started all 13 games in Herd’s 10-3 season, and was key performer on Marshall defense that ranked in the top 10 nationally in seven categories, including scoring defense, pass efficiency defense and takeaways … Played a team-best 964 snaps on defense … Ranked third among the Herd with 80 tackles (43 solos), including 3.5 for loss. Had three interceptions (one each in first three games of season) and seven pass breakups … Had season-best 12 tackles in loss at Middle Tennessee; also posted 10 tackles in win at Charlotte.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Started all 14 games, playing 834 snaps for C-USA title team, one of six Herd players on defense to make every start … Ranked third among Herd tacklers, with 90 (46 solo) … Had career-high 15 tackles in 67-66 overtime loss to Western Kentucky … Had 11 tackles in Boca Raton Bowl win and 10 in C-USA title win over Louisiana Tech. … Posted 10 tackles versus FAU … Tied fellow safety AJ Leggett for team lead with four interceptions (against Rhode Island, Ohio, Southern Miss, WKU) … Had 31 yards in interception returns … Four pass breakups on the season.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Started 13 of 14 games at free safety (missing Southern Miss) … Finished with 50 tackles (24 solos) and had first career interception in C-USA East Division-clinching win over East Carolina … Forced a fumble in victory over UAB and also posted his top tackling game, with 11 … Had seven tackles in three-OT loss at Virginia Tech … Also had four pass breakups.
HERD FILE: Born June 29, 1993 … Enrolled at Marshall in January 2013 and earned undergraduate degree in Management in December 2014; seeking MBA … Picked Marshall over Arizona, Baylor, Charlotte, FIU, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Purdue and South Alabama … Did not play 2012 season at Holmes CC, suffered a season-ending injury on the first day of preseason practice, when he tore a ligament in his right ring finger and underwent surgery … High jumped 6-8 in Georgia high school regional meet … Had 59 tackles and 10 pass breakups for Holmes CC in 2011.