Herd Football Adds Two Safeties for Next Season


Marshall head coach Doc Holliday

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday

June 4, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Marshall has added Boston College transfers Dominick LeGrande and Okechukwu Okoroha to its football program, the Thundering Herd announced Monday.

Both student-athletes, who graduated from BC in four years, have enrolled in graduate school at Marshall and will be eligible to compete for the Thundering Herd this season. Both will be safeties in Marshall's program.

"We are excited to have these two young men in our program," said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. "These additions will help bolster the depth in our secondary immediately."

LeGrande (6-3, 211, Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis HS) played in 35 games, starting six for the Golden Eagles. He posted 72 tackles (47 solo, 25 assists), including 3.5 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions with one sack, one pass breakup and one forced fumble during his time in Chestnut Hill. He also returned kicks as a sophomore, averaging 21.3 yards on his six attempts.

Okoroha (6-1, 205, Lanham, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) saw action in 21 games and also started six, recording 34 tackles along the way, with a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and a half tackle for loss.