Aug. 26, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Marshall’s Devin Arrington, John Bruhin, Aaron Dobson, Andre Snipes-Booker and Jeremiah Taylor have been selected by their teammates as captains for the 2012 football season.
Arrington (Portsmouth, Va.), a redshirt senior linebacker who played safety last season for the Thundering Herd, is the leading returning tackler with 77 stops (41 solo, 36 assists) a season ago. He also amassed four pass breakups, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
Bruhin (Powell, Tenn.), a sixth-year offensive guard in the program, will anchor a much deeper offensive line this season, while wideout Dobson (Dunbar, W.Va.), also a senior, has been named to the Biletnikoff, Senior Bowl and College Football Performance Awards Watch Lists this preseason. He tied for second in the league with 12 touchdown catches last season, had 49 receptions for 668 yards in 2011 and was named the Most Valuable Player in the Herd's 20-10 victory over FIU in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl.
Snipes-Booker, a senior wideout from Sarasota, Fla., has been named to the Jet Award and CFPA Special Teams Award Watch Lists this preseason for his fine 2011 performances in Marshall’s return game. Last season, he was 20th nationally in punt return average (10.89 yards per attempt), which put him third in the league behind SMU’s Richard Crawford (14th, 11.81) and Tracy Lampley of Southern Miss (15th, 11.48). He also averaged 24.8 yards per kick return on 33 attempts to go with his six catches for 116 yards from his wide receiver spot.
Taylor, a junior from South Point, Ohio, picked up 45 tackles (17 solo, 28 assists) from his defensive end spot last season, with 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.
Marshall will begin its 2012 season with a noon ET kickoff at 11th-ranked West Virginia on Saturday in a game that will be televised on FX.