Sept. 28, 2009
Marshall junior running back Darius Marshall was named the national running back performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.
Marshall rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, last week to lead the Herd to a 27-16 C-USA win at Memphis. Marshall is now averaging an NCAA-high 166 rushing yards per game.
In addition to Marshall, Thundering Herd kicker Craig Ratanamorn was selected as a weekly honorable mention for kicker.
This marks the second time this season a Marshall player has been recognized as a performer of the week. Following the season opener against Southern Illinois, senior tight end Cody Slate took CFPA tight end of the week honors.
Marshall (3-1, 1-0) will host C-USA East Division rival East Carolina (2-2, 1-0) on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon and the game will be televised nationally by CBS College Sports.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-THE-HERD or going to the online ticket link on Herdzone.com.