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Curry and Harvey Named First-Team All-Conference USA

Dec. 7, 2010

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University had eight players recognized on the 2010 All-Conference USA Football Teams, including two first-team selections in senior linebacker Mario Harvey and junior defensive end Vinny Curry, C-USA announced Tuesday.

Harvey, a senior linebacker from Forsyth, Ga., was one of only 15 Butkus Award Semi-Finalists and the only one from a non-BCS AQ conference. He ranks 4th in the nation and 2nd in C-USA in tackles per game with 11.9 and has 143 total tackles (65 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery this season. His 8.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss rank third in C-USA. He ended his brilliant career with 420 total tackles, tying Donahue Stephenson (1990-93) for fifth all-time at Marshall.

Curry, a junior defensive end from Neptune, N.J., leads Conference USA and ranks third in the nation in sacks with 12 and has 94 total tackles (7.83 per game), 18 tackles for loss (ranks second in Conference USA), two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery this season. His 94 total tackles are the most by a defensive lineman in the nation this season.

Marshall tight end Lee Smith and center Chad Schofield both earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honors. Smith, a senior tight end from Powell, Tenn., recorded 38 catches for 358 yards and three touchdowns this season, while Schofield, a senior from Strongsville, Ohio, was a vital cog at center for Marshall that completed his collegiate career having started in 30 games.

Thundering Herd sophomore wide receiver Aaron Dobson from South Charleston, W.Va., junior free safety Omar Brown from Moncks Corner, S.C., and sophomore strong safety Donald Brown all earned honorable mention All-C-USA status.



Dobson led Marshall with 44 catches for 689 yards and five touchdowns this season, while Omar Brown tallied 88 tackles with three interceptions, and Donald Brown added 75 total tackles with three interceptions.

Marshall defensive end Marques Aiken was also selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman team. The redshirt-freshman from Lauderhill, Fla., saw considerable action this season and made three starts. He was credited with 15 tackles, a half sack, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery in his first year of action.

A complete listing of the 2010 C-USA All-Conference Teams follows:


QB- G.J. Kinne, Sr., Tulsa

RB- Bryce Beall, Jr., Houston

RB- Zach Line, So., SMU

OL- Kelvin Beachum, Jr., SMU

OL- Matt McCants, Jr., UAB

OL- Jah Reid, Sr., UCF

OL- Willie Smith, Sr., East Carolina

OL- Chris Thompson, Jr., Houston

OL- Cameron Zipp, Sr., Southern Miss

TE- Johdrick Morris, Sr., Southern Miss

WR- Dwayne Harris, Sr., East Carolina

WR- Patrick Edwards, Jr., Houston

WR- Aldrick Robinson, Sr., SMU

DL- Vinny Curry, Jr., Marshall

DL- Bruce Miller, Sr., UCF

DL- Cheta Ozougwu, Sr., Rice

DL- Taylor Thompson, Jr., SMU

LB- Ja'Gared Davis, So., SMU

LB- Mario Harvey, Sr., Marshall

LB- Jamon Hughes, Sr., Memphis

DB-Philip Davis, Sr., Tulane

DB-Kemal Ishmael, So., UCF

DB-Marco Nelson, Fr., Tulsa

DB-Josh Robinson, So., UCF


K- Danny Hrapmann, Jr., Southern Miss

P- Kyle Martens, Jr., Rice

KR-Quincy McDuffie, So., UCF

PR- Dwayne Harris, Sr., East Carolina

PR- Damaris Johnson, Jr., Tulsa

LS- Brandon Long, Sr., Rice



QB- Austin Davis, Jr., Southern Miss

RB- Orleans Darkwa, Fr., Tulane

RB- Ronnie Weaver, Jr., UCF

OL- Clint Anderson, Jr., Tulsa

OL- Rod Huntley, Sr., UTEP

OL- Dominik Riley, Sr., Memphis

OL- Chad Schofield, Sr., Marshall

OL- Isaiah Thompson, Sr., Houston

TE- Lee Smith, Sr., Marshall

WR-Cole Beasley, Jr., SMU

WR-Lance Lewis, Jr., East Carolina

WR-Damaris Johnson, Jr., Tulsa


DL- Anthony Gray, Sr., Southern Miss

DL- Elliott Henigan, Jr., UAB

DL- Cordarro Law, Jr., Southern Miss

DL- Darius Nall, Jr., UCF

LB- Trent Mackey, So., Tulane

LB- Marcus McGraw, Jr., Houston

LB- Youri Yenga, Sr., SMU

DB-Travis Bradshaw, Jr., Rice

DB-Emanuel Davis, Jr., East Carolina

DB-Chris Banjo, Jr., SMU

DB-Justin Wilson, Sr., Southern Miss

DB-Travaun Nixon, Jr., UTEP

K- Michael Barbour, Jr., East Carolina

P- Michael Such, Sr., Tulsa

KR- Damaris Johnson, Jr., Tulsa

PR- Patrick Edwards, Jr., Houston

LS- Charley Hughlett, Jr., UCF



QB- Dominique Davis, Jr., East Carolina

QB- Kyle Padron, So., SMU

QB- Bryan Ellis, Jr., UAB

QB- Trevor Vittatoe, Jr., UTEP

RB- Jonathan Williams, Sr., East Carolina

RB- Sam McGuffie, So., Rice

RB- Kendrick Hardy, Fr., Southern Miss

RB- Charles Clay, Sr., Tulsa

RB- Pat Shed, Jr., UAB

RB- Joe Banyard, Jr., UTEP

OL- Jake Hicks, Jr., Rice

OL- J.T. Brooks, Jr., SMU

OL- Blake McJunkin, Jr., SMU

OL- Joe Duhon, So., Southern Miss

OL- Lamar Holmes, Jr., Southern Miss

OL- Pete Hendrickson, Sr., Tulane

OL- Andrew Nierman, Sr., Tulane

OL- Tyler Holmes, Jr., Tulsa

OL- Nick Pieschel, Jr., UCF

OL- Anthony McNac, Sr., UTEP

OL- Alex Solot, Sr., UTEP

TE- Cody Sparks, Sr., Tulane

TE- Charles Clay, Sr., Tulsa

TE- Jeffery Anderson, Sr., UAB

TE- Adam Nissley, Jr., UCF

WR- James Cleveland, Sr., Houston

WR- Aaron Dobson, So., Marshall

WR- Marcus Rucker, So., Memphis

WR- Vance McDonald, So., Rice

WR- Kelvin Bolden, Jr., Southern Miss

WR- Casey Robottom, Sr., Tulane

WR- Mike Jones, Sr., UAB

WR- Brian Watters, Sr., UCF

WR- Kris Adams, Sr., UTEP

DEFENSE DL- Josh Smith, Sr., East Carolina

DL- Dontari Poe, So., Memphis

DL- Frank Trotter, Jr., Memphis

DL- John Gioffre, Jr., Rice

DL- Margus Hunt, So., SMU

DL- John Henderson, Sr., Southern Miss

DL- Justin Adams, Sr., Tulane

DL- Dezman Moses, Jr., Tulane

DL- Cory Dorris, So., Tulsa

DL- Odrick Ray, Sr., Tulsa

DL- Tyrunn Walker, Jr., Tulsa

DL- Bryant Turner, Sr., UAB

DL- David Williams, Sr., UCF

DL- Robert Soleyjacks, Sr., UTEP

LB- Dustin Lineback, Sr., East Carolina

LB- Sammy Brown, Jr., Houston

LB- Pete Fleps, Sr., SMU

LB- Taylor Reed, So., SMU

LB- Jamie Collins, So., Southern Miss

LB- Korey Williams, Jr., Southern Miss

LB- Tanner Antle, Sr., Tulsa

LB- Curnelius Arnick, Jr., Tulsa

LB- Shawn Jackson, Fr., Tulsa

LB- Marvin Burdette, So., UAB

LB- Derrick Hallman, Sr., UCF

LB- Isaiah Carter, Jr., UTEP

DB- Donald Brown, So., Marshall

DB- Omar Brown, Jr., Marshall

DB- Richard Crawford, Jr., SMU

DB- Chico Hunter, Sr., Southern Miss

DB- Alex Wacha, Sr., Tulane

DB- John Flanders, Jr., Tulsa

DB- Dexter McCoil, So., Tulsa

DB- T.J. Ballou, Jr., UAB

DB- Jamie Bender, Jr., UAB

DB- Deshawn Grayson, So., UTEP

DB- Wiston Jeune, Sr., UTEP

K- Paulo Henriques, So., Memphis

K- Cairo Santos, Fr., Tulane

P- Tom Hornsey, Fr., Memphis

P- Ian Campbell, So., UTEP

KR- Marlon McClure, So., UTEP

PR- Josh Robinson, So., UCF

PR- Marlon McClure, So., UTEP

LS- Keenan Bratcher, Sr., Memphis

LS- Creighton Nelms, Jr., Southern Miss

LS- Jonathan Edwards, So., Tulane

LS- Taylor Klein, So., UAB

LS- Matt Camilli, Jr., UTEP


QB - Jeff Godfrey, UCF

RB - Kendrick Hardy, Southern Miss

RB - Orleans Darkwa, Tulane

OL - Grant Harner, ECU

OL - Ricky Hart, Memphis

OL - Stetson Burnett, Tulsa

OL - Justin McCray, UCF

OL - Jordan McCray, UCF

TE - Zeke Walters, Southern Miss

WR - Thomas Roberson, Tulsa

WR - Jackie Williams, UAB

DEFENSE DL - Marques Aiken, Marshall

DL - Khyri Thornton, Southern Miss

DL - Victor Gray, UCF

DL - Germard Reed, UTEP

LB - Efrem Oliphant, Houston

LB - Shawn Jackson, Tulsa

LB - Cody Wilson, Tulsa

DB - Mohammed Seisay, Memphis

DB - Alex Walters, Southern Miss

DB - Deron Wilson, Southern Miss

DB - Marco Nelson, Tulsa

DB - Jordan Ozerities, UCF


K - Chris Boswell, Rice

K - Cairo Santos, Tulane

P - Tom Hornsey, Memphis

KR - Darryl Fields, SMU