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C.J. Spillman heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 64 Sol-131 TT, 2.5 TFL, 6 PBU, 1 FR, 3 FF; Started all 12 games at free safety…credited with a team-high 131 tackles (64 solo) to rank third overall in Conference USA and 12th in the nation with 10.92 tackles per game…earned second-team All-Conference USA honors from both the league media and coaches…2006: 12 GP; 9 GS; 44 Sol-79 TT, 1.5 TFL, 2 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FF; Started nine games at defensive back for the Herd...Finished third on the team with 79 tackles and is the Herd's leading returning tackler...2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; 20 Sol-38 TT, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Played in all 11 games as a true freshman...Recorded his first tackle and forced a fumble against Kansas State....His father played football at Western Kentucky.
Vinny Curry heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 2/59 - Vinny Curry, DE, 6-3, 266, Marshall...Curry was strictly a best-player-on-the-board pick. They insist they weren't in the market for another d-end. But Curry is a nice fit for Jim Washburn's wide-nine. - The Sports Xchange
Mario Harvey heading into rSr season: 2009: First-team All-Conference USA honors in 2009 by posting a team-high 117 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He also added 10 quarterback hurries while terrorizing opposing offenses...2008: Started in all 12 games at linebacker...named C-USA Honorable Mention at Linebacker...notched 107 tackles (43 unassisted)...finished the season with 4.5 sacks, two coming against Cincinnati...2007: Saw significant action in nine games and started three contests...recorded 53 total tackles with 28 of those being solo stops...added 3.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards...also recorded a sack and forced a fumble...earned his first start at UCF on Nov. 3 and responded with an 11-tackle performance that included 10 solo tackles...2006: Redshirted...The six-foot, 250-pound cog is aptly nicknamed “Thumper” for his hard hitting.
Lee Smith heading into rSr season: 2010: Smith collected 38 catches for 358 yards in 2010 and is a dominant blocker. He has also posted three touchdowns in his senior season. Smith was also selected to the 2010 C-USA All-Academic Team after posting a 3.21 GPA as a Psychology and Criminal Justice double major. The tight end is Marshall's Cam Henderson Scholarship Recipient...2009: Honorable Mention All-Conference USA honors in 2009 by recording 23 catches for 335 yards...Most of those catches coming late in the season after the loss of TE Cody Slate...2008: Started 7-of-12 appearances...outstanding blocker and receiver...finished sixth on the team in receptions (12) and receiving yards (89)...2007: Saw significant action in his first season with Marshall on special teams and at tight end...caught two passes for nine yards in a backup role with Slate and senior Brian Shope...2006: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules...started collegiate career at Tennessee...Father, Daryle, played on the offensive line at the University of Tennessee and spent six years in the National Football League playing with the Cowboys, Browns and Eagles before spending four years in the CFL.
Albert McClellan heading into rSr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; 18 Sol-59 TT, 5.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 5 PBU, 2 QBH; Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors despite consistently facing double-teams. 2007: Redshirted after suffering a torn left ACL during preseason practices that sidelined him for the year. 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 39 Sol-77 TT, 18.5 TFL, 11.5 SK, 2 PBU, 5 QBH, 4 FF; Started all 12 games at defensive end for the Thundering Herd en route to earning first team All-Conference USA honors on both the media and coaches teams…Was named the 2006 Media Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-America mentions…Ranked sixth in the NCAA in tackles for loss, seventh in sacks and tied for 10th in forced fumbles…Led Conference USA with 19 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. 2005: 11 GP; 5 GS; 26 Sol-40 TT, 7 TFL, 3 SK, 2 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF; All-Freshman Conference USA Selection, College Football News Freshman All-American. Played in 11 games for the Herd, starting five at defensive end as a freshman…Finished with 40 tackles (26 solo stops) with seven TFL, three sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass break-ups.
Cody Slate heading into Sr season: 2008: 10 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 4-60-15-0; Rec: 40-510-12.8-8; Honorable mention All-Conference USA. Sprained right knee in opener. Recorded a team-high eight receiving touchdowns despite missing two games due to the injury...Slate needs only 88 yards to become the all-time leading receiver among tight ends in school history. 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 2-5-2.5-0; Rec: 66-818-12.4-5; 2 Sol-3 TT; Led Marshall in receiving for the second consecutive year en route to being named All-Conference USA (First-team Media/Second-Team Coaches)… Slate earned honorable mention All-America honors from both SI.com and CollegeFootballNews.com…named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week after he caught 11 passes for 177 yards and grabbed an 80-yard touchdown pass against New Hampshire on Sept. 15…Slate’s 5.5 receptions per game ranked third among all tight ends in the nation, behind only Wisconsin’s Travis Beckum (5.77) and Missouri’s Martin Rucker (6.0)…Slate’s 68.17 receiving yards per game ranked third in the nation among tight ends behind only Darius Hill of Ball State (71.23) and Beckum (75.54). 2006: 12 GP; 1 GS; Rec: 43-684-15.9-6; First Team Coaches and Media All-Freshman Conference USA Selection. Led all receivers with 43 catches for 684 yards and six touchdowns...He became the first freshman to lead Marshall in receiving since Randy Moss in 1996...As a true freshman, led all Conference USA tight ends in receiving...Was named to the first team All-Conference media squad, while earning honorable mention honors on the coaches team...Was a media and coaches Conference USA All-Freshman selection.
Aaron Dobson heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 2/59 - Aaron Dobson, WR, 6-3, 210, Marshall...With the team undergoing nearly a total overhaul at the receiver position, New England added a bigger receiver with impressive hands to Tom Brady's attack. Dobson has decent speed and production that should allow him to compete for playing time immediately this fall. - The Sports Xchange
Garrett Scott heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 6/199 -- Garrett Scott, T, 6-5, 294, Marshall...Scott is being brought in to add depth at left tackle, having excelled in a spread offense at Marshall that has some similarities to the zone blocking schemes of the Seahawks. - The Sports Xchange
Darryl Roberts heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Patriots' 11 picks: Round 7/247 - Darryl Roberts, CB, 6-0, 182, Marshall...Roberts is a long corner with above average height and impressive speed. He's raw and certainly isn't NFL ready, but given the Patriots' needs at the position, Roberts will have his chances to prove his worth this summer. - The Sports Xchange
Darius Passmore heading into Sr season: 2007: 11 GP; 10 GS; Rush: 8-56-7-0; Rec: 45-660-14.7-5; Started 10 games and saw action in 11 despite nagging knee and hernia injuries late in the year that limited him…led MU receivers with 45 catches for 660 yards and five touchdowns… carried the ball eight times for an additional 56 yards…made a highlight reel catch on a 44-yard play at Miami (Fla.) that made ESPN's Top 10 plays …followed that with five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown against West Virginia that once again made ESPN's Top 10…caught seven passes for a season-high 106 yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati…grabbed five passes for 105 yards and a TD against Southern Miss, including a season-long reception of 47 yards, before injuries reduced his effectiveness...2006: Sat out the 2006 season and participated in spring football with the Thundering Herd in 2007...JC: Has been timed with sub 4.3-second speed in the 40-yard dash…led all California JC receivers with 18 touchdowns in 2005.
Daniel Baldridge heading into rSr season: 2007: Started 11 games at right tackle as a sophomore...helped the Marshall offense average 141.8 rushing yards and 271 passing yards per contest...2006: Saw significant action as a reserve at tackle and on special teams throughout the season...2005: Redshirted...At six-foot-nine he is Marshall's tallest player.
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