Former Herd RB Devon Johnson passes away

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HUNTINGTON, WV Statement from Marshall head coach Doc Holliday

“I am shocked and saddened at the news of Devon Johnson’s passing. Devon was a force in our program, both literally and figuratively. Whether on the field or off, his impact was immeasurable and he will be missed by so many at Marshall. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.”

Devon Johnson Career Highlights

Doak Walker Award Semifinalist in 2014
First-team All-Conference USA in 2014
School-record 7.8 yards per carry (career)
School-record 272 rushing yards against Florida Atlantic on October 25, 2014 (single-game)
1,767 rushing yards in 2014 was second all-time at Marshall despite missing most of three games (single-season)
1,373 rushing yards is 10th all-time at Marshall (career)
19 touchdowns in 2014 is seventh all-time at Marshall (single-season)