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Overview

Team
Marshall Thundering Herd Football

Current league
NCAA D-I FBS
C-USA
East Division

Current venue
Joan Edwards Stadium

College or University
Marshall University

Head Coach
Jack Lengyel

  • Marshall University was given special permission by the NCAA to play incoming freshmen at the varsity level for the 1971 season on account of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 members of the team.
  • This team was dubbed the Young Thundering Herd.

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Nate Ruffin  '71
Nate Ruffin '71
by nailboys Aug 16, 2012
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Updated athletic career information for Robert Krone
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by kronerobert Jan 30, 2013
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Marshall sidelines_1971.jpg
Marshall sidelines_1971.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass Nov 13, 2012
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reggieoliver.jpg
by GoDevils95 Apr 14, 2012
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Updated game notes for Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Xavier - Sep 25, 1971
Edited the game notes for Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Xavier - Sep 25, 1971.
  • Added "The Thundering Herd beat Xavier of Ohio 15-13 in the most dramatic fashion—on the very last play of the game. The final gun had already sounded when Reggie Oliver threw a screen pass to Terry Gardner, who raced to the end zone untouched for the 13-yard game-winning touchdown. "
  • Added "The game-winning touchdown is acknowledged as one of the most memorable in the annals of NCAA football. ESPN ranks the Marshall miracle on its list of the Top 100 Plays in College Football (No. 83). "
by GoDevils95 Apr 14, 2012
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David Withers Updated the overview for David Withers
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by mlsekeres Sep 08, 2011
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Mickey Jackson Updated athletic career information for Mickey Jackson
Added Mickey Jackson to the 1964 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Running Back.
Added Mickey Jackson to the 1965 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Running Back.
Added Mickey Jackson to the 1966 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Running Back.
Added Mickey Jackson to the 1970 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Running Back.
Added Mickey Jackson to the 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Running Back.
Added Mickey Jackson to the 1972 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
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by mlsekeres Sep 08, 2011
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HeraldDispatch HeraldDispatch wrote:
Marshall's 1971 victory against Xavier  
Gallery: Do you remember? -- Marshall's 1971 victory against Xavier - The Herald Dispatch
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Submitted by HeraldDispatch, Jun 28, 2011
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Marshall beats Xavier_1971.jpg
Marshall's first win following November 14, 1970 airplane crash that claimed most of the team.
by Rt 53 veer pass Jun 07, 2011
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Updated the overview for Ed Ed Wilson
Created Ed Ed Wilson
  • Set date of birth to Jul 6, 1951.
  • Set height to 5'10".
  • Set weight to 185.
  • Set hometown to St.Marys, WV, United States.
Added Ed Ed Wilson to the 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 34.
by R.Wilson May 02, 2011
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Updated athletic career information for William J. Urbanik
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1979 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1980 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1981 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1982 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1983 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1972 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1973 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1975 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1976 Northern Illinois Huskies Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1977 Northern Illinois Huskies Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added William J. Urbanik to the 1978 Northern Illinois Huskies Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
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by maddog48 Jul 16, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Jim McNally
Removed Jim McNally from the 1978 Boston College Eagles Football team roster.
Removed Jim McNally from the 1975 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
Added Jim McNally to the 2004 Buffalo Bills team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2005 Buffalo Bills team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2006 Buffalo Bills team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2007 Buffalo Bills team roster.
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Added Jim McNally to the 1996 Carolina Panthers team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1997 Carolina Panthers team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1998 Carolina Panthers team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1999 New York Giants team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2000 New York Giants team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2001 New York Giants team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2002 New York Giants team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 2003 New York Giants team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1975 Boston College Eagles Football team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1978 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1972 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1961 SUNY - Buffalo Bulls Football team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1965 SUNY - Buffalo Bulls Football team roster.
  • Set role to Offensive Line Coach.
Added Jim McNally to the 1970 SUNY - Buffalo Bulls Football team roster.
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by maddog48 Feb 02, 2010
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bill dawson FSU '64 Updated athletic career information for Bill Dawson
Added Bill Dawson to the 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
by Madison Aug 15, 2009
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bill dawson FSU '64 Updated personal notes for Bill Dawson
Edited the personal notes for Bill Dawson.
  • Added nicknames: "Red"
by Madison Aug 15, 2009
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Updated season notes for 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football
Edited the season notes for 1971 Marshall Thundering Herd Football.
  • Added "Marshall University was given special permission by the NCAA to play incoming freshmen at the varsity level for the 1971 season on account of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 members of the team."
  • Added "This team was dubbed the Young Thundering Herd."
by Madison Aug 15, 2009
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