Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Marshall Football: Van Leaving Program

Per the Twitter account of Marshall football player Travon Van, the defensive back was granted a release from the football program two weeks ago. Although, in a press conference this afternoon, head coach Doc Holliday indicated he had not signed a release and would not discuss doing so until the seasons conclusion.

Per his Twitter account, Van is leaving Marshall to be closer to his sick mother in California.

Van came to the Thundering Herd as a transfer from the University of Florida. During his freshman season he split time at running back with Tron Martinez, rushing for 551 yards on 143 carries and three touchdowns. Van entered 2012 as Marshall's starting running back and struggled through the Herd's first three games, only accumulating 93 yards on 43 carries. With the emergence of freshman Stewart Butler and Kevin Grooms, and injuries in the secondary, Van was moved to corner back prior to Marshall's game at Rice. He saw limited action on defense against the Owls and has not been seen from since, due to what Holliday described as a neck injury.

Audio from Holliday's press conference can be found here, he talks about Van around the 11:45 minute mark.  

We will have more on this story as information becomes available. 

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