In a article published on HerdZone.com this afternoon, Marshall University football coach Doc Holliday announced that defensive tackle Marques Aiken and wide receiver Jermain Kelson have left the program.
Aiken appeared in all 12 games last year, starting 10 while registering 37 tackles, 6.5 for loss, and two sacks. The rising senior graduated last semester and decided not to return. With Aiken's exit, Marshall is left with Ken Smith, Brandon Sparrow, Jarquez Samuel, and Steve Dillon as returning interior defensive lineman. Defensive tackle Josh Brown, a Clemson transfer, won't join the team until August.
Kelson left the team for what Holliday described as "personal reasons". After catching 23 passes for 208 yards as a sophomore Kelson slumped in 2012, only recording seven receptions for 69 yards.