Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Marshall Football: Frohnapfel Transfers to UMass

Blake Frohnapfel is making the transition from the Thundering Herd to the Minutemen. The former Marshall backup quarterback announced via Twitter that he is transfer to The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

In three seasons with the Thundering Herd, the rising redshirt junior threw for 306 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. Frohnapfel's most extensive action occurred during Marshall's 2012 season finale at East Carolina. Appearing in relief of starting quarterback Rakeem Cato, Frohnapfel completed 12 of 15 passes for 101 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also rushed for 62 yards, including a 51 yard touchdown scamper.

As a graduate student, Frohnapfel can play at UMass right away. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

A football playing member of the Mid American Conference, the Minutemen finished last season with a 1-11 record. In December the school fired head coach Charley Molnar and hired Mark Whipple as his replacement shortly thereafter.

A.J. Doyle is the only experienced quarterback on UMass’s roster. As a sophomore he threw for 1,274 yards, six touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. The Minutemen also have a verbal commitment from Madonna High School quarterback Ross Comis. The West Virginia Metro News voted Comis the 2013 W.V. Player of the Year after he rushed for 2,027 yards and 35 touchdowns and passed for 1,731 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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