Ed and Mike Hamrick: Herbert Hoover's contribution to Marshall was in two parts. Ed was the starting kicker and became student body president and has long been a champion of the environment in our state working with the DEP. Mike was a four-year defensive end, team leader and is now MU's athletic director.
Mike "Greek" Johnson: "They" told him he was too short and too slow to play Divison I football as a defensive back out of South Charleston. "They" were wrong. He was a four-year letterman in the late 1970s, and he married the Homecoming queen.
Carl Lee: One of our state's all-time great players, the South Charleston product went on from Marshall to a 12-year NFL career. In his four years at MU, his teams won only eight games but he would make plays that jumped out at you.
Allen Meadows: A lineman from Scott High in Madison, he was the cornerstone of Marshall's first recruiting class in the winter of 1971, the first class after the crash.
Rick Meckstroth: The emotional leader of the Young Herd defense, Meckstroth was a "tough guy" linebacker from 1971-73. He was a freshman from Cincinnati when the plane crashed. He adopted Huntington as his home after the crash and his son, Aaron, played at Spring Valley and West Virginia.
Steve Morton: A former Charleston High star on teams that won AAA state titles in 1969 and 1970, Morton was a defensive end at Marshall from 1973-75. He was named the team's MVP as a senior.
Chuck Wright: A football and track legend at Stonewall Jackson, Wright held state track throwing records for many years. He was a freshman when the plane crash occurred and was forced into a position of team leadership as a sophomore.
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