HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Thundering Herd backup quarterback Blake Frohnapfel’s days at Marshall appear to be over. He tweeted Friday afternoon he has requested a transfer and will finish his college career at another school.

Frohnapfel completed 17 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns this season, mostly in mop-up duty.  For his career, Frohnapfel threw for 386 yards and five scores as Marshall’s backup.

Frohnapfel was part of Doc Holliday’s first recruiting class to Marshall, which happened to include Rakeem Cato. Frohnapfel was redshirted his freshman year and has seen limited playing time in each of the last two seasons.

His most significant playing time came in the 2012 regular season finale at East Carolina.  Cato was injured in the second half and Frohanpfel nearly saved Marshall’s season.  Frohnapel passed 101 yards on 12-of-15 and rushed for another 62 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown.  The score gave Marshall a 45-42 lead in the fourth quarter, but The Herd’s defense couldn’t hold the advantage.

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  • Greg

    Blake is such a great representative of Marshall and I hate to see him go. I will miss the Fro to Fro connection for 6.

  • WVcoal

    Has anyone mentioned that WVU could use a good QB? Hahaha!

  • Mr. Clean

    Come to WVU. A barren wasteland of QB's under that ironhead Holgorsen.

    • hailey

      Mr Cueball... Geno says try again, rookie NFL started, what a wasteland

  • E3

    Blake is a fine young man and an excellent QB. I remember telling someone at the bowl game that he would be a starter at most schools. I'm sure all Marshall fans will be rooting for him to succeed. Good luck, Blake and thanks for all you've done for MU.

  • Rob T.

    Maybe he could come to Motown, where he was originally committed!

    • Grant

      Agreed. At this point, I'll take even just an average D1 caliber QB

    • Rob T.

      check that, it was his brother the TE. Oh well would be good to have a proven QB though

  • Brett

    I hate to see such a promising quarterback leaving, but I can't blame him. Hard to sit and wait for only one year starting. Best of luck to him.

    • Jason

      Agree completely. It is what it is. Good luck Blake. The bad side is, if Cato gets injured, then we don't have a proven backup like Blake to step in. The good side of this is, this may be a deciding factor in a high school qb recruit to choose Marshall, knowing Cato has 1 year left then it is a wide open competition for starting qb.

      • Brett

        You are right. It could also open up the door for another four year starter. Doc has an eye for talent, so hopefully he can get one in and red shirted so they can began to grow and learn early on.