Marshall football dismisses safety Tiquan Lang

Senior safety Tiquan Lang has been dismissed from the Marshall football program.

In a Friday statement, head coach John “Doc” Holiday said that Lang was dismissed “due to a violation of team rules and policies.”

Lang was a key piece of the Marshall defense last season. In 11 games, the safety recorded 91 total tackles and two interceptions. Lang also helped Marshall to victory in week one over Purdue with two interceptions returned for touchdowns, one of which came in the game’s final moments, helping seal the 41-31 win for the Herd.

In May, Lang was arrested after he was found asleep behind the wheel of a running car. Officers found a concealed weapon under the driver’s seat, Xanax in the center console of his car and a small cup of liquor in the cup holder.

He was later charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

Jacob Griffith can be reached at [email protected].