Athlete of the week: Jaquan Yulee


Richard Crank

Marshall vs VMI football game – August 31st.


Position: Linebacker                

Class: Redshirt Junior

Height/Weight: 6’1/242 lbs.   

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA.


20 plays, 2 T’s (tackles), 3 A’s (assisted tackles), 1 sack, and 1 PBU (pass break up).

Marshall football player Jaquan Yulee had his first career start with the Thundering Herd this past Saturday against the VMI Keydets at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington. Prior to departing from the game early in the first quarter due to a neck injury, he played a stellar game participating in 20 plays with two tackles, three assisted tackles, one sack, and 1 pass break up. Following the game, Yulee had surgery and is now ruled out for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.

Last season, as a redshirt sophomore, Yulee played in all 13 games and had a remarkable matchup against N.C. State when he hit against the Wolfpack’s C.J. Riley, causing a fumble early in the third quarter. Artis Johnson would then pick up the football and score a 22-yard touchdown for the Marshall special teams. Yulee won the HERDSPY award for Football Play of the Year. He finished the 2018 season with 27 tackles, nine solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, and two passes defended.