Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 18, 2014

Marshall’s Frohnapfel decides to transfer

BECKLEY — Blake Frohnapfel’s appreciation could not be contained by a mere 140 characters.

Marshall’s backup quarterback announced on Twitter Friday that he will be transferring at semester’s end. He will be eligible immediately because he will graduate in May, and will have two years of eligibility.

Frohnapfel’s tweet was actually a picture of a typed note of thanks and appreciation to everyone associated with Marshall:

“I will be forever thankful to Marshall University and all of herd nation for the wonderful opportunity I have been provided here. I have asked for the opportunity to transfer, but with that I do so knowing I leave the best fan base in America. Thank you to everyone who has provided me such a great opportunity and no matter where I go, I will always be a graduate of Marshall University, a Son of Marshall, and I will always Bleed Green.”

Marshall coach Doc Holliday often said he wanted Frohnapfel to play more, but that became difficult with Frohnapfel backing up Rakeem Cato, the 2013 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, one season after he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

“As a competitor, anybody — you think you are the best in the world at what you do, and you want to play,” Frohnapfel said back in August. “But that’s one of those things where Cato — MVP as a sophomore in your conference? I mean, he is a fantastic quarterback. It’s something I understand. He is a great quarterback. You can’t be truly upset about that.”

Frohnapfel, who came to Marshall with his twin brother, tight end Eric Frohnapfel, completed 35 of 45 passes for 386 yards and five touchdowns and was intercepted twice in his two seasons with the Herd.

— E-mail: gfauber@register-herald.com and follow on Twitter @GaryFauber.

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