To answer your question, yes, this post is being made in large part so that I can type the word “Frohnapfel.” Multiple times.
With that out of the way, Marshall’s depth at the quarterback position took a hit Friday night, with backup Blake Frohnapfel confirming that he has decided to leave the Herd. Frohnapfel acknowledged that the presence of (underrated nationally) starter Rakeem Cato for another season and his desire for a chance to get on the field were the overriding factors in his decision.
“Obviously, it was the playing time,” Frohnapfel said according to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. “Cato has a year left and obviously, he’s played fantastic for the last two years having been Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and MVP.
“I want to go somewhere where I can have a chance to play, a chance to compete.”
Frohnapfel also posted a classy thank-you letter to Marshall and its fans on Twitter:
Spending the past two seasons as Cato’s primary backup, Frohnapfel has attempted 45 passes, completing 35 of them for 386 yards, five touchdowns and a pair of picks. Frohnapfel will graduate this spring, meaning he would be able to transfer to another FBS program and be eligible immediately. He would also have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with this season.
The redshirt sophomore was a two-star prospect coming out of high school in Stafford, Va., in 2011.