Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Offense rolls up 337 yards while the defense posted 2.0 sacks among 8.0 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions
Green Wave take the field as a complete unit for the first time since concluding the 2014 campaign
Nickerson headlines threesome, earning recognition from USA Today, Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness
Hilliard runs for a season-high 123 yards, Lee ties school freshman touchdown pass record in the loss
Photos By Parker Waters
Tulane vs. UConn on Oct. 11, 2014 at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave's first American Athletic Conference game at home.
Tulane at Rutgers - Sept. 27, 2014 - High Point Solutions Stadium
Tulane at Duke - Sept. 20, 2014 - Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Tulane hosted Southeastern Louisiana in the first night game on campus since 1974 - Yulman Stadium - Sept. 13, 2014
2014: Played in 12 games with seven starts…earned honorable mention Freshman All-American recognition from College Sports Madness…rushed 121 times for 688 yards (5.7 avg.) and three touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 108 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown…second in The American and 33rd in the nation in yards per rush (5.7 avg.)…seventh in The American and 114th in the nation in total rushing yards (688)…eighth in The American and 107th nationally in rushing yards per game (57.3)…tied for second on the team in rushing touchdowns (3), scoring (24 points), total offense (57.3 yards per game) and all-purpose yards per game (66.3 yards per game)…named College Football Performance Awards Honorable-Mention Running Back of the Week while earning Amercan Athletic Conference Player of the Week Honorable Mention honors after running for a career-high 215 yards – 10th most in Tulane single-game history - with a 90-yard touchdown on 15 carries while hauling in two passes for another six yards at Tulsa on (8/28)…added a 108-yard effort, including an 86-yard touchdown, on 12 carries while catching five passes for 39 yards at Rutgers on (9/27)…scored a pair of touchdowns with an 11-yard run and a three-yard catch vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13), finishing the day with 80 yards on 15 carries and a pair of receptions for two yards…ran for 77 yards on 14 carries and pulled down three passes for 17 yards vs UConn (10/11)...posted three runs of 70+ yards from scrimmage (90, 86, 73).
2013: Did not play as a true freshman and redshirted the season...also a member of Tulane track and field team where he competed in the 100 meter, 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay...helped the 4x100 meter relay team finish eighth at the Conference USA Outdoor Championship...notched the 10th-fastest time in school history in the 100 meter dash with a 10.72 at the Tulaen Team Challenge.
High School: Four-year letterman at John Curtis Christian School where he played running back, linebacker and defensive back for coach J.T. Curtis...named a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from Scout.com...tabbed No. 17 all-purpose running back in the nation by 247Sports.com, the No. 132 running back in the country by ESPN.com and the No. 137 back by Scout.com...received an 87 rating and listed as the No. 32 recruit in the state by 247Sports.com while claiming a 71 Scout Grade and the No. 47 prospect in the state by ESPN.com...also listed as the No. 20 recruit in the state in the Times Picayune Nifty 50...helped lead the Patriots to a combined 53-3 record, an unblemished 25-0 mark in District 10-2A play, four consecutive district titles, four straight appearances in the state championship game, state titles in his final two prep seasons and a national championship as a senior...for his career, ran 171 times for 2,146 yards (12.5 avg.) and 37 touchdowns, caught 12 passes for 330 yards (27.5 avg.) and two scores on offense, tallied 75 tackles, two pass break-ups, one interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense, and returned six kickoffs for 188 yards (31.3 avg.) and a touchdown on special teams...scored 244 career points, including a pair of two-point conversions...claimed first-team all-state, all-metro and all-district honors as both a junior and senior and was named District Offensive Player of the Year both seasons...as a senior, ran for 814 yards and 16 touchdowns on 69 carries (11.8 avg.), caught nine passes for 292 yards (32.4 avg.) and two scores...as a junior, tallied 1,239 yards and 19 touchdowns on 87 totes (14.2 avg.), hauled in three passes for 38 yards (12.7 avg.), totaled five tackles and returned two kickoffs for 34 yards (17.0 avg.)...played mostly defense as a sophomore when he tallied 70 tackles, while returning four kickoffs for 154 yards (38.5 avg.) - including a 75-yard touchdown - and carried twice for 34 yards (17.0 avg.)...ran 13 times for 57 yards (4.4 avg.) and two scores as a freshman...also lettered in track and field where he was a member of three outdoor and two indoor state championship teams, the Division II 4x200 relay champions as a sophomore and junior, and posted a Top-100 indoor national time in the 55-yard dash (6.48) as a junior.
Personal: Born Sherman Edgar Badie on Jan. 3, 1995, in New Orleans, La...son of Shandrica Badie...undecided on major.