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Mershman Joins Staff as GA

logo200In the recent history of BSU football, outside of Dante Love, there may be no more roller coaster of a story than Aaron Mershman. Recruited to BSU in the class of ’09 as the sole QB, Mershman would redshirt his freshman season then was switched to tight end. After earning two letters in 2010 and 2011 (and incidentally being a beast on NCAA 11) Mershman suffered a career-ending injury in spring practice of 2012 and spent that season as a student assistant coach. In 2014, Mershman returns to the sidelines as a graduate assistant coach working with the offense.

From the BSU release…

Aaron Mershman, who earned two letters as a tight end for the Ball State football team, has been named a graduate assistant coach for the Cardinals by fourth-year head coach Pete Lembo.

Mershman redshirted for the Cardinals in 2009 before playing 11 games as a tight end in 2010 and earning a second letter in 2011.  Mershman participated in Ball State’s Spring Practice in 2012 before suffering a career ending injury.  He spent the 2012 season as a student assistant coach for the Cardinals.

Mershman played in 19 games in his career and tallied 18 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown.  He averaged 8.5 yards per catch in his two seasons for the Cardinals.

A graduate of Bowling Green High School in Ohio, Mershman competed in football, ice hockey and track.

It’s always nice to have alums working the coaching staff, but it’s even better when that alum has seen their fair share of adversity, upheaval, and transition at BSU. Like we mentioned with our 5th year seniors this year, Mershman has seen his share. Recruited by Brady Hoke, signed and coached by Stan Parrish, coached and now hired by Pete Lembo. Best of luck to Mershman as he begins his coaching career at BSU!


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