#45 is shared by linebacker Nick Sigmon & tight end Dexter Herman.

Since the day Sigmon stepped on campus, he has been a standout. As a redshirt freshman, he was named to the Big South All-Conference second team after starting 11 games while recording 60 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. In 2012, Sigmon stepped it up a notch as he became a leader on the defense. He recorded 52 tackles and 11 tackles for loss en route to being named 1st team all-conference. Sigmon should be one of the preseason favorites for the Big South’s defensive player of the year.


Herman is a reserve tight end who saw action in 5 games in 2012. He caught one pass for 6 yards. Herman is a 6’2″ 235 pound junior from Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania and Midd-West High School.