2014 Herndon was among four true freshmen to see action in the Commodore defensive secondary during the season... Participated in all 12 games as reserve defensive back and special teams contributor... Concluded season with seven solo tackles and nine total tackles... Posted two tackles against Temple, South Carolina and Old Dominion... Also had stops vs. UMass, Georgia and Florida... Averaged 26 yards on three kick returns.
High School Three-year starter... Two-way starter as senior, helping Hurricanes to 10-3 record and 5A state playoffs... In 2013, posted 46 total tackles and an interception as CB and 30 catches for 417 yards as WR... Also averaged 47.2 yards and produced two TDs on kick returns... Named to Chattanooga Times-Free Press' "Best of Preps Team" and sportswriters' First Team All-State squad... Participated in Tennessee East-West All-Star Game... As a junior, posted 63 tackles and four picks, helping school to a 11-2 record... Lettered in basketball and track & field.
Personal Willie Herndon III... Undeclared Major... Born March 5, 1996 in Detroit... Son of Sabrina and Willie Herndon Jr... Has a younger sister, Sierra... Both parents work at Unum, an insurance company headquartered in Chattanooga... First SEC signee in school history... Enjoys juggling and playing XBox video games.
Career Highs Total Tackles: 2, (3x) Last vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014 Solo Tackles: 2, vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014