HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Need to corral the Marshall University football team's seniors for something?
It's not that tough. Almost half of them are sitting in the wide receivers meeting room.
On a team where nearly every unit is stacked with young players, the receivers can say they have an ample supply of senior leadership.
Of the Thundering Herd's eight senior players, three - Aaron Dobson, Antavious Wilson and Andre Booker - are among the wideouts.
It's a blessing, but it's also a lot of pressure. The trio has the experience and knowledge to help keep the passing game going, but they also know that growing pains are out the window as an excuse.
The fact hasn't been lost on any of them, Dobson said.
"We've been talking about that," he said. "In the offseason we were talking about that. We talk about it a lot, what we need to do to be leaders in the receiving room and for the offense and for the whole team."
Marshall threw for 2,773 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.
Dobson, Wilson and Booker accounted for 1,246 of those receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
Being a little less than half of the team's receiving yards and more than half its receiving touchdowns is important. The nine combined seasons of playing experience may be more important.
Wilson said the three embrace their responsibility as elder statesmen, and are happy to impart their wisdom on the Herd's younger receivers.
"It's been really good for me to look back when I was a freshman and have those senior guys helping me the same way," he said. "I'm trying to do the same for these guys."