A former Purdue wide receiver will now be coaching that position group at the FCS level.

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) announced the hiring of Bilal Marshall as the team’s next wide receivers coach. He heads to VMI after spending last season at West Virginia as a graduate assistant for the offensive side of the football.

The hiring of Marshall was announced in a social media post on Tuesday.

Marshall was a receiver at Purdue from 2012-16, playing under former head coaches Danny Hope and Darrell Hazell. While with the Boilermakers, the receiver appeared in 28 career games.

Marshall saw action in three different seasons and was credited with 47 catches for 549 yards and 3 touchdowns. Most of that work was done in 2016, his final year with the team. That year, he hauled in 40 receptions for 477 yards.

All 3 touchdown catches also came that season.

VMI ended the 2021 season with a 6-5 record which included a 4-4 mark in Southern Conference play.