Hervey has seen action inten games this season, earning four starts this season. He has recorded 13 tackles, 0.5 sacks and 0.5 tackles for loss during the regular season.
Hervey appeared in three games, recording an assisted tackle in the season-opening win over Austin Peay on Sept. 1. He saw action in home games against both Southern Miss on Sept. 22 and Florida Atlantic on Nov. 10, playing a role in the 42-17 win over the Eagles.
Hervey redshirted during the 2011 campaign.
Hervey saw action in all 12 games on the defensive line, earning the first starts of his career at defensive tackle in each of the season's last three contests. He recorded 12 total tackles on the season. Hervey was credited with a tackle for loss against both Nebraska on Sept. 4 and Middle Tennessee on Nov. 20. He recorded a career-high three tackles against both Kentucky on Sept. 11 and MTSU on Nov. 20.
Hervey saw action in seven contests as a true freshman, including each of the final four games of the season. He collected five total tackles on the year with two of the tackles going for loss. He notched his first-career sack in week seven at Middle Tennessee on Oct. 24 for a loss of eight yards. Hervey collected another tackle for a loss two weeks later in a contest against Troy on Nov. 7. He also had a pair of tackles against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 28 in a road contest in week 11.
Hervey led Sandy Creek High School to an 11-1 overall record in 2008, recording 64 total tackles, including 34 solo tackles, nine sacks and five tackles for a loss. He was named to the Region Five AAAA First-Team Defense in 2008.