01/09/2013 - Former Ohio right guard Eric Herman started 51 consecutive games in the trenches for the Bobcats through four seasons. Now, the Oregon, Ohio native who has earned the nickname "Iron Man" has been given a golden opportunity to showcase his talents in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams.
Herman attached an invitation to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine on his Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier today along with the caption, "For those that didn't know, I am very blessed to have this opportunity."
This past season, Herman earned First Team All-League honors from sportswriter and analyst Phil Steele and Second Team All-Conference honors from the Mid-American Conference. He helped pave the way for redshirt junior running back Beau Blankenship, who set Ohio's single-season rushing record with 1,604 rushing yards. Herman rebounded from an elbow injury suffered against Kent State to start in Ohio's Independence Bowl victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Dec. 28. - Pat Chiesa, WOUB
12/28/2012 - RG Eric Herman, who has started 50 straight games, is questionable for the bowl game. Ohio's best OL player, Herman suffered an elbow injury at Kent State. It wasn't thought to be as serious as the setbacks for McGrath and Carlotta, but it is possible Ohio will be without three starting offensive linemen for the bowl game. - The Sports Xchange
12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-MAC SECOND TEAM: Offensive Lineman - Eric Herman, Ohio, has been selected Second Team All-Mid-American Conference for the 2012 college football season. Herman earned All-League consideration following another strong season at right guard. His All-Conference honor marks the second time he has received postseason recognition. In the Bobcats' season finale against Kent State, Herman made his 50th-consecutive start. In 2012, he paved the way for four 250-plus rushing efforts during the season. - Ohio football
11/07/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: G Eric Herman - Ohio's best unit this season has been the offensive line, and Herman has been one of the best performers in that group. Herman will get a tough one-on-one matchup against Falcon senior DT Chris Jones, who leads the nation with 11 1/2 sacks and is second nationally with 16 tackles for losses. - The Sports Xchange
08/06/2012 - CBSSports.com 2012 Preseason All-MAC Team, Offensive Guard: Eric Herman, Ohio - Herman was a MAC second team selection as a junior in 2011. He helped open holes for an Ohio rushing attack that averaged 197 yards per game last season, and at 6-foot-4 and 319 pounds, it's hard to keep him from doing anything he wants. Also considered: Both Northern Illinois' Logan Pegram and Ball State's Jordan Hansel nearly made the cut on the first team, and just because they didn't doesn't mean they aren't extremely good at what they do. The same can be said for Bowling Green's Dominic Flewellyn. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Eric Herman, G, Ohio, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Herman (Oregon, Ohio) becomes the second-consecutive Bobcat offensive lineman to be selected to the Lombardi Preseason Watch List. Prior to the 2011 season, former offensive lineman Joe Flading was selected to the Lombardi Award Watch List. Herman joins teammates Matt Weller (Twinsburg, Ohio) and Travis Carrie (Antioch, Calif.), who were named to the Groza and Thorpe Preseason Watch Lists, respectively. The 6 foot, 4 inch lineman receives the preseason honor after anchoring an offensive line, which helped pave the way for nine 200-yard rushing performances throughout the 2011 season, including a season-best 297-yard rushing effort at Central Michigan. He also helped protect quarterback Tyler Tettleton (Norman, Okla.) as he went on to become the first Ohio signal-caller in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards. Herman logged a team-best 881 plays and posted team-bests in pancake blocks (102.0), knockdowns (120.0) and declaters (18.0), while grading out at 1.83. During his three years on the gridiron, Herman has been a model of the consistency for the Bobcats, making 38-consecutive starts. - Ohio football