2017 NFL Draft

Dan Herron, RB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Warren, OH
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 213 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Bengals picks: Round 6/191 - Dan "Boom" Herron, RB, 5-10, 213, Ohio State...Doesn't have great speed but his strength is running between the tackles. He is another guy though whose route to the roster depends on special teams contributions. - The Sports Xchange

01/04/2012 - Three Ohio State players are expected to play in the Senior Bowl, according to someone with knowledge of the invites. Tackle Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron and center Mike Brewster should represent the Buckeyes in the most high-profile postseason all-star game, which allows players a week of practice in front of NFL talent evaluators. - Doug Lesmerises, The Plain Dealer

01/02/2012 - Scouting the Ohio State running game: Ohio State has one of the better offensive lines in the Big Ten, and it will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the Buckeyes will line up and try to pound the football at Florida with senior RB Dan Herron taking the lead role. Herron has posted workhorse style numbers since coming back from a six games worth of suspensions to start the season. RB Jordan Hall provides a quick, slashing alternative to Herron, while RB Carlos Hyde relies more on punch and running over people. - The Sports Xchange

12/20/2011 - The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and other penalties on Tuesday for a scandal that involved eight players taking a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia. The university had previously offered to vacate the 2010 season, return bowl money, go on two years of NCAA probation and use five fewer football scholarships over the next three years. But the NCAA countered with a bowl ban in Urban Meyer's first year as head coach in 2012, further reduced the number of scholarships and tacked on a year of probation. It was a sobering blow to Ohio State and athletic director Gene Smith, who through a lengthy NCAA investigation had maintained there was no way the Buckeyes would be banned from a bowl game. "I'll be shocked and disappointed and on the offensive," Smith said in July of his reaction if there was a bowl ban. "It'll be behavior you haven't witnessed (from me)." But after the initial tattoo scandal, Ohio State and the NCAA discovered two additional problems. Three players were suspended just before the start of the season for accepting $200 from booster Bobby DiGeronimo, and midway through the Buckeyes' 6-6 season it was revealed that several players had been paid too much for too little work on summer jobs-supplied by the same booster. He has been disassociated from the program. - AP Sports

10/15/2011 - Still stuck under the NCAA cloud hanging over Ohio State and desperate for a way to end a two-game losing streak, interim coach Luke Fickell drew up a game plan Saturday that conservative Buckeye legend Woody Hayes would have loved. Keep the ball on the ground and out of freshman quarterback Braxton Miller's hands, lean hard on tailback Daniel Herron - playing his first game since January after serving a pair of NCAA suspensions -- and count on the defense to stop No. 16 Illinois. It worked, all of it, and the Buckeyes (4-3, 1-2) ground out a 17-7 upset over the Illini (6-1, 2-1). "The game plan was to win - that's the ultimate, most important thing," Fickell said. "However way we had to do it, we were ready to do it." The defense forced three turnovers -- two of which set up the Buckeyes' touchdowns -- while Miller threw just four passes. Herron carried the ball 23 times for 114 yards and the third-quarter score that was the game winner. "It was hard staying at home and watching the games," said Herron, who missed the season's first six games. "Now that I'm back out here, I'm doing everything I can to help this team, be a leader and get some more wins." The loss ended Illinois' perfect start, and, in a game the Illini hoped would help them prove they were for real, raised questions about how good they really are. - AP Sports

10/10/2011 - RB Dan Herron sat out the Nebraska game on a one-game suspension for receiving improper benefits from a booster. Herron also missed the first five games of the season on suspension for his role in the tattoo and memorabilia scandal. OT Mike Adams returned to the starting lineup against Nebraska after serving a five-game suspension for his role in the tattoo and memorabilia scandal. - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2011 - Ohio State is in trouble with the NCAA again, this time because three Buckeyes players - including two who have already been sitting out for taking cash and free tattoos - accepted too much money for too little work in their summer jobs. Last year's leading rusher, Daniel Herron, and the top returning receiver, DeVier Posey, along with offensive lineman Marcus Hall will not be permitted to play when the Buckeyes play at No. 14 Nebraska on Saturday. Athletic Director Gene Smith insisted at a Monday afternoon news conference that there was no "systemic" problem at Ohio State, which has admitted to having several players involved in different NCAA violations over the past 10 months. He blamed it all on the athletes, former coach Jim Tressel and a booster who on Monday was banned from further contact with the Buckeyes. "These failures are individual failures: failures of individual athletes, and as you know unfortunately a previous coach, and a booster," Smith said when asked if the latest violations will lead to more serious institutional charges of lack of control and failure to monitor from the NCAA. "So it's not a systemic failure of compliance. I'm optimistic and I'm confident that we will not have those charges." Herron and Posey had five-game suspensions extended. They were expected to be reinstated to play this week but now Ohio State is hoping the NCAA might allow them back on the field for the seventh game. Hall was suspended for the first time. - AP Sports

08/23/2011 - RB Dan Herron, first-team all-Big Ten last season, is suspended for the first five games of 2011 for his role in selling OSU memorabilia for cash and discounts on tattoos. - The Sports Xchange

06/14/2011 - Change has come to Ohio State's football program during this offseason, and most of it wasn't exactly welcomed by the Buckeyes. Coach Jim Tressel resigned on Memorial Day and quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced a week later that he would not return for his senior season. Even after those bombshells, the Buckeyes are still very much in a state of flux as almost daily revelations about possible NCAA violations pile up. A date with the NCAA awaits Ohio State in August, when the university should learn the extent of impending sanctions. But Buckeyes tailback Daniel "Boom" Herron - a Warren G. Harding High School graduate and one of the players involved in what became known as "Tattoo-gate" - said Monday he and his teammates will approach the 2011 season the way Ohio State always did in Tressel's 10 seasons in Columbus. "I still have the same mindset I had right after the bowl game - just come back, work hard and try to win a national championship," Herron said. "We still have a great coaching staff. Losing coach Tressel is a big thing, but I think we can can all pull together and do this." Herron was back home Monday and joined former Harding teammate Sidney Glover - a former West Virginia safety - at the 16th annual Nick Frankos Mims-Manoa Football Camp at Mollenkopf Stadium. "I came home for a couple days to see my family and friends and my old teammate Sidney Glover called me and said we should come to the camp," Herron said. "We wanted to come back and support the kids." "We're pretty much focused on what we have to do to get ready," he said. "The NCAA is going to do what the NCAA is going to do. There's nothing we can do about that. We just have to take it one day at a time. We're going to try to win a Big Ten championship and a national championship." - Ed Puskas, The Warren Tribune Chronicle


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