Carlos Hyde had a hard time adjusting back to the role of a reserve when Dan Herron returned to the…
The Replacements: Running Back
The position: Running Back The guy leaving: Dan Herron His credentials: Herron worked his way up the food chain at Ohio State and deserved everything he earned, including first-team All-Big Ten honors, by the time he was done. He pledged to Ohio State as a member of the class of 2007, back when he was a four-star running back at Warren (Ohio) Harding. Rated the No. 27 back in the class, he came to Ohio State with one-time Buckeye State Mr. Football Brandon Saine. Saine saw the field in 2007 but Herron took a redshirt year, which he clearly used wisely as he was ready to play when the '08 season came around. As starter Chris Wells fought injury, Herron showcased his hard running throughout the year, finishing with 439 yards and six touchdowns despite missing more than two games with a concussion. His first career score came in game two against Ohio, he crossed the goal line twice in a blowout win against Michigan and then had the would-be game-winning TD run late in the Fiesta Bowl...
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