Position battles are heating up as fall camp shifts into high gear. And this week junior running back Dan “Boom” Herron stopped and shared his thoughts on that very topic, his role with senior Brandon Saine and Ohio State’s depth at the running back position.
Herron is expected to share the running back duties once again with Saine this season. Both backs ran for more than 600 yards in 2009. After a nagging ankle injury forced him to miss three games, Herron finished strong and averaged just under five yards per carry over the final four regular season games. He carried a career-high 32 times for a career-best 97 yards and a touchdown in the overtime win over Iowa. The very next week at Michigan, he nearly hit the century mark again with 96 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 12-yard reception in the third quarter.
The Warren, Ohio, native has 1,039 career rushing yards and 13 career touchdowns. He was Ohio State’s offensive player of week against Navy, Illinois, Iowa last year and won the Rex Kern Award for outstanding back from Ohio State coaches.