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Dan Herron | Running Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 212
College: Ohio State
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Colts RB Dan "Boom" Herron rushed eight times for 68 yards and caught a pass for a loss of four in Saturday night's third preseason game against the Saints.
Some Colts beat writers have lobbied for the team to install Herron as part of a three-man backfield committee along with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. There are no signs of that happening yet, but Herron has made a case with 18 preseason carries for 104 yards (5.78 YPC) and ten receptions. The former Ohio State Buckeye is someone to begin monitoring in fantasy leagues. Aug 23 - 11:56 PM

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The Anderson Herald Bulletin says RB Dan "Boom" Herron will possibly be part of a three-back rotation with the Colts.

Thanks to Vick Ballard's ruptured Achilles' tendon, Herron is up to third on the depth chart. If he ends up getting real carries, it'll likely mean Trent Richardson has faceplanted (again) and Ahmad Bradshaw's body has broken down (again). Of course, those two scenarios are not far-fetched. Perhaps the bigger problem for Herron is the sub-average running ability he flashed at Ohio State.
Aug 13 - 7:54 AM

Colts placed RB Dan "Boom" Herron on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

The reserve runner managed 33 yards on four carries in Week 12, which is just one yard less than Trent Richardson has combined for the past two weeks. A sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012, Herron is not under contract for 2014, but will likely spend training camp with the Colts.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Colts signed RB Dan Herron off the Bengals practice squad.

A sixth-round pick of Cincy in 2012, Herron has appeared in just three NFL games. "Boom" will be the third running back behind Trent Richardson and Donald Brown with Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) done for the year.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Bengals signed RB Dan Herron, OT Reid Fragel, WR Cobi Hamilton, C T.J. Johnson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, CB Onterio McCalebb, and LB J.K. Schaffer to their practice squad.

Herron will essentially be the Bengals' No. 5 back to open the season, behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Gio Bernard, Cedric Peerman, and Rex Burkhead. McCalebb is a blazing speedster the team is trying to convert to cornerback.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Bengals waived RB Dan Herron and LB J.K. Schaffer, and released OT Dennis Roland.

Roland is Cincinnati's longtime "jumbo" tight end and sometimes right-tackle starter. Herron was beaten out by Cedric Peerman and rookie Rex Burkhead.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Bengals promoted RB Dan Herron from their practice squad.

A sixth-round rookie, "Boom" managed just 42 yards on 26 preseason carries with the Bengals. His elevation to the 53-man roster suggests Cedric Peerman's ankle sprain is of the nagging variety. Brian Leonard will likely take over as BenJarvus Green-Ellis' primary backup.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 03:27:00 PM

The Bengals are not expected to call up RB Dan Herron from the practice squad despite Bernard Scott's season-ending injury.

Herron, a sixth-round rookie, still has "a ways to go," according to OC Jay Gruden. The Bengals will roll with Brian Leonard and Cedric Peerman behind starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 10:18:00 AM

Bengals waived or released RB Dan Herron, QB Zac Robinson, WR Vidal Hazelton, FB James Develin, FB Jourdan Brooks, TE Colin Cochart, OT Matt O’Donnell, OG Otis Hudson, and C Reggie Stephens.

Special teamer Cedric Peerman earned the final running back spot ahead of sixth-rounder Herron. Hazelton's releases leaves not only Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones on the roster, but also Ryan Whalen. The Bengals kept seven at the position.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 08:31:00 PM

Bengals RBs Dan Herron and Cedric Peerman will battle for one roster spot in training camp.

The Bengals could also turn elsewhere if neither impresses, but for now Herron and Peerman are competing for one job behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bernard Scott, and Brian Leonard. Beat writer Joe Reedy expects the No. 4 spot to come down to special teams production. It was a strength for Peerman last season, as he tied for second on the Bengals with 13 special teams tackles.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 12:24:00 AM

Bengals sixth-round RB Dan Herron (foot) has shed his protective boot, and is expected to be ready for training camp.

He'll almost certainly sit out this month's minicamp, however. Herron is a bruiser at 5-foot-10, 213 pounds, but possesses ordinary skills as a ball-carrier, and isn't expected to contribute much outside of special teams or pass protection.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 12:37:00 PM

Sixth-round RB Dan Herron was in a protective boot at Bengals OTAs on Tuesday.

Those are the extent of the details of Herron's injury, but it's not good news just two months before camp. An ordinary runner but adept pass protector, Herron will battle Cedric Peerman for the Bengals' third-string job if healthy.
Tue, May 29, 2012 11:09:00 AM

Bengals signed sixth-round RB Dan Herron to a four-year contract.

Though an ordinary ball-carrying talent, Herron learned pro-style concepts at Ohio State and is considered strong in pass protection. The latter skill earns roster spots in the NFL, and Herron will also be counted on to contribute as a special teamer. He should have an edge on Cedric Peerman for the Bengals' third-string tailback role behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott.
Wed, May 23, 2012 04:14:00 PM

Bengals selected Ohio State RB Dan Herron with the No. 191 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Herron played his college ball at nearby Columbus, and he brings a pro attitude with an ability to pick up the blitz. Very ordinary as a ball carrier, though, and lacking impressive short-area burst or long speed, Herron will have to show something valuable on special teams to crack Cincy's final 53.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 04:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
4Jeff Demps
GLB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
3RB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
FB1Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri