This morning the Colts announced they signed Daniel “Boom” Herron off of the Cincinnati’s practice squad. The Colts have been decimated at the running back position this season; they have lost both Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw to season ending injuries. Herron, a 6th round pick in the 2012 draft, has only 5 career rushing yards in 3 career regular season games, but has performed well on special teams. Last year, Herron blocked a punt against the Eagles. This preseason, he also blocked one against the Colts.
Herron’s best season with the Buckeyes came in 2010 when he averaged 5.3 yards per carry, racking up 1155 yards and 16 touchdowns. Herron is probably best known for his role in the scandal that resulted in the resignation of coach Jim Tressel. Herron, Mike Adams, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor, and Soloman Thomas were all suspended for part of their senior seasons. He finished his career with Ohio State totaling over 3000 total yards, the bulk of which was on the ground (2,869 yards and 32 touchdowns).