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Encyclopedia > Ron Dayne
Ron Dayne
Houston TexansNo. 36
Running back
Date of Birth: March 14, 1978 (1978-03-14) (age 29)
Place of Birth: Berlin, New Jersey Flag of the United States
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
National Football League Debut
2000 for the New York Giants
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
 Teams:
Stats at CBS Sportsline.com

Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards and a memorable performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2005 as a member of Denver Broncos. City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present) Championships... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present) Championships... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... 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High school career

Dayne's athleticism and speed made him a star running back at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, New Jersey, and he was heavily recruited by many colleges. He also excelled at Track & Field. In 1995 he won the NJ Meet of Champs, setting a new meet record in the Discus. In 1996 he won state titles in both the Shot Put and Discus, breaking both meet records (although both of those have since been broken again). He also won the NJ Meet of Champs in both events breaking his own meet record in the discus. He has the #4 distance ever thrown in the Discus by a US High Schooler at 216' 11" (66.12m).[1] Overbrook High School Overbrook High School is an American high school located in Pine Hill, New Jersey. ... Pine Hill highlighted in Camden County Pine Hill is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ...


His football role was expected to change when he reached college - at 270 pounds out of high school, many felt that he was simply too big to be a tailback and believed he would be best suited as a fullback. Eventually, Barry Alvarez assured Dayne of a tailback position and convinced him to come to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... Barry Alvarez Barry Alvarez (born December 30, 1946, Langeloth, Pennsylvania) is a retired college football head coach and current Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ...


College career

Dayne is usually considered one of the greatest backs in NCAA football history. Known as "The Great Dayne" throughout college, Dayne was the starting running back all four years at Wisconsin. Never a flashy or boisterous player, Dayne was a workman-like back, expected to carry the ball as much as necessary - he had 1,220 carries during his career. The Great Dane is a breed of dog known for its giant size and gentle personality. ...


Over his four seasons, Dayne chased the NCAA Division I-A rushing record for total yards in a career. He gained 1,863 yards as a freshman, 1,421 as a sophomore, 1,325 as a junior, and 1,834 as a senior. He finally broke the record in the final game of the 1999 season against Iowa. Dayne ended his career with 6,443 rushing yards, eclipsing the record set the previous year by Ricky Williams of Texas. The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or U of I, is a major national research university located on a campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... University of Texas redirects here. ...


Dayne saved some of his best performances for the four bowl games to which he led Wisconsin. He rushed for 246 to lead the Badgers to a 38-10 victory in the 1996 Copper Bowl against Utah, garnering MVP honors. Dayne only gained 36 yards in the 1998 Outback Bowl loss against Georgia the next season, but bounced back the next two seasons with 246 yards and 200 yards, respectively, in leading the Badgers to back-to-back Rose Bowl victories in 1999 and 2000 over UCLA and Stanford, respectively. Dayne won MVP honors in both Rose Bowls, becoming one of only four players to win two Rose Bowl MVPs (Washington's Bob Schloredt, Southern California's Charles White, and Texas' Vince Young are the others). The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college American football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Bob Schloredt was a college football quarterback for the Washington Huskies. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Charles White (born January 22, 1958 in Los Angeles) went to San Fernando, CA High School. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ...


Dayne won the Heisman Trophy in 1999 as well as numerous other awards throughout college, including Big Ten Conference player of the year in 2000 and All-American placement in 1996, 1998 and 1999. His name and number is one of six displayed on the Camp Randall Stadium façade. The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ...


Dayne's career rushing total remains an NCAA record. Bowl games included, he amassed 7,125 yards, becoming the first player in NCAA history to total over 7,000 rushing yards. He shares the record for most 200-yard rushing games with Ricky Williams and Marcus Allen, with twelve. He also holds the Big Ten Conference rushing and total touchdowns record, with 71, and is one of five players in NCAA history to rush for over a thousand yards in each of his four seasons. Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ...


Pro career

Dayne was selected with the 11th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Dayne's first season was filled with promise as he teamed up with Tiki Barber in the backfield to create the tandem known as "Thunder and Lightning," due to the combination of Dayne's power and Barber's speed. This Giants team went on to appear in Super Bowl XXXV. Over the next few years, Dayne's carries slowly diminished, with head coach Jim Fassel growing increasingly upset with Dayne's lack of commitment to lose weight. Fassel also did not like Dayne's initial running style, that of a halfback, and instead tried to make him a goal line back. After Fassel was fired, Dayne received a second chance under new head coach Tom Coughlin and shed 40 lbs. Despite having a good 2004 preseason, Dayne was once again sidelined by Coughlin for unknown reasons. Some critics have speculated it was due to his inability to break tackles. Others point to his inability to break long runs like he did in college. The Giants elected not to re-sign Dayne, and he later signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos for the 2005 season, where he showed signs of rejuvenation on Thanksgiving, winning the CBS Thanksgiving Turkey Trophy for his performance. Filling in for the injured Tatum Bell, he carved up the Dallas Cowboys defense for 98 yards and a touchdown. He was re-signed in the 2006 offseason and was named starter, but fell on the depth chart as the pre-season went on and was cut as part of a roster move on September 2, 2006. The Houston Texans claimed Dayne off waivers the following day. [1] The 2000 NFL Draft // The 2000 Draft started off with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, they are the only Penn State players to go number one and two. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Atiim Kiambu Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... Jim Fassel is the former head coach of the New York Giants of the NFL and currently is the Offensive Coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. ... For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... Tatum Antoine Bell (born March 2, 1981 in Dallas, Texas) is an NFL running back with the Detroit Lions. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present) Championships...


As a Texan, Dayne enjoyed a resurgence of sorts, having rushed for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns in December of 2006, including two scores in an upset victory over the division rival Indianapolis Colts. City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South...


References

  1. ^ Ron Dayne player profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 24, 2007. "Hometown: Berlin, NJ... Dayne was a consensus first-team All-America selection and SuperPrep’s Eastern Region Player of the Year at Overbrook High School in Berlin, N.J."

The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

See also

  • History of the New York Giants (1994-present)
Preceded by
Ricky Williams
Heisman Trophy Winner
1999
Succeeded by
Chris Weinke

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Heisman.com - Heisman Trophy (637 words)
Dayne, of Berlin, NJ, rushed for 1,834 yards during his senior year to break the all-time rushing record of 6,279 set by 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, Ricky Williams.
Ron Dayne will officially be honored at the 65th annual Heisman Trophy Award Dinner on Monday evening, December 13th, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Ron was drafted 11th overall by the New York Giants in the 2000 NFL draft.
Ron Dayne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (804 words)
Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL.
Dayne was selected with the 11th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Dayne's first season was filled with promise as he teamed up with Tiki Barber in the backfield to create the tandem known as "Thunder and Lightning," due to the combination of Dayne's power and Barber's speed.
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