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Full Name: Ron Dayne Primary Position: RB
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/252 College: University of Wisconsin
Birthdate: March 14, 1978 High School: Overbrook (Berlin, NJ)
Birthplace: Berlin, New Jersey
Pro Experience: 6 years


Biography

Ron Dayne will always be known as a bruising tailback. At 5-10, 245 lbs., Dayne combined power with a surprising amount of speed (4.66 40-yard dash out of high school) to become NCAA Division IA's all-time leading rusher in 1999 at the University of Wisconsin.

In his four year career with the Badgers, Dayne rushed for 6,397 yards, eclipsing the mark of 6,279 yards, set the previous year by Ricky Williams. He helped the Badgers to two consecutive Rose Bowl victories in 1998 and 1999, marking the first time a Big Ten school had ever won back-to-back titles and also the first time any Big Ten school had won three in a decade (the first coming in 1994).

Dayne won the 1999 Heisman Trophy, by over 1,000 votes, beating out the likes of Michael Vick, Drew Brees, and Shaun Alexander. His number 33 is now one of just two to appear on Camp Randall Stadium's upper deck facade (the other being the number 35 of 1954 Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche).

After being drafted by the New York Giants in the 2000 NFL Draft, Dayne's pro career started out promising, as he teamed with Tiki Barber to become known as "Thunder and Lightning," a mix of Dayne's power with Barber's quickness. Dayne rushed for 770 yards and five touchdowns in his rookie season and 690 yards and seven touchdowns in a 2001 season that saw the Giants lose to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.

Since that year, Dayne's carries dropped substantially and he was released by the Giants following the 2004 season. He was signed by the Denver Broncos and returned to the spotlight with one of the best games of his career on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys in 2005. He is now the number two back on the Broncos roster behind Tatum Bell.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
2000 NYG NFL 16 228 770 3.4 5 50
2001 NYG NFL 16 180 690 3.8 7 61
2002 NYG NFL 16 125 428 3.4 3 30t
2004 NYG NFL 14 52 179 3.4 1 15
2005 DEN NFL 10 53 270 5.1 1 55
2006 HOU NFL 11 151 612 4.1 5 19
6 year NFL career 83 789 2949 3.7 22 0

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
2000 NYG NFL 16 3 11 3.7 0 12
2001 NYG NFL 16 8 67 8.4 0 21
2002 NYG NFL 16 11 49 4.5 0 8
2004 NYG NFL 14 1 7 7 0 7
2005 DEN NFL 10 3 17 5.7 0 7
2006 HOU NFL 11 14 77 5.5 0 13
6 year NFL career 83 40 228 5.7 0 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
2000 NYG NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0
2001 NYG NFL 16 2 2 0 -17 0
2002 NYG NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0
2004 NYG NFL 14 0 1 0 0 0
2005 DEN NFL 10 1 0 0 0 0
2006 HOU NFL 11 1 0 0 0 0
6 year NFL career 83 6 3 0 -17 0

Kick Return Stats

year team league games RET YDS AVG LNG TD
2000 NYG NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NYG NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYG NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYG NFL 14 1 11 11 11 0
2005 DEN NFL 10 0 0 0 0 0
2006 HOU NFL 11 0 0 0 0 0
6 year NFL career 83 1 11 11 0 0

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See also

Awards

  • Won the Heisman Trophy Winner in 1999

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