Michigan State vs. Idaho - September 2, 2006 (photos by John Gwillim)
Steady playmaker moves into his second season as Michigan State's starting whip linebacker . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 2004, including starts in the first 11 games at whip linebacker . . . finished fourth on the team in tackles (95) and production points (133) . . . ranked third on the team in tackles for losses with eight for 31 yards, including three sacks for 20 yards . . . produced at least one tackle for loss in seven games . . . reached double figures in tackles three times . . . recorded a career-best 14 stops (11-3) vs. Penn State, including an 8-yard sack . . . posted 11 tackles (10-1) vs. Michigan, including a sack (5 yards) . . . registered 13 stops (7-6) vs. Indiana, including one resulting in a 5-yard loss . . . made nine tackles each vs. Ohio State (4-5) and Notre Dame (5-4) . . . made six solo stops vs. Hawaii, including two behind the line of scrimmage (3 yards) . . . compiled an additional 53 production points as a special teams member . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 13 games in 2003, working primarily on special teams . . . produced eight tackles (5 solos, 3 assists) . . . had 74 production points on special teams . . . contributed two tackles vs. Penn State in the home finale . . . made three solo stops vs. Iowa and forced a fumble on a punt return early in the fourth quarter that led to Dave Rayner's 20-yard field goal . . . made the transition from fullback to outside linebacker during spring drills . . . 2002 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing nine games in 2002 with an ankle injury . . . made two brief appearances - vs. Eastern Michigan and California - playing only 6.5 minutes . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top 25 fullbacks by Rivals100.com (No. 24) . . . rated among the state's top 20 players by Ohio Future Stars, including the No. 1 fullback prospect . . . utilized primarily as a blocking back for USA Today Offensive Player of the Year Maurice Clarett, who rushed for 2,194 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2001 . . . picked up nearly 300 yards rushing as a senior . . . two-way player saw action at defensive end for Coach Thom McDaniels at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio, where he helped the Raiders to a combined record of 18-5 (.783) over the last two years . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Rev. David Sr. and Brenda Herron . . . born June 17, 1984 . . . participated in the Toys & Teams program in December 2004, collecting and distributing gifts to needy children in the Lansing area . . . majoring in family community service.