Nico Herron
Nico  Herron

Oakland, Calif.

High School:
San Leandro

Fresno State: Returning starter who gained valuable experience in the 2008 season ... a strong player who dropped 15 pounds from his 2008 playing weight (255) and showed more speed and quickness in spring drills ... could develop into a top-tier WAC player by the end of his career. (2008) Started 12 games and was one of the team's top defensive players ... finished fourth on the team with 65 tackles ... had career-highs in tackles with nine against Louisiana Tech and Utah State ... had three tackles for losses for three total yards. (2007) As a redshirt freshman, he played in four games and had two solo tackles ... missed the first eight games of the season with an injury but returned to see action on special teams and on defense. (2006) Redshirted

High School: A smart linebacker who led team as a senior in total tackles with 82 ... had one fumble recovery ... made two sacks ... helped lead high school squad to a 12-1 record in 2005, a league championship and an appearance at the North Coast Section Division 4A championship game ... selected second-team all-state ... a first-team All-Hayward Area selection ... named to the All-East Bay team ... a member of the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro team ... joined high school teammates Damion Owens and Jamel Hamler in signing with the Bulldogs ... coached by Brad Bowers.

Personal: Born May 19, 1985 in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Carla Crane and Johnnie Herron ... one of five children ... brother Dervance plays football at Cal Poly ... lists playing Madden Football as his favorite hobby.

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