CollectionsRon Dayne
IN THE NEWS

Ron Dayne

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
September 7, 2000 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When he was a superstar, he spake as a superstar, ran over defenses as a superstar, thought as a superstar. But when he became an NFL rookie, he put away all things superstar. Good Lord, Ron Dayne is starting over. He sings during dinner because the veterans tell him to. He fetches doughnuts because they tell him to. He takes all the rookie heckling, same as the other New York Giants rookies, because he does not want to be known as "that Heisman Trophy winner over there. " Dayne, a 5-foot-10, 253-pound running back, is pretty good at being normal.
NEWS
December 13, 1999 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
She wouldn't let him play football. At 11, Ron Dayne was already heavier than many men. No league would let the 200-pound boy line up against children his age, so he was pitted against teenagers. But when his mother watched him grapple with the older players in Winslow Township, she grew concerned. "They had him playing with 15-, 16-year-old kids because he was so big," his mother, Brenda Dayne, said Friday. "They had the maturity, but he only had the weight. They were hurting him. . . . He never complained, but I said, 'That's it. We'll find something else for you to do.' " So she pulled her son from the gridiron and stuck him on the soccer pitch - and that, it turns out, was the only time the Heisman Trophy winner was ever stopped cold on a football field.
SPORTS
May 9, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Heisman Trophy winner from South Jersey and a revered coach at Temple will be among the enshrinees at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. Former Overbrook High standout Ron Dayne and former Owls coach Wayne Hardin were among 12 players and two coaches named Tuesday to this year's Hall of Fame class by the National Football Foundation. They will be inducted Dec. 10 in New York. Dayne, a native of Berlin, N.J., rushed for 7,125 yards and 71 touchdowns as a running back at Wisconsin from 1996 to 1999.
SPORTS
September 10, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Although he lost playing time, New York Giants running back Ron Dayne said he never lost hope. Dayne, the Giants' No. 1 draft pick in 2000, saw his number of carries diminish in his first three years in the league, from a high of 228 as a rookie to 125 in 2002. By last season, then-coach Jim Fassel, unhappy with Dayne's lack of production, deactivated the graduate of Overbrook High in Camden County for all 16 games. Not one yard. Not one carry. But under new head coach Tom Coughlin, Dayne has a clean slate.
NEWS
December 12, 1999 | By Anthony L. Gargano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ron Dayne's eyes began to well with tears and his voice cracked as he tried to fathom what had just happened. The burly running back from the University of Wisconsin was the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, but he had refused to believe college football's greatest honor would be his. No matter how many times Dayne practiced his acceptance speech, it didn't seem real. Until last night, that is, when Dayne's name was announced to a room of applause at New York's historic Downtown Athletic Club, and the chubby kid from Berlin, N.J., had become the man of the hour.
SPORTS
November 13, 1994 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
With running back Ron Dayne scoring four touchdowns, host Overbrook overcame an early 14-6 deficit to defeat Pennsauken, 41-22, in a nonleague game yesterday. Overbrook, No. 6 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, improved to 7-1 and will earn a Group 4 playoff invitation tomorrow. Pennsauken, which committed six turnovers, fell to 3-4-1. "It feels great going to the playoffs," said Overbrook coach Harvey Miller. "We felt even if we lost we'd be in, but we didn't want to come in through the back door.
SPORTS
August 16, 2003 | By Mike Bruton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There has been a shroud of doubt over Ron Dayne during his entire tenure with the New York Giants, and as he goes into the final year of his contract, it's still there. A record-setting running back who won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Wisconsin, Dayne stepped into the NFL in 2000 and, despite starting only four games, rumbled for 770 yards. Even though he was playing behind Tiki Barber, possibly the most underrated back in the league, expectations were high for Dayne after his rookie season.
SPORTS
October 18, 1996 | By Michael Rosenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
With all due respect to Imion Powell, there was little respect due to him. Powell barely touched the ball as a sophomore running back for Overbrook last season, as three seniors grabbed most of the carries, and most of the spotlight. One of those seniors happened to be a 6-foot-3, 260-pound locomotive named Ron Dayne, who chugged for an average of about 9 yards a carry. Then here came Rams coach Harvey Miller before this season, saying that most of Dayne's workload would fall on the shoulders of the 5-4, 160-pound Powell.
SPORTS
August 24, 1997 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ron Dayne is 5-feet-10 and weighs 265 pounds, and he shouldn't be able to dunk a basketball. But he can. Dayne took up track and field as a junior at Overbrook High in South Jersey and, with hardly any training, threw the discus for the third-longest distance in high school history. Dayne is a running back at the University of Wisconsin who is probably the No. 2 choice, behind Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, to win the Heisman Trophy this year because he gained more than 2,000 yards in a freshman season when he didn't become a starter until the fifth game.
SPORTS
December 26, 1996 | By Ken Sugiura, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Wisconsin was getting ready to play Purdue when Ron Dayne approached running-backs coach Bryan White. The Badgers were fighting their way through a four-game losing streak to open the Big Ten season, including tough losses to Penn State (then ranked third in the country), Ohio State (second), and Northwestern (14th). "After pregame, he said, 'Don't be afraid to wear me out today,' " White recalled. White and the coaching staff had no such fears. Dayne carried the ball 30 times for 244 yards and two touchdowns.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
January 25, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
The slogan is new. The sentiment is old. Every Rutgers coach for the last 50 years or so has preached the importance of persuading New Jersey's top football players to stay home and play for the state university. Under new coach Chris Ash, the Scarlet Knights have summed up the strategy in three words, "Fence the Garden" - a clever Twitter hashtag and catchphrase that came courtesy of new receivers coach Zak Kuhr. Rick Mantz, the program's new director of high school relations, said the new staff is determined to make inroads in recruiting the state's top players and establishing strong connections with coaches in South Jersey.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin was among 14 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame at an awards dinner Tuesday night in New York. Hardin, 86, coached the Owls from 1970 to 1982. He is the winningest coach in Temple history, with a 80-52-3 record in 13 seasons. As head coach at Navy from 1959 to 1964, Hardin directed the Midshipmen's only two Heisman Trophy winners, Joe Bellino (1960) and Roger Staubach (1963). Hardin ranks fifth at Navy in wins (38). His teams beat Army in five of his six seasons.
SPORTS
May 9, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Heisman Trophy winner from South Jersey and a revered coach at Temple will be among the enshrinees at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. Former Overbrook High standout Ron Dayne and former Owls coach Wayne Hardin were among 12 players and two coaches named Tuesday to this year's Hall of Fame class by the National Football Foundation. They will be inducted Dec. 10 in New York. Dayne, a native of Berlin, N.J., rushed for 7,125 yards and 71 touchdowns as a running back at Wisconsin from 1996 to 1999.
SPORTS
March 7, 2013
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four heavyweight titles against Francesco Pianeta in May. Klitschko's management said the fight will take place on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany. Klitschko holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts. Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs) was briefly Klitschko's sparring partner last year. Klitschko is 59-3 with 51 KOs. British boxer John Donnelly was suspended for two years after a positive doping test. TENNIS: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Mardy Fish in the American's return to the court after a six-month absence caused by a heart condition in the inaugural Los Angeles Tennis Challenge exhibition.
SPORTS
November 25, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Regardless of whether Ron Dayne ever outruns his reputation as an underachiever, he'll always be able to look back fondly at Thanksgiving 2005. Filling in for injured Tatum Bell, Dayne rumbled 55 yards on the second play of overtime and Jason Elam followed with a 24-yard field goal to give the Denver Broncos a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Bell was a surprise scratch because of a bruised chest, and Dayne didn't even know he'd be in the lineup until yesterday.
SPORTS
September 10, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Although he lost playing time, New York Giants running back Ron Dayne said he never lost hope. Dayne, the Giants' No. 1 draft pick in 2000, saw his number of carries diminish in his first three years in the league, from a high of 228 as a rookie to 125 in 2002. By last season, then-coach Jim Fassel, unhappy with Dayne's lack of production, deactivated the graduate of Overbrook High in Camden County for all 16 games. Not one yard. Not one carry. But under new head coach Tom Coughlin, Dayne has a clean slate.
SPORTS
August 14, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis plans on going for another NFL rushing title, despite a looming November trial date in Atlanta on drug charges. Lewis ran for 2,066 yards last season, the second-highest total in league history. He set several records along the way, including a 295-yard rushing effort against the Cleveland Browns that shattered the NFL single-game mark. His trial is set to start a day after the Ravens play the Eagles in Philadelphia and 6 days before a meeting with the Browns, against whom Lewis ran for a whopping 500 yards in two games last year.
SPORTS
August 16, 2003 | By Mike Bruton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There has been a shroud of doubt over Ron Dayne during his entire tenure with the New York Giants, and as he goes into the final year of his contract, it's still there. A record-setting running back who won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Wisconsin, Dayne stepped into the NFL in 2000 and, despite starting only four games, rumbled for 770 yards. Even though he was playing behind Tiki Barber, possibly the most underrated back in the league, expectations were high for Dayne after his rookie season.
SPORTS
April 5, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
By agreeing to terms with running back Dorsey Levens, the New York Giants moved closer to shedding Ron Dayne. Levens agreed on a 3-year contract, and agent Hadley Engelhard said the former Eagle planned to visit the Giants on Monday and sign the contract. Engelhard refused to say how much the contract was worth, but sources close to the team said Levens will receive a $300,000 signing bonus and make the veterans' minimum, which would make the total package worth $2.5 million.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|