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Noah Herron
No. 33     Hartford Colonials
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: April 3, 1982 (1982-04-03) (age 27)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: Northwestern
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Debuted in 2005 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Rushing yards     273
Rushing average     3.2
Rushing TDs     3
Stats at

Noah Scott Herron (born April 3, 1982 in Mattawan, Michigan) is an American football running back for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern.

Herron has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets.


Early years

Noah attended high school at Mattawan High School in Mattawan, Michigan.

College career

Noah Herron attended Northwestern University and starred in football, where he was a consensus All-Big Ten Conference second team honoree, the team Co-MVP, and Chicago Tribune Big Ten Conference Back of the Year. Overall, he finished his career with 462 carries for 2,524 yards (5.46 yards per car. avg.), and 26 touchdowns, 72 receptions for 781 yards (10.8 yards per reception) and 2 touchdowns, 16 kickoff returns for 231 yard (14.4 yards per kickoff ret. avg.), fourteen tackles, and one forced fumble.

Professional career

Herron was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.


Green Bay Packers

He was signed off of the Steelers' practice squad by the Green Bay Packers. In his rookie season he rushed for 123 yards on 48 attempts for a 2.6-yard average and two touchdowns. Following the season, the Packers kept him as a third string back behind Ahman Green and Vernand Morency. In his second season, Herron rushed for 150 yards on 37 attempts for a 4.1-yard average to go with 29 receptions for 211 yards and three total touchdowns.

In the 2007 season, Herron was expected to compete with Morency and Brandon Jackson for the starting running back position. However, he was placed on Injured reserve with a sprained knee on September 2, ending his season.

Noah returned to the Packers during the 2008 training camp but was released on August 30 during final cuts.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Herron was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 19, 2008 after running back Earnest Graham was placed on injured reserve. He was released on December 17, 2008.

New York Jets

Herron was signed to a future contract by the New York Jets on January 7, 2009. He was released on February 26, 2009.

Cleveland Browns

Herron was signed by the Cleveland Browns on March 18, 2009.[1] He was released on September 5th during final roster cuts.

Personal life

In June 2008, Herron thwarted a would-be burglar by hitting him with a post he unscrewed from his bed. The injury resulted in the burglar being taken to the hospital. Herron was not injured during the break-in. A second burglary suspect was arrested at Herron's house during the incident.[2]


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Preceded by
Jason Wright
Northwestern Wildcats
Starting Running Back

Succeeded by
Tyrell Sutton


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