Todd Herremans

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Todd Herremans
Todd Herremans at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico - 20080419.jpg
Herremans in 2008.
No. 79     Philadelphia Eagles
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-10-13) October 13, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Ravenna, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Ravenna (MI)
College: Saginaw Valley State
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Debuted in 2005 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today All-Joe Team (2008)
  • First-team Associated Press Little All-America honors (2004)
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year honors (2004)
  • First-team All-Region honors (2003)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played 127
Games started 124
Stats at NFL.com

Todd Herremans (born October 13, 1982) is an American football offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State University.

College career[edit]

Herremans played college football for Saginaw Valley State University, playing in 48 games and starting in 40 of them at left and right offensive tackle, under the leadership and tutelage of Sports Information Director Ryan Thompson [1] Herremans earned first-team Associated Press Little All-America honors following his senior season in 2004.[2] He was invited to the Cactus Bowl after the season.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5¾ in 321 lb 5.20 s 30 in 20 reps
All values from Pro Day workout on March 17, 2005.[3]

Not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine,[3] Herremans worked out for more than 24 NFL teams prior to the 2005 NFL Draft.[1] He was projected to be drafted in the fifth- or sixth-round by NFLDraftScout.com.[3] Herremans was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (126th overall) of the draft.[1] The Eagles traded up with the Green Bay Packers to choose him, giving away fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-round draft picks (the Packers used these picks to select cornerback Mike Hawkins and safety Kurt Campbell; the sixth-round pick was traded to the New England Patriots for sixth- and seventh-round picks, which were used to select wide receiver Craig Bragg and offensive guard Will Whitticker).[4] Herremans signed a four-year contract with the Eagles on June 13, 2005.[5]

Herremans practiced with fellow 2005 draft pick Calvin Armstrong as the starting left tackle in training camp due to Tra Thomas having a blood clot in his leg and missing much of camp.[6] Herremans started in the first three preseason games, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively, at left tackle in Thomas' place. Thomas returned in time for the fourth preseason game.[7] Herremans was listed as inactive for the first ten games of the season before Thomas suffered a back injury that forced him to be placed on the injured reserve list on November 25, ending his season. Herremans started in place of Thomas at left tackle in his first NFL game, a week 12 match-up against the Green Bay Packers on November 27.[8][9] In his fourth start, a week 15 game against the St. Louis Rams on December 18, Herremans had to be carted off the field in the second quarter of the game after suffering a fractured ankle.[10] His season ended with his placement on the injured reserve list on December 20.[11]

Herremans in November 2008.

With the departure of Artis Hicks, Herremans earned a starting job at left offensive guard in 2006.[12] Against the Baltimore Ravens in the third preseason game, however, Hank Fraley received some playing time with the first-team offense at left guard in Herremans' place.[13] Herremans started in all 16 games for the Eagles at left guard,[14] in addition to their two playoff games.[15] He suffered a lacerated finger against the Indianapolis Colts on November 26 that required five stitches, but did not miss any game action.[16] He signed a five-year contract extension on December 30, 2006, worth between $16 million and $17 million with a $5 million signing bonus that extended through the 2013 NFL season.[17] He moved to left tackle to replace Thomas during the final regular season game, as head coach Andy Reid decided to rest his offensive tackles with a playoff berth already clinched.[18] Herremans was part of an offensive line that only allowed 28 sacks in the entire season, the least since 1981 for the Eagles.[14]

Herremans started in 15 of the 16 games he played in at left guard in 2007. Herremans was benched in favor of Nick Cole for the opening drive of the week 14 game against the New York Giants on December 9 due to undisclosed disciplinary reasons.[19] During the Eagles' bye week, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a cartilage problem he had dealt with for a long period of time on October 2.[20] He was, however, able to play in the week six game against the New York Jets the following week.[21]

Against the Seattle Seahawks on November 2, 2008, despite dislocating his finger earlier in the second quarter, Herremans scored his first career touchdown via a tackle eligible play, becoming the first Eagles offensive lineman to catch a touchdown pass since Bob Gonya caught a four-yard touchdown from Dan Barnhardt in 1934.[22]

Herremans missed the first five games of the 2009 season due to a stress fracture in his left foot.[23] He was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list at the beginning of training camp on July 26, 2010.[24] He was activated on August 15.[25]

The second touchdown of his career came on the road against the Dallas Cowboys on December 12, 2010; he entered a third-and-goal formation as an eligible receiver and caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick.[26]

Herremans was moved to right offensive tackle on August 27, 2011, for the 2011 season due to injuries to incumbent starter Winston Justice and newly signed player Ryan Harris.[27] Herremans started in all 16 games for the Eagles in 2011.[28]

Herremans was signed to a three-year contract extension on March 13, 2012, making him an Eagle through the 2016 season.[28]

In Week 9 of the 2012 season, Herremans suffered a dislocated bone and ligament damage in his right foot, and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Patton, Steve (April 25, 2005). "A look at the newest Eagles". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Elliott's 59 TD passes an all-division record". ESPN.com. December 16, 2004. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b c "Todd Herremans, DS #16 OT, Saginaw Valley State". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  4. ^ "Hot potato pick". Sporting News. May 20, 2005. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  5. ^ The Associated Press (June 14, 2005). "Eagles sign fourth-round pick Herremans". The Intelligencer. Retrieved 2011-11-24.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ Patton, Steve (August 6, 2005). "Westbrook expected in camp this weekend". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  7. ^ Weinberg, Dave (August 13, 2005). "Eagles' Trotter Ejected for Pregame Skirmish". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 2011-11-24.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ "NFL Notes: Eagles lose another Pro Bowler to injury". The Seattle Times. November 26, 2005. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  9. ^ "Young Eagles mature quickly". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 30, 2005. Retrieved 2011-11-24.  (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Can't win for losing - a 13th player". The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 19, 2005. Retrieved 2011-11-24.  (subscription required)
  11. ^ Offord, Jeff (December 21, 2005). "Dawkins only hope this year?". Bucks County Courier Times. Retrieved 2011-11-24.  (subscription required)
  12. ^ "McNair might be a Raven, Ex-MVP Quarterback could be Released, Dealt". Akron Beacon Journal. May 1, 2006. Retrieved 2011-11-25.  (subscription required)
  13. ^ Patton, Steve (August 23, 2006). "Birds' battles have created special camp". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  14. ^ a b Associated Press (January 12, 2007). "Line entrenched in Philly". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  15. ^ "NFL.com 2006 Game Logs". NFL.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  16. ^ Frank, Reuben (November 28, 2006). "(Untitled)". Bucks County Courier Times. Retrieved 2011-11-25.  (subscription required)
  17. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (December 30, 2006). "Herremans is fourth Eagle from '05 draft to land deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  18. ^ Patton, Steve (January 1, 2007). "Rest assured, Birds win". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  19. ^ Brookover, Bob (December 10, 2007). "A rare fumble upsets Westbrook". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  20. ^ "Herremans has knee 'scoped to fix minor problem". Philadelphia Daily News. October 3, 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-25.  (subscription required)
  21. ^ "Eagles Notebook: Eagles were ready for Jets maneuvers". Philadelphia Daily News. October 15, 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-25.  (subscription required)
  22. ^ Patton, Steve (November 3, 2008). "Eagles roll past Seahawks to get out of NFC East cellar". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  23. ^ VanOchten, Brian (June 7, 2010). "Eagles' Todd Herremans gets foot checked out, expected to be fine by training camp". mlive.com. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  24. ^ McPherson, Chris (July 26, 2010). "Reid: Three To Start On PUP List". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  25. ^ Wulf, Bo (August 15, 2010). "Herremans, Jackson Activated From PUP". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  26. ^ NFL Game Center: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
  27. ^ McLane, Jeff (August 27, 2011). "Herremans to RT; Mathis to LG". philly.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  28. ^ a b "Eagles extend Todd Herremans". ESPN.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  29. ^ "Todd Herremans placed on Philadelphia Eagles' injured reserve". National Football League. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Winston Justice
Starting Right Tackle of the Philadelphia Eagles
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Artis Hicks
Starting Left Guard of the Philadelphia Eagles
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Evan Mathis