Will Herring

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Will Herring
Will Herring Tackling Matt Forte.jpg
Herring (No. 54), playing for the Seattle Seahawks, tackling Matt Forte (No. 22) of the Chicago Bears, in September 2009.
St. Louis Rams
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-28) August 28, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Opelika, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Opelika (AL)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 161
Debuted in 2007 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2013
Tackles 133
Sacks 1.0
INTs 3
Forced fumbles 3
Stats at NFL.com

William Ronald Herring (born August 28, 1983) is an American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

College career[edit]

At Auburn University, Herring earned letters in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 while playing safety before moving to outside linebacker his senior season. He held the school career record with 49 consecutive starts, which was broken by Offensive Left Tackle Lee Ziemba in 2010. He also led the team in tackles his junior and senior seasons.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2007. From 2007 through 2010, Herring played a pivotal role on special teams, and as a back-up outside linebacker for the Seahawks.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

After the 2010 season, Herring signed with the New Orleans Saints, to be not only a special teams threat like he was in Seattle, but to get more playing time at linebacker. He was cut by the Saints on March 12, 2013 and re-signed on March 21, 2013

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 13, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. However, the deal was called off the next day.[1]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On October 7, 2014 Will Herring was signed to the St. Louis Rams.


Herring was among the inaugural class of 345 inductees into the National Football Foundation National Honor Society, a recognition program for players who excel both on the field and in the classroom.[2]


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