Will Herring

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Will Herring
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Herring (No. 54), playing for the Seattle Seahawks, tackling Matt Forte (No. 22) of the Chicago Bears, in September 2009.
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1983-08-28) August 28, 1983 (age 35)
Opelika, Alabama
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Opelika (Opelika, Alabama)
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 161
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:148
Forced fumbles:4
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

William Ronald Herring (born August 28, 1983) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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

St. Louis Rams[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]

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

Personal life[edit]

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]


  1. ^ Source: Dallas Cowboys’ deal with New Orleans free agent OLB Will Herring is now off
  2. ^ "NFF Announces Inaugural National Honor Society". National Football Foundation. April 25, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2007.

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