2012 Lombardi Award Watch List 2012: Played in all 13 games ... Appeared in 796 plays on the season, accumulating 1,499 points ... Graded out at a 1.88 ... Recorded team highs in pancakes (128) and knockdowns (131) ... Registered three decleaters.
2011: Earned All-MAC Second Team, Phil Steele All-MAC Second Team and Collegesportsmadness.com All-MAC First Team ... Started in all 14 games... Made his 38th-consecutive start in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl... Helped the team rush for over 200 yards on nine separate occasions throughout the year, including a season-best 297-yard effort at Central Michigan on Nov. 10... Logged a team-best 881 plays on the offensive line... Also posted team-bests in pancake blocks (102.0), knockdowns (120.0) and declaters (18.0) Graded out at 1.83.
2010: Started in all 13 games as a redshirt sophomore, including the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl... Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged over 320 yards per game, including a 496-yard performance against Akron... Finished the regular season with 60.0 pancake blocks and 11.0 declaters, while grading out at 1.80.
2009: On the field for 563 snaps, grading out at 1.74 with a team-high 45.5 pancakes and 4.5 decleaters.
Prior to Ohio: Claimed First-Team All-City Offensive and Defensive Line honors ... Named to the First-Team All-District Offensive Line and Co-Lineman of the Year ... Named Division II Northwest District Lineman of the Year ... Claimed First-Team All-State Division II and All-Toledo Blade honors ... Invited to participate in the Ohio North/South All-Star game in June ... Posted 13 solo tackles and 48 total tackles with four tackles for loss and a sack as a senior ... Registered 27 total tackles, nine tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior ... Was a member of the 2005 Division II state championship team ... Lettered in football three years and track/ field four.
Personal: Majoring in Industrial Technology ... Born Oct. 5, 1989 ... Is the son of Chris Herman and Debbie Verkin-Siebert ... Sister Ellen was a standout on the Ohio Volleyball Team ... Is a self-appointed handyman and likes to fix things ... Has three step-sisters and one step-brother.