Feb. 7, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Former Ohio University offensive lineman Eric Herman has earned an invitation to the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. This list of invites was released today by the NFL.
Herman is one of seven student-athletes from the Mid-American Conference that will represent the league during the NFL's annual college football draft showcase Feb. 23-26.
"This truly is a blessing to take part in the NFL Combine," Herman said. "I have so many people to thank for this opportunity. I look forward to going to Indianapolis to showcase my skills along with some of the best young football players in the country."
Herman's trip to Indianapolis is part of a busy month of February for the 6 foot, 4 inch 319-pound offensive lineman. On Feb. 2, the Oregon, Ohio-native competed in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game in Allen, Texas alongside former teammate Tremayne Scott (Ocala, Fla.).
His trip to Indianapolis marks the second-straight season an Ohio player has earned an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. Last season, Ohio wide receiver LaVon Brazill received the nod before he was drafted in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
In 2012, Herman started every game at right guard for the Bobcats and earned All-MAC Second Team honors for the second straight year. He finished his career by starting in 51 straight games and helped Ohio to its second-consecutive bowl victory. In 2012, Herman appeared in 796 plays on the season and graded out at a 1.88. He posted team highs in pancakes (128) and knockdowns (131).