Robert Herron Invited to Play in 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl

Nov. 27, 2013


It was announced this week by The Reese’s Senior Bowl that Wyoming senior wide receiver Robert Herron has been invited to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl.  The game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m., Mountain Time, in Mobile, Ala.  The game will be televised by the NFL Network.

The Senior Bowl has been played every year since 1950, and annually features some of the top draft picks in each year’s NFL Draft.  The Senior Bowl is unique in that it features coaching staffs from two NFL teams.  The coaching staffs will be determined by the NFL in early January.

Recent Senior Bowl participants who went on to success in the NFL include: Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers, Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.

Herron becomes the 24th Wyoming Cowboy to participate in the Senior Bowl and the first since place-kicker Deric Yaussi in 2006.  Eddie “Boom Boom” Talboom was Wyoming’s first former player to play in the Senior Bowl back in 1951.  Other great Cowboys to play in the Senior Bowl included: Jerry Hill (RB, 1961); Jim Kiick (RB, 1968); Aaron Kyle (DB, 1976); Jay Novacek (TE, 1985); and Ryan Yarborough (WR, 1994)

Earlier this year, Herron was named to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award Watch List, which honors the outstanding receiver in college football each season.  He has caught 68 passes for 929 yards and nine touchdowns his senior season.  All three of those totals are career highs.  The Los Angeles, Calif., native needs only 71 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark this season.

This past week, Herron moved into ninth place on the Wyoming career receiving yardage list, with 2,022 career yards.  Against Hawai’i, Herron had 11 receptions for 141 yards and four-touchdown receptions.  His four touchdown catches tied him for the most TD receptions in the nation for a single game this season.  It also tied the Wyoming and Mountain West records for most TD receptions in a single game.  

Against San Jose State earlier this year, Herron caught a 93-yard TD reception, which is the longest in Wyoming school history, is the longest in the Mountain West this season and ranks No. 3 in MW history.

Herron ranks No. 5 in the Mountain West and No. 16 in the NCAA in receiving TDs, with nine total TD catches this year.  The senior also ranks No. 6 in Mountain West and No. 32 in NCAA in receiving yards (84.5 yards per game), and is No. 9 in the MW and No. 31 in NCAA in receptions (6.18 per game).  He has three 100-yard games to his credit this season and three other games of 90 or more yards receiving this year.

Wyoming Cowboys in the Senior Bowl (24)

1951 -    Eddie Talboom, B

1957 -    Jim Crawford, B

1961 -    Jerry Hill, B

1962 -    Bob Bisacre, B

1968 -    Jim Kiick, RB

             Paul Toscano, QB

1969 -    Dennis Devlin, DB

              Jim House, LB

1976 -    Lawrence Gaines, RB

             Aaron Kyle, DB

1980 -    Danny Pittman, WR

             Mike Smith, P

1985 -    Rick Donnelly, P

             Jay Novacek, TE

1986 -    Allyn Griffin, WR

1990 -    Craig Schlichting, DL

1991 -    Mitch Donahue, DL

1992 -    Doug Rigby, DL

1994 -    Ryan Yarborough, WR

1997 -    Steve Scifres, OL

1998 -    Rob Bohlinger, OL

             Cory Wedel, K

2006 -    Deric Yaussi, K

2013 -    Robert Herron, WR