Ron Dayne (Wisconsin)
During his four years at the University of Wisconsin, Ron Day set the the NCAA Division I-A rushing record for total yards in a career, and became one of the most decorated college football players ever. He won the Heisman Trophy, among a slew of other postseason awards, ahead of nominees like Michael Vick and Drew Brees. But when he got to the NFL, Dayne’s size (over 250lbs on a 5-foot-10 frame) and lack of effort frustrated New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel, who began to phase Dayne out of the offense. Dayne played a total of seven years in the NFL, and never ran for more than 800 yards or seven touchdowns in any season.
Dayne is now living back in Wisconsin, where his activities include working with the Miller Brewing Co. and the University of Wisconsin, where he remains a legend. Dayne also spends most of his time on the sideline as a cheerleader for his son Javian. Javian the senior running back at Waunakee High School in Wisconsin, has some large shoes to fill and dad will be along for the ride to cheer him on.