Ron Dayne

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14, 1978
Blacksburg, VA
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14, 1978 (age 43)
Blacksburg, VA


1999 Heisman Trophy winner and consensus All-American who set the record as the all-time leader in rushing yards in NCAA Division I FBS history while playing for the University of Wisconsin. He was a 1st round pick of the New York Giants and also played for the Broncos and Texans over the course of his professional career.

Before Fame

He was a star running back at Overbrook High School in New Jersey and also excelled at track and field. He set a meet record in the discus throw and won state titles for discus and shot put in 1996.


His #33 was retired by the Wisconsin Badgers. He was also inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2011 and College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Family Life

His parents divorced when he was a child. He has children named Jada and Javian.

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He surpassed Ricky Williams in the record books to become the all-time leader in rushing yards in NCAA Division I FBS history. His record was then surpassed by Donnel Pumphrey in 2016.