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August 20, 2000 | TOM CANAVAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lance Thomas remembers answering his phone and panicking as he heard the voice. "Can I speak to Lance? This is Jane from Fairleigh Dickinson," the sultry voice told the married Thomas, who nervously thought it might be an old girlfriend. Then the voice got deeper. "Yo, man! Don't you know who this is?" it said. It was Ron Dayne, the Heisman Trophy winner, major college football's career rushing leader and Thomas' cousin. The joke was something outsiders would never expect from him.
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January 2, 2000 | By JEFF ARNOLD
BIG PLAY Ron Dayne's 64-yard third-quarter run that set up Wisconsin's go-ahead touchdown. SETTING IT UP Trailing 9-3, Dayne runs up the middle of the field, breaking two tackles and running 64 yards on the second play of the third quarter. HOW IT HAPPENED Dayne had been held to 46 first-half yards by Stanford's defense, which contained Dayne by switching to the strong side before most obvious running plays.
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December 31, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
Yawn Wisconsin. That was the school mantra most of my time there, when band members were bigger than the backfield and the start of hunting season was always the state's biggest highlight in the fall. The Badgers didn't merely lose back in the day. They were routinely pummeled. The first game I attended as a freshman was against Miami, back when the Hurricanes sent shivers down entire college towns. The 'Canes had about 14 penalties on the Badgers' first possession ?
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December 27, 1999 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Dayne can be defined by what he is not, almost more than by what he is and has accomplished. Wisconsin's Heisman Trophy-winning running back isn't one to take the easy way out. He earns his yardage in bruising fashion, running over people and fighting through tackles.
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July 31, 2006
"You've just got to hit me a couple of times when I'm coming through, just to wake me up, get me right." Ron Dayne, Denver running back, in anticipation of full-contact drills at training camp
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December 22, 1998 | Associated Press
Ron Dayne, Wisconsin's all-time leading rusher, said he will return for his senior year next season, mainly because he wasn't assured of being a first-round NFL draft pick. . . . Connecticut named Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Randy Edsall, 40, as coach, replacing Skip Holtz, who left to become offensive coordinator at South Carolina. . . . Arizona Coach Dick Tomey's five-year contract extension was approved by the state's board of regents.
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January 2, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
The date: Jan. 1, 2000. The time: 5:25 p.m. The city: Pasadena. The suspect: Ron Dayne. The alleged crime: Leaving cleat marks on the faces of Pacific 10 team in the conference's biggest game for the second consecutive year. Leading a Big Ten team to an eighth Rose Bowl win in the last nine years. The scene: A football player built like two kegs walks off a spongy Rose Bowl field accompanied by thousands of red-clad and red-faced fans singing a beer song.
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December 27, 1997 | Associated Press
Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne is "100% healthy for the first time this year," according to Coach Barry Alvarez, as the team prepares for its New Year's Day Outback Bowl meeting with Georgia in Tampa, Fla. "He's a special running back," Alvarez said Friday. "He has qualities that many don't have. His size is one that jumps out at you. He has tremendous speed and quickness for a guy that big." Despite an injury-marred season, the 5-foot-10, 262-pound Dayne gained 1,421 yards in 249 carries.
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September 12, 1999
DREW BREES Quarterback, Purdue Brees moved past Jim Everett into third place on Purdue's career list of touchdown passes and, more important, has yet to take a phantom sack.
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December 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Ron Dayne had a career-high 153 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Kris Brown kicked the winning 48-yard field goal as time ran out Sunday, giving Houston its first win over Indianapolis, 27-24, in Houston. The loss denied the AFC South champions the chance to clinch a first-round playoff bye. It was the first time Dayne had gained 100 yards since September 2001 with the New York Giants.
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July 31, 2006
"You've just got to hit me a couple of times when I'm coming through, just to wake me up, get me right." Ron Dayne, Denver running back, in anticipation of full-contact drills at training camp
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November 25, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Regardless of whether Ron Dayne ever outruns his reputation as an underachiever, he'll always be able to look back fondly at Thanksgiving 2005. Filling in for injured Tatum Bell, Dayne rumbled 55 yards on the second play of overtime and Jason Elam followed with a 24-yard field goal to give the Denver Broncos a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in the kind of tight, tense game expected in a clash between first-place teams.
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September 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
The debate around Denver will be sweet, mainly because the Broncos won. Was Ron Dayne the biggest star of Denver's come-from-behind 20-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday? Or does Champ Bailey deserve the credit for saving Denver from a debacle of a first half that had Bronco fans booing? Dayne came off the bench and ran six times for 38 yards in the drive that set up Jason Elam's game-winning 41-yard field goal with five seconds left.
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August 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
The much-anticipated debut of Eli Manning was upstaged by another once highly regarded New York Giant first-round draft pick and a budding television star. Ron Dayne showed flashes of his Heisman Trophy days, scoring on runs of 29 and 67 yards, and Jesse Palmer threw an 11-yard touchdown pass with 6:32 to play, rallying the Giants to a 34-24 exhibition win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night at East Rutherford, N.J.
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October 1, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even after he tore off a 55-yard run on his way to a 111-yard Sunday, New York Giant running back Ron Dayne got a ribbing from teammates. They teased him about getting caught from behind by New Orleans cornerback Kevin Mathis. "I got it a little bit, especially when I got to the sideline," Dayne said. "They came to me and they were like, 'What happened on that play?' I told them, 'It ain't my strong side."' Dayne, didn't show many weaknesses in the 21-13 Giant victory, gaining 5.
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January 2, 1999
UCLA COACH BOB TOLEDO Q. Do you feel that one man [Ron Dayne] beat you today? A. "No, I don't feel that one guy beat us. Dayne is a great back and I'm happy that he's coming back and he'll try to win the Heisman. My hat's off to him, but believe me, he didn't do it alone." LINEBACKER RYAN NECE Q. What would you say went wrong with the defense today? A. "We didn't work on fundamentals. The coaches did a good job, but they can't play for us." TACKLE KRIS FARRIS Q. How would you assess Dayne? A.
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January 2, 2000
Year Winner, School 2000: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin 1999: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin 1998: Brian Griese, Michigan 1997: Joe Germaine, Ohio State 1996: Keyshawn Johnson, USC 1995: Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State; Danny O'Neil, Oregon 1994: Brent Moss, Wisconsin 1993: Tyrone Wheatley, Michigan 1992: Steve Emtman, Washington; Billy Joe Hobert, Washington 1991: Mark Brunell, Washington 1990: Ricky Ervins, USC 1989: Leroy Hoard, Michigan 1988: Percy Snow, Michigan State 1987: Jeff Van Raaphorst, Arizona State 1986:
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January 20, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Shaun Powell in Newsday: "There aren't many ways in which a 253-pound man can disappear, unless he's a running back who can't find a big hole or role. "Ron Dayne was supposed to be the one player who'd make a difference between this year and last, and yet the Giants aren't going to the Super Bowl because of him. It's more as if it's in spite of him. . . . "At Wisconsin, they understandably called him the Great Dayne, but so far in the NFL, No-gain Dayne is a little more accurate. . . .
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November 11, 2000 | Times Wire Services
A former Wisconsin lineman has sued Ron Dayne over a 1998 locker room scuffle, claiming the Heisman Trophy winner caused an eye injury that ended his career. Pat Daley's suit, filed in Dane County court last week, alleges the injury cost him any chance of playing professional football.
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