Redshirt Senior Offensive Guard
6-3, 286 pounds
Southern Nash High School, Middlesex, NC2004 Stats
Herndon was a reserve along the defensive line in 2004, and with the development of younger players he moved to offensive guard in the offseason. He played in every game except the Georgia Tech contest, recording 26 tackles, nine quarterback hurries, four tackles for loss, and a sack. He had a season-high of five tackles and two quarterback hurries against Miami in just 31 plays.
In 2003, Herndon was in on a total of 35 tackles, including four behind the line of scrimmage. He also added seven QB hurries.
Herndon was in for a total of 377 plays. He recorded a tackle or QB hurry on 11% of the plays (42).
Herndon has played in a total of 19 games during his career.
- 2005 Spring Top Newcomer Award (offense)
High School Accolades
Herndon enters the fall as a starting offensive guard for the Wolfpack, but it will be his first year playing at the position. NC State has had success with moving defensive linemen to offense, most notably with former Wolfpack standouts Shane Riggs and Sean Locklear. Herndon has all the necessary tools to be a solid interior lineman, as he is explosive, strong, tough, and quick. A big senior season from Herndon will go a long way to helping the NC State offense put up huge numbers.
Because Herndon is playing a new position and with the immense talent at offensive line around the ACC, it is unlikely that he will earn any all-conference honors. However, if he can play well it will certainly help the Wolfpack pick up some big wins.