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Great Dayne

Set NCAA record for career rushing yards en route to Wisconsin legacy, Heisman, NFL

Updated: October 29, 2011, 5:08 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

New York-area colleges have not produced many Heisman Trophy winners. But a former New York Giants player won the 1999 Heisman, the icing on the cake of one of the greatest careers in college football history.

Ron Dayne was born in Virginia and grew up in New Jersey. After a standout career at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, Dayne elected to attend the University of Wisconsin, after then-coach Barry Alvarez promised Dayne he would give him a shot to play tailback. Many other coaches ...

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