HAWAII GROWN: Herbig an All-American

Stanford true freshman Nate Herbig, a Saint Louis alumnus, made his first collegiate start at left guard in a 34-10 win over Arizona. Associated Press photo
Stanford true freshman Nate Herbig, a Saint Louis alumnus, made his first collegiate start at left guard in a 34-10 win over Arizona. Associated Press photo

Stanford offensive line Nate Herbig, who graduated from Saint Louis seven months ago, was named to the ESPN.com true freshman All-America team on Monday.

In the write-up, ESPN’s Tom Luginbill writes, “A tough, physical player in a scheme that freshman often struggle to be tough enough to succeed, Herbig found a way to make it work at left guard.”

Herbig started the last five games of the season for the Cardinal, who went 5-0. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 350 pounds, Herbig became just the second Stanford true freshman to start on the offensive line since 2000.


He forced a fumble in his first career start against Arizona and Stanford rushed for 365 yards in his second start against Oregon State and 357 yards in his fourth start against California. Both are top-10 rushing performances in school history.

Stanford will play North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30. It’s one of 21 bowls this season featuring at least one player who graduated from a Hawaii high school.

COMMENTS

  1. USMC December 12, 2016 3:24 pm

    “He forced a fumble in his first career start against Arizona and Stanford rushed for 365 yards in his second start against Oregon State and 357 yards in his fourth start against California. Both are top-10 rushing performances in school history.”

    Nate must have some mad skills to be a 350 pound freshman lineman and also rush for 700+ yards in two games. 🙂


  2. oldtimer808 December 13, 2016 6:36 am

    Shame on you Billy Hull for sleep walking in writing this info lol.


  3. todde December 13, 2016 10:43 am

    How did he force a fumble if is an “offense line”?


  4. Coach_B December 13, 2016 5:36 pm

    Uhhh… @oldtimer808 and @todde Hull was referencing the ESPN article. He forced a fumble after an interception, and he helped Stanford rush for 365 yards.


  5. USMC December 14, 2016 7:10 am

    @Coach_B
    I think we all knew what Billy Hull was implying, that Nate is performing amazingly as a freshman. However, the ESPN article noted in the hyperlink from the above article never mentioned the fumble recovery or the two games he blocked for that equated to 700+ yards. If a simpleton, like me, where to take it as it was printed in the article, one could assume Nate was the one running the ball as it stated, “He…..rushed for 365 yards…..and 357 yards.” Obviously Billy has a lot of irons in the fire and this just slipped by him. No harm, it just shows we all have our moments when trying to meet a deadline and lets us keyboard warriors have a chance to say “gotcha”. Just good-natured fun, no ill intent intended.


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