Photos of Vanderbilt's game against Missouri on Oct. 5, 2013 at Vanderbilt Stadium.
2013 Made five tackles against Wake Forest... Made five tackles in the win over Tennessee... Earned the start at OLB against Kentucky and made six tackles... Earned the start at OLB and was the Commodores' second-leading tackler with seven and broke up to passes in the win over Florida... Made nine tackles against Texas A&M... Led the Commodores with a career-best 10 tackles against Georgia and broke up three passes... Was the second leading tackler against Missouri with eight and broke up one pass... Had five tackles and one interception against UAB... Was tied for the leading tackler with eight at UMass... Was the Commodores' second leading tackler with a career-best nine stops at South Carolina... Made three tackles after starting at OLB for the second straight game in win over Austin Peay... Started at OLB against Ole Miss for his first career start making five tackles, including one sack.
2012 One of four true freshmen to see action for the Commodores... Minutes increased as the season endured as Herring moved into key reserve role at linebacker... Played in all 13 games... Finished the year with 33 total tackles and 19 solo tackles... Also contributed a tackle for loss and two forced fumble... Played well in Music City Bowl victory, registering three tackles and a forced fumble... Enjoyed superb game in victory over Massachusetts, contributing seven tackles, a forced fumble and an interception that he returned 40 yards... One of two mid-term enrollees in 2012 recruiting class.
High School Senior captain... Two-year starting LB for one of Atlanta's top public schools... As senior, contributed 65 solo tackles, 109 total tackles, 19 tackles for loss, five QB sacks, four forced fumbles and an INT for 9-2 Jaguars team that reached AAAAA state playoffs... Earned team MVP and All-Region honors as senior... As junior, posted 52 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles at Stephenson after transferring from Martin Luther King H.S. following sophomore campaign... Four-star prospect by ESPN... Three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.
Personal Darreon Franz Herring... Son of Sheldon and Jennifer Herring... Born Nov. 23, 1993... One of four siblings: two older brothers, Dominique and Dameon; and one sister, Destiny... One brother, Dameon, plays football at Tusculum (Tenn.) University... Prep teammate of Commodore junior safety Kenny Ladler... Eventually wants to pursue law degree... Video game enthusiast... Selected Vanderbilt over Arkansas, South Carolina, Miami (Fla.), Clemson, Stanford, Nebraska and West Virginia among others.