James "Bimbo" HerronFebruary 22, 2008
Men's Track/FootballLegendary Cameron athlete James Herron was a three-time All-American in track and field and was the NAIA National Decathlon Champion in 1974, 1975. He finished second in 1976 despite nursing a hamstring injury that could have potentially set him much farther back in the field. In addition to his track and field accomplishments, Herron was a member of the Cameron Aggie football team in the 1973-75 seasons, with career numbers of 57 rushes for 162 yards, 76 receptions for 1,114 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Herron accomplished his greatest numbers in 1974 when he caught 24 passes for 504 yards and 4 touchdowns. Herron helped to lead the team as they advanced to the NAIA National Semi-finals in 1974: a year when he also led the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference in punt returns.