Ron, a descendant of Susie Mae Toomer Reid, ran through the record books at Wisconsin and the NCAA Division 1. At Wisconsin, Ron set new records for the most yards rushing (1,863) in a season, the most yards rushing (339) in a game, and the most yards rushing (250) in a half. Ron surpassed Herschel Walker to set a new NCAA Division 1 all-time Freshman rushing record. He also set a new Division 1 record with the most 200 yard games (4) by a freshman in one season and also Associated Press Player of the Year and two-time MVP of the Rose Bowl. Ron topped off his college career by achieving the highest honor in college footgall, The 1999 Heisman Trophy Award.