Richard Sherman is the leading returning receiver for the Cardinal.
Richard Sherman is the leading returning receiver for the Cardinal.
Richard Sherman is the leading returning receiver for the Cardinal. WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 57 INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
58 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 43 Chike AMAJOYI LINEBACKER 6-0 / 232 / Sophomore-1V San Bernardino, CA Aquinas HS Pronunciation: CHEEK-ay AM-uh-joy At Stanford: Was recruited to Stanford as a running back but quickly made the transi- tion to linebacker…will move inside this season after working outside in 2007…adopted quickly to his new role in spring drills…developing into a dominant collision player…has added size and strength since arriving on campus last fall…has all of the attributes to be a top-notch Pac-10 linebacker for years to come…runs, jumps and changes directions very well…plays with a great deal of confidence…will also be a factor on special teams.
2007 (Freshman): Began the season in nickel packages and on special teams before working his way into base packages…made an immediate contribution in his freshman campaign with 47 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss (-44), 4.0 sacks (-27), one interception, one forced fumble (at Washington State) and four quarterback hurries…tied for the team lead and ranked tied for fifth in the Pac-10 with three fumble recoveries (Oregon, at Arizona, Notre Dame)…named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman Team… posted a season-best 10 tackles and his first career interception vs. Washington…also recorded eight tackles in the Big Game win over California…registered a season-high 1.5 sacks at Oregon State…contributed 2.0 tackles for loss against Notre Dame…made six starts on the year, including each of the last four games…first career start came at Arizona on October 20…earned the Menlo-Atherton Trophy Award, given annually to the team’s top freshman.
High School and Personal Data: Outstanding all-around player at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino…listed by Scout.com as the No. 46 running back recruit in the nation and eighth-best prep running back in California…named first team All-CIF, all-state, all-county and Christian League MVP as a senior…rushed for 2,580 yards his senior season and finished with over 4,000 yards and 57 touchdowns during his prep career…added 135 receiving yards, 150 return yards and scored 32 touchdowns as a senior…on defense, accountedfor80tackles,2.5sacksandthreeinterceptions…gained1,592yardsonthegr ound as a junior and scored 25 touchdowns to help Aquinas to a 13-1 finish and the CIF Southern Section Division 12 and Division 5 state championships…also earned four letters in basket- ball and three in track…as a senior, won the league championship in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and 100m while qualifying for the CIF Championships…born October 19, 1989…member of the National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation… National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner…undeclared major.
Amajoyi’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2007 12-6 30 17 47 4.0-27 9.0-44 1-0 Totals 12-6 30 17 47 4.0-27 9.0-44 1-0 Amajoyi’s Career-Highs Tackles: 10 vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Sacks: 1.5 at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 Interceptions: 1 at Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 89 Doug BALDWIN WIDE RECEIVER 5-11 / 182 / Sophomore-1V Gulf Breeze, FL Gulf Breeze HS At Stanford: Eyeing a starting role at wide receiver opposite Richard Sherman…will also be a key contributor in Stanford’s return game.
2007 (Freshman): Caught 11 balls for 93 yards (8.5 ypc) in 12 games off the bench…had a career-high three catches for 83 yards vs. Arizona State…proved valuable on special teams as he led the Cardinal in kickoff returns (23), kickoff return yards (555) and yards per kickoff return (24.13)…ranked seventh in the Pac-10 and 60th nationally in yards per kickoff return…returned four kickoffs for a career-high 110 yards vs. Notre Dame, including a career-best 42 yard return…had a career-high five kickoff returns against TCU (108 yards) and at Oregon State (98 yards)…was third on the team with 669 all-purpose yards…was the only Stanford player to rank in as many as four categories (555 kickoff return, 93 receiving, 15 punt return and 6 rush).
High School and Personal Data: Rated as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the nation and the state of Florida at Gulf Breeze HS…named a Super Senior in Florida by the Pensacola News Journal…had 42 receptions for 682 yards (16.2 yards per catch) and six touchdowns as a senior…also returned one kickoff for a touchdown…two-time first team all-area selection…three-year starter at wide receiver…had 48 receptions for 869 yards (18.1 average) and nine touchdowns to go along with two punt returns for TDs as a junior…also earnedtwolettersinbasketball…earnedfirstteamall-arearecognitionasajunior…th ree-year track letterwinner in the high jump and long jump…best marks were 6-4 in the high jump and 21-10 in the long jump… member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society… undeclared major.
Baldwin’s Career Statistics Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2007 12-0 11 93 8.5 0 20 Totals 12-0 11 93 8.5 0 20 2008 Player Profiles
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 59 Rushing Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG 2007 12-0 5 7 1 6 1.2 0 3 Totals 12-0 5 7 1 6 1.2 0 3 Kickoff Returns Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG 2007 23 555 24.1 0 42 Totals 23 555 24.1 0 42 Punt Returns Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG 2007 2 15 7.5 0 17 Totals 2 15 7.5 0 17 Baldwin’s Career-Highs Receptions: 3 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 9, 2007 Receiving Yards: 36 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 Longest Reception: 20 vs.
California, Dec. 1, 2007 Receiving Touchdowns: None 72 Chase BEELER OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 / 276 / Junior Jenks, OK Jenks HS / Oklahoma At Stanford: First year of eligibility in the Stanford program after beginning his career at Oklahoma…highly-recruited prospect out of Jenks (Okla.) High School…expected to provide depth at both center and guard.
2007 (Sophomore): Sat out to the season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. 2006 At Oklahoma: Saw action in five games and made one start as a true fresh- man…took 52 of his 85 snaps on the year in a start against Tulsa…also saw action against Oregon, Texas, Colorado and Iowa State. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Jenks (Okla.) High School… named first team all-state by Tulsa World and Oklahoman…District 6A-4 MVP Lineman by Tulsa World…Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State selection…ranked as the 64th best offensive lineman prospect in the nation by Scout.com…ranked as the No.22 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com…also rated as the seventh-best recruit in the state of Oklahoma…has marks of 442 in the bench press and 525 pounds in the squat…clocked at 5.27 in the 40-yard dash…was a National Merit Semifinalist…majoring in history.
66 Matt BENTLER DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 292 / Sophomore Bettendorf, IA Davenport Assumption HS At Stanford: Slated to work with Ekom Udofia,Matt Masifilo and James McGillicuddy at nose tackle…moved from the offensive line during the spring and gained valuable experience at his new position by participating in all 15 spring workouts…has excellent size and needs only experience to be a factor at his position.
2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a natural freshman. High School and Personal Data: Rated by PrepStar as one of the top offensive lineman in the Midwest and nation…named All-Midwest by PrepStar and the No.8 over- all recruit and top prep offensive lineman in Iowa by Scout.com…played both offensive and defensive line at Davenport Assumption HS…first team all-state, all-metro (Iowa/ Illinois) and All-MAC Conference as both and offensive and defensive lineman…did not allow a sack his junior or senior seasons…registered 108 tackles, six sacks, four fumble recoveries and one interception as a junior…undeclared major.
57 Max BERGEN LINEBACKER 6-2 / 218 / Sophomore East Stroudsburg, PA East Stroudsburg HS At Stanford: Slated to work behind Pat Maynor at WLB…maybe the quickest player among the linebackers…saw plenty of reps during spring drills…has tremendous poten- tial to be a steady contributor for years to come…lacking only necessary experience to earn a starting role.
2007 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Played both linebacker and tight end at East Stroudsburg HS in Pennsylvania…was a three-year starter and two-year team captain… finished with 93 tackles and one interception to go along with 12 receptions for 273 yards and four touchdowns as a senior…unanimous two-way First Team all-Mountain Valley Conference selection…first team all-area selection on both offense and defense…Central and North Eastern Pennsylvania Top 16 Dream Team as a linebacker…also earned four lettersinwrestling…2006conferencechampioninthe189-poundweightclass…National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete…member of the National Honor Society…undeclared major.
95 Brian BULCKE DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-4 / 269 / Junior-2V Windsor, Ontario St. Anne HS Pronunciation: Bull-key At Stanford: Penciled in as starter at defensive tackle after working into a starting role last season…competitive, hard-working player who made great strides last sea- son…missed spring practice following off-season shoulder surgery……Stanford’s only player from Canada. 2007 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games and earned starts at defensive tackle for the last two games of the season vs. Notre Dame and California…finished the season with nine total tackles, including four solo efforts…also registered his first career sack in the Notre Dame game…finished with three tackles at Washington State…made his second career start the following week against Notre Dame and responded with three stops.
2006 (Freshman): Played in eight of 12 games as a true freshman and made one start to earn his first varsity letter…finished the year with 19 tackles, including seven solo stops…inserted into the starting lineup at linebacker for the third game of the season vs. Navy…registered a career-high 14 tackles vs. the Midshipmen which represented the second highest total recorded by a Cardinal defender on the season…injuries limited his playing time throughout the year.
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60 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM High School and Personal Data: Regarded as one of the top three prospects in Canada…played defensive end and offensive guard for St. Anne HS in Ontario…five- year starter on both sides of the ball and served as team captain as a senior…named All- Ontario offensive guard by Weir’s Magazine…named the conference defensive MVP as a senior after finishing the year with 54 tackles, including seven sacks…was the youngest defensive starter on Team Ontario’s 2004 national championship team…played four years with the Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League (summer club)…started all four years and was team captain his final three…accounted for 57 tackles and a league- leading 9.5 sacks while being named the league’s defensive lineman of the year…tallied 564 tackles, 66 sacks, 15 pass breakups, seven blocked kicks, 11 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 78 career games in high school and summer league…two-time recipient of the Ontario Tackle Football Excellence Award…named his summer league’s team top academic player…majoring in mechanical engineering.
Bulcke’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 8-1 7 12 19 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 11-2 4 5 9 1-9 1-9 0-0 Totals 19-3 11 17 28 1-0 1-0 0-0 Bulke’s Career Highs Tackles: 14 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2006 Sacks: 1.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Interceptions: None 25 Stephen CARR WIDE RECEIVER 6-3 / 222 / Junior-1V Chula Vista, CA Eastlake HS At Stanford: Third-year player who will provide the Cardinal with depth at wide receiver while working with the special teams.
2007 (Sophomore): Played in nine games. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action as a freshman.
High School and Personal Data: Named to PrepStar’s All-West team and SuperPrep Magazine’s All-Far West squad as a senior at Eastlake High School…caught 47 passes for over 700 yards in his final campaign…also earned first team All-CIF honors as a defensive back by the San Diego Union Tribune and first team All-CIF accolades as a wide receiver as named by the San Diego Hall of Champions…first team all-league as a utility player and third team All-State as a defensive back…first team All-Academic CIF selection, as well…finished his junior season with 38 catches for 795 yards and six touchdowns to go along with two rushing TDs…earned first team all-league honors as a defensive back after totaling 98 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four interceptions… earned league player of the year honors in basketball as a junior after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game…first team Academic All-CIF and second team All-CIF in basketball as a junior…also earned four letters in track and field, where he competed in the 100m, 200m.
110m high hurdles, long jump and triple jump…majoring in science, technology and systems.
47 Josh CATRON FULLBACK 6-0 / 237 / Senior-2V Torrance, CA Torrance HS Pronunciation: CUH-tron At Stanford:Adefinitepartof themixatfullbackwherehewillworkwithprojectedstarter OwenMarecic…possessesexcellentknowledgeof theoffensivescheme…possiblyhasthebest hands of the running backs…will also be a significant contributor on special teams…origi- nally recruited to Stanford as a linebacker but converted to fullback prior to the 2006 season. 2007 (Junior): Saw action in nine games on special teams…registered four total tackles, including three solo efforts.
2006 (Sophomore): Was converted from linebacker to fullback prior to the sea- son…earned his first varsity letter playing on special teams and as a reserve fullback…had two tackles on special teams and was used mostly in blocking situations as a fullback.
2005 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: Was a two-sport athlete at Torrance High School in Southern California…earned all-league honors in both football and base- ball…worked on both sides on the ball as a running back and linebacker during his senior season…named to the CIF Southern Section Division X All-Defensive Team,all-area first team on offense as well as being named the league’s offensive player of the year…rushed for 1,650 yards and 16 touchdowns and totaled 565 receiving yards and seven more TDs…also had 130 tackles, including 15 tackles-for-loss…earned all-league honors at running back as a sophomore and junior…four-year baseball letterwinner…earned first team all-league honors as a pitcher and was also named the league’s most outstand- ing player…named a High School Scholar-Athlete for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame…member of the California Scholastic Federation and National Honor Society…majoring in economics.
21 Thaddeus CHASE LINEBACKER 6-0 / 210 / Senior-2V El Paso, TX Burges HS At Stanford: Fifth-year senior slated to work with Pat Maynor and Max Bergen at outside linebacker…will also be a steady contributor on special teams…has made steady strides up the Cardinal depth chart after joining the team as a walk-on in 2004…versatile player who possesses good quickness with toughness…played wide receiver his first two seasons before moving over to defense prior to the 2006 season…named the Most Improved Player for Spring Football (Special Teams) last spring. 2007 (Senior): Appeared in 12 games and finished with four tackles,including two solo efforts…also was credited with one blocked kick…played on all four special teams units.
2006 (Junior): Earned his first varsity letter as a reserve safety and as a member of the special teams unit…moved from receiver to safety prior to the season…saw action in 12 games…named the recipient of the Greg Piers Award as the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Service Team Player.
2005 (Sophomore): Did not see any game action as a reserve wide receiver. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a true freshman.