Richard Sherman is the leading returning receiver for the Cardinal. →
Richard Sherman is the leading returning receiver for the Cardinal. →
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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.
High School and Personal Data: PlayedwidereceiverandfreesafetyatBurgesHSin El Paso,Tex…led the city in receptions with 54 and was fourth in receiving yards with 611 as a senior…had100tacklesasafreesafety,including76soloefforts…three-yearfootball letterwin- ner and also earned four letters in track andfield…first team academic all-state selection 1-4A, honorablementionall-state1-4A,firstteamall-districtasawidereceiverandfreesa fety,second team all-city as a receiver…served as team captain his senior season…outstanding track per- formerwhowaschosenall-districtandDistrict1-4AMaleAthleteoftheYear…qualified forthe regional meet three consecutive years…2004 district champion in the 200m dash…Burges HS earned top-rankings in El Paso during his junior and senior seasons…National Honor Society member, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, class valedictorian, National Merit Block Achievement Award, Boys State Delegate, HOBY Youth Leadership Ambassador, KodakYoungLeadersandWho’sWhoAmongAfricanAmericanHighSchoolStudentswerea few of his many academic and leadership honors…majoring in philosophy. Chase’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 12-0 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 24-0 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 Chase’s Career Highs Tackles: 2 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007 Tackles for Loss: None Sacks: None Interceptions: None 3 L.D. CROW QUARTERBACK 6-3 / 230 / Sophomore Palm Harbor, FL Countryside HS At Stanford: Part of a deep mix of Cardinal signal callers which include Tavita Pritchard, Alex Loukas and Jason Forcier.
2007 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Was one of the nation’s top-rated quarter- backs coming out of Countryside High School in Palm Harbor, Fla…ranked as the 27th best quarterback prospect by Rivals.com and 44th by Scout.com…All-Southeast selection by PrepStar…ranked as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Florida by Rivals. com…listed among the Top 25 recruits in the Tampa Bay Area…threw for over 1,700 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior after finishing with 1,300 yards and 11 TDs as a junior…first teamAll-Pinellas County,5A all-state honorable mention and was a participant in the 2006 Pinellas County All-Star Game…second team all-county selection as a junior…graduated Summa Cum Laude…member of the National Honor Society…undeclared major. 75 Joe DEMBESKY OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 286 / Junior-1V Simi Valley, CA Oaks Christian HS At Stanford: Third-year player who is projected to provide depth on the offensive line…versatile lineman who will work primarily at right guard and right tackle. 2007 (Sophomore): Saw limited playing time as a reserve offensive tackle. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: Rated by PrepStar as one of the top offensive linemen in the nation coming out of Oaks Christian High School…PrepStar All-West selection as a senior…helped Oaks Christian to a 31-game winning streak and three straight CIF Section championships…named first team All-Tri Valley, All-CIF and sec- ond team all-state as a senior…second team all-league selection as a junior…earned three letters in baseball as a pitcher and was a second team all-league selection as a sophomore and junior…National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete… majoring in management, science and engineering.
83 Jim DRAY TIGHT END 6-5 / 255 / Junior-2V Paramus, NJ Bergen Catholic HS At Stanford: Projected as the starter at tight end if he is able to sufficiently recover from a left knee injury suffered in the TCU game last season…did not participate in spring drills…status will be reevaluated at the start of fall camp…physically gifted player who has all of the attributes to be one of the top performers at his position in the confer- ence…strength and running ability make him a factor after the catch…has caught at least one pass in 14 of his 18 career games.
2007 (Sophomore): Started the first six games of the season at tight end…finished the year with nine catches for 116 yards (12.9 ypc) and one touchdown…caught passes in four of his six games…pulled down a career-high four catches for a career-best 72 yards in the season opener against UCLA, including a nine-yard touchdown pass from T.C. Ostrander in the second quarter…had two catches for 19 yards in the 37-0 win over San Jose State…had one catch for 16 yards the next week against Oregon and finished with two receptions for nine yards vs.Arizona State…suffered a season-ending knee injury on punt coverage in the TCU game.
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62 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 2006 (Freshman): Started the final 11 games of the season at tight end and finished his freshman campaign tied for second on the team with 19 catches for 178 yards and one touchdown…named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman team…had at least one catch in 10 of 12 contests, including six games where he finished with two or more recep- tions…made his first start at San Jose State and caught his first career touchdown pass on a 19-yard scoring strike from Trent Edwards…had a season-best four catches for 24 yards vs. Navy.
High School and Personal Data: Enjoyed an illustrious prep career at Bergen Catholic High School…earned high school All-America honors by both PrepStar and SuperPrep…ranked as No. 6 tight end prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and No. 8 overall recruit in the state of New Jersey…rated the top tight end prospect in the East by SuperPrep…ranked as the No. 7 tight end recruit in the country by ESPN.com, No. 12 on Rivals.com and No.17 on Scout.com…finished his high school career with 66 receptions for 786 yards and five touchdowns…had 28 receptions for 320 yards and one touchdown as a senior…also totaled 281 career tackles, 27 tackles-for-loss, 20 sacks and eight receptions as an outside linebacker…two-time first team All-Bergen County, All-North New Jersey and all-league selection…was a two-time second team all-state selection…earned most valuable player honors in the state championship game as a junior…member of the National Honor Society…science technology and society major.
Dray’s Career Statistics Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2006 12-11 19 178 9.4 1 19 2007 6-6 9 116 12.9 1 46 Totals 18-17 28 294 10.5 2 46 Dray’s Career-Highs Receptions: 4, twice; last vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Receiving Yards: 72 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Longest Reception: 46 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, twice; last vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 12 C.J. EASTER CORNERBACK 6-0 / 188 / Junior Foster City, CA San Mateo HS At Stanford: Expected to work with Wopamo Osaisai and Mark Mueller at left cor- nerback and assist on special teams.
2007 (Sophomore): Did not see action. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Standout two-way player at nearby San Mateo High School where he played both quarterback and cornerback…set the school’s all- time single season passing record with 2,376 yards…earned team and offensive MVP honors…All-San Mateo County and All-Metro team honorable mention selection following his senior season…helped his team to the Central Coast Section Division III Championship as a junior as a starting cornerback and returner on special teams…also was an outstanding high school baseball player…earned first team All-Peninsula Athletic League and San Mateo High School Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior after batting .455 with 25 stolen bases and two home runs…was named San Mateo High Academic Athlete of the Year as a junior…born in Adak, Alaska…management science and engineering major.
91 Pannel EGBOH DEFENSIVE END 6-6 / 270 / Senior-3V Mesquite, TX North Mesquite HS Pronunciation: Puh-nell Egg-bow At Stanford: Fifth-year senior whose size, athleticism, quickness and experience give him the potential to be one of the Pac-10’s most dominant pass rushers…has shown marked improvement every season…has made 24 consecutive starts over the last two seasons since recovering from a broken leg suffered on the second to last play of the game at Washington State on Oct. 8, 2005…enters his senior season with 109 career tackles, including 67 solo efforts…ranks as Stanford’s active career leader in tackles for loss (21.5)…is second among active players in career sacks (8.5), forced fumbles (3) and is tied for second in fumble recoveries (2).
2007 (Senior): Led all Cardinal defensive linemen for the second straight season with a career- high 49 tackles, which was the fifth highest total on the team…finished with 13.5 TFL for 75 yards, which ranked third on the team behind Pat Maynor (16.5-80) and Clinton Snyder (14.5-81)…total also ranked ninth in the Pac-10 and 62nd nation- ally…had 8.5 TFL over a four-game stretch beginning with the Oregon State game on Oct. 24…finished the year with three forced fumbles (at Arizona, Washington and Notre Dame), which ranked second on the team and tied for fourth in the Pac-10…tied for second on the team with Maynor with six sacks (Snyder 8)…two fumble recoveries on the year (vs. Oregon State; at Washington State) ranked tied for third behind Snyder (3) and Chike Amajoyi (3)…earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording a career-best 10 tackles, a career-high-tying 2.5 TFL (-13 yds), 1.5 sacks (-11 yds) and his first blocked kick on an extra point attempt in Stanford’s upset victory over second-ranked USC…forced a fumble on the final play of the game to preserve a 21-20 win at Arizona…had a career-high 2.0 sacks and tied a career-best with 2.5 TFL and a forced fumble against Notre Dame.
2006 (Junior): Started all 12 games at defensive end and topped all Cardinal defen- sive linemen with 45 tackles, including 25 solo efforts…had five or more tackles in five games…tied for the team lead with 5.5 TFL (-17 yds)…had a then-career-best seven tackles in the season opener at Oregon…had 2.0 TFL at Arizona State…had five solo tackles among his six total tackles vs.Washington…registered a sack at Arizona State and a half-sack against Navy. 2005 (Sophomore): Finished the season with 15 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, two pass breakups and one QB hurry in four games during a season that was cut short due to injury…was used in a reserve role over the first three games of the season before working his way into the starting lineup for game four at Washington State…however, suffered a broken leg on the second to last play of the game and was forced to miss the remainder of the season…made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Navy and finished with six tackles, a sack and a TFL…had four tackles, an assisted TFL and a pass breakup the next week vs. UC Davis…had four tackles, a TFL and a quarterback hurry prior to his injury at Washington State.
2004 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Played just one season of football at North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Tex…was a SuperPrep All-Southwest team selection following his senior season…also earned first team All-District 12-5A marks…finished his senior campaign with 54 tackles,four sacks,three fumble recoveries and three blocked field goals…did not play football as a junior in order to focus on academics…earned all- state academic honors and was named a McDonald’s Scholar Athlete as a senior…mem- ber of the National Honor Society…also played basketball for two seasons…majoring in management science and engineering.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 63 Egboh’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2005 4-1 9 6 15 1-2 2.5-4 0-0 2006 12-12 25 20 45 1.5-8 5.5-17 0-0 2007 12-12 33 16 49 13.5-75 6-49 0-0 Totals 28-25 67 42 109 15.5-85 14-70 0-0 Egboh’s Career-Highs Tackles: 10 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 2.5 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007; vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Sacks: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Interceptions: None 24 Kris EVANS CORNERBACK 6-0 / 182 / Senior-2V Monroe, MI Monroe HS At Stanford: Will compete with Corey Gatewood for the starting role at right cor- nerback…will also be a contributor on special teams…possesses good footwork and instincts…needs consistency and experience to be a steady factor. 2007 (Junior): Saw action in all 12 games and started the last four games of the season at right cornerback…finished the season with 40 tackles (27 solo), ranked second on the team with seven pass breakups, one TFL and one forced fumble vs. TCU…had a career- high-tying seven tackles at Oregon State and vs.Washington…registered six stops in each of the last two games vs. Notre Dame and California.
2006 (Sophomore): Earned his first varsity letter as reserve cornerback and a member of Stanford’s special teams unit…played in all 12 games and registered four total tackles. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Talented defensive back and running back was one of the top recruits in Michigan coming out of Monroe High School…All-Midwest team selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar…rated as the 18th best prospect in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and was ranked 34th by the Detroit News…rushed for 1,310 yards and 14 touchdowns while returning two kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior…also had 40 tackles and an interception as a cornerback…first team all-league,all-region,all-metro and all-Western Michigan as a running back…earned first team all-league and all-region honors as both a defensive back and running back as a junior…also lettered in basketball and track…three-time all-league selection in basketball…best times in track included a 10.8 in the 100m, 21.8 in the 200m and 48.7 in the 400m…named one of the top 10 scholar athletes in the state of Michigan during the 2004-05 academic year…majoring in sociology.
Evans’ Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-0 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 12-4 27 13 40 0-0 1.0-4 0-0 Totals 24-4 29 15 44 0-0 1-0-4 0-0 Evans’ Career-Highs Tackles: 7, twice; last vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Sacks: None Interceptions: None 82 Coby FLEENER TIGHT END 6-6 / 228 / Sophomore Lemont, IL Joliet Catholic HS At Stanford: Part of a deep tight end unit that includes Jim Dray, Tom McAndrew, Austin Gunder and transfer Konrad Reuland…has excellent size for the position and possesses enough speed to also be a factor at wide receiver…tremendous athletic ability who can stretch the field with his speed…has the potential to be regular contributor for years to come.
2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: Was one of the top tight end recruits in Illinois…caught 34 passes for 706 yards (20.4 ypc) and eight touchdowns as a senior at Joliet Catholic Academy…was rated as the 17th best recruit in Illinois, the top tight end prospect in the state and the 39th best tight end prospect in the nation by Scout. com…was ranked as the 15th best recruit in the state and No. 40 tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…All-Midwest selection by PrepStar and all-state selection by Tom Lemming…all-conference, all-area, all-state and all-state academic honoree as a senior…played safety, tight end and wide receiver as a junior…outstanding basketball player who earned all-area honors as a junior…member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Illinois State Scholar…undeclared major. 60 Alex FLETCHER CENTER 6-3 / 295 / Senior-3V Old Brookville, NY St. Anthony’s HS At Stanford: Three-year starter who is one of the Pac-10’s top offensive linemen heading into his final campaign…listed on the Outland Trophy and Rimington Award Preseason Watch Lists…moves back to his natural center position after starting all 12 games at right guard in 2007…has made 12 career starts at center, including nine during ’06 and three in ’05…Stanford’s most experienced offensive player with 32 career starts under his belt…started 20 straight games (12 at center, 8 at right guard) before missing the last three games of the ’06 season with injury.
2007 (Junior): Earned second team All-Pac 10 honors…started all 12 games at right guard after making nine starts at center as a sophomore…helped pave the way for a sea- son-high 276 rushing yards (5.8 average per carry) against San Jose State and 175 rushing yards against Notre Dame. 2006 (Sophomore): Entered the season as the projected starter at one offensive guard spot but injuries forced him to move to center…started the first nine games of the season at center before being sidelined for the last four games of the year due to injury…was a Preseason First Team All-Pac 10 selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Magazine…second team all-conference preseason selection by The Sporting News. 2005 (Freshman): Earned honorable mention freshman All-America and first team freshman all-conference honors by The Sporting News…teammates voted him the winner of the Menlo-Atherton Trophy as the team’s most outstanding freshman…was the only member of Stanford’s offensive line to start all 11 games…made eight starts at right guard and three at center.
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64 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a natural freshman…winner of the Greg Piers Award as the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Service Team Player. High School and Personal Data: SuperPrep Elite 50 selection and consensus high school All-American coming out of St. Anthony’s HS in Old Brookville, NY…SuperPrep ranked him 34th on its list of top high school recruits, as well as the top prospect in the state of New York and the third best offensive line prospect in the nation…was ranked as the second best offensive line recruit in the country and top recruit in New York by Rivals. com…was named to TheInsiders.com’s 24-memberAll-America team and was ranked as the 20th best recruit in the country and second best offensive line prospect…earned first team All-America honors by EA Sports…two-time first team all-state, All-Long Island, all-city and All-Suburbs following his junior and senior seasons…Nike Camp and U.S. Army All- America selection…captained the East team in the U.S.Army All-America Bowl…member of the National Honor Society…U.S.Army Scholar Athlete…father, Steven, played football at Princeton…science, technology and society major.
4 Jason FORCIER QUARTERBACK 6-2 / 213 / Senior-1V San Diego, CA St. Augustine HS / Michigan Pronunciation: Force-ee-air At Stanford: Second year at Stanford after spending the 2005 and ’06 seasons as a reserve quarterback at Michigan…in competition with Tavita Pritchard and Alex Loukas for the starting job…adjusted well to new offensive scheme during spring drills…char- ismatic and confident leader…quickness and running ability a definite plus…gained collegiate experience appearing in six games as a reserve quarterback for the Wolverines during the 2006 season.
2007 (Junior): Sat out the season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules…along with Matt Masifilo and Andrew Fowler, earned the Greg Piers Award, given annually to the team’s most outstanding service teams players. 2006 At Michigan (Sophomore): Played in six games as a reserve quarterback at Michigan…completed all three of his pass attempts for 30 yards…took his first career snaps in the season opener against Vanderbilt…completed both of his pass attempts for 21 yards against Central Michigan…played on the last series at Minnesota…also made an appearance against Michigan State…played in the final series against Northwestern… completed a nine-yard pass and rushed for 12 yards at Indiana.
2005 At Michigan (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: Attended Santa Ana’s Mater Dei High School before transferring to St. Augustine High School as a senior in 2004…two-year starter at Mater Dei as a sophomore and junior before taking over the starting role at St.Augustine as a senior…combined to complete 301-of-500 passes for 4,258 yards and 50 touchdowns as a junior and senior…also rushed for 1,815 yards and 24 touchdowns over his final two seasons…completed 204-of-319 passes for a San Diego high school-record 2,915 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior…also rushed for 1,014 yards and 16 scores as a senior…completed 97-of-181 passes for 1,370 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior at Mater Dei…also rushed 132 times for 801 yards and eight touchdowns…first team all-state selection as a senior…named the Serra League’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior…three-star prospect, 48th best recruit in California and 15th-ranked dual- threat quarterback in the nation according to Rivals.com…All-West Region prospect by PrepStar Magazine…was rated as the 41st-best quarterback prospect in the nation by Collegefootballnews.com…first team all-state underclassman as a sophomore and junior…selected to play in the California North-South Game…played basketball for three years and ran track for two seasons…clocked at 10.8 in the 100m and registered a time of 22.3 in the 200m as a sophomore…his father played quarterback at the University of San Diego…majoring in communication.
Forcier’s Career Statistics At Michigan Year G-S PA PC Pct. Yds Int TD LG Tot Off 2006 5-0 3 3 1.000 30 0 0 12 44 Totals 5-0 3 3 1.000 30 0 0 12 44 Forcier’s Career Highs at Michigan Passing Attempts: 2 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 Passing Completions: 2 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 Passing Yards: 21 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 Passing Touchdowns: None Long: 12 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 59 Andrew FOWLER LINEBACKER 6-2 / 232/ Junior San Diego, CA The Bishop’s School / Williams College At Stanford: Enters his second year in Stanford’s program after transferring from Division III Williams College in Williams, Mass…will provide depth to a talented group of lineback- ers…also will be given a long look to earn the long snapper’s job vacated by Brent Newhouse. 2007 (Sophomore): Did not see action after transferring from Williams College… along with Jason Forcier and Matt Masifilo, earned the Greg Piers Award, given annually to the team’s top service teams player.
2006 At Williams College (Freshman):Playedlinebackerandservedastheteam’s long snapper…helped the Ephs to an 8-0 record and the NESCAC League championship. High School and Personal Data: Four-year letterwinner in football at the Bishop’s School in San Diego…two-time first team All-Coastal League selection as a tight end and linebacker…All-CIF Academic first team selection in 2005…led San Diego County with 144 tackles and averaged 14.4 tackles per game as a senior in 2005…finished with 126 tackles as a junior…2006 Puma Preseason All-America selection…captained both the football and baseball teams as a senior…National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete award winner…San Diego Tribune Scholar- Athlete selection…Spanish National Honor Society member…two-time recipient of the Roundtable Award for leadership…majoring in art history.
55 Johnathan FRINK INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-2 / 224 / Sophomore Oxford, MS Oxford HS At Stanford: Promising young linebacker is competing for playing time behind Clinton Snyder and Will Powers…strong player who has all of the physical attributes to be a solid contributor. 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: One of three top recruits in the state of Mississippi…was ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 linebacker in the state, No. 12 overall recruit in Mississippi and the No.25 linebacker prospect in the country…first team all-state selection as a senior after recording 104 total tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery… All-Southeast team selection by PrepStar…participated in theAlabama-MississippiAll-Star
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 65 Game following his senior season…Mississippi Coaches’Association’s 4A Defensive Player of the Year…also earned first team all-area and all-region honors…registered 146 tackles as a junior in helping his team to the North State Championship Game…named first team all-state and the 4A Defensive Player of the Year…competed in the shot put and discus on the track team…also was an all-regional selection in basketball…2005 Tri-Athlete Award winner…state Track and Field Championship Award-winner…member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Society, the University of Mississippi Accelerated Studies program and the Trent Lott Leadership program…undeclared major.
92 Sione FUA DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2 / 290 / Sophomore-1V Encino, CA Crespi HS Pronunciation: SEE-onay Foo-a At Stanford: Returns to the team after sitting out last year while completing his LDS mission…returned for the spring quarter and participated in the last six practices of spring ball…has good size, quickness and strength…explosive player who will compete for a starting job this fall. 2006 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games as a freshman…finished with 16 tackles, including seven solo stops…also had one tackle for loss (-4 yards). High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Crespi High School in Encino, Calif…was one of the state’s most highly-sought after defensive lineman coming out of high school in 2006…earned PrepStar All-America honors…was ranked as the sixth-best defensive lineman in the west by PrepStar and No. 17 nationally by Scout.com…was also ranked as the 40th-best recruit in the state by Scout.com while SuperPrep listed him as the 35th-best recruit in the California/Hawai’i/Nevada region…had over 60 tackles and eight sacks as a senior…helped Crespi to its second straight CIF Division X title…all-state, all- CIF, all-area and all-league selection as a junior.
Fua’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-0 7 9 16 0-0 1.0-4 0-0 Totals 12-0 7 9 16 0-0 1.0-4 0-0 Fua’s Career Highs Tackles: 5 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 Tackles for Loss: 0.5, twice; last at Notre Dame, Oct. 7, 2006 Sacks: None Interceptions: None 2 Corey GATEWOOD CORNERBACK 5-11 / 186 / Sophomore-1V Randolph, MA Belmont Hill HS At Stanford: Will compete for the starting position at right cornerback along with Kris Evans…also will be a significant contributor on special teams…has all of the tools to be a top-flight performer…was originally recruited to Stanford as a wide receiver. 2007 (Freshman): Saw action in 11 of the 12 games as a freshman, missing only the season opener against UCLA…finished with four total tackles, including two solo efforts. Track And Field: Earned his first varsity letter in track and field last spring…ran a season collegiate-best time of 11.20 seconds in the 100m at the Stanford Invitational. High School and Personal Data: Was rated as the top wide receiver prospect in the state of Massachusetts…listed by Scout.com as the No. 7 recruit in the state and the No. 1 receiver prospect…listed among the top 50 receiver prospects in the nation by Rivals.com…all-East selection by PrepStar…named to Scout.com’s New England Top 15 team…top receiver prospect also saw action at running back and defensive back as a senior…rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 21 touchdowns…also intercepted four passes in leading his team to an undefeated season and a league championship as a senior…named the league’s co-MVP,first team all-league selection and garnered All-New England honors, as well…played in the Massachusetts All-Star Game…three-time first team all-league selection…had 22 catches for over 500 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 12 interceptions as a junior…earned All-New England honors as a receiver… first team all-league selection a sophomore after finishing with six interceptions…four- year varsity letterwinner in basketball and three-time all-league selection…competed in the 100m, 200m, 4x100 and long jump in track and field…earned All-New England honors in all four events…best marks are 10.6 in the 100m, 21.98 in the 200m and 22-0 in the long jump…member of the National Honor Society and Chinese National Honor Society…undeclared major.
Gatewood’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2007 11-0 2 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 11-0 2 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 Gatewood’s Career-Highs Tackles: 2 at Washington State, Nov. 10, 2007 Tackles for Loss: None Sacks: None Interceptions: None 7 Toby GERHART RUNNING BACK 6-1 / 228 / Junior-2V Norco, CA Norco HS At Stanford: Tough, aggressive hard-nosed running back who hopes to bounce back from a season-ending injury a year ago to be a major factor in Stanford’s run- ning game…joins senior Anthony Kimble and sophomore Jeremy Stewart in the mix for playing time…big, bruising runner who utilizes his strength well after initial con- tact…complete back with great vision and feel for the run game…missed spring drills while recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the second game of the season against San Jose State…outstanding baseball player who continues Stanford’s tradition of standout two-sport athletes.
2007 (Sophomore): Came off the bench to rush for 140 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the third quarter against San Jose state…performance ranked as Stanford’s best rushing effort of the season. 2006 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and made one start (UCLA)…finished as Stanford’s second-leading rusher with 375 yards on 106 carries for a 3.5 per carry aver- age…had 261 yards on 62 carries over his first six games before slowing to 113 yards on 44 carries over his final six contests…topped the team in rushing on four occasions—at Oregon (16-55), at San Jose State (13-82), vs. Navy (9-40) and at UCLA (12-32)…had Stanford’s second-longest run of the season when he broke free for a 38-yard gainer at San Jose State…also accounted for 15 catches for 124 yards, including a season-high four receptions for 31 yards vs. Navy.
Baseball: Two-sport star has logged a pair of seasons on the diamond for Stanford, combining to hit .264 (62-for-235) with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 86 games (52 starts)…he has provided the Cardinal with excellent outfield defense, as he has yet to INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
66 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM commit an error during his collegiate career (105 total chances)…tough, hard-nosed player has been hit by 16 pitches over his first two seasons on The Farm…in fact, he missed a large portion of his 2007 freshman campaign with a broken right forearm suf- fered when he was hit by a pitch in mid-February…batted .240 with seven homers and 21 RBI for Stanford’s 2008 College World Series club,while he was one of only four Cardinal players to record a .400 on-base percentage (24 walks and nine hit-by-pitches)…belted a pair of home runs against USC on April 26, finishing the contest with a career-high 5 RBI…was named to the Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team after going 5-for- 9 with three runs scored and three RBI in a pair of elimination-game victories over Pepperdine…he established his career high for hits in the first contest, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored, three doubles, a home run and two RBI…turned in a 3-for-4 performance with three runs scored and a solo home run in Stanford’s 16-5 victory over Florida State in the College World Series opener…he also added an RBI-double in an 8-3, elimination-game triumph over Miami.
High School and Personal Data: One of the top two-sport stars in the California prep ranks at Norco High School in Norco, Calif…broke the California High School career rushing record by more than 1,000 yards while earning the reputation as one of the top running back prospects in the country…finished his high school career with 9,622 yards,which ranked as the best all-time mark in California and the third best career mark in the nation…rushed for 3,233 yards and scored 39 touchdowns as a senior while lead- ing Norco to the Division V Southern Section championship…named Gatorade’s High School Player of the Year…also earned prep All-America honors by PrepStar, SuperPrep, EA Sports and Parade Magazine…named Mr. Football 2005 and the state’s player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports…was ranked as the 26th-best running back in the country and No. 27 recruit in California by SuperPrep.com…rated the seventh-best fullback in the country by Rivals.com…added first team all-state, all-CIF, CIF Southern Section Player of the Year, CIF Division V Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and conference player and athlete of the year honors as a senior…batted .549 a junior and earned all-state, all-CIF, all-league and all-county accolades…included among the Top 50 high school prospects in the nation by Baseball America…also earned three letters in basketball…member of the California Scholastic Federation…majoring in management, science and engineering.
Gerhart’s Career Statistics Rushing Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG 2006 12-1 106 403 28 375 3.5 0 38 2007 1-0 12 141 1 140 11.7 1 48 Totals 13-1 118 544 29 515 4.4 1 48 Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2006 12-1 15 124 8.3 0 16 2007 1-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 13-1 15 124 8.3 0 16 Gerhart’s Career-Highs Rushing Rushing Attempts: 16 at Oregon, Sept. 2, 2006 Rushing Yards: 140 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 Long: 48 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 Receiving Receptions: 4 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 Receiving Yards: 31 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 TD Receptions: None Long: 16 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 38 David GREEN KICKER / PUNTER 6-1 / 193 / Sophomore Mission Viejo, CA Mission Viejo HS At Stanford: Will compete with senior Aaron Zagory for placekicking duties in 2007. 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a freshman.
High School and Personal Data: Was rated as the top kicker in the country and named a first team All-American by Scout.com…was rated as the sixth-best kicking prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…connected on 8-of-10 field goal tries with a long of 45 yards as a senior and put 85 percent of his kicks in the end zone…also averaged 41 yards per punt…U.S. Army All-American and Scholar Athlete…three-year starter at both kicker and punter…two-time first team all-league and all-CIF selection as a junior and senior…all-county selection as a senior…had 42 touchbacks in 79 kickoffs as a junior…won top honors at the 2006 Chris Sailor National Kicking Combine…Wendy’s High School Heisman candidate, California Scholastic Federation Gold Seal Bearer and National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete…born April 27, 1989…undeclared major.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 67 99 Levirt GRIFFIN DEFENSIVE END 6-4 / 269 / Junior-2V Modesto, CA Modesto HS At Stanford: Veteran who is slated to work behind Pannel Egboh at left defensive tackle…has appeared in 24 games and has made six starts over his first two seasons at Stanford…has 24 career tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. 2007 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games and made six starts at defensive tackle… started five of the first six games of the season and also earned a start against Washington State in Game 10…contributed 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and his first career forced fumble (Oregon) and first career fumble recovery (Washington)…had a career- high-tying four tackles against UCLA and Oregon…added 1.5 tackles for loss in the season opener against UCLA…recorded his first career sack against Arizona State. 2006 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games as a true freshman as a reserve defensive end…finished with five total tackles, including two solo efforts to earn his first varsity letter.
High School and Personal Data: Included among the top recruits in the nation at Modesto High School in Modesto, Calif…named to SuperPrep’s All-America team and was rated the 41st-best defensive lineman in the country and 22nd-best recruit in California…was ranked 12th in the nation and second in California among the defensive end prospects…was rated as the 27th best defensive end in the nation and 46th-best prospect in the state by Rivals.com…named to SuperPrep’s All-West team…recorded 60 tackles and eight sacks as a senior…also had one receiving touchdown as a tight end…first team all-league and all-district selection as a senior…first team all-league and second team all-district as a junior…also earned three letters in basketball and four in track and field…second team all-league in basketball as a junior…won the league title in the discus as a sophomore…member of the California Scholastic Federation…National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award winner…majoring in science, technology and systems.
Griffin’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-0 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 12-6 10 0 19 1.0-4 2.5-5 0-0 Totals 24-6 13 2 24 1.0-4 2.5-5 0-0 Griffin’s Career-Highs Tackles: 4, twice; last vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 1.5 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Sacks: 1.0 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 Interceptions: None 84 Austin GUNDER TIGHT END 6-5 / 235 / Senior-3V Red Lion, PA Red Lion HS At Stanford: Fifth-year senior will be a major factor in the tight end group…could earn the starting job, depending on the health of Jim Dray…worked his way into the tight end rotation last season after seeing most of his time on special teams in 2005 and ’06…also worked at outside linebacker prior to the 2006 season before settling in at tight end…effective blocker and makes plays when called upon…has very good ball-handling skills…strength and quickness make him a factor after the catch…did not participate in spring practice as he was rehabbing a hip injury.
2007 (Senior): Played in all 12 games and started the final six games of the season in place of an injured Jim Dray…contributed 10 catches for 86 yards (8.6 ypc) and two touchdowns…first career reception was good for a 27-yard touchdown against San Jose State…also had a one-yard TD reception vs.California…had career-highs of four catches and 37 yards in the win at Arizona. 2006 (Junior): Played in seven games as a reserve tight end and special teams player…was briefly moved to outside linebacker in fall camp but settled in at the tight end slot where he was used in two and three tight end situations…earned his second varsity letter.
2005 (Sophomore): Earned a letter as a back-up tight end and special teams player. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see action. INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
68 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM High School and Personal Data: One of the top high school prospects in the state of Pennsylvania at both tight end and defensive end…all-Northeast selection by SuperPrep…recorded 65 tackles and five sacks on defense while catching 12 passes for 250 yards in a run-orientated Wing-T offense at Red Lion HS…also kicked PATs and kickoffs…first team all-county and all-district…York County Defensive Player of the Year…had 50 tackles, four sacks, 11 catches and three touchdowns as a senior…three-year letterwinner in basketball…two-time model airplane world champion…won top honors in the Czech Republic in 2000 and Slovakia in 2002…National Honor Society member… earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and is currently working towards his master’s in aeronautics and astrophysics.
Gunder’s Career Statistics Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2005 0-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2006 7-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2007 12-6 10 86 8.6 2 27 Totals 19-6 10 86 8.6 2 27 Gunder’s Career-Highs Receptions: 3 at Arizona, Oct. 20, 2007 Receiving Yards: 37 at Arizona, Oct. 20, 2007 Longest Reception: 27 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 79 George HALAMANDARIS OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-7 / 287 / Sophomore Moorpark, CA Moorpark HS At Stanford: Second-year player expected to provide depth at right tackle working behind Chris Marinelli.
2007 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Named among the top recruits in the state and one of the top offensive line prospects in the country at Moorpark High School…PrepStar All-West selection…started 28 consecutive games as a junior and senior as Moorpark made back-to-back appearances in the CIF Southern Section finals…first team All-Marmonte League and Ventura County All-Academic selection as a junior and senior…landed first team All-Ventura County, All-CIF Southern Section, all-area and Cal-Hi Sports All-State honors as a senior…was also a three-year basketball letterwinner…2006 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award winner…AP National Scholar- Athlete…four-year participant in the Future Business Leaders of America program…father, Bo,played college football at Colorado…undeclared major.
96 Derek HALL DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 278 / Junior Overland Park, KS Rockhurst HS At Stanford: Third-year player who figures into the mix on Stanford’s defensive line. 2007 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: One of the top recruits in the state of Missouri and considered among the top defensive line prospects in the nation…played both defensive line and tight end at Rockhurst High School…ranked No.17 recruit in the state and No. 44 defensive end prospect in the country by Rivals.com…ranked as the 74th-best defensive end in the nation by SuperPrep…named to the All-Midlands team by both PrepStar and SuperPrep…first team all-state selection as a senior after totaling 50 tackles and three sacks to go along with four receptions for 60 yards from the tight end posi- tion…first team all-metro and first team all-district selection as a junior and senior…also was a four-year basketball letterwinner…served as the sports editor of his high school newspaper…aspires to become a pediatrician…majoring in communication. 78 Brad HALLICK OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-6 / 287 / Sophomore Pottsville, PA Pottsville Area HS At Stanford: Second-year player slated to work behind Andy Phillips at right guard. 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman.
High School and Personal Data: One of the top recruits in the state of Pennsylvania and in the east at Pottsville High School…ranked as the 54th-best offensive line prospect in the country by Scout.com while Rivals.com listed him 58th…was also ranked as the No.27 recruit in the state by Rivals.com and No.34 by Scout.com…named to PrepStar’s All-East team…first team Class AAA All-State selection by the Associated Press, Pennsylvania Football News and was a member of the Harrisburg Patriot-News “Platinum 33” team…three-year starter who helped Pottsville reach the state AAA championship game as a junior and senior…selected to play in the Big-33 Game, which matches the best players from Pennsylvania and Ohio…first team all-league selection and named the league’s offensive lineman of the year…named to the WNEP-TV Super 16 Dream Team as an outstanding scholar athlete…first team all-region selection…honored as a Schuylkill County Scholar-Athlete…National Honor Society member…undeclared major. 35 Blaise JOHNSON RUNNING BACK 5-11 / 190 / Senior-1V Tempe, AZ Corona del Sol HS At Stanford: Has made transition to running back after working out at both strong safe- ty and cornerback the last three seasons…also a member of Stanford’s special teams unit. 2007 (Junior): Played primarily on special teams where he saw action in the first three games of the season…registered one solo tackle.
2006 (Sophomore): Did not see action. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Played quarterback, cornerback, wide receiver, running back and safety at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe,Ariz…three-year starter on both sides of the ball…first team all-state selection as a defensive back as a senior and also earned Central Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors as a quarterback… rushed for 890 yards and 14 touchdowns and threw for 780 yards and 10 touchdowns as a
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 69 senior…also caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns and returned two kicks for touchdowns…2004 Old Spice Arizona State Player of the Year…first team all-city and all-conference selection…selected to play in the Arizona All-Star Game…named the top student-athlete in Arizona by Student Sports…also participated in wrestling, baseball, track and weightlifting…three-year varsity starter in wrestling…finished in the top eight in the state in his weight class as a senior…three-time all-city weightlifting champion… National Football Foundation and College Football Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete as a senior…nominated for Arizona’s Interscholastic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year award… majoring in science, technology and systems.
Johnson’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2007 3-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 Totals 3-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 94 Tom KEISER DEFENSIVE END 6-5 / 242 / Sophomore Wexford, PA North Allegheny HS At Stanford: Promising young player slated to see time at right defensive end behind Erik Lorig. 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: One of the top recruits in the state of Pennsylvania at North Allegheny High School…PrepStar All-East selection…was ranked as the third-best defensive lineman in the state, the 49th-best overall prospect in the state and among the top 100 defensive ends in the nation by Scout.com…three-year starter and two-time all-conference selection…two-year track letterwinner who competed in the shot put, discus, 100m and 4x100…majoring in psychology. 5 Anthony KIMBLE RUNNING BACK 6-1 / 210 / Senior-3V Baton Rouge, LA University Laboratory School At Stanford: Fifth-year senior has finished as Stanford’s top rusher each of the last two seasons…all-around back who has been slowed somewhat during his career due to injuries…has all of the skills to be a consistent ground gainer in his last campaign…has made 24 starts at running back over the last three seasons…enters his final season as Stanford’s active career leader in rushing yardage (1,223), rushing attempts (295) and rushing touchdowns (12)…multi-purpose threat who has also recorded 45 career catches for 365 yards and two receiving touchdowns…also has 26 kickoff returns for 493 yards and 2081 all-purpose yards…has one pass completion, a 57-yard touchdown pass to Kelton Lynn against Notre Dame in 2006…has missed eight games due to injury over the last three two seasons (5 in 2007; 1 in ’06; 2 in ’05). 2007 (Senior): Led Stanford with a career-high 509 yards (72.7 per game), touch- downs (8), rushing touchdowns (8) and all-purpose yards (958; 509 rush, 64 receiving, 385 kickoff returns) despite missing five games with injury…also ranked second on the team in scoring (48), kickoff return yards (385), kickoff returns (18) and kickoff return yardage (385)…contributed 12 catches for 64 yards…eight rushing touchdowns were the most by a Stanford player since Brian Allen and Kerry Carter had nine rushing TDs in 2001…led the team in rushing in six of the seven games he played…recorded the first two 100-yard rushing games of his career…finished with a career-high 119 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns against Oregon and 109 yards on 19 carries and two TDs against TCU…also had two rushing touchdowns against Notre Dame, finishing with 80 yards on a career-high 20 carries…had 18 kickoff returns for 385 yards (21.4 average)…fin- ished with a career-high eight kickoff returns in the season-opener against UCLA…had a career-best 170 kickoff return yards against Oregon, including a career-long 49-yard effort…finished with a career-best 331 all-purpose yards against the Ducks (119 rush, 42 receiving, 170 kickoff returns)…also hauled down a career-best six pass receptions against Oregon…had just 20 yards in 10 carries against Arizona State and 32 yards on 17 carries with one touchdown at USC before breaking loose with 109 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns against TCU…missed the Arizona, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State games with injury…returned to start Game 11 against Notre Dame and finished with 80 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns…also missed the Cal game with injury…earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic team honors. 2006 (Junior): Led the team in rushing yardage (470) and added 19 catches for 156 yards out of the backfield to rank second in receptions…led the team in all-purpose yard- age (734) as he also added 108 yard in eight kickoff returns…started 11 of the 12 games at running back and led the team in rushing seven times, including each of the last five con- tests…opened the year with just 14 yards on five carries against Oregon…improved to 53 yards on 14 carries the following week against San Jose State…finished with 27 yards on six carries against Navy, including the first Cardinal touchdown at the new Stanford Stadium on a two-yard run with 11:58 left in the third quarter…finished with 40 yards on 11 carries the next weekend against Washington State…also caught a then career- high-tying four passes for a career-high-tying 48 yards against the Cougars…missed the UCLA game…finished with 63 yards on a season high-tying 15 carries at Notre Dame…also connected with Kelton Lynn on a 57-yard touchdown pass on a halfback option in the fourth quarter…the play ranked as Stanford’s third-longest pass play of the season…finished with just 10 yards on six carries at Arizona…returned to form the next weekend against Arizona State, finishing with 83 yards on 11 carries…totaled 22 yards on 15 carries against USC and 35 yards on 11 carries against Washington…78-yard rushing day against Oregon State was highlighted by a 36-yard touchdown run in the first quarter…finished with 45 yards on 12 carries against California…earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors and was the recipient of the Frank Rehm Award as the most outstanding back in the Big Game against California.
INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
70 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 2005 (Sophomore): Quickly moved to the top of the depth chart after being con- verted from wide receiver to running back in spring drills…earned starts in the first six games of the season before an injury forced him to miss the next two contests…worked in a reserve role for the final three games of the season…battled through injuries to finish second on the team with 244 rushing yards on 66 carries, including two touchdowns… also recorded 14 receptions for 145 yards and two touchdowns…was impressive in the season-opener at Navy, finishing with 59 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown…also caught three passes for 28 yards…had 51 yards on 10 carries the following week against UC Davis…rushed for a season-high 77 yards in 18 carries and caught two passes for 48 yards in the 24-21 win at Washington State…caught a 10-yard pass from Trent Edwards in Stanford’s 20-16 win at Arizona…was on the receiving end of a 15-yard Edwards’scor- ing strike the following week in the Cardinal’s home win over Arizona State…honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: Played just two seasons of football at University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, La…played running back, quarterback, wide receiver and returned kicks…earned first team all-district running back as a senior…accounted for over 2,700 yards in all-purpose yardage and 28 touchdowns…nominated to play in the all-state game in both football and basketball…first team all-district basketball player as a junior…averaged 14.0 points and five assists to help his team to the No. 1 ranking in the state…academic all-state selection…member of the National Honor Society…full name is Buiker Anthony Kimble…science, technology and systems major.
Kimble’s Career Statistics Rushing Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG 2005 9-6 66 264 20 244 3.7 2 20 2006 11-11 114 501 31 470 4.1 2 58 2007 7-7 115 526 17 509 4.4 8 60 Totals 27-24 295 1,291 68 1,223 4.1 12 60 Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2005 9-6 14 145 10.4 2 41 2006 11-11 19 156 8.2 0 26 2007 7-7 12 64 5.3 0 16 Totals 27-24 45 365 8.1 2 41 Kickoff Returns Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG 2005 0 0 0 0 0 2006 8 108 13.5 0 23 2007 18 385 21.4 0 49 Totals 26 493 19.0 0 49 Kimble’s Career Highs Rushing Rush Attempts: 20 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Rushing Yards: 119 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007 Rushing Touchdowns: 2, three times; last vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2007 Long: 60 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007 Receiving Receptions: 6 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007 Receiving Yards: 48, twice; last at Washington State, Sept. 23, 2006 TD Receptions: 1, twice; last at Arizona State, Oct. 22, 2005 Longest Reception: 41 at Washington State, Oct. 8, 2005 61 Matt KOPA OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-6 / 285 / Senior-2V Elk Grove, CA Elk Grove HS At Stanford: Moves to offensive tackle after working at defensive tackle and defensive end the last three seasons…swing tackle who can play either on the right or left side…has all of the tools to be a productive tackle in the Pac-10.
2007 (Junior): Saw action in 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle to earn his second varsity letter. 2006 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games as backup defensive end and special teams player…accounted for three total tackles, including two against Arizona. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action as a freshman. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif…PrepStar All-American who was ranked as the No. 4 line prospect in the West…also named to PrepStar’s All-Far West Team…rated the seventh-best defensive end prospect and top-rated strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com…had 57 tackles,four sacks,two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior…earned postseason honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman…first team All-Delta League, all-city and all-section pick as a senior…second team all-state selection… received votes for the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Best in the West team…played in the California-Florida All-Star Game and was nominated to play in the U.S. All-American Bowl…also played basketball for two years…selected as a 2005 scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame…California Scholastic Federation member…majoring in mechanical engineering.
Kopa’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2005 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2006 12-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2007 11-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 23-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 80 Erik LORIG DEFENSIVE END 6-4 / 257 / Senior-2V Rolling Hills, CA Palos Verdes Peninsula HS At Stanford: Talented, tough, hardworking player who earned a starting role on the defensive line last season after making the transition from tight end in spring work- outs…slated to start at right defensive end, where he will team with Pannel Egboh, Ekom Udofia and Brian Bulcke to give the Cardinal a formidable defensive front…high-effort performer who plays with a great deal of passion…has 43 career tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.
2007 (Junior): Appeared in all 12 games and started eight games at defensive end in his first year as a defensive player…finished with 37 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks…registered sacks at Arizona and Oregon State and a career-high-tying 1.5 tackles for loss against UCLA…had a season-best eight tackles against Arizona State.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 71 2006 (Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games as a back-up tight end and special teams player…finished with three receptions for 21 yards…two of those catches came against Oregon State in Game 11…also had six tackles on special teams. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action as a back-up tight end. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes, Calif…was one of the most highly-recruited prep players in the nation as a senior…earned Cal-Hi Sports, Parade Magazine, PrepStar and SuperPrep All- America honors a a senior…two-time Cal-Hi Sports all-state selection…earned All-Bay Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Daily Breeze all-area and all-section honors as a junior and senior…was ranked as the seventh-best tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals.com as a senior…ranked as the No. 8 tight end in the nation and 15th-best overall recruit in California by Scout.com…ranked as a “Super Recruit” by CollegeSports. com…finished his senior season with 130 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 20 tackles for loss and four interceptions…also contributed 550 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a tight end…three-year varsity totals included 350 total tackles, 19.0 sacks, 42.0 tackles-for-loss and five interceptions to go along with 950 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns as a tight end…also added four defensive touchdowns…helped his team to the Bay Division title and CIF Division III semifinals as a senior as PV Peninsula finished with an 11-1-1 record…played in the 2005 CaliFlorida Bowl…also played basketball for two seasons and participated in track and field for one season…Associated Press Scholar, California Scholarship Federation and Principal’s Honor Roll member…majoring in public policy. Lorig’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2005 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2006 12-0 1 5 6 0 0 0 2007 12-8 23 14 37 2.0-17 7.5-28 0 Totals 24-8 24 19 43 2.0-17 7.5-28 0 Lorig’s Career Highs Tackles: 8 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 1.5, twice; last vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Sacks: 1.0, twice; last at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 Interceptions: None 15 Alex LOUKAS QUARTERBACK 6-4 / 223 / Junior Bannockburn, IL Deerfield HS At Stanford: Third-year player who is in the quarterback mix along with Tavita Pritchard and Jason Forcier…demonstrated marked improvement in his command of the offense during spring workouts…has the size, strength and athleticism to be a top- flight college quarterback.
2007 (Sophomore): Did not see action. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Was one of the nation’s top quarterback prospects coming out of Deerfield (Ill.) High School outside of Chicago…rated as the 12-best quarterback prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and was ranked No. 13 by Tom Lemming’s Magazine…PrepStar All-American and SuperPrep Magazine All-Midwest selection…was ranked as the 10th-best recruit in Illinois by Scout.com…dual-threat quarterback who threw for over 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns and also rushed for 800 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior…finished his junior campaign with 1,516 passing yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 520 yards and six touchdowns on the ground…first team all-state, all-area, all-conference and academic all-conference selection…named Lake Shore Player of the Year and Lake Shore Athlete of the Year as a senior…was a standout high school tennis player who earned all-state, all-conference and all-area honors…helped Deerfield to the state championship as he captured the state doubles championship…his father, Angelo, played offensive guard at Northwestern and with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots in the NFL…his uncle, George, played football at Southern Illinois while his other uncle, Anthony, played football at Wisconsin…majoring in science, technology and systems. 77 Tyler MABRY OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-7 / 293 / Sophomore San Diego, CA Francis Parker School At Stanford: Promising young player who can play either right or left tackle…has great size and run blocking skills.
2007 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Francis Parker School in San Diego…earned All-West region honors and was rated by Scout.com as one of California’s Top 100 recruits…rated as the 69th-best offensive tackle in the nation and fifth-best offensive tackle in California by Scout.com…started at both offensive and defensive tack- les and helped Francis Parker to a 12-1 record and the CIF San Diego Section Division V title as a senior…three-time all-conference selection…named Coastal Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006…CIF first team All-San Diego and second team all-state (small school) selection…also played baseball and posted a 12-4 record as a pitcher as a sophomore and junior…undeclared major.
72 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 50 Nick MACALUSO LINEBACKER 6-3 / 236 / Junior-1V Middletown, NJ Middletown South HS At Stanford: Dependable player who came into his own as a viable defensive contribu- tor at linebacker last season…slated to work with Chike Amajoyi at middle linebacker and will be a key contributor on special teams…poised to be a solid defensive leader. 2007 (Sophomore): Earned Sporting News All-Pac-10 Freshman team honors after contributing 23 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss (-16 yards) and one sack (-12) yards…played in nine games and started six contests at middle linebacker…made his first career start against Oregon and finished with three tackles, including two solo stops…started the next five games against Arizona State, USC, TCU, Arizona and Oregon State…totaled 23 tackles in his starting assignments,including 15 solo efforts… finished with a season high six tackles, including three solo stops in Stanford’s upset win over second-ranked USC. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action as a reserve linebacker.
High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Middletown South High School in Middletown,NJ…four-year football letterwinner who helped the Eagles to the state’s top ranking as a junior and senior…included among SuperPrep’s Top 100 players in the nation at his position and the 14th-best overall prospect in the state…All-East Region selection by PrepStar…named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast team…Reebok All-American and was a member of the Tri-State (NJ/NY/CT) Heisman squad…first team all-state linebacker and a two-time Monmouth County and Shore Conference Defensive Player of the Year…three- time all-county and all-conference selection…finished with 90 tackles, 18 tackles-for-loss and five sacks as a senior…helped Middletown to three straight undefeated seasons and New Jersey Shore Conference and state sectional titles…also lettered in track and base- ball…three-year president of the Student Council and was a member of the Italian Honor Society…his brother,Anthony, played football at Cornell…majoring in classics. Macaluso’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2007 9-6 15 8 23 1.0-12 2.5-16 0 Totals 9-6 15 8 23 1.0-12 2.5-16 0 Macaluso’s Career Highs Tackles: 6 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 Sacks: 1.0 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 Interceptions: None 48 Owen MARECIC FULLBACK 6-1 / 237 / Sophomore-1V Tigard, OR Jesuit HS Pronunciation: MARIE-sick At Stanford: Solid young fullback who made 12 starts as a true freshman last season and earned honorable mention all-conference honors…tough, hard-nosed competitor who gives maximum effort.
2007 (Freshman): Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors in his first sea- son…jumped right into the starting lineup and made 12 starts at fullback…carried just five times for six yards and also caught four passes for 26 yards out of the backfield…his five carries came in consecutive Saturday’s at Oregon State and Washington…four recep- tions came against UCLA, TCU, Oregon State and Notre Dame. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Jesuit High School in Tigard, Ore. where he was one of the state’s most talented two-way players as a running back and lineback- er…earnedfirstteamall-statehonorsandwasnamedOregon’sDefensivePlayerof theYearasa linebacker…also earned second team all-state honors as a running back…first team All-Metro League selection as a fullback and linebacker and was also named the conference’s defensive player of the year…listed by Scout.com as the top linebacker in Oregon and the seventh-best overall recruit in the state…earned first team all-league honors as a fullback and second team all-conference accolades as a running back following his junior season…first team all-league fullbackandthirdteamall-leagueasadefensiveend asasophomore…helpedJesuittoback-to- back state championships as a junior and senior…also competed in the shot put and discuss in track and field…National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award recipient…member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society…undeclared major. Marecic’s Career Statistics Rushing Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG 2007 12-12 5 7 1 6 1.2 0 4 Totals 12-12 5 7 1 6 1.2 0 4 Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2007 12-12 4 26 6.5 0 8 Totals 12-12 4 26 6.5 0 8 Marecic’s Career Highs Rushing Rushing Attempts: 3 at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 Rushing Yards: 6 at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 Rushing Touchdowns: None Long: 4 at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 Receiving Receptions: 1, four times; last vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Receiving Yards: 8 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 TD Receptions: None Longest Reception: 8 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 63 Chris MARINELLI OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-7 / 302 / Senior-2V Braintree, MA Boston College HS At Stanford: Third-year player who has made 17 career starts, including 14 in a row, heading into the 2008 campaign…started all 12 games at right tackle last season and earned five starts in 2006.
2007 (Junior): Started all 12 games as right tackle and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors…earned the Frank Rehm Award, awarded annually to the most out- standing lineman in the Big Game. 2006 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games and started five of the last six games at right tackle…selected to the Pac-10’s All-Freshman team…earned his first career start against Arizona and was in the starting lineup the next two weekends at Arizona State and vs. USC…did not start the Washington game but was back in a starting role for the last two games of the year against Oregon State and Cal.
2005 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Boston College High School in the Dorchester section of Boston…rated as one of the top prospects in the nation and
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 73 New England following his senior season…all-east selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar… was rated as the eighth-best recruit in New England by SuperPrep…listed as the fifth best recruit in Massachusetts and 11th-best recruit in New England by Rivals.com…three-year starter at defensive tackle and two-year starter at on offense, where he played tight end as a junior and offensive tackle as a senior…for his career,finished with 160 tackles,17 sacks, 12 pass breakups,10 forced fumbles,five fumble recoveries,one interception and a forced safety…earned all-conference, all-Eastern Mass and all-state honors as a senior…named all-scholastic and a conference all-star in football and track and field…was a two-year letterwinner in basketball and earned three letters in track…top marks included 52-8 in the shot and 159-7 in the discus…finished third at the state indoor meet in the shot put in 2005…Massachusetts All-State Coaches Invitational discus champion…New England qualifier in discus as a senior…two-time qualifier for the state meet in discus…National Honor Society member…achieved maxima cum laude on the national Latin exam… comes from a football family, as his father, Jim, played at Northeastern; uncle Joe at New Hampshire and cousin, Mike, at Penn…majoring in classics and economics. 98 Matt MASIFILO DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-3 / 285 / Sophomore Ewa Beach, HI Campbell HS Pronunciation: mah-see-FEE-lo At Stanford: Second-year player who should see significant action up front at defen- sive tackle, where he’ll work with Brian Bulcke and Derek Hall. 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a reserve defensive tackle…along with Jason Forcier and Andrew Fowler, earned the Greg Piers Award, given annually to the team’s top service teams players.
High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Campbell High School in Ewa Beach, Hawaii…PrepStar All-American selection who was considered one of the nation’s top prospects…played on the offensive line in high school…rated as the sev- enth-best defensive lineman recruit in the nation…was listed as the second-best recruit in the state and among the Top 25 defensive line prospects in the country by Scout.com and Rivals.com…named to the Northwest Hot 100 team…battled through injuries to earn second team all-state honors as a senior…chosen to the 2006 All-Hawai’i Academic team…member of the National Honor Society…father, Etika, is originally from Tonga while his mother, Tina, his from Kauai, Hawai’i…undeclared major. 44 Pat MAYNOR LINEBACKER 6-2 / 220 / Senior-3V Jupiter, FL Dwyer HS At Stanford: Fifth-year senior returns to his starting role at WLB…tough, hard-nosed player who is part of a talented and deep linebacker unit that includes Clinton Snyder, Chike Amajoyi, Nick Macaluso, Max Bergen and Will Powers…veteran has played in 32 games and has made 20 starts since the 2005 season…tied for second on Stanford’s active career list with 135 tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss…also has six career sacks. 2007 (Senior): Played in 11 of the 12 games, missing the Arizona game due to inju- ry…started all 11 games in which he appeared…made six starts at WLB and five starts at SLB…started the first three games vs.UCLA,San Jose State and Oregon at WLB…shifted over to MLB for the Arizona State game before returning to WLB for the USC, TCU and Oregon State games…started the last four games of the year at SLB…finished third on the team in total tackles with a career-high 88, including 47 solo stops…led the team with a career-high 16.5 tackles-for-loss…1.50 TFL per game ranked second in the Pac-10 and tied for 12th among the national leaders…also finished with a career-best 6.0 sacks, which tied for 60th among NCAA leaders…added one forced fumble (Notre Dame), three pass breakups and one quarterback hurry…had five double-digit tackle games, including 13 against Washington and Oregon, which matched a career-high…registered 10 stops against UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State…Stanford’s only player with at least 0.5 TFL in each game he played during the season.
2006 (Junior): Played in 10 games and made nine starts…finished with 44 tackles, including 21 solo efforts…added 3.0 tackles-for-loss, a team-leading two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup…posted a career-best nine tackles with 0.5 TFL at San Jose State…recorded a career-best six solo tackles at California while adding 0.5 TFL…fin- ished with seven tackles and a pass breakup against Washington State…had six tackles in the season-opener against Oregon State.
2005 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games off the bench, primarily on special teams… finished with three tackles (two solos, one assist). 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Dwyer High School in Jupiter, Fla…all-Southeast selection by PrepStar…first team all-conference, all-area and second team all-state selection as a senior…rated the fourth-best prep linebacker in Florida as a senior…combined for 252 tackles during his junior and senior campaigns…finished with 108 tackles,five sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior despite missing two games due to injury…recorded 144 tackles with six sacks and five interceptions as a junior to earn first team all-conference, all-area and honorable mention all-state accolades…also earned all-conference honors as a fullback as a sophomore…selected to play in the Outback Bowl All-Star Game following his senior season…member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Academy of Finance, Future Business Leaders of America and Boys State American Legion…father, Mark, played football at the University of Florida…majoring in economics.
Maynor’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2005 11-0 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2006 10-9 21 23 44 0-0 3.0-3 0-0 2007 11-11 47 41 88 6.0-45 16.5-80 0-0 Totals 32-20 70 65 135 6-0-45 19.5-83 0-0 Maynor’s Career Highs Tackles: 13, twice; last vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 3.0 at Washington State, Nov. 10, 2007 Sacks: 1.0, six times Interceptions: None 41 Tom McANDREW TIGHT END 6-5 / 261 / Senior-2V Glen Ellyn, IL Glenbard West HS At Stanford: Converted linebacker and defensive end who is slated to work with Jim Dray, Colby Fleener, Austin Gunder at Konrad Reuland and tight end…made the switch to tight end midway through last season…athletic performer who has continued to add size and strength throughout his career…tough,versatile player who is an excellent run blocker. 2007 (Junior): Played in 11 games…finished with seven tackles, including six solo efforts as a back up middle linebacker…also added 1.0 tackle-for-loss (5 yards). 2006 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games off the bench and contributed 14 tackles, including five solo stops…had at least one tackle in nine of the 12 games in which he appeared, including a season-high four against USC…had a 0.5 tackle for loss against Arizona…earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors.
74 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 2005 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill…was an outstanding all-around player as a defensive end, outside linebacker, tight end and punter…first team all-state selection as a defensive end fol- lowing his senior season…also named to the all-Midwest team by PrepStar, SuperPrep and Lemming’s…two-time first team all-conference and all-area selection…recorded 47 tackles and 7.0 sacks on defense to go along with 30 receptions and two touchdowns on offense…finished his prep career with 120 tackles, 68 receptions and three touch- downs…member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society…earned the United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award for“Spirit of Victory”in 2005…Illinois state scholar…majoring in science, technology and systems. McAndrew’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-0 5 9 14 0-0 0.5-2 0-0 2007 11-0 7 6 13 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 Totals 23-0 12 15 27 0-0 1.5-7 0-0 70 Bert McBRIDE CENTER 6-3 / 285 / Junior-1V Thonotosassa, FL Armwood HS At Stanford: Third-year player who will work behind Alex Fletcher at center…has a bright future ahead of him.
2007 (Sophomore): Played in five games. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Armwood High School in Thonotosassa, Fla…first team all-state selection and listed among the top recruits in the country at his position…earned first team All-Suncoast Conference and all-county hon- ors following his senior season…ranked as the No.75 offensive line prospect in the nation by Scout.com…listed as the 17th-best recruit in the greater Tampa Bay area and was listed among the Top 125 recruits in Florida by Rivals.com…helped Armwood to back-to-back 4A state titles in 2003 and ’04 and a runner-up finish in ’05…named the Junior Orange Bowl Committee Scholar-Athlete Award winner in 2005 as the player of the team with the highest grade point average in the state championship game…National Merit finalist and member of the Latin Honor Society as well as National Honor Society…president and founder of his high school’s debate team…majoring in economics. 74 James McGILLICUDDY DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-3 / 291 / Senior-2V Worcester, MA St. John’s HS At Stanford: Has battled injuries his entire career…was healthy enough to compete at full speed for the final six practices of the spring and appears to be at full strength heading into fall camp…has great upper body strength…will compete for playing time during the fall.
2007 (Junior): Missed the season due to injury. 2006 (Sophomore): Missed the season due to injury. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from St. John’s High School in Worcester, Mass…was named the top recruit in Massachusetts by PrepStar and ranked as the sixth-best recruit in New England by SuperPrep as a senior…chosen all-Northeast by SuperPrep and Lemming’s and earned all-East honors by PrepStar… named Gatorade’s Massachusett’s State Player of the Year and state’s offensive MVP as a senior…two-time Central Massachusetts All-Star selection…started on both the offensive and defensive lines…first team all-state offensive lineman as a senior…totaled 75 tackles, 15 sacks, nine forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…was also an outstanding prep wrestler…won the state and New England championship in the heavyweight division as a junior…also won the 2005 state title…finished with a 34-4 career record on the mat…served as high school president…member of the National Honor Society…father, Gerry, played football at Harvard…majoring in science, tech- nology and systems.
22 Bo McNALLY SAFETY 6-0 / 208 / Senior-2V Salt Lake City, UT Highlands HS At Stanford: Leader of Stanford’s secondary who is included on the Ronnie Lott Trophy Watch List which honors the nation’s top safety…tough, aggressive hard-nosed player who has emerged as one of the top safeties in the Pac-10 Conference…his work ethic, competiveness and enthusiasm for the game has earned immense respect from his teammates…very consistent player who has a knack for making big plays…ranks as Stanford’s active career leader in interceptions (4) and is second among active Cardinal players in tackles (135)…also has 8.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks in his 24-game career, which includes 13 starts.
2007 (Junior): Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection…started all 12 games at free safety and led the team with 114 tackles, including 71 solo efforts…led or co-led the team in tackles seven times during the season…was second on the team in intercep- tions (2) and passes defended (8) and ranked third in pass breakups (6)…also added 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble (TCU), a fumble recovery (Washington State) and a quarterback hurry…averaged 9.5 tackles per game which ranked second in the Pac-10 and 41st nationally…had six double-figure tackle games, including a career-high 15 stops in the season opener against UCLA…tallied 11 tackles (8 solo) the next week against San Jose State to earn Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week hon- ors…recorded 10 tackles in three consecutive games vs. USC, TCU and Arizona…fin- ished with 13 tackles against Cal in the Big Game…secured the victory at USC with an interception on the Trojans final drive…had a career-high-tying 1.5 TFL against Notre Dame and Cal.
2006 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games and made one start at Washington… finished with 21 tackles, including 12 solo efforts…had six tackles in each of the last two games against Oregon State and Cal…had nine solo efforts in those two games, including five vs. Oregon State and four at California…picked off a pair of passes in Stanford’s win at Washington, including a 49-yard return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Highlands Park High School in Salt Lake City, Ut…played quarterback and free safety…named to PrepStar’s All- Midland’s team as one of the top recruits in the region…two-time first team all-state quarterback…rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 16 touchdowns, threw for over 800 yards with eight more TDs in Highland’s Park triple option offense…had six intercep- tions and 75 tackles as a free safety…also earned all-state honors as a safety…rushed for over 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns and threw for over 500 yards with five touchdowns as a junior…contributed five interceptions and 45 tackles, as well…gained 650 yards
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 75 and scored eight TDs as a sophomore running back…three-year basketball letterwin- ner…also competed in the long jump and 100 meters in track and field…region cham- pion in the long jump as a sophomore…academic all-state nominee following his senior season…comes from an athletic family…his grandfather,Dave,pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (1962-75) and his uncle Mike is a professional golfer…father, Jeff and mother, Catherine,both graduated from Stanford in 1985…his mother earned her Ph.D.from the University of Utah in 2005…majoring in classical studies. McNally’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-1 12 9 21 0.5-5 0.5-5 2-49 2007 12-12 71 43 114 1.5-11 7.5-35 2-46 Totals 24-13 83 52 135 2.0-16 8.0-40 4-95 McNally’s Career Highs Tackles: 15 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 1.5, twice; last vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 Sacks: 1.0 vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2007 Interceptions: 2 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006 37 Mark MUELLER CORNERBACK 6-3 / 193 / Junior-1V Aurora, CO Overland HS At Stanford: Converted wide receiver looks to make an impact in Stanford’s second- ary where he will see most of his time at left cornerback behind Wopamo Osaisai…long, rangy player whose speed will also be an asset on special teams as gunner or gunner cover…one of the team’s most versatile players…has good footwork and hands…origi- nally recruited as a wide receiver but was moved to corner this spring.
2007 (Sophomore): Saw action in the Washington State and Cal games to earn his first varsity letter…recorded his first career tackle in the Big Game. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action. Track And Field: Earned his first letter in track and field last spring…ran a personal best time of 10.82 second at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational…also clocked a season- best time of 21.92 in the 200m at the Big Meet against California…ran a season-best indoor time of 6.96 seconds in the 60m at the Washington Invitational. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Overland Park High School in Aurora, Colo.…three-sport athlete who lettered in track and field and lacrosse in addition to football…missed most of his junior season with injury but came back to put together an impressive senior season…named Overland’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winner…also served as a team captain…first team all-state track and field per- former as a junior…broke three school records as a junior in the 200m (21.42), 4x100m and 4x200m…regional champion in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m…was clocked at 10.70 in the 100m…first team all-conference lacrosse player as a junior…brother, Luke, played football at Colorado State…majoring in classics.
76 Ben MUTH OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-6 / 297 / Senior-3V Phoenix, AZ Pinnacle HS At Stanford: Fifth-year senior who is slated to see extensive playing time at left tackle working with Allen Smith…started the last nine games of last season at the position after Smith was lost for the year due to injury…veteran performer has played in 26 games over the last three seasons. 2007 (Senior): Played in all 12 games at left tackle…worked behind Allen Smith for the first three games of the season before taking over the starting job for the Arizona State game after Smith went down with a season-ending injury against Oregon. 2006 (Junior): Saw extensive playing time as a reserve offensive lineman, coming off the bench for 10 games.
2005 (Sophomore): Earned his first varsity letter, appearing in four games at offen- sive tackle. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Pinnacle High School in Phoenix,Ariz.where he was a four-year starter…earned All-America honors from PrepStar as a senior…SuperPrep All-Far West selection as a senior…ranked as a 10th-best recruit in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep…named a first team all-state (4A), all-Phoenix and all-Wells Fargo Region performer by the Arizona Republic as a senior…was also a first team all-state selection by the East Valley Tribune…selected to play in the Arizona Coaches’ Association All-Star Game…named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Top 100 team as a senior…earned Wells Fargo Region all-academic honors, as well…also earned four letters in track and field and was a two-year letterwinner in basketball…two-time winner of the Pioneer Award for outstanding achievement in track and field…competed in the shot and discus…helpedPinnaclewinaregionalbasketballtitleasajunior…memberof theNational Honor Society…brother, Aaron, played football at Ft. Hays State in Kansas…father, Dave, coached with Lynn Stiles at San Jose State in the 1970’s…majoring in political science. 56 Zach NOLAN LONG SNAPPER 6-4 / 230 / Junior Parkland, FL Pine Crest School At Stanford: Expected to take over the long snapping duties this year following the graduation of four-year starter Brent Newhouse…joined the team as a walk-on in 2006. 2007 (Sophomore): Served as a back-up long snapper to Brent Newhouse. 2006 (Freshman): Joined the team as a walk-on but did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Pine Crest School in Parkland, Fla…originally began his prep career as a quarterback but played on both the offensive and defensive line as a junior and senior…second team all-county selection by the Miami Herald as a senior after earning honorable mention honors as a junior…served as team captain as a senior…also lettered in weight lifting…nominated for the Brian Piccolo Scholar-Athlete Award as senior…National Merit Scholarship recipient…majoring in public policy.
76 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 6 Wopamo OSAISAI CORNERBACK 5-11 / 199 / Senior-3V Pinole, CA Pinole Valley HS At Stanford: Fifth-year senior is expected to hold down the starting job at left corner- back…alongwithBoMcNally,ranksasStanford’smostexperiencedplayerinthesecondar y with 13 career starts…possibly made the most strides of any Stanford player during spring drills and was selected as the team’s most improved defensive player at the conclusion of spring workouts…Pac-10 100-meter champion has the size and speed to be a major factor in the secondary…has career totals of 104 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions and 14 pass breakups heading into his senior campaign…continues Stanford’s tradition of outstanding two-sport athletes as he has been a four-year mainstay on the Cardinal track team.
2007 (Senior): Played in all 12 games and made seven starts at left cornerback…was inserted into the starting lineup for the second game of the season against San Jose State and started seven straight games through the Oregon State game…finished with 45 tackles, including 26 solo stops…led the team in passes defended (9) and pass breakups (8)…intercepted one pass and had one tackle-for-loss…had a career-high eight tackles, including five solo efforts, in the season-opener against UCLA…had a career-best four pass breakups the following weekend against San Jose State…his lone interception came in the fourth quarter at USC which helped set up the game winning drive…also had a career-high six solo tackles against the Trojans…along with Jay Ottovegio,earned the Phil Moffat Award honoring the team’s top special teams player.
2006 (Junior): Played in all 12 games and made six starts at cornerback…earned first team All-Pac-10 honors as a specialist with outside coverage on punt returns his specialty…was named the winner of the Deswarte-Eller Award as the team’s most outstanding sophomore and earned the Phil Moffat Award for the most outstanding defensive special teams player at Stanford’s year-end awards banquet…was also one of four captains as selected by his teammates…finished sixth on the team in tackles (52) and led the team in pass breakups (6)…had a career-high three pass breakups at Notre Dame…had tackles-for-loss at Oregon State and vs. Arizona…provided one of the most exciting moments of the season when he returned an interception 72-yards for a touchdown against Arizona…marked the fourth-longest interception return in Stanford history…had a career-best eight tackles against Washington State…tied his career-high with five solo stops at Oregon and Washington.
2005 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games on special teams and as a reserve in the secondary…made seven tackles, including four solo efforts, totaling one each in seven different contests. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action. Track And Field: Two-sport athlete who has participated in track and field throughout his Stanford career…school record-holder in the 100m with a time of 10.39 seconds…holds Stanford’s indoor record in the 60m with a time of 6.83 seconds…2008 Pac-10 champion in the 100m…two-time (2005 and ’08) NCAA qualifier in the 100m…earned a berth on Team USA at the 2005 Junior Pan Am Games…set a Stanford record in the 100m when he was clocked at a time of 10.39 to finish fourth in the 2005 Pan American Games in Windsor,Ontario…finished second in the 100m at the 2005 U.S. Junior National Track and Field Championships.
High School and Personal Data: Bay Area product who graduated from Pinole Valley High School…was a three-sport standout who lettered in soccer and track in addi- tion to football…SuperPrep All-Far West selection as a defensive back following his senior season…named to Tacoma News Western Top 100 list…included on the Bay Area’s Cream of the Crop athletes following his senior season…also earned first team all-league honors as a senior after registering 72 tackles, two forced fumbles, one interception return for a touchdown and a pair of kick returns for TDs…was also a three-year letterwinner in soc- cer…outstanding track performer who finished third in the 200m at the 2004 California State Meet with a time of 21.17…turned in his career-best of 21.07 in the prelims…finished third in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200m at the 2004 Golden West Championships… won the 100 and 200m at the 2004 Junior Olympics…member of the National Honor Society and National Honor Roll…also was listed on Who’s Who Among American High School Students…science, technology and systems major.
Osaisai’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2005 11-0 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2006 12-6 32 20 52 0-0 2.0-4 1-72 2007 12-7 26 19 45 0-0 1.0-3 1-18 Totals 35-13 62 42 104 0-0 3.0-7 2-90 Osaisai’s Career-highs Tackles: 8, twice; last vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, twice; last vs. Arizona, Oct. 14, 2006 Sacks: None Interceptions: 1, twice; last at USC, Oct. 6, 2007 71 Andrew PHILLIPS OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-5 / 294 / Junior-1V Darnestown, MD Georgetown Prep At Stanford: Third-year offensive lineman who is expected to hold down the starting job at right guard…has shown the most improvement of any of the offensive linemen over the last two seasons.
2007 (Sophomore): Appeared in four games as a reserve offensive lineman to earn his first varsity letter…started the second half of the USC game and saw significant action at right guard against Cal. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Georgetown Prep where he was one of the top offensive line prospects in the nation…ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 16 recruit in the Washington D.C./Virginia/Maryland area and was also listed among SuperPrep’s Top 100 offensive line prospects in the nation…named to SuperPrep’s All-Mid- Atlantic team…listed as the 17th-best recruit in the state of Maryland and the 41st-best offensive line prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…all-Atlantic selection by PrepStar… four-year starter at right tackle and was a three-time consensus first-team all-state selec- tion…selected to the Maryland Varsity Preseason Dream Team prior to his sophomore, junior and senior seasons…StudentSports.com Sophomore All-American selection… earned Washington PostAll-Met honors as a junior and senior…named to George Michael’s Golden 11 and the Reebok/Sports Illustrated Mid-Atlantic All-America teams…earned a spot on the Pigskin Club of Washington D.C.’s All-Metro squad…nominated to the U.S. ArmyAll-AmericanBowl…alsoearnedthreelettersintrackandfieldcompetinginthesho t put…receivedtheGeorgetown’sFr.GalvinAwardforleadershiponandoff thefootballfield as a senior…also named the Rodney P.Savoy Outstanding Scholar-Athlete from the Pigskin Club in Washington D.C…was very involved in various community outreach projects… worked with the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage,Alaska, a non-profit organization that serves Alaska natives…also volunteered at the Tenley Achievement Program working with inner-city children in Washington D.C…served as an intern for former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hassert in the spring of 2006…an avid scuba diver who holds an advanced certification in open-water diving…father, Bill, played football at the University of Evansville (1972-76) and both of his grandfathers lettered in football and basketball in college…mother,Janet,is a competitive equestrian…is a descendant of famed Lewis and Clark explorer, John Colter…majoring in classics.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 77 49 Tyler PORRAS CORNERBACK 6-2 / 190 / Junior-1V Scottsdale, AZ Saguaro HS At Stanford: Third-year player counted on to provide depth in the secondary…will work primarily with Bo McNally and Sean Wiser at strong safety…will also compete for a spot on Stanford’s special teams unit. 2007 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Ranked as one of the top recruits in Arizona and regarded as one of the top free agent prospects in the nation at Saguaro High School…was ranked as the 11th-best recruit in the state and among the Top 100 play- ers at his position nationally by SuperPrep…all-West selection by both SuperPrep and Prepstar…listed among The Sporting News Top 100 Players in the west as a senior… recorded 58 tackles (27 solo) and one interception as a senior…also accounted for 783 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in addition to 279 yards and three more TDs as a receiver…averaged 25.4 yards per kickoff return…rushed for 1,343 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a junior to go along with 45 tackles and three interceptions as a defen- sive back…first team all-region as a defensive back and earned second team all-region honors as a running back following his senior season…earned honorable mention all- state honors as a running back and defensive back in ’05…selected to play in the Arizona High School Football All-Star Game as a senior…earned first team all-region running back honors as a junior…three-year track letterwinner…placed eighth in the 4A Arizona State Meet in the long jump as a freshman, finished third as a sophomore and placed second as a junior with a career-best 21-10 ½…inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame (Valley Sun Chapter) in 2006…National Society of High School Honors member…father, Tom, enjoyed a 17-year professional career as a quarterback…majoring in human biology.
42 Will POWERS LINEBACKER 6-4 / 242 / Senior-2V Foster City, CA Serra HS At Stanford: Expected to play a significant role in Stanford’s linebacker rotation, where he will see most of his time working with Clinton Snyder at SLB…physically gifted athlete who has all of the tools to develop into a top-flight player. 2007 (Junior): Saw action in all 12 games and was credited with one assisted tackle. 2006 (Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games and made four starts…started the season opener at Oregon and made his other three starts in consecutive games against UCLA, Notre Dame and Arizona…finished with 17 tackles, including eight solo stops…also had 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-10 yards) and one sack…had a career-best six tackles against Arizona…registered one tackle-for-loss against UCLA (sack) and USC…honorable men- tion Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
2005 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from nearby Serra High School in Foster City where he was a consensus prep All-American…recognized as one of the nation’s top recruits and rated among the best defensive end prospects in the country following his senior season…earned All-American honors by SuperPrep and PrepStar…named the Far West Defensive Player of the Year by SuperPrep…named the San Jose Mercury-News Player of the Year…first team All-West Catholic Athletic League choice and earned league co-MVP honors as a senior…first team Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West selection…recorded 75 tackles and seven sacks as a defensive end…also played tight end on offense…earned all-county honors on both sides of the ball…named the WCAL’s Sophomore of the Year after starting at both tight end and defensive end…also played basketball for three years, helping Serra to league, section and NorCal titles before losing in the state championship game in 2005…CCS Scholar- Athlete of theYear andWendy’s Heisman Scholar-Athlete nominee as a senior…majoring in classics (sociology minor).
Powers’ Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 11-4 8 9 17 1.0-7 2.0-10 0-0 2007 12-0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 23-4 8 10 18 1.0-7 2.0-10 0-0 Powers’ Career Highs Tackles: 6 vs. Arizona, Oct. 14, 2006 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, twice; last vs. USC, Nov. 4, 2006 Sacks: 1.0 at UCLA, Sept. 30, 2006 Interceptions: None 14 Tavita PRITCHARD QUARTERBACK 6-4 / 198 / Senior-2V Tacoma, WA Clover Park At Stanford: In competition for the starting quarterback position with Jason Forcier and Alex Loukas…possibly has the edge in experience after making seven starts among his nine appearances last season.
2007 (Junior): Appeared in nine games and made seven consecutive starts from October 6 to November 4…completed 97-of-194 (50%) of his pass attempts for a career-high 1,114 yards and five touchdowns…threw nine interceptions for a 97.46 pass efficiency rating…secured his spot in Stanford football lore when he engineered an epic, 24-23 upset win over second-ranked USC at the Memorial Coliseum in his first career start…connected with Mark Bradford for the game-winning touchdown on a fourth- and-goal play from the USC 10-yard line with 0:49 left in the game…completed 11-of- 30 passes for 149 yards in the game…performance earned him Week 6 Pontiac Game Changing Performance honors…start was necessitated due to the fact T.C. Ostrander was not cleared medically to compete after suffering a seizure on September 30…was 12- for-72 for 171 yards with a career-high two touchdowns the next week vs. TCU…turned in a solid performance in Stanford’s road win at Arizona, completing 19-of-27 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown…finished with 189 yards in completing 16-of-32 passes at Oregon State…completed 1-of-3 passes against Washington before leaving the game with an injury…bounced back the following week atWashington State to set career-highs in passing yards, completions and attempts, going 22-for-40 for 263 yards…rushed for a career-high 35 yards on nine carries against Notre Dame…saw spot action in the Big Game against Cal, completing 5-of-9 passes for 45 yards.
2006 (Sophomore): Earned his first varsity letter, appearing in five games as reserve quarterback, special teams and wide receiver…played in two games under center…was 0-for-1 against Oregon State and was credited with three rush attempts for -13 yards at Arizona State. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action. INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
78 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Clover Park High School in Tacoma, Wash…All-Far West selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar…ranked as the 10th- best recruit in Washington by SuperPrep…threw for 5,323 yards and 55 touchdowns in his career…Seamont League Offensive MVP and first team all-league selection as senior after completing147-of-286passesfor2,227yardsand25touchdowns…alsonamedtotheTacoma News Tribune’s All-Area team…earned second team all-league honors as a junior after com- pleting154-of-317passesfor2,235yardsand24touchdowns…four-yearbasketballlett erwin- ner and also earned three letters in baseball…earned all-league honors in both sports…his father, David, was a starting center at Washington State and played in the 1981 Holiday Bowl…his uncle, Jack Thompson, earned legendary quarterback status at Washington State as the“Throwin’Somoan”…communication major. Pritchard’s Career Statistics Year G-S PA PC Pct. Yds Int TD LG Tot Off 2006 5-0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -13 2007 9-7 194 97 50.0 1,114 9 5 42 1,159 Totals 14-7 195 97 49.7 1,114 9 5 42 1,146 Pritchard’s Career Highs Passing Attempts: 40 at Washington State, Nov. 11, 2007 Passing Completions: 22 at Washington State, Nov. 11, 2007 Passing Yards: 263 at Washington State, Nov. 10, 2007 Passing Touchdowns: 2 vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2007 Long: 42, twice; last vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 10 Marcus RANCE WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 / 202 / Junior-1V Yakima, WA A.C. Davis HS At Stanford: Third-year player targeted to add depth at wide receiver…also could be a factor on special teams.
2007 (Sophomore): Saw action in three games to earn his first varsity letter…played in the season-opener against UCLA and back-to-back weekends against Arizona State and at Oregon State. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Proved to be one of the top recruits in the nation despite suffering a season-ending knee injury during the first game of his senior season…PrepStar All-West selection…was listed as the 13th-best recruit in Washington by Rivals.com and was rated as the 14th-best prep prospect in the state by SuperPrep… listed as the 40th-best athlete in the high school ranks by SuperPrep…preseason Top 10 player in the state by Washingtonpreps.com…first team preseason all-state selection by the Seattle Times in 2005…earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a sophomore after rushing for over 1,000 yards and passing for over 700 as a quarterback…earned sec- ond team all-conference accolades as a defensive back and running back as a junior, even though his primary position was quarterback…helped A.C. Davis to a conference title as a sophomore…also lettered in track and posted top marks in the valley in the 200m and a 4x100…earned the Bill Gates Washington State Achievers Scholarship…member of the National Honor Society…his father’s cousin is Jackie Brown, a 1972 Stanford graduate and a member of Stanford’s Athletic Hall of Fame…sister, Jennifer, was a two-time state champion in track and field…majoring in science, technology and systems. 19 Nicolas RUHL QUARTERBACK 6-3 / 208 / Junior Stockton, CA Lincoln HS At Stanford: Continues to improve in all facets of the game and is ticketed for back-up quarterback duty…made the team as a walk-on in 2006.
2007 (Sophomore): Did not see action. 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action. High School And Personal Data: Graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton…earned all-league and all-area honors as a senior after leading Lincoln to a conference title with a 9-2 record…completed 75-of-125 passes for 16 touchdowns in Lincoln’s run-oriented, wing-T offense…also converted 50-of-51 PATs as a senior…also played baseball for two seasons and compiled a 16-2 career record as a pitcher… California Scholastic Federation lifetime member…his older sisters both were college athletes…Adriana played volleyball at Northwestern and Nicoletta was a swimmer at Yale…his grandfather, Alex Spanos, is the owner of the San Diego Chargers…majoring in science, technology and systems.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 79 65 Gustav RYDSTEDT OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 / 289 / Senior-3V Stockholm, Sweden IT-Gymnasiet Pronunciation: Goo-stav Ride-stedt At Stanford: Fifth-year senior is expected to hold down starting duties at left guard…vet- eran player who worked on the defensive line for his first three seasons before transitioning to the offensive line last season…was named the Most Improved Player (offense) during spring football after making the transition from defensive to offensive line…has played in 35 straight games heading into the 2008 season…very athletic player for his size…has made tremendous strides in his knowledge of the game since arriving at Stanford from his native Sweden… three-time Pac-10 All-Academic second team selection as a computer science major. 2007 (Senior): Made the successful transition to the offensive line and saw action in all 12 games in a reserve role…extended his consecutive games played streak to 35 against California…second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection. 2006 (Junior): Played in all 12 games off the bench…finished with 11 tackles, includ- ing five solo efforts…led all defensive lineman with a pair of pass breakups…had a career- high-tying two tackles on four occasions at Oregon,vs.Washington State,atArizona State and vs. Oregon State…earned second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honors. 2005 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games and made eight starts…finished with six tackles (one solo, five assists) and a half a tackle for loss…had a season-best two tackles against UC Davis…second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action.
High School and Personal Data: Attended IT-Gymnasiet in Stockholm, Sweden… was rated as the top player in his age group in Sweden in 2003…played for the Swedish NationalTeamandwasastarterforTeamEurope,whichplayedinthe2003NFLGlobalJunior ChampionshipsinSanDiego…playedoneseasonof highschoolfootballintheUnitedStates at Southhaven High School in Mississippi during a one-year exchange program…invited to play in the NFL EuropeYouth Elite Camp…majoring in computer science. Rystedt’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2005 11-8 1 5 6 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 2006 12-0 5 6 11 0-0 1.0-1 0-0 2007 12-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 35-8 6 11 17 0-0 1.5-1 0-0 9 Richard SHERMAN WIDE RECEIVER 6-3 / 191 / Junior-2V Compton, CA Dominguez HS At Stanford: Team’s leading returning receiver…has been a steady contributor in Stanford’s passing game each of the last two seasons and will look to take on an even greater role this year following the graduation of Mark Bradford and Evan Moore… gifted and speedy big play receiver who has caught 73 passes for 1,232 yards and seven touchdowns during his first two seasons at Stanford…has been involved in Stanford’s longest play from scrimmage each of the last two years…hauled in a 74-yard touchdown reception against Washington in 2006 and pulled down a 70-yard TD grab in last year’s season-opener against UCLA.
2007 (Sophomore): Continued to blossom as one of the Pac-10’s top young receiv- ers…led the team in receiving yards (651) for the second straight season and also led the team in receving touchdowns (4) and yards per catch (16.7)…finished 10th in the Pac-10 in receiving yards…ranked second on the team behind Mark Bradford with 39 recep- tions…also finished second on the team in all-purpose yardage, adding a 40-yard punt return to his receiving total…topped Stanford in receiving yardage six times during the season…had three, 100-yard games, topped off by a four-catch, 112-yard effort with one touchdown against TCU…also turned in notable performances against UCLA (4-100-1 TD) and Arizona State (6-105)…tied his career-high with six receptions against Arizona State, at Arizona and vs. Oregon…was on the receiving end of a 70-yard touchdown pass from T.C. Ostrander in the fourth quarter vs. UCLA…play ranked as the longest pass reception of the season.
2006 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact in his first season as a colle- gian…earned first team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors and honorable mention freshman All-American honors from The Sporting News…was also named the Menlo-Atherton Trophy winner as the team’s most outstanding freshman…played in all 12 games and made five starts…led the team in catches (34), receiving yards (581) and tied for the team lead in both touchdowns (3) and touchdown receptions (3)…ranked second in yards per catch (17.1)…led or co-led the team in both catches and receiving yards seven times during the season…had 50 or more receiving yards six times during his rookie campaign…started the last four games of the season and averaged 101.5 yards per game during that stretch, catching 20 balls for 406 yards…was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against Washington when he caught six passes for 177 yards…included in the total was a 74-yard touchdown reception from T.C.Ostrander in the fourth quarter that extended Stanford’s lead to 17-3…reception was the team’s longest play from scrimmage in 2006.
Track And Field: Two-year track letterwinner at Stanford…jumped a personal best of 50-0 in the triple jump in 2007, good for ninth place on the all-time Stanford career list…jumped a season-best 46-8 in the triple jump last spring…recorded a season-best 21-3 ½ in the long jump at the 2008 Stanford Invitational…recorded a career-best of 50-4 ¾ in the triple jump at the 2008 Blue and Orange Classic indoor meet. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Dominguez High School in Compton…was ranked among the best wide receiver prospects in the nation…PrepStar All-West selection and SuperPrep All-Far West pick…named to the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Dream Team as one of the premier recruits in the West…also earned all- state, CIF first team and All-San Gabriel Valley first team accolades as a senior…listed as the 50th-best recruit in the nation by SuperPrep…also ranked as the No. 6 athlete in California, the No. 8 wide receiver in the state and the No. 57 athlete in the country by SuperPrep…helped Dominguez to a CIF Division title with a 41-14 victory over Sherman Oaks-Notre Dame in the championship game…accounted for 1,030 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 870 yards on 28 catches and three punt returns for touchdowns… recorded 45 tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception as a defensive back…had 23 receptions for 415 yards and six touchdowns as a junior to earn first team all-league honors…also had four interceptions on defense…earned All-American honors in the INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
80 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM triple jump and was the No. 7-ranked triple jumper in the state in 2005 with a personal best of 49-5 ¾…first team All-CIF and Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team selection in track as a senior…majoring in communication. Sherman’s Career Statistics Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2006 12-5 34 581 17.1 3 74 2007 11-6 39 651 16.7 4 70 Totals 23-11 73 1232 16.9 7 74 Sherman’s Career Highs Receptions: 6, six times; last at Arizona, Oct. 20, 2007 Receiving Yards: 117 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, seven times. Long: 74 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006 40 Taylor SKAUFEL SAFETY 6-0 / 192 / So.-1V The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands HS Pronuncation: SKA-ful At Stanford: Promising young player who is expected to compete with Austin Yancy for the starting free safety position…tough, aggressive coverman with excellent playmak- ing abilities…productive spring practice session should add to his confidence coming into fall camp…good, solid football player should be a factor in Stanford’s secondary unit for years to come.
2007 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact as a freshman…played in all 12 games and finished with 35 tackles, including 21 solo efforts…also was credited with one pass breakup…came in as the team’s third option at safety but saw increased playing time as the season progressed…led the team with 111 total tackles at Washington State, including six solo efforts. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Tex. …earned first team all-state honors as a defensive back as a senior…two-time first team all-county and all-district selection…named to the All- Greater Houston team and was a candidate for Houston’s high school player of the year honors…three-year starter and team captain…recorded 99 tackles, four forced fumbles and one interception as a senior…also had 139 yards on 18 rushes and three touchdowns as a running back…finished with 89 tackles, three forced fumbles, five tackles-for-loss and one interception as a junior…member of the all-state academic team…National Honor Society member…appeared on ESPNU’s Summer House from July-August, 2007, on a show that brings together six of the nation’s top incoming college freshman to spend one week living together in Jersey City, NJ…undeclared major. Skaufel’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2007 12-0 21 14 35 0-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 12-0 21 14 35 0-0 0-0 0-0 67 Allen SMITH OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-4 / 292 / Senior-3V Tempe, AZ Corona del Sol HS At Stanford: Veteran lineman hopes to return to his starting role at left tackle if healthy… one of the top offensive lineman in the Pac-10 Conference and has been a mainstay of the offensive line for the last three seasons…was limited to just three games last season after suffering a season-ending injury against Oregon…had started 23 con- secutive games before being sidelined for the Arizona State game last year. 2007 (Senior): Started the first three games of the season at left tackle before suffering a torn patella tendon in the Oregon game.
2006 (Junior): Started all 12 games at left tackle. 2005 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 contests and made eight starts…moved into the startinglineupatrighttackleatWashingtonStateingamefourbeforemovingovertosta rtthe final seven games of the year at left tackle…named to the Pac-10 Conference’s All-Freshman team and earned honorable mention freshman All-American honors by Scout.com. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Ariz…prep All-American who was ranked as the No. 7 offensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep…first team All-American selection by PrepStar and SuperPrep as a senior…rated as the second best recruit in Arizona by SuperPrep…listed among the top 20 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com…named to the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Best of the West team and earned a spot on the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western Top 100…first team all-state and all-conference selection…Arizona Coaches’Association All-Star Athlete…nominated to the U.S.Army’s All-American team…East Valley Tribune first team all-state selection in 2003…also earned three letters in track and one in basket- ball…National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete…finalist for the Watkins Award, presented to the top African-American high school student- athlete in the nation…member of the National Honor Society…his mother, Elsie, is a professor at Arizona State…majoring in science, technology and systems. 20 Clinton SNYDER LINEBACKER 6-4 / 231 / Senior-2V San Diego, CA Monte Vista HS At Stanford: Undisputed leader of a talented group of linebackers…included on the Bronko Nagurksi Watch List as one on the nation’s top linebackers…sets the tone for the Stanford defense with his physical presence and leadership skills…strength, quickness, tenacity and finishing ability make him one of the best all-around linebackers in the Pac- 10…considered to be Stanford’s best pass rusher among the group of linebackers…has started all but two games in his Stanford career…did not start the 2006 season opener at Oregon or the Arizona State game last season…team’s active career leader in tackles (179), sacks (10.0),fumbles forced (7) and ranks tied for first in fumbles recovered (3) and tackles for loss (18.0)…also has added one career interception and three pass breakups. 2007 (Junior): Appeared in all 12 games and made 11 starts…earned honorable men- tion All-Pac-10 Conference honors…made seven starts at outside linebacker and the last four games of the season at middle linebacker…finished among the Pac-10 leaders in virtu-
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 81 ally every category, including fumbles forced (4-t-1st), tackles-for-loss (14.5-5th), fumbles recovered (3-t-4th), sacks (8.0-t-7th) and tackles (89-t-9th)…led Stanford in sacks and forced fumbles while co-leading the team in fumbles recovered and ranking second in tack- les and TFL…tied for second in quarterback hurries (4)…had at least nine tackles in seven straight games from October 22-November 3, including a career-best 16 at Washington… had four double-figure tackle games on the year vs. Oregon (10), USC (10), Oregon State (12) and Washington (16)…recorded 5.5 TFL in his final two games against Notre Dame (3.0) and California (2.5)…earned the Deswarte-Eller Award, given annually to Stanford’s most outstanding junior player…also earned the Jack HustonAward,awarded to the player who best exemplifies aggressiveness, exceptional performance and unheralded efforts. 2006 (Sophomore): Turned in an impressive season to earn his first varsity letter… appeared in all 12 games and made 11 starts…earned first team Pac-10 Freshman and second team Pac-10 All-Conference marks…finished third on the team with 83 tackles to rank 10th among conference leaders…tied for fourth in the conference and led the team with three forced fumbles…had two forced fumbles against Navy in the inaugural game at new Stanford Stadium and added a third in Stanford’s 20-3 win at Washington…also finished with 3.5 tackles-for-loss (-20 yards), 2.0 sacks (-17 yards), an interception and two pass breakups…had his two sacks in back-to-back games against USC and Washington…recorded his first career interception against San Jose State…had double- digit tackles in three games against Navy (11), Washington State (10) and Notre Dame (10)…finished with nine tackles, including eight solo efforts, against Oregon State. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see game action.
High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Monte Vista High School in San Diego…named to SuperPrep’s All-Far West team and PrepStar’s All-West squad as a senior…named San Diego County’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2004…finished with 95 tackles and 18 sacks and added seven touchdowns as a tight end…second team all-state choice and first team All-CIF selection…Grossmont League and East San Diego County Defensive Player of the Year…finished with 83 tackles and 17.5 sacks as a junior, earning first team All-CIF and East County honors…also earned Grossmont League MVP honors…four-year basketball letterman who earned first team all-conference honors as a junior…San Diego County’s National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award winner…majoring in management science and engineering. Snyder’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-11 54 29 83 2.0-17 3.5-20 1-10 2007 12-11 63 33 96 8.0-66 14.5-81 0-0 Totals 24-22 117 62 179 10.0-83 18.0-101 1-10 Snyder’s Career Highs Tackles: 16 vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 3.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Sacks: 2.0 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 Interceptions: 1 at San Jose State, Sept. 9, 2006 34 Jeremy STEWART RUNNING BACK 6-0 / 210 / Sophomore-1V Baton Rouge, LA Catholic HS At Stanford: Solid young running back competing for work in a crowded backfield that includesAnthony Kimble,Toby Gerhart and Owen Marecic…big,strong runner who doesn’t shy away from contact…reads defenses very well for a young player…strength is an asset in picking up tough yards.
2007 (Freshman): Made an immediate contribution to Stanford’s running game as a freshman…appeared in 11 games and started four of the last five games of the season for a hobbled Anthony Kimble…finished second on the team with 343 rushing yards on 105 carries for a 3.3 average…added two touchdowns…gained 178 of his 343 yards in the last three games of the season at Washington State, Notre Dame and California…scored the game winning touchdown in his only carry at Arizona on a one-yard run with 5:54 left in the game…had 54 yards in back-to-back games at Washington State and Notre Dame…rushed for a career-high 70 yards on a career-best and team season-high 24 car- ries in the season finale against Cal…also added seven kick returns for 140 yards (20.0 ypr) and seven catches for 14 yards…brought his first career kick return back 62 yards against Oregon…marked the longest return by a Stanford player in ’07. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La. …first team all-state, all-district and all-metro selection as senior…also earned Metro Offensive MVP honors…first team academic all-state selection, as well…helped Catholic to a 13-1 overall record and spot in the state semifinal game as a senior…started at cornerback as a junior before switching to running back prior to his senior season…invited to play in the Bayou Bowl (Louisiana vs.Texas All-Star Game) fol- lowing his senior season…regional champion and state runner-up in the 300m hurdles as a junior with a personal best time of 39.4…helped Catholic to the state indoor champi- onship and a second place showing in the outdoor state meet…finished third in the state in the 300m hurdles with a personal best time of 39.27…member of the National Honor Society…majoring in mechanical engineering.
Stewart’s Career Statistics Rushing Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG 2007 11-4 105 359 16 343 3.3 2 12 Totals 11-4 105 359 16 343 3.3 2 12 Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2007 11-4 7 14 7.0 0 6 Totals 11-4 7 14 7.0 0 6 Kickoff Returns Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG 2007 7 140 20.0 0 62 Totals 7 140 20.0 0 62 Stewart’s Career Highs Rushing Rushing Attempts: 24 vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 Rushing Yards: 73 vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 Rushing Touchdowns: 1, twice; last at Washington State, Nov. 10, 2007 Long: 12, three times; last vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Receiving Receptions: 2 vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 Receiving Yards: 6 vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 Receiving Touchdowns: None Long: 6 vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 54 Ekom UDOFIA DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2 / 310 / Senior-2V Scottsdale, AZ Chaparral HS Pronuncation: A-kom YOU-dough-fee-uh At Stanford: Veteran defensive lineman ticketed to start at nose guard…part of a talented front defensive four that includes Pannel Egboh, Erik Lorig and Brian Bulcke… strong player who brings size and quickness to his position…has the ability to develop into one of the Pac-10’s top defensive lineman in 2008 if he stays healthy…was one of the top recruits in the nation in the 2005 freshmen class.
2007 (Junior): Saw action in seven games and made six starts…finished with 18 tackles, including seven solo efforts…also had 2.0 tackles for loss (-2) and 0.5 sack…had a season-high seven tackles at Washington. INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
82 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 2006 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games in the middle of the defensive line…earned third team freshman All-American honors by The Sporting News and also earned a spot on the Pac-10’s All-Freshman team…finished the season with 43 tackles (18 solo, 25 assists), which was the second high total among defensive linemen…also added a sack and had 1.5 tackles-for-loss…led the team with two fumble recoveries to rank tied for sixth in the Pac-10…finished with seven tackles against Navy and had a career-best and team co-leading nine tackles against Oregon State…also had five tackles at UCLA and Notre Dame…picked up his first career sack and tackle-for-loss (1.5) against Cal to earn the team’s Frank Rehm Award for the most outstanding lineman in the Big Game. 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action.
High School and Personal Data: Consensus prep All-American at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz…named to PrepStar’s Dream Team as one of the Top 100 recruits in the nation…was ranked as the fifth-best defensive line prospect in the country by PrepStar…earned All-American honors and was rated as the 14th-best defensive line prospect in the nation and top recruit in Arizona by SuperPrep…also earned All-American honors by Parade, Rivals.com, Student Sports, EA Sports and U.S. Army…selected to the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Best in the West team…played in the U.S. Army’s All-American Bowl where he was named a scholar-athlete…named to Arizona’s Super All-State team as a senior…two-time first team all-state, all-region and all-conference selection following his junior and senior seasons…recorded 62 tackles, 22.0 tackles-for-loss, 8.0 sacks, a forced fumble and 15 quarterback hurries in his senior season, which was limited to seven games because of injury…finished with 63 tackles, 12.0 sacks and 37.0 tackles for loss as a junior…played basketball and participated in track and field for two seasons…recipient of the 2004-05 Watkins Award which is presented annually to the top African-American high school student-athlete in the coun- try…brother, Udeme, played at Stanford from 2003-07…sister, Aniebiet, also graduated from Stanford…majoring in science, technology and systems (economics minor). Udofia’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2006 12-12 18 25 43 1.0-1 1.5-8 0 2007 7-6 7 11 18 0.5-0 2.0-2 0 Totals 19-18 25 36 61 1.5-1 3.5-10 0 Udofia’s Career Highs Tackles: 9 vs. Washington State, Sept. 23, 2006 Tackles for Loss: 1.5 at California, Dec. 2, 2006 Sacks: 1.0 at California, Dec. 2, 2006 Interceptions: None 8 Ryan WHALEN WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 / 203 / Sophomore-1V Alamo, CA Monte Vista HS At Stanford: Young and talented wideout looking to work his way into a prominent role in the receiver rotation…originally made the team as a walk-on last season but earned a scholarship early in fall camp.
2007 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and caught one pass for 11 yards against Washington State. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville…earned all-state honors as a senior…was also an all-state basketball player… named by Cal-Hi Sports as one of the Top 10 football/basketball players in California following his senior season…caught 80 passes for over 1,200 yards and scored 14 touch- downs as a senior…named first team all-county, all-East Bay, all-metro and all-Nor Cal by the San Francisco Chronicle…also named Scholar-Athlete of the Year…earned league player of the year and first team all-county honors in basketball…also earned first team all-East Bay and second team all-Metro honors…led his team to its first North Coast Section championship…majoring in public policy.
85 Nate WILCOX-FOGEL WIDE RECEIVER 6-1 / 186 / Senior-2V Los Altos, CA Menlo School At Stanford: Fifth-year senior originally made the team as a walk-on in 2004 out of nearby Menlo School in Atherton…has lettered each of the last two seasons after not seeing action in either the 2004 or ’05 campaigns. 2007 (Senior): Appeared in the last four games of the season against Washington, at Washington State, Notre Dame and California. 2006 (Junior): Saw his first collegiate action appearing in two games against Washington State and Arizona State.
2005 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Menlo School in Atherton… two-time all-league and all-county receiver…led the Pacific Athletic League Ocean Division in receptions as a junior and senior…finished with 38 catches for 538 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior…had 33 catches for 512 yards and four touchdowns as a junior…two-time CIF All-State Scholar Athlete…was also a three-year letterwinner in basketball…member of Menlo’s 2001 state championship lacrosse team…National Merit finalist…earned his undergraduate degree in public policy and is currently work- ing towards his masters in management science and engineering.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 83 32 Sean WISER SAFETY 6-2 / 193 / Sophomore Thousand Oaks, CA Oaks Christian School At Stanford: Has made the transition from wide receiver to the secondary in his second year at Stanford…expected to see time behind Bo McNally at strong safety…has solid instincts and good ball skills for a young player…also hopes to make a name for himself on special teams. 2007 (Freshman): Did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Oaks Christian High School in Thousand Oaks…high school teammate of Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen…fin- ished with 60 receptions for 904 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior…also accounted for 80 tackles, including 56 solo efforts and returned two interceptions for touchdowns as a strong safety…all-West selection by PrepStar…rated among the Top 100 wide receiver recruits in the nation and the 89th-best recruit in California by Rivals.com…was ranked as the 10th-best wide receiver in California and the 67th-best recruit in the state by Scout. com…first team all-CIF, all-league, All-Ventura County, all-area and CIF all-academic fol- lowing his senior season…also earned second team all-state honors…had 42 receptions for 910 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior…also had 52 tackles and four interceptions on defense…member of the California Scholastic Federation…undeclared major. 23 Austin YANCY SAFETY 6-3 / 215 / Junior-2V League City, TX Clear Creek HS At Stanford: Third-year player who is in competition with Taylor Skaufel for the start- ing job at free safety…has experience on his side, as he has started all 12 games at strong safety last season after making the transition from wide receiver…has made tremendous strides in adjusting to the position…hopes to combine his natural skills with added confidence to emerge as a force in the secondary.
2007 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games at strong safety after transitioning to the position in fall camp…finished with 47 tackles and five pass breakups…returned his only interception for a 31-yard touchdown at USC in the third quarter that accounted for Stanford’s first score of the game…had a career-high-tying six tackles in three consecutive games at Arizona, at Oregon State and against Washington. 2006 (Freshman): Played in 11 games and made six starts at wide receiver…finished fifth on the team with 16 receptions for 168 yards…made five consecutive starts from October 7 to November 11…had four catches for 65 yards—both career-highs—against Navy, including a career-long 25-yard completion…starting assignments came against Washington State, Notre Dame, Arizona, USC and Washington.
High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Clear Lake High School in League City, Tex…lettered in basketball along with track and field…caught 35 passes for over 400 yards and three touchdowns to earn first team all-district honors as a senior… was also an all-district selection in basketball as a junior…competed in the high jump, long jump and 400m in track and field…named his school’s track and field athlete of the year as a junior…was involved in the Peer Assistance and Leadership program…was also the American Legion Boys State representative for high school…member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Who’s Who among American High School Students…also selected to represent his high school at Boys State in Austin, Tex. as a senior…majoring in political science.
Yancy’s Career Statistics Defense Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS 2007 12-12 36 13 49 0-0 1.0-7 1-31 Total 12-12 36 13 49 0-0 1.0-7 1-31 Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2006 11-6 16 168 10.5 0 25 Totals 11-6 16 168 10.5 0 25 Yancy’s Career Highs Tackles: 6, three times; last vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 Tackles for Loss: 0.5, twice; last at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 Sacks: None Interceptions: 1 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007 11 Aaron ZAGORY PLACEKICKER 6-0 / 180 / Senior-2V Yellow Springs, OH Yellow Springs HS At Stanford: Fifth-year senior looks to regain the primary placekicking duties follow- ing the graduation of Derek Belch…was the starting placekicker in 2006 after originally making the team as a walk-on in 2004.
2007 (Senior): Served as the backup placekicker to Derek Belch…did not see game action. 2006 (Junior): Led the team in scoring with 37 points…converted 8-of-13 field goal attempts and 13-of-15 PATs…kicked a career-long 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter at Washington…also converted a 29-yarder in the second quarter to tie the game, 3-3… made his first career field goal try from 34 yards with 2:37 remaining in the first quarter at Oregon…made a career-high four PATs against San Jose State…missed his only field goal attempt from 40+ yards against the Spartans…scored the first Cardinal points in the new Stanford Stadium when he connected on a 22-yard field goal as time ran out in the first half against Navy…converted successful on-side kickoffs in back-to-back games at Arizona State and vs. USC…earned second team Pac-10 All-Academic honors. 2005 (Sophomore): Did not see game action.
2004 (Freshman): Joined the team as a walk-on and did not see game action. High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Yellow Springs (Ohio) High School…was a three-sport standout in football, soccer and swimming all four years… earned all-conference honors in football as a senior…three-time all-district selection in soccer…competed in the 100 free and 100 breaststroke…served as class president and valedictorian…member of the National Honor Society…sister, Jessica, participated in soccer and track at Swarthmore College…born in Kochi, Japan…philosophy major. Zagory’s Career Statistics Year FG-FGA LG PATs PTs 2006 8-13 37 13-15 37 Totals 8-13 37 13-15 37 Zagory’s Career Highs Field Goals Made: 2 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006 Field Goals Attempted: 3 at Oregon State, Sept. 2, 2006 Long: 37 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006 INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
84 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 68 Andy ALTMAN DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-3 / 290 / Freshman San Diego, CA La Jolla Country Day HS Walk-on who graduated from La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day High School…earned first team all-league honors as a senior…also was a San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic first team selection…was selected to play in the Alex Spanos San Diego All-Star Classic… recorded 45 tackles and had a team high four forced fumbles as a senior…finished his career with 88 tackles, 3.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles…helped La Jolla Country Day to four consecutive Pacific Coast League titles…also lettered in track and field, compet- ing in the discus and shot put…holds the school record in the discus with a heave of 154’1”…named the Coastal Conference’s Outstanding Field Athlete…earned a second place Division II finish in the discus at the CIF Championships…named to the San Diego Union Tribune’s All-Academic team for track and field…graduated Cum Laude and was named the recipient of the Kenner Michael Spirit Award for “outstanding school spirit, demonstrating courage, compassion, enthusiasm, service and creativity.” 27 Johnson BADEMOSI SAFETY/CORNERBACK 6-1 / 190 / Freshman Silver Spring, MD Gonzaga College HS Graduated from Gonzaga High School in Silver Spring, Md…played primarily corner- back but also saw action at safety and linebacker along with returning kicks…registered 60 tackles, five forced fumbles and four interceptions as a senior…earned first team All- Washington Catholic League honors and Washington Post All-Metro accolades…also was one of the top high school rugby players in the country…played for the United States U-17 and U-18 national teams…participated in track as a senior and registered personal bests of 10.8 in the 100m, 22.17 in the 200m and 21-9 in the long jump…received the Headmaster’s Award for exceptional loyalty to the ideals of the school and classmates… also received the Maurice “Maus” Collins award for excellence and leadership on and off the football field.
Defensive Backs Coach Clayton White on Johnson Bademosi:“Johnson is a very athletic defensive back who played a lot of safety and cornerback in high school, and also a little linebacker as a junior. He brings tenacity to the defensive backfield. He also has cat-quick feet. He is a rugby player, so he brings a lot of toughness to the field, and I look forward to coaching Johnson.” Stanford Football 2008 Newcomers
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 85 28 Harold BERNARD SAFETY 6-2 / 180 / Freshman Chandler, AZ Chandler HS Graduated from Chandler High School in Chander, Ariz…ranked as the No. 17 recruit from the state of Arizona and No. 84 athlete nationally by Rivals.com, while checking in at No. 14 in the state of Arizona and No. 81 nationally at safety in the Scout.com rank- ings…ranks as the No. 47 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com…limited to three games as a senior due to injury but still managed 22 tackles…a threat offensively, defensively and on special teams during his prep career…made 55 tackles and picked off a pair of passes on defense in 2006, while rushing for 379 yards and four touchdowns on just 32 carries (11.84 avg.) and returning 10 kickoffs for 320 yards (32.0 avg.)…helped his team to an 18-6 record over his final two varsity seasons in 2006 and 2007.
Defensive Backs Coach Clayton White on Harold Bernard: “Harold Bernard is a really good football player – an instinctive player who loves to hit. He is a fast player who is quick and athletic. He brings a lot to this program as a defensive player and a special teams player. He has a very bright future.” 58 Jeff BOWLSBY LINEBACKER 6-2 / 225 / Freshman Eden Prairie, MN Eden Prairie HS Walk-on who graduated from Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School…three-year var- sity letterwinner who captained the team his senior season…led the state’s top-ranked prep defense in tackles with 64…also had two interceptions, six sacks and two forced fumbles…rushed for 188 yards and seven touchdowns on 22 carries as a running back…played outside linebacker as a junior and registered six sacks and one intercep- tion…earned All-Lake Conference honors as a senior…helped team to undefeated records as a junior and senior as Eden Prairie won back-to-back 5A state champion- ships…team compiled a three-year record of 39-2 and was ranked ninth in the nation by MaxPreps and 24th nationally by USA Today…also earned two letters in track and field…father, John, was a three-time All-American wrestler at Iowa who placed sixth in the world freestyle championships…he also played football for the Hawkeyes…brother, John, also played football at Iowa and brother Jayson is a wrestler at Penn. 31 Fred CRAIG LINEBACKER 6-2 / 210 / Freshman Cincinnati, OH St. Xavier HS Graduated from Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio…ranked as the No. 25 player in the state of Ohio by both Scout.com and Rivals.com and No. 36 among the latter media source’s list of top linebackers nationally…ranked as the No. 24 safety in the nation by ESPN.com…named all-Midwest region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar…finished his prep career with 280 tackles and four picks, while adding three touchdowns (two defensive, one offensive)…selected as the Division I Ohio Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-state, all-city and all-district, as well as the Greater Catholic League’s Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2007…made 103 tackles, forced four fumbles, posted 7.0 sacks and had one interception for a squad that finished with a 15-0 record and won the Ohio Division I state title for the second time in three seasons…added first team all-city and all-district, second team all-state and GCL defensive back of the year honors as a junior in 2006…also earned All-GCL honors in 2005 when his team was also 15-0 and the Ohio Division I state champs…helped lead his team to four straight GCL titles…squad was ranked No. 1 nationally in prepnation.com and Rise Magazine polls.
Linebackers Coach Andy Buh on Fred Craig:“Along with finding speed, we are always looking for winners. Fred comes from one of the best football programs in the country. He has great speed, change of direction and was very explosive from the safety position. We will beef him up and let him hunt.” 51 Alex DEBNIAK LINEBACKER 6-2 / 220 / Freshman Hudsonville, MI Hudsonville HS Graduated from Hudsonville (Mich.) High School…finished his career with 153 tackles and 26.0 sacks…rushed for 1,387 yards and 18 touchdowns on 167 carries and added 68 tackles and 17.0 sacks as a senior…earned all-state, all-area and All-OK Red Conference honors…also picked up Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team and all-state selections from both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News…ranked as the 12th-best overall recruit in the state of Michigan by the Detroit Free Press…led his 2007 squad to a 10-2 record, a district/regional championship and a share of the OK Red Conference title as well as the third round of the state playoffs…helped club to three consecutive OK Red titles…also set seven school records as a member of the track and field squad.
Linebackers Coach Andy Buh on Alex Debniak: “We were looking to improve our speed at this position, and we found him in Alex Debniak. At 220 pounds, he looked as if he were the only player on the field in fast forward. This guy plays like his hair is on fire. He will add speed and fanatical effort to our linebacking corps.” INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
86 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 52 David DeCASTRO CENTER 6-5 / 295 / Freshman Bellevue, WA Bellevue HS Graduated from Bellevue (Wash.) High School…ranked as high as No. 3 nationally for centers by Scout.com, while checking in at No. 7 by ESPN.com and No. 11 by Rivals. com…listed as the No. 3 prospect in Washington by SuperPrep as well as the No. 6 overall recruit in the state of Washington by both Scout.com and Rivals.com…SuperPrep also ranks him the No. 21 offensive lineman in the country…selected as the No. 12 player in the Northwest and the No. 247 player in the nation by Scout.com…a SuperPrep All- American and also earned 2007 first team All-American honors from O-D.com…all-state performer who was named the King County Lineman of theYear…played in the Offense- Defense All-American Game following his senior season …helped lead his club to a prep state title in 2006…also threw the shot put in high school and was the 2008 Washington State 3A champion with a throw of 59’3”…also won the district (58’4”) and the KingCo 3A League (58’1 , as well.
Offensive Line Coach Chris Dalman on David DeCastro: “David DeCastro has played center and tackle. He’ll probably be an inside player for us, likely a center. When you look at him, he looks like he is a sophomore or junior in college. He brings physical skills that we need and an inside presence. He will play early and is an incredibly intelligent, mature kid. I am really excited about a guy like this coming here, playing on the inside for us and having the potential to be a mainstay on the offensive line. I think David DeCastro is a name that people will be talking about for a while when they talk about Stanford Football.” 33 Quinn EVANS CORNERBACK 5-10 / 175 / Freshman Chandler, AZ Basha HS Graduated from Basha High School in Chander, Ariz…ranked as the No. 49 cornerback nationally and the No. 17 recruit from Arizona by Scout.com…a two-way player who made 56 tackles,picked off a ball and had nine passes deflections on defense…also rushed for 916 yards and nine touchdowns on 105 carries for an 8.7 average per rush on offense as a senior in 2007 when he was a first team all-state Class 5A selection by the Arizona Republic as a running back and a second team selection as a defensive back…earned first team All-Fiesta Region honors as a running back and second team recognition as a defen- sive back in 2007…led his team with 1,369 all-purpose yards as he added 386 on just 15 kickoff returns for a 25.7 average and 67 on four receptions…team advanced to the sec- ond round of the state playoffs in 2007…earned all-area honors as a junior in 2006 when he recorded 64 tackles, nine pass deflections, three sacks and one interception…helped Basha to a 5A Division I Arizona state title as a junior in 2006 while finishing as runners- up in 2005 and making the quarterfinals in 2007.
Defensive Backs Coach Clayton White on Quinn Evans:“Quinn Evans is a very explosive player who had a great year returning kicks, so he will definitely be a plus in our return game. He is a wrestler, so he brings a toughness to the game that we really like. His dad is also a former wrestler in the Big Ten. Quinn brings a lot to the game with great ball skills and leaping ability.” 32 Travis GOLIA KICKER/PUNTER 6-0 / 185 / Freshman Poway, CA La Jolla Country Day HS Walk-on who graduated from La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day High School…was ranked as one of the top high school kickers in the nation by Street and Smith and was named one of Cal-Hi Sports top kickers in the state as a senior…two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior…earned San Diego Union Tribune first team honors as a senior…three- time All-Pacific League first team selection on offense…earned league kicker of the year honors as a senior…was the starting kicker and punter for the North squad in the Alex Spanos All-Star game as a senior…helped La Jolla Country Day to three straight league titles…ended his prep career with 201 career points, which was the fourth highest total in CIF San Diego history…led San Diego County in scoring (72) and field goals (11) and ranked fourth in punting average (39.0)…kicked two 53-yard field goals and one 48-yarder as a junior…also converted 34-of-38 PATs as a senior…also lettered in basket- ball and soccer…earned the Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame…inducted into Cum Laude Society…chosen as La Jolla’s 2008 Scholar Athlete of the Year and also earned the Faculty Prize Award, voted by faculty as the graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideal Country Day student. 26 Delano HOWELL RUNNING BACK 5-11 / 190 / Freshman Newhall, CA Hart HS Graduated from Hart High School in Newhall, Calif…a SuperPrep All-American and the source’s No. 22 prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada as well as the No. 21 running back in the country…ranks as the No. 17 running back in the nation by Scout.com, the No. 17 overall recruit from California and the No. 162 overall recruit in the nation…selected as the nation’s No.16 all-purpose back by Rivals.com…named All-West Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar…earned third team 2007 All-American honors from EA Sports and was a first team all-state selection…set school career records for rushing yards (4,502), carries (64), total touchdowns (82), points scored (494) and yards from scrimmage (5,930)…put together a huge senior season, rushing for 2,249 yards and 23 TDs on 266 carries (8.46 avg.) for a squad that was 12-1-1 overall,won the Foothill League champion- ship and was the CIF Southern Section Northern Division runner-up…added 39 recep- tions for 650 yards and six TDs in 2007…named the 2007 All-Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal 2007 CIF South Section Offensive Player of the Year…rushed for 1,491 yards on 235 carries and scored 29 TDs on the ground, while adding 41 receptions for 625 yards and six scores as a junior…also rushed for 762 yards and ran across the goal line for nine TDs, while catching 13 balls for 153 yards as a sophomore in 2005…chipped in as his team’s prep punter…also participated in track and field and was his team’s athlete of the year as a senior in 2006-07, as well as its most valuable runner in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Running Backs Coach Willie Taggart on Delano Howell:“Delano Howell has all the intangibles to be a great running back at the BCS level. It was great to see him have a really explosive senior year. He can make all the cuts; he can run past people; and he can block people. I really think he can come in here and help us be successful.”
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 87 12 Andrew LUCK QUARTERBACK 6-4 / 215 / Freshman Houston, TX Stratford HS Graduated from Stratford High School in Houston, Tex…ranked as high as the No. 4 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com, the No. 5 overall recruit in Texas and the No. 47 overall recruit in the nation…Rivals.com tabbed him No. 1 on its list of the most accurate quarterbacks in the country, as well as No. 4 on its list of pro-style QB’s, the No. 9 overall recruit from Texas and No. 68 overall player nationally…a SuperPrep All-American who ranked as the publication’s No. 10 player in Texas and No. 7 QB nationwide…passed for 7,139 career yards and 53 touchdowns in three prep seasons,completing 488-of-824 pass- es (59.2%)…also added 2,085 career rushing yards…threw for 2,684 yards and 19 TDs while completing 196-of-338 passes as a senior in 2007 to earn second team All-Texas honors for Class 5A teams…was named the 19-5A District MVP and added a spot on the Rivals.com All-America team for juniors only in 2006 when he threw for 2,926 yards and 27 TDs on 176-of-257 passing…added 1,529 yards and seven TDs as a sophomore when he completed 116-of-229 throws…complemented his throwing exploits with rushing totals of 671 yards as a senior, 714 in his junior campaign and 700 during his sophomore season…son of former NFL and West Virginia quarterback, Oliver Luck…served as the valedictorian of Stratford’s graduating class of 2008.
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh on Andrew Luck: “Andrew Luck is one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. He has tremendous instincts, work ethic and character. Andrew is an extremely hard-worker, has excellent leadership qualities, a great demeanor, and is extremely competitive and exceptionally talented. It has been a pleasure getting to know Andrew and his family over the past year, including a great experience together at our camp. Also the Valedictorian of his class, Andrew embodies the balance and excel- lence of the Stanford scholar-athlete.” 73 Jonathan MARTIN OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-6 / 271 / Freshman North Hollywood, CA Harvard-Westlake HS Graduated from Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, Calif…ranked as the No. 44 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 52 overall player in California by Rivals. com…SuperPrep ranked him No. 95 among California/Hawaii/Nevada prospects…an all-section and All-Mission League player as a senior in 2007 when he helped lead his club to an 8-4 record and the second round of the postseason…also earned All-Mission League honors as a junior.
Offensive Line Coach Chris Dalman on Jonathan Martin: “Jonathan is a prototypical left tackle. He is 6’6”, has very long arms and is very athletic. In a day and age when the left tackle position is evolving annually, he is exactly what we are looking for at the position. Jonathan was a kid who was looking for the perfect combination of academics and Pac-10 football, and we think he can be a mainstay at left tackle for us for years to come.” 45 Alex MENKE LINEBACKER 6-2 / 210 / Freshman Piedmont, CA Piedmont HS Walk-on who graduated from Piedmont (Calif.) High School…played linebacker, strong safety, wide receiver, quarterback and punter at various times during his high school career…two-time first team All-Bay Shore Athletic League defensive performer as a junior and senior…also garnered first team all-conference honors on offense as a sopho- more…earned Piedmont’s Optimo Award in 2007 as the team’s most valuable player and the Mike Humphries Award honoring the most improved player in 2006…named school’s most outstanding male athlete as a senior…Northern California Scholar Athlete…also was a first team all-conference selection in baseball. 30 Liam McNALLY FULLBACK 5-11 / 220 / Freshman Salt Lake City, UT Highlands HS Walk-on who graduated from Highlands High School in Salt Lake City, Utah…younger brother of Stanford safety Bo McNally…four-year varsity letterwinner at Highlands High School…started on special teams as a freshman…earned all-region honors as a sophomore and helped Highlands to a runner-up state finish…two-way starter as a junior and earned team offensive MVP,all-region and first team all-state honors…rushed for over 1,700 yards with 18 touchdowns and nine pass receptions in Highlands triple option offense…had 247 yards and two touchdowns against Cotton wood…had 73 tackles on defense…injuries limited him to just four games as a senior…rushed for 475 yards with six touchdowns to earn all-region honors…comes from a Stanford family…in addition to his brother Bo, his mother, Catherine and father, Jeff, graduated from Stanford in 1985…his father played baseball under Mark Marquess…grandfather, Dave, was a major league pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles from 1962-75.
69 Ryan MURPHY DEFENSIVE END 6-4 / 240 / Sophomore Marietta, GA Walton HS Walk-on who spent last year at the University of Georgia, but did not play football… graduated from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga…four-year varsity letterwin- ner who played defensive end, linebacker and tight end…earned first team all-region and all-county honors as a senior…named 2007 Cobb County Scholar Athlete of the Year…helped Walton to four straight state playoff appearances, including a semifinal berth in 2005.
88 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 65 Kanoa O’CONNOR OFFENSIVE LINE 6-0 / 250 / Freshman Honolulu, HI Punahou HS Walk-on who graduated from Punahou High School in Honolulu, Hawaii…earned three varsity letters as an offensive lineman…earned school’s 2007 Big Blue and Outstanding Senior Award…also lettered in track and field and wrestling…registered a career best 43’2” in the shot put…help Punahoau to a state track and field championship in 2008… full name is Sean Lulu’upuakauikawekiu O’Connor.
81 Chris OWUSU WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 / 185 / Freshman Westlake Village, CA Oaks Christian School Graduated from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif…ranked as the No. 36 wide receiver in the country, the No. 34 overall recruit in California and the No. 240 overall recruit in the nation by Rivals.com…named an All-American wide receiver by SuperPrep and also ranked as the No. 49 best prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada by the publication…an All-Northwest Section choice by the Ventura County Star and a first team All-Tri-Valley League selection as a senior in 2007…caught 32 passes for 563 yards and six touchdowns in his final campaign despite playing in only seven games due to an injury for a team that won a state title and a fifth straight section crown…also contributed 30 tackles and two picks on defense in 2007…had 33 catches for 747 yards and nine TDs as a junior in 2006 to earn first team All-Tri-Valley League honors, while contributing 23 tackles and one interception…team posted a 46-3 overall record dur- ing his four prep seasons and won four consecutive CIF section titles…was an all-state sprinter as a junior in 2007, breaking the Ventura County meet record in the 100 meters in 2007 with a time of 10.65…added two All-Tri-Valley League honors in basketball in his sophomore and junior seasons.
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach David Shaw on Chris Owusu: “Chris really epitomizes what we look for in a wide receiver here at Stanford. He has a combination of size and speed, ability to run after the catch as well as ability to help on special teams as either a cover man or a returner. He did an out- standing job for two years at Oaks Christian School catching short passes and turning them into long gains.” 88 Konrad REULAND TIGHT END 6-6 / 255 / Sophomore-TR Mission Viejo, CA Mission Viejo HS Joins the Cardinal program after spending the last two seasons at Notre Dame…also spent part of the 2007-08 academic year at Saddleback College but did not play football…played in seven games as a freshman and three games last season for the Irish…will sit out the first four games of the 2008 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible for game competition for the Washington game on Sept. 27…very good athlete who didn’t take up football until his sophomore year at Mission Viejo High School…physically gifted player who has excellent size and ball skills for the posi- tion…should be a factor for years to come…blue-chip recruit out of MissionViejo High School in San Juan Capistrano…first team tight end on USA Today’s prep all-America team as a senior…one of six receivers on Parade prep All-America squad…rated 27th on the list of Top 100 prep players in the nation by USA Today…first team All-America tight end by CSTV…rated 45th on the Dallas Morning News list of Top 100 high school players…rated 34th nationally on the Chicago-Sun Times Top 100 list…rated 20th on the list of top 150 players nationally by CollegeFootballNews.com…selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl prep all-star game…rated 14th on the list of top 20 players on the West Coast on the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Best in the West team…helped Mission Viejo to a 20th spot in the USA Today’s Super 25 listing of top prep teams based on a 12-1 record as a senior in ’05 and a semifinal appearance in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs…caught 16 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in ’05…rated 64th on the 2005 preseason list of top players in the country (and third among tight ends) by The Sporting News…one of 50 players overall and two tight ends on Street & Smith’s preseason prep All-America team…one of two tight ends on Lindy’s preseason top 100 list…one of seven tight ends on the ’05 preseason top 100 list by CBSSportsline.com…caught 47 passes for 744 yards, 16.6 yard average and seven touchdowns as a junior…helped Mission Viejo to the CIF Southern Section Division III title…named all-CIF Southern Section Division II first team as a junior and to the Orange County Register’s all-county team…helped Mission Viejo to a combined three-year mark of 39-2 (only two losses to Hart HS)…did not play football until his sophomore season…was also a standout basketball player who averaged 9.6 points and 9.1 rebounds as a junior…born in Ohio but lived with relatives in a small town 15 miles from Dusseldorf, Germany between eighth- and ninth-grade school years…joins younger brother, Warren, on this year’s roster.
Tight Ends Coach Tim Drevno on Konrad Reuland: “Konrad Reuland is a prototypical tight end that can stretch the field and also be a big physical player at the point of attack, which will help us run block. He will fit in the Pac-10 so well because of his athletic ability, and we are thankful that he is coming here to join us because he is a team-oriented guy. He will really raise the level of competition in our tight end group here at Stanford.”
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 89 87 Warren REULAND WIDE RECEIVER 6-5 / 210 / Freshman Mission Viejo, CA Mission Viejo HS Graduated from Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School…named All-West Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar…ranked as the No. 78 receiver in the nation and the No. 64 overall recruit in California by Scout.com as well as the No. 85 prospect in California/ Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep…had career prep totals of 115 catches for 2,083 yards and 28 touchdowns…broke school records for career passes caught, yards gained and TDs…had a productive senior season when he was named first team All-South Coast League for the second straight year after making 54 catches for 850 yards and grabbing 11 TDs…caught 35 balls for 700 yards and 10 TDs as a junior in 2006 when he was selected to Cal-Hi Sports’ First Team Underclassman and first team All-South Coast League squads…had 15 receptions for 428 yards and five TD grabs with an incredible 28.5 yard per catch average as a sophomore in 2005 to earn second team All-South Coast League honors…helped Mission Viejo to the South Coast League titles during both his sophomore and junior seasons in 2005 and 2006…tied for first place in the South Coast League in 2006 in the high jump (6’ 8”)…younger brother of Konrad Reuland, who joins the Stanford program this season after spending the last two years at Notre Dame.
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach David Shaw on Warren Reuland: “Warren Reuland has been extremely well-coached these past two years. He is a big receiver with great hands. He is a basketball player, so he has great feet and the ability to jump well at 6’5”. He can go up and take balls away. He is very fluid, which isn’t something you always see from a receiver his size, and that is definitely a plus. He can run routes and make a multitude of cuts. He can run numerous routes from the outside wide receiver position, or he can come inside and play from the slot. We expect Warren to be a red zone threat right off the bat for us.” 29 Chase RICHARD SAFETY 6-2 / 180 / Freshman Atherton, CA Menlo School Walk-on who graduated from Menlo School in Atherton…played safety, outside linebacker, wide receiver and special teams at various points in his prep career…earned second team all-conference honors and participated in the 2008 Lions Bowl High SchoolAll-Star Game… three-year varsity letterwinner finished his career with 210 tackles, seven interceptions and five forced fumbles…helped Menlo to league championships in 2006 and ’07…also lettered in basketball and track…maxima cum lauda national Latin exam…National Merit Scholar commendation…recipientof aNationalAchievementScholarshipaward…CollegeBoardAP Scholar and member of the National Society of High School Scholars. 64 Sam SCHWARTZTEIN OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 / 270 / Freshman Southlake, TX Carroll HS Graduated from Carroll High School in Southlake, Tex…played for a tradition-rich high school program, where he helped Carroll HS to 16-0 record and a state title as a junior… with that championship, the Dragons became only the second school in the history of Texas 5A Class football to win three straight state titles…team was 11-2 in his senior campaign and reached the state semifinals with the two losses ending a 49-game overall win streak and a 58-game streak against Texas schools, respectively…earned second team all-state honors from the Associated Press and was a first team all-district selection as a senior in 2007…ranked as the No. 52 offensive guard nationally by Scout.com…named All-Midwest Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar.
Offensive Line Coach Chris Dalman on Sam Schwartzstein: “Sam is a kid who played left tackle for Carroll High School in Texas – everyone knows about that program. He is a multi-year starter and a very good football player. Sam played tackle in high school, but he will play inside for us. He is a 6’4” guy who plays big in big games, who has been coached very well and who has very good technique. I am very excited to see where Sam fits here among the inside three spots.He has great intensity and will bring a level of play here that we will really need on the offensive line.” 70 PADRIC SCOTT DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-1 / 300 / Freshman Tallahassee, FL Lincoln HS Graduated from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla…spent most of his high school career on the offensive line but is expected to become a defensive lineman at Stanford… ranked as the No. 70 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com…Max Emfinger All- American, third team all-state, first team All-Big Bend League and a nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award as a senior in 2007…anchored a 2007 offensive line that helped his club lead North Florida in yards and touchdowns…helped Lincoln to district titles in each of his three varsity seasons from 2005-07…ranked as the fourth-best nose guard in the nation by Max Emfinger.
Defensive Tackles Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Lance Anderson on Padric Scott: “Padric played offensive line at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, which is one of the stronger programs in Florida.We really like his athleticism, his explo- siveness and his strength, and we think he can be a dominant force on the defensive line. He has a very outgoing, energetic personality and also is a very hard worker.” INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY
90 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM 93 Chase THOMAS DEFENSIVE END 6-4 / 210 / Freshman Marietta, GA Walton HS Graduated from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga…ranked as the No. 26 overall recruit from Georgia and the No. 27 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com but is expected to move to defensive end at Stanford…ESPN.com tabbed him as the No. 18 defensive end in the nation…named All-Southeast Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar…SuperPrep has him as the No. 41 best prospect in Georgia…played in the Under Armour All-America Game following his senior season…recorded 84 tackles and a career-high 17.0 sacks while leading his team to a 6A-5A League title and a spot in the state semifinals in 2007 when he earned first team all-state honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association and was named the Cobb County Defensive Player of the Year…had 82 tackles, 10.0 sacks and a fumble recovery as a junior in 2006 after a sophomore campaign in which he had almost identical stats with 79 tackles, 10.0 sacks and a fumble recovery…set school records for career sacks (37.0) and single-season sacks (17.0)…ranked as the nation’s No. 82 defensive end by Scout.com. Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coach D.J. Durkin on Chase Thomas: “Chase Thomas is a dynamic football player. From day one, he’s a guy we have just been dying to have. When we ranked the defensive ends and outside lineback- ers, he was at the top of our board. To say that we’re excited about him would be an understatement. I think Chase can come here and help us right away – maybe as a pass rusher, maybe as a special teams guy or maybe both. I think it will be both because he can do a lot of things on the football field. He is very versatile. At his size, he is big enough to play defensive end, and we’ll put weight on him as it comes. With his movement, he can also play linebacker. He can do a lot of things for us, and you can’t have enough guys like that on your team.” 3 Michael THOMAS CORNERBACK 5-11 / 180 / Freshman Houston, TX Nimitz HS Graduated from Nimitz High School in Houston, Tex…named All-Midlands Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar…ranked as the No. 43 running back in the nation and the No. 59 overall recruit in the state of Texas by Scout.com…ranked as the No. 67 athlete in the country and the No. 92 overall recruit from Texas by Rivals.com…rated the 75th- best athlete in the nation by ESPN.com…SuperPrep tabs him as the No. 97 prospect in Texas…was a running quarterback as a prep but is expected to be moved to cornerback at Stanford…rushed for an even 1,000 yards on 109 carries for a 9.2 average and nine TDs as a junior before picking up 548 yards (7.4 avg.) and three TDs on the ground as a senior. Defensive Backs Coach Clayton White on Michael Thomas: “Michael brings a lot of athleticism to his position. He is a former high school option quarterback, so he has a great feel for the game. He has great quickness. He was a defensive specialist on the basketball court, which relates right to the defensive backfield. He can dunk a basketball at 5’10”, so that speaks to his athleticism.” 13 Marcus TURNER CORNERBACK 6-0 / 180 / Freshman Long Beach, CA Cabrillo HS Graduated from Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, Calif…named All-West Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar…made 36 tackles as a senior in 2007 to earn first team All-Moore League and second team “Dream Team” honors by the Long Beach Press- Telegram…picked up 30 stops in his 2006 junior campaign…ranked as the nation’s No. 89 cornerback by ESPN.com and No. 91 by Scout.com, and is also one of the orga- nization’s Top 100 California recruits (No. 82) and one of the Top 150 in the West (No. 135)…SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 98 prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada…son of Marcus Turner, Sr., who played football at UCLA (1985-88) before embarking on an NFL career with stops in Phoenix (1989-91) and with the New York Jets (1992-95)…the first student from his school to ever attend Stanford and the first athlete from his school to go to a Pac-10 school on a full athletic scholarship.
Defensive Backs Coach Clayton White on Marcus Turner: “Marcus brings a lot of knowledge to the game as a high school player. He’s great in coverage, has great feet and great ball skills. He is an instinctive player who has great genes, as his dad is a high school head coach and a seven-year NFL veteran.” 39 Griff WHALEN DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 / 210 / Freshman Sylvania, OH Southview HS Walk-on who graduated from Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio…lettered three seasons…earned honorable mention all-state Division II honors as a senior…first team all-Toledo Blade selection as defensive back in 2007…first team all-Northwest Ohio district selection…also earned first team All-Northern Lakes League marks as a defensive back and as an all-purpose player…landed second team conference honors as a quarterback as a junior and senior…finished his prep career with 97 tackles, 11 interceptions and three forced fumbles…also threw for 1,381 yards and 32 touchdowns…helped Southview to Northern Lake League titles in 2004, ’05 and ’07…also lettered in basketball and lacrosse… two-time lacrosse team captain who earned all-city and all-region honors…uncle, Eric Jones,played golf at Stanford and won the ReMax Long Drive Championship…great uncle is Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver and great grandfather is Charlie Seaver,former Stanford golfer and one of the most decorated amateur golfers of his day.
WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 91 INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY 17 Matt ZUBYK PUNTER 6-2/ 185 / Freshman San Diego, CA Francis Parker HS Walk-on who graduated from the Francis Parker School in San Diego, Calif….was one of the highest rated specialists in the country last season…rated as the second-best punter in the nation by Scout.com…punted 17 times for 657 yards (38.6 avg.) and landed six balls inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…of his 39 kickoffs, 11 resulted in touchbacks…aver- aged 42.8 yards a punt as a junior…also played quarterback as a junior and completed 29-of-54 passes for 530 yards and five touchdowns…also lettered in baseball for two seasons…named to the San Diego Union’s Honor Roll for both football and baseball. 6 Daniel ZYCHLINSKI PUNTER 6-3 / 215 / Freshman Tampa, FL King HS Graduated from King High School in Tampa, Fla…ranked as the No. 2 punter in the nation by Kicking.com and is No. 9 according to Scout.com…earned first team All- Western Conference honors as a senior in 2007 after being named to the league’s second team the previous season in 2006…was the punting champion at Urban Meyer’s Kicking Camp in 2007…averaged a school record 40.5 yards per kick on 33 punts as a senior and pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line six times…averaged 40.1 yards on 45 punts with seven inside the opponents’ 20-yard line as a junior. Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coach D.J. Durkin on Daniel Zychlinski: “Daniel is a guy who is going to be a big weapon for us. He understands the game of field position and how big a part the punter plays in that. We feel like he is a guy who can help us in that area. We went to a kicking combine with all the best guys in the country and Daniel really shined. By far he was the best guy who was there. He is a great student and a great young man. He is a guy who will be playing for us early since our punter was a senior last year, so he is going to have to step in and do the job. We feel great about the fact that he is able to do that.
The following scholarships,named for the donor or for someone the donor wishes to honor,provide full or partial grants-in-aid to members of the 2008 football team: The David S.Adams Family Scholarship The Dick and Tory Agnich Athletic Scholarship The Frank Albert Memorial Scholarship The Walter C.Anderson Family Scholarship The Anonymous Football Scholarship The John Arrillaga Family Scholarship The John Arrillaga Athletic Scholarship I The Louis P. Bansbach, Jr. Scholarship The Berk-Christensen-Wyatt Scholarship The A. Moe Bernhard Fellowship The Lowell Berry Scholarship The John and Barrie Blake Scholarship The Warren Mead Bradford ’15 and Joseph Warrington Rodgers Memorial Scholarship The Alf E. Brandin Family Scholarship The John C. Carlson Memorial Scholarship The Carroll Family Scholarship In Football The Jack Christiansen Memorial Scholarship The Tom B. Coughran ’27 Athletic Scholarship The John C. De Nault Family Scholarship The Jerome H. Debs II Football Scholarship The Douglass Family Athletic Scholarship The John A. and Betty M. Dungan Scholarship The Durrett/Jeans Scholarship The Gerry G. Falk Family Scholarship The Carl B. Field Athletic Scholarship The Audrey Corrigan Foley Athletic Scholarship The Frank A. Forbes Scholarship The Thomas W. Ford Scholarship The Forman-Watkins Scholarship The Bradford M. Freeman Scholarship I The Bradford M. Freeman Scholarship II The Clayton W. Frye Jr. Family Athletic Scholarship The Walt Gamage Athletic Scholarship The Robert D. Garrett Memorial Scholarship The Peter Goodson Scholarship The John E.“Pop”and Elizabeth V. Grant Scholarship The Charles A. Gundelach Scholarship The Robert A.“Bones”Hamilton Scholarship The Clive and Susan Hanson Athletic Scholarship The Allan A. and Betsy Ann Harris Scholarship for Men The Henninger Family Athletic Scholarship The Wilfred R. Heringer Scholarship The David B. Heyler Scholarship The Russell B. Jarvis Scholarship The Henry Van Dyke Johns Scholarship The H.Van Dyke and Barbara C. Johns Scholarship The Scott Jones Football Scholarship The Kartozian Family Foundation Athletic Scholarship The Herbert H. Katzev Memorial Scholarship The John and Kathy Kissick Football Scholarship The Bud D. Klein Family Scholarship The Roger M. Laverty, Jr. Scholarship The Jessica and Gregory Liberman Athletic Scholarship The H. Jack and Marie S. Liebau Athletic Scholarship The Frank J. Lodato Athletic Scholarship The Donald L. Lucas Football Scholarship The William Marks Scholarship The McColl Family Scholarship The Margot and Mitch Milias Athletic Scholarship The Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Montgomery Scholarship The Fred R. Muhs Honors Scholarship The Fred R. Muhs Memorial Athletic Scholarship The Ted Muhs Athletic Scholarship The Dick Munroe Memorial Scholarship The R. J. Munzer Scholarship The Brad Muster Scholarship The Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Scholarship The Ernie Nevers Memorial Scholarship The Neil Papiano Scholarship The Perry N.“Peck”Pierose, M.D. Scholarship The Jim Plunkett Endowed Scholarship The Wes and Anne Warnock Poulson Athletic Scholarship The Frank Rehm and Patricia Rehm Atkinson Memorial Scholarship The Ralph“Jim”Reynolds Memorial Scholarship The Robert O.“Bob”Reynolds Scholarship The John W. and Condoleezza Rice Football Scholarship The John and Tom Richards Scholarship The James B. Rutter Scholarship The Phillip and Jennifer Arnold Satre Scholarship The George P. Shultz Athletic Scholarship The William D. Smythe Scholarship The Rixford K. Snyder Scholarship The Stanford Football Legends and Friends Scholarship The Hal and Diane Steuber Athletic Scholarship The Daniel E. Stone Scholarship The Chuck Taylor Scholarship The“Dink”Templeton Memorial Scholarship The Michael L. Tevis and Christopher J. Dressel Athletic Scholarship The Joseph and Mary Vickers Scholarship The Clarence“Toots”and Rose Vosti Scholarship The Wagner Families Athletic Scholarship The Patricia and Marshall Weigel Family Scholar Athlete The Bert Wendt Football Scholarship The Mr. and Mrs. Fred L.Williams Scholarship The John Preston Wright and Barbara Whitsett Wright Memorial Scholarship Stanford Athletic Football Scholarships
92 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM In June of 1934, the “Tiny Buck of the Month Club” was formed to raise the necessary funds from Stanford alumni and friends to pay the tuition costs for capable, worthy and needy student-athletes. As the Club’s name implied, membership dues were one dollar per month and the word “tiny” was added to emphasize the modest amount and to honor head football coach, Claude “Tiny” Thornhill. The Club later shortened its name to the “Stanford Buck Club” and revised its initial membership dues requirement.
Until the mid-1970’s, there were no athletic scholar- ships for women, nor was there any fundraising organiza- tion devoted to this purpose. To accomplish the task of raising scholarship funds for women, the Cardinal Club was formed in 1977-78. Under the guidance of the Buck and Cardinal Club leadership, a merged Buck/Cardinal Club was formed in 1987 to raise funds for both men’s and women’s athletic scholarships. The new volunteer organization was built on the fine Buck and Cardinal Club traditions that served both organizations well.
In 2007, the Stanford Athletic Department provided full operating budgets to all 35 varsity sports. These budgets include all of the components necessary for our programs to compete at the Division I level. Because of this, none of our varsity sports will be required to fund- raise for their basic operating budgets effective fiscal year 2008 (September 1, 2007). These new budgets will be funded in large part by a more robust Buck/Cardinal Club, enabling our head coaches and their staffs to focus their time and energy on coaching and recruiting instead of fundraising for basic operating budgets. Our donors will receive Buck/Cardinal Club benefits com- mensurate with their generosity.
Under the new Stanford Athletics annual giving pro- gram, the Buck/Cardinal Club will not only include its great scholarship tradition, but also assist the depart- ment’s coaches and staff in providing the resources needed to compete at the highest level of NCAA Division I athletics. Instead of receiving solicitations from individual sports, donors and friends of Stanford Athletics will now receive a single solicitation from the Buck/Cardinal Club. By giving a gift to the Buck/Cardinal Club, the donor is giving both their favorite sport, and all of Stanford’s varsity sports, the budget resources they need. Donors will also have the opportunity to let us know which sports are their favorites at the time of the donation, and sports will keep in touch with donors who specify interest in that specific program.
For more information on the Buck/Cardinal Club and giving to Stanford Athletics, please call (650) 721-9081 or visit www.gostanford.com/giving. 2008-09 Buck/Cardinal Club Board of Directors Executive Committee Chair: Blake Campbell Vice-Chair: Sarah Gaeta Secretary: Paige Mazzoni Treasurer: Kit Rodgers At Large: Mike Messina At Large: Kirt Thomson Ex-Officio Ann Baskins* Samuel ‘Duker’ Dapper* Gregory Ennis* Charles A. Evans II* Molly O’Connor Hauser* Kevin Richardson* Jed Solomon* Regional Chairs Frederick R.Blume Robert H.Collins III* Charles Dean J.Jeffrey Hagan Charles Ince Jake Jacobson* Lawrence McGovern Frederick Muhs* Daniel E.Stone* Garry Tyran Thomas A.Wong Directors Haley Champion Stephen Ciesinski Gregory Comella John Spencer Cotton Ann Enthoven James Feuille David Flemming Steven Frost Russell Goodman Eric Hardgrave Steven Hoyem Tracy Hughes Jerry Ireland Terry Johnson W. Thomas Lockard Christopher J. Martin Julia Stamps-Mallon Michael McDonald Sharon Meresman Jeffrey Morris Heather Owen Kristine Paaso James Rutter Patrick Schultheis Kent Seymour Dr. Christopher Shinkman Martin Smith Roger Smith Fred Stahl Steven Steinhart Gary Taylor Dana Padden Thomas Thomas Vardell Randy Vosti Alyce Werdel Kevin Wernick Stephen White Doug Yarris * - Former Chair Staff Heather Kauer, Director of Annual Giving, Donor Outreach, (650)723-5361 Nick Robinson, Director of Annual Giving, Leadership Gifts, (650) 723-3075 Kellie Utsumi, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, (650) 723-1008 2008-09 Buck/Cardinal Club