Richard Sherman is the leading returning receiver for the Cardinal.
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INTRODUCTION SEASON OUTLOOK COACHING STAFF PLAYER PROFILES 2007 REVIEW 2008 OPPONENTS RECORDS HISTORY UNIVERSITY WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 57 leading returning receiver Richard Sherman is the for the Cardinal.
2008 Player Profiles 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 43 nation and eighth-best prep running back in California…named first team All-CIF, all-state, Chike 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 AMAJOYI 135 receiving yards, 150 return yards and scored 32 touchdowns as a senior…on defense, accounted for 80 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three interceptions…gained 1,592 yards on the ground LINEBACKER as a junior and scored 25 touchdowns to help Aquinas to a 13-1 finish and the CIF Southern 6-0 / 232 / Sophomore-1V Section Division 12 and Division 5 state championships…also earned four letters in basket- San Bernardino, CA Aquinas HS ball and three in track…as a senior, won the league championship in the long jump, triple Pronunciation: CHEEK-ay AM-uh-joy 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. At Stanford: Was recruited to Stanford as a running back but quickly made the transi- Amajoyi’s Career Statistics tion to linebacker…will move inside this season after working outside in 2007…adopted Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS quickly to his new role in spring drills…developing into a dominant collision player…has 2007 12-6 30 17 47 4.0-27 9.0-44 1-0 added size and strength since arriving on campus last fall…has all of the attributes to be a Totals 12-6 30 17 47 4.0-27 9.0-44 1-0 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. Amajoyi’s Career-Highs 2007 (Freshman): Began the season in nickel packages and on special teams before Tackles: 10 vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 working his way into base packages…made an immediate contribution in his freshman Tackles for Loss: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 campaign with 47 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss (-44), 4.0 sacks (-27), one interception, Sacks: 1.5 at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007 one forced fumble (at Washington State) and four quarterback hurries…tied for the Interceptions: 1 at Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 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 89 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 Doug Arizona on October 20…earned the Menlo-Atherton Trophy Award, given annually to BALDWIN the team’s top freshman. 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 earned two letters in basketball…earned first team all-area recognition as a junior…three-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 58 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM
Rushing 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a natural freshman. Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG High School and Personal Data: Rated by PrepStar as one of the top offensive 2007 12-0 5 7 1 6 1.2 0 3 Totals 12-0 5 7 1 6 1.2 0 3 lineman in the Midwest and nation…named All-Midwest by PrepStar and the No. 8 over- INTRODUCTION all recruit and top prep offensive lineman in Iowa by Scout.com…played both offensive Kickoff Returns and defensive line at Davenport Assumption HS…first team all-state, all-metro (Iowa/ Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG Illinois) and All-MAC Conference as both and offensive and defensive lineman…did not 2007 23 555 24.1 0 42 allow a sack his junior or senior seasons…registered 108 tackles, six sacks, four fumble Totals 23 555 24.1 0 42 recoveries and one interception as a junior…undeclared major. Punt Returns Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG 57 SEASON OUTLOOK 2007 2 15 7.5 0 17 Totals 2 15 7.5 0 17 Max Baldwin’s Career-Highs Receptions: 3 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 9, 2007 BERGEN Receiving Yards: 36 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2007 LINEBACKER Longest Reception: 20 vs. California, Dec. 1, 2007 6-2 / 218 / Sophomore Receiving Touchdowns: None COACHING STAFF East Stroudsburg, PA East Stroudsburg HS 72 At Stanford: Slated to work behind Pat Maynor at WLB…maybe the quickest player Chase among the linebackers…saw plenty of reps during spring drills…has tremendous poten- BEELER PLAYER PROFILES tial to be a steady contributor for years to come…lacking only necessary experience to earn a starting role. OFFENSIVE GUARD 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action. 6-3 / 276 / Junior Jenks, OK High School and Personal Data: Played both linebacker and tight end at East Jenks HS / Oklahoma 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 2007 REVIEW Conference selection…first team all-area selection on both offense and defense…Central At Stanford: First year of eligibility in the Stanford program after beginning his career and North Eastern Pennsylvania Top 16 Dream Team as a linebacker…also earned four at Oklahoma…highly-recruited prospect out of Jenks (Okla.) High School…expected to letters in wrestling…2006 conference champion in the 189-pound weight class…National provide depth at both center and guard. Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete…member of the National 2007 (Sophomore): Sat out to the season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Honor Society…undeclared major. 2006 At Oklahoma: Saw action in five games and made one start as a true fresh- 2008 OPPONENTS 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. 95 High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Jenks (Okla.) High School… Brian named first team all-state by Tulsa World and Oklahoman…District 6A-4 MVP Lineman BULCKE by Tulsa World…Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State selection…ranked as the 64th DEFENSIVE TACKLE 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 6-4 / 269 / Junior-2V Oklahoma…has marks of 442 in the bench press and 525 pounds in the squat…clocked at Windsor, Ontario RECORDS St. Anne HS 5.27 in the 40-yard dash…was a National Merit Semifinalist…majoring in history. Pronunciation: Bull-key 66 At Stanford: Penciled in as starter at defensive tackle after working into a starting Matt 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 BENTLER HISTORY player from Canada. DEFENSIVE TACKLE 2007 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games and earned starts at defensive tackle for the 6-5 / 292 / Sophomore last two games of the season vs. Notre Dame and California…finished the season with Bettendorf, IA nine total tackles, including four solo efforts…also registered his first career sack in the Davenport Assumption HS 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. UNIVERSITY 2006 (Freshman): Played in eight of 12 games as a true freshman and made one At Stanford: Slated to work with Ekom Udofia, Matt Masifilo and James McGillicuddy start to earn his first varsity letter…finished the year with 19 tackles, including seven solo at nose tackle…moved from the offensive line during the spring and gained valuable stops…inserted into the starting lineup at linebacker for the third game of the season experience at his new position by participating in all 15 spring workouts…has excellent vs. Navy…registered a career-high 14 tackles vs. the Midshipmen which represented the size and needs only experience to be a factor at his position. second highest total recorded by a Cardinal defender on the season…injuries limited his playing time throughout the year. WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 59
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- 47 Ontario offensive guard by Weir’s Magazine…named the conference defensive MVP as a Josh 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 CATRON with the Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League (summer club)…started all FULLBACK 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 6-0 / 237 / Senior-2V Torrance, CA 564 tackles, 66 sacks, 15 pass breakups, seven blocked kicks, 11 forced fumbles and six Torrance HS fumble recoveries in 78 career games in high school and summer league…two-time Pronunciation: CUH-tron 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 At Stanford: A definite part of the mix at fullback where he will work with projected starter Owen Marecic…possesses excellent knowledge of the offensive scheme…possibly has the best Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS hands of the running backs…will also be a significant contributor on special teams…origi- 2006 8-1 7 12 19 0-0 0-0 0-0 nally recruited to Stanford as a linebacker but converted to fullback prior to the 2006 season. 2007 11-2 4 5 9 1-9 1-9 0-0 Totals 19-3 11 17 28 1-0 1-0 0-0 2007 (Junior): Saw action in nine games on special teams…registered four total tackles, including three solo efforts. Bulke’s Career Highs Tackles: 14 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 2006 (Sophomore): Was converted from linebacker to fullback prior to the sea- Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2006 son…earned his first varsity letter playing on special teams and as a reserve fullback…had Sacks: 1.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 two tackles on special teams and was used mostly in blocking situations as a fullback. Interceptions: None 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. High School and Personal Data: Was a two-sport athlete at Torrance High 25 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 Stephen season…named to the CIF Southern Section Division X All-Defensive Team, all-area first CARR 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 WIDE RECEIVER TDs…also had 130 tackles, including 15 tackles-for-loss…earned all-league honors at 6-3 / 222 / Junior-1V running back as a sophomore and junior…four-year baseball letterwinner…earned Chula Vista, CA first team all-league honors as a pitcher and was also named the league’s most outstand- Eastlake HS 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. At Stanford: Third-year player who will provide the Cardinal with depth at wide receiver while working with the special teams. 21 2007 (Sophomore): Played in nine games. Thaddeus 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action as a freshman. CHASE High School and Personal Data: Named to PrepStar’s All-West team and LINEBACKER SuperPrep Magazine’s All-Far West squad as a senior at Eastlake High School…caught 47 6-0 / 210 / Senior-2V passes for over 700 yards in his final campaign…also earned first team All-CIF honors El Paso, TX as a defensive back by the San Diego Union Tribune and first team All-CIF accolades as Burges HS 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 At Stanford: Fifth-year senior slated to work with Pat Maynor and Max Bergen at a defensive back after totaling 98 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four interceptions… outside linebacker…will also be a steady contributor on special teams…has made steady earned league player of the year honors in basketball as a junior after averaging 19 points strides up the Cardinal depth chart after joining the team as a walk-on in 2004…versatile and 11 rebounds per game…first team Academic All-CIF and second team All-CIF in player who possesses good quickness with toughness…played wide receiver his first basketball as a junior…also earned four letters in track and field, where he competed in two seasons before moving over to defense prior to the 2006 season…named the Most the 100m, 200m. 110m high hurdles, long jump and triple jump…majoring in science, Improved Player for Spring Football (Special Teams) last spring. technology and systems. 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. 60 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM
High School and Personal Data: Played wide receiver and free safety at Burges HS in 2007 (Sophomore): Saw limited playing time as a reserve offensive tackle. El Paso, Tex…led the city in receptions with 54 and was fourth in receiving yards with 611 as a 2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a true freshman. senior…had 100 tackles as a free safety, including 76 solo efforts…three-year football letterwin- ner and also earned four letters in track and field…first team academic all-state selection 1-4A, High School and Personal Data: Rated by PrepStar as one of the top offensive INTRODUCTION honorable mention all-state 1-4A, first team all-district as a wide receiver and free safety, second linemen in the nation coming out of Oaks Christian High School…PrepStar All-West team all-city as a receiver…served as team captain his senior season…outstanding track per- selection as a senior…helped Oaks Christian to a 31-game winning streak and three former who was chosen all-district and District 1-4A Male Athlete of the Year…qualified for the straight CIF Section championships…named first team All-Tri Valley, All-CIF and sec- regional meet three consecutive years…2004 district champion in the 200m dash…Burges HS ond team all-state as a senior…second team all-league selection as a junior…earned three earned top-rankings in El Paso during his junior and senior seasons…National Honor Society letters in baseball as a pitcher and was a second team all-league selection as a sophomore member, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, class valedictorian, National and junior…National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete… Merit Block Achievement Award, Boys State Delegate, HOBY Youth Leadership Ambassador, majoring in management, science and engineering. SEASON OUTLOOK Kodak Young Leaders and Who’s Who Among African American High School Students were a few of his many academic and leadership honors…majoring in philosophy. Chase’s Career Statistics 83 Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS Jim 2006 12-0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 12-0 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 DRAY COACHING STAFF Totals 24-0 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 TIGHT END Chase’s Career Highs 6-5 / 255 / Junior-2V Paramus, NJ Tackles: 2 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007 Bergen Catholic HS Tackles for Loss: None Sacks: None Interceptions: None PLAYER PROFILES 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 3 spring drills…status will be reevaluated at the start of fall camp…physically gifted player L.D. 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 CROW one pass in 14 of his 18 career games. QUARTERBACK 2007 (Sophomore): Started the first six games of the season at tight end…finished 2007 REVIEW 6-3 / 230 / Sophomore the year with nine catches for 116 yards (12.9 ypc) and one touchdown…caught passes in Palm Harbor, FL four of his six games…pulled down a career-high four catches for a career-best 72 yards Countryside HS 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 At Stanford: Part of a deep mix of Cardinal signal callers which include Tavita punt coverage in the TCU game. 2008 OPPONENTS 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 RECORDS and 13 touchdowns as a senior after finishing with 1,300 yards and 11 TDs as a junior…first team All-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 HISTORY Joe DEMBESKY OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 286 / Junior-1V Simi Valley, CA UNIVERSITY 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. WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 61
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 91 catch in 10 of 12 contests, including six games where he finished with two or more recep- Pannel 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 EGBOH vs. Navy. DEFENSIVE END High School and Personal Data: Enjoyed an illustrious prep career at Bergen 6-6 / 270 / Senior-3V Catholic High School…earned high school All-America honors by both PrepStar and Mesquite, TX SuperPrep…ranked as No. 6 tight end prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and No. 8 North Mesquite HS Pronunciation: Puh-nell Egg-bow 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 At Stanford: Fifth-year senior whose size, athleticism, quickness and experience give senior…also totaled 281 career tackles, 27 tackles-for-loss, 20 sacks and eight receptions as him the potential to be one of the Pac-10’s most dominant pass rushers…has shown an outside linebacker…two-time first team All-Bergen County, All-North New Jersey and marked improvement every season…has made 24 consecutive starts over the last two all-league selection…was a two-time second team all-state selection…earned most valuable seasons since recovering from a broken leg suffered on the second to last play of the player honors in the state championship game as a junior…member of the National Honor game at Washington State on Oct. 8, 2005…enters his senior season with 109 career Society…science technology and society major. 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 Dray’s Career Statistics is tied for second in fumble recoveries (2). Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 2007 (Senior): Led all Cardinal defensive linemen for the second straight season with 2006 12-11 19 178 9.4 1 19 a career- high 49 tackles, which was the fifth highest total on the team…finished with 2007 6-6 9 116 12.9 1 46 13.5 TFL for 75 yards, which ranked third on the team behind Pat Maynor (16.5-80) Totals 18-17 28 294 10.5 2 46 and Clinton Snyder (14.5-81)…total also ranked ninth in the Pac-10 and 62nd nation- Dray’s Career-Highs ally…had 8.5 TFL over a four-game stretch beginning with the Oregon State game on Receptions: 4, twice; last vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Oct. 24…finished the year with three forced fumbles (at Arizona, Washington and Notre Receiving Yards: 72 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 Dame), which ranked second on the team and tied for fourth in the Pac-10…tied for Longest Reception: 46 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 second on the team with Maynor with six sacks (Snyder 8)…two fumble recoveries on Receiving Touchdowns: 1, twice; last vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007 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 12 second-ranked USC…forced a fumble on the final play of the game to preserve a 21-20 C.J. 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. EASTER 2006 (Junior): Started all 12 games at defensive end and topped all Cardinal defen- CORNERBACK sive linemen with 45 tackles, including 25 solo efforts…had five or more tackles in five 6-0 / 188 / Junior games…tied for the team lead with 5.5 TFL (-17 yds)…had a then-career-best seven Foster City, CA tackles in the season opener at Oregon…had 2.0 TFL at Arizona State…had five solo San Mateo HS 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, At Stanford: Expected to work with Wopamo Osaisai and Mark Mueller at left cor- one quarterback sack, two pass breakups and one QB hurry in four games during a nerback and assist on special teams. 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 2007 (Sophomore): Did not see action. Washington State…however, suffered a broken leg on the second to last play of the game 2006 (Freshman): Did not see action. 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, High School and Personal Data: Standout two-way player at nearby San Mateo an assisted TFL and a pass breakup the next week vs. UC Davis…had four tackles, a TFL High School where he played both quarterback and cornerback…set the school’s all- and a quarterback hurry prior to his injury at Washington State. time single season passing record with 2,376 yards…earned team and offensive MVP 2004 (Freshman): Did not see action. 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 High School and Personal Data: Played just one season of football at North Championship as a junior as a starting cornerback and returner on special teams…also Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Tex…was a SuperPrep All-Southwest team selection was an outstanding high school baseball player…earned first team All-Peninsula Athletic following his senior season…also earned first team All-District 12-5A marks…finished League and San Mateo High School Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior after his senior campaign with 54 tackles, four sacks, three fumble recoveries and three blocked batting .455 with 25 stolen bases and two home runs…was named San Mateo High field goals…did not play football as a junior in order to focus on academics…earned all- Academic Athlete of the Year as a junior…born in Adak, Alaska…management science state academic honors and was named a McDonald’s Scholar Athlete as a senior…mem- and engineering major. ber of the National Honor Society…also played basketball for two seasons…majoring in management science and engineering. 62 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM
Egboh’s Career Statistics Year 2005 G-S 4-1 UT 9 AT 6 TT 15 SKS-YDS 1-2 TFL-YDS 2.5-4 INT-YDS 0-0 82 2006 12-12 25 20 45 1.5-8 5.5-17 0-0 Coby INTRODUCTION 2007 Totals 12-12 28-25 33 67 16 42 49 109 13.5-75 15.5-85 6-49 14-70 0-0 0-0 FLEENER TIGHT END Egboh’s Career-Highs 6-6 / 228 / Sophomore Tackles: 10 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007 Lemont, IL Tackles for Loss: 2.5 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007; vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 Joliet Catholic HS Sacks: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 SEASON OUTLOOK Interceptions: None At Stanford: Part of a deep tight end unit that includes Jim Dray, Tom McAndrew, 24 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 Kris who can stretch the field with his speed…has the potential to be regular contributor for EVANS years to come. COACHING STAFF CORNERBACK 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. 6-0 / 182 / Senior-2V High School and Personal Data: Was one of the top tight end recruits in Monroe, MI Illinois…caught 34 passes for 706 yards (20.4 ypc) and eight touchdowns as a senior Monroe HS 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. PLAYER PROFILES 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 At Stanford: Will compete with Corey Gatewood for the starting role at right cor- Tom Lemming…all-conference, all-area, all-state and all-state academic honoree as a nerback…will also be a contributor on special teams…possesses good footwork and senior…played safety, tight end and wide receiver as a junior…outstanding basketball instincts…needs consistency and experience to be a steady factor. player who earned all-area honors as a junior…member of the National Honor Society, 2007 (Junior): Saw action in all 12 games and started the last four games of the season Mu Alpha Theta and Illinois State Scholar…undeclared major. 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- 60 2007 REVIEW 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. Alex 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 FLETCHER total tackles. CENTER 2005 (Freshman): Did not see action. 6-3 / 295 / Senior-3V 2008 OPPONENTS Old Brookville, NY High School and Personal Data: Talented defensive back and running back was St. Anthony’s HS 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 At Stanford: Three-year starter who is one of the Pac-10’s top offensive linemen and all-Western Michigan as a running back…earned first team all-league and all-region heading into his final campaign…listed on the Outland Trophy and Rimington Award RECORDS honors as both a defensive back and running back as a junior…also lettered in basketball Preseason Watch Lists…moves back to his natural center position after starting all 12 and track…three-time all-league selection in basketball…best times in track included games at right guard in 2007…has made 12 career starts at center, including nine during a 10.8 in the 100m, 21.8 in the 200m and 48.7 in the 400m…named one of the top 10 ’06 and three in ’05…Stanford’s most experienced offensive player with 32 career starts scholar athletes in the state of Michigan during the 2004-05 academic year…majoring under his belt…started 20 straight games (12 at center, 8 at right guard) before missing in sociology. the last three games of the ’06 season with injury. Evans’ Career Statistics 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- Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS HISTORY son-high 276 rushing yards (5.8 average per carry) against San Jose State and 175 rushing 2006 12-0 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 yards against Notre Dame. 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 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 Evans’ Career-Highs the season at center before being sidelined for the last four games of the year due to Tackles: 7, twice; last vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007 injury…was a Preseason First Team All-Pac 10 selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007 UNIVERSITY Magazine…second team all-conference preseason selection by The Sporting News. Sacks: None Interceptions: None 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. WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 63
2004 (Freshman): Did not see game action as a natural freshman…winner of the Forcier’s Career Statistics At Michigan Greg Piers Award as the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Service Team Player. Year G-S PA PC Pct. Yds Int TD LG Tot Off High School and Personal Data: SuperPrep Elite 50 selection and consensus high 2006 5-0 3 3 1.000 30 0 0 12 44 school All-American coming out of St. Anthony’s HS in Old Brookville, NY…SuperPrep Totals 5-0 3 3 1.000 30 0 0 12 44 ranked him 34th on its list of top high school recruits, as well as the top prospect in the Forcier’s Career Highs at Michigan 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. Passing Attempts: 2 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 com…was named to TheInsiders.com’s 24-member All-America team and was ranked as the Passing Completions: 2 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 20th best recruit in the country and second best offensive line prospect…earned first team Passing Yards: 21 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 All-America honors by EA Sports…two-time first team all-state, All-Long Island, all-city Passing Touchdowns: None and All-Suburbs following his junior and senior seasons…Nike Camp and U.S. Army All- Long: 12 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 9, 2006 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. 59 Andrew 4 FOWLER Jason LINEBACKER FORCIER 6-2 / 232/ Junior San Diego, CA The Bishop’s School / Williams College QUARTERBACK 6-2 / 213 / Senior-1V San Diego, CA St. Augustine HS / Michigan Pronunciation: Force-ee-air 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. At Stanford: Second year at Stanford after spending the 2005 and ’06 seasons as a 2007 (Sophomore): Did not see action after transferring from Williams College… reserve quarterback at Michigan…in competition with Tavita Pritchard and Alex Loukas along with Jason Forcier and Matt Masifilo, earned the Greg Piers Award, given annually for the starting job…adjusted well to new offensive scheme during spring drills…char- to the team’s top service teams player. 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 2006 At Williams College (Freshman): Played linebacker and served as the team’s during the 2006 season. long snapper…helped the Ephs to an 8-0 record and the NESCAC League championship. 2007 (Junior): Sat out the season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules…along with Matt High School and Personal Data: Four-year letterwinner in football at the Masifilo and Andrew Fowler, earned the Greg Piers Award, given annually to the team’s Bishop’s School in San Diego…two-time first team All-Coastal League selection as a most outstanding service teams players. 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 2006 At Michigan (Sophomore): Played in six games as a reserve quarterback with 126 tackles as a junior…2006 Puma Preseason All-America selection…captained at Michigan…completed all three of his pass attempts for 30 yards…took his first career both the football and baseball teams as a senior…National Football Foundation and snaps in the season opener against Vanderbilt…completed both of his pass attempts for College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete award winner…San Diego Tribune Scholar- 21 yards against Central Michigan…played on the last series at Minnesota…also made Athlete selection…Spanish National Honor Society member…two-time recipient of the an appearance against Michigan State…played in the final series against Northwestern… Roundtable Award for leadership…majoring in art history. 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 55 before transferring to St. Augustine High School as a senior in 2004…two-year starter at Johnathan 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 FRINK as a junior and senior…also rushed for 1,815 yards and 24 touchdowns over his final INSIDE LINEBACKER two seasons…completed 204-of-319 passes for a San Diego high school-record 2,915 6-2 / 224 / Sophomore yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior…also rushed for 1,014 yards and 16 scores as a Oxford, MS senior…completed 97-of-181 passes for 1,370 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior Oxford HS 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 At Stanford: Promising young linebacker is competing for playing time behind by PrepStar Magazine…was rated as the 41st-best quarterback prospect in the nation Clinton Snyder and Will Powers…strong player who has all of the physical attributes to by Collegefootballnews.com…first team all-state underclassman as a sophomore and be a solid contributor. 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 2007 (Freshman): Did not see action as a true freshman. time of 22.3 in the 200m as a sophomore…his father played quarterback at the University High School and Personal Data: One of three top recruits in the state of of San Diego…majoring in communication. 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 the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star 64 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM
Game following his senior season…Mississippi Coaches’ Association’s 4A Defensive Player Track And Field: Earned his first varsity letter in track and field last spring…ran a of the Year…also earned first team all-area and all-region honors…registered 146 tackles season collegiate-best time of 11.20 seconds in the 100m at the Stanford Invitational. as a junior in helping his team to the North State Championship Game…named first team High School and Personal Data: Was rated as the top wide receiver prospect all-state and the 4A Defensive Player of the Year…competed in the shot put and discus on INTRODUCTION the track team…also was an all-regional selection in basketball…2005 Tri-Athlete Award in the state of Massachusetts…listed by Scout.com as the No. 7 recruit in the state and winner…state Track and Field Championship Award-winner…member of the Mu Alpha the No. 1 receiver prospect…listed among the top 50 receiver prospects in the nation Theta Math Society, the University of Mississippi Accelerated Studies program and the by Rivals.com…all-East selection by PrepStar…named to Scout.com’s New England Top Trent Lott Leadership program…undeclared major. 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 92 SEASON OUTLOOK England honors, as well…played in the Massachusetts All-Star Game…three-time first Sione 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… FUA 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 DEFENSIVE TACKLE in the 100m, 200m, 4x100 and long jump in track and field…earned All-New England 6-2 / 290 / Sophomore-1V honors in all four events…best marks are 10.6 in the 100m, 21.98 in the 200m and 22-0 Encino, CA in the long jump…member of the National Honor Society and Chinese National Honor COACHING STAFF Crespi HS Pronunciation: SEE-onay Foo-a Society…undeclared major. Gatewood’s Career Statistics Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS At Stanford: Returns to the team after sitting out last year while completing his LDS 2007 11-0 2 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 mission…returned for the spring quarter and participated in the last six practices of Totals 11-0 2 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 spring ball…has good size, quickness and strength…explosive player who will compete PLAYER PROFILES for a starting job this fall. Gatewood’s Career-Highs 2006 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games as a freshman…finished with 16 tackles, Tackles: 2 at Washington State, Nov. 10, 2007 including seven solo stops…also had one tackle for loss (-4 yards). Tackles for Loss: None Sacks: None High School and Personal Data: Graduated from Crespi High School in Encino, Interceptions: None 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 7 2007 REVIEW 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 Toby 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. GERHART Fua’s Career Statistics RUNNING BACK 6-1 / 228 / Junior-2V 2008 OPPONENTS Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS Norco, CA 2006 12-0 7 9 16 0-0 1.0-4 0-0 Norco HS Totals 12-0 7 9 16 0-0 1.0-4 0-0 Fua’s Career Highs Tackles: 5 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 At Stanford: Tough, aggressive hard-nosed running back who hopes to bounce Tackles for Loss: 0.5, twice; last at Notre Dame, Oct. 7, 2006 back from a season-ending injury a year ago to be a major factor in Stanford’s run- Sacks: None ning game…joins senior Anthony Kimble and sophomore Jeremy Stewart in the mix Interceptions: None RECORDS 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 2 Jose State…outstanding baseball player who continues Stanford’s tradition of standout Corey two-sport athletes. GATEWOOD 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 HISTORY CORNERBACK Jose state…performance ranked as Stanford’s best rushing effort of the season. 5-11 / 186 / Sophomore-1V 2006 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and made one start (UCLA)…finished as Randolph, MA Belmont Hill HS 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 UNIVERSITY At Stanford: Will compete for the starting position at right cornerback along with Kris Stanford’s second-longest run of the season when he broke free for a 38-yard gainer at Evans…also will be a significant contributor on special teams…has all of the tools to be a San Jose State…also accounted for 15 catches for 124 yards, including a season-high four top-flight performer…was originally recruited to Stanford as a wide receiver. receptions for 31 yards vs. Navy. Baseball: Two-sport star has logged a pair of seasons on the diamond for Stanford, 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. 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 WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 65
commit an error during his collegiate career (105 total chances)…tough, hard-nosed earned all-state, all-CIF, all-league and all-county accolades…included among the Top player has been hit by 16 pitches over his first two seasons on The Farm…in fact, he 50 high school prospects in the nation by Baseball America…also earned three letters in missed a large portion of his 2007 freshman campaign with a broken right forearm suf- basketball…member of the California Scholastic Federation…majoring in management, fered when he was hit by a pitch in mid-February…batted .240 with seven homers and 21 science and engineering. 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 Gerhart’s Career Statistics a pair of home runs against USC on April 26, finishing the contest with a career-high Rushing 5 RBI…was named to the Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team after going 5-for- Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG 9 with three runs scored and three RBI in a pair of elimination-game victories over 2006 12-1 106 403 28 375 3.5 0 38 Pepperdine…he established his career high for hits in the first contest, going 4-for-5 2007 1-0 12 141 1 140 11.7 1 48 with three runs scored, three doubles, a home run and two RBI…turned in a 3-for-4 Totals 13-1 118 544 29 515 4.4 1 48 performance with three runs scored and a solo home run in Stanford’s 16-5 victory over Receiving Florida State in the College World Series opener…he also added an RBI-double in an 8-3, Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG elimination-game triumph over Miami. 2006 12-1 15 124 8.3 0 16 High School and Personal Data: One of the top two-sport stars in the California 2007 1-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 prep ranks at Norco High School in Norco, Calif…broke the California High School Totals 13-1 15 124 8.3 0 16 career rushing record by more than 1,000 yards while earning the reputation as one of the Gerhart’s Career-Highs 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 Rushing in the nation…rushed for 3,233 yards and scored 39 touchdowns as a senior while lead- Rushing Attempts: 16 at Oregon, Sept. 2, 2006 ing Norco to the Division V Southern Section championship…named Gatorade’s High Rushing Yards: 140 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 School Player of the Year…also earned prep All-America honors by PrepStar, SuperPrep, Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 EA Sports and Parade Magazine…named Mr. Football 2005 and the state’s player of the Long: 48 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 15, 2007 year by Cal-Hi Sports…was ranked as the 26th-best running back in the country and Receiving No. 27 recruit in California by SuperPrep.com…rated the seventh-best fullback in the Receptions: 4 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 country by Rivals.com…added first team all-state, all-CIF, CIF Southern Section Player Receiving Yards: 31 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006 of the Year, CIF Division V Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and TD Receptions: None conference player and athlete of the year honors as a senior…batted .549 a junior and 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. 66 • WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM
99 84 Levirt Austin INTRODUCTION GRIFFIN GUNDER DEFENSIVE END TIGHT END 6-4 / 269 / Junior-2V 6-5 / 235 / Senior-3V Modesto, CA Red Lion, PA Modesto HS Red Lion HS SEASON OUTLOOK At Stanford: Veteran who is slated to work behind Pannel Egboh at left defensive At Stanford: Fifth-year senior will be a major factor in the tight end group…could tackle…has appeared in 24 games and has made six starts over his first two seasons at earn the starting job, depending on the health of Jim Dray…worked his way into the Stanford…has 24 career tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one tight end rotation last season after seeing most of his time on special teams in 2005 and fumble recovery. ’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 COACHING STAFF 2007 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games and made six starts at defensive tackle… skills…strength and quickness make him a factor after the catch…did not participate in started five of the first six games of the season and also earned a start against Washington spring practice as he was rehabbing a hip injury. 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- 2007 (Senior): Played in all 12 games and started the final six games of the season high-tying four tackles against UCLA and Oregon…added 1.5 tackles for loss in the in place of an injured Jim Dray…contributed 10 catches for 86 yards (8.6 ypc) and two season opener against UCLA…recorded his first career sack against Arizona State. 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 PLAYER PROFILES 2006 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games as a true freshman as a reserve defensive and 37 yards in the win at Arizona. end…finished with five total tackles, including two solo efforts to earn his first varsity letter. 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 High School and Personal Data: Included among the top recruits in the nation end slot where he was used in two and three tight end situations…earned his second at Modesto High School in Modesto, Calif…named to SuperPrep’s All-America team varsity letter. 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 2005 (Sophomore): Earned a letter as a back-up tight end and special teams player. end prospects…was rated as the 27th best defensive end in the nation and 46th-best 2007 REVIEW 2004 (Freshman): Did not see action. 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 2008 OPPONENTS 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 RECORDS 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 HISTORY UNIVERSITY WWW.GOSTANFORD.COM • 67
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