Just a few months ago, senior running back Tyler Gaffney was pummeling his way to earning hard-earned yards against some of the most physical defensive fronts in the Pac-12, earning a reputation as a hard-nosed, sturdy back. At the 2014 NFL Combine over the weekend, however, the two-sport star turned quite a few heads around the country when he showed an ability to be fast and mobile in addition to his established skillset as a power back.
Eight Cardinal players invited to NFL Combine; new running backs, strength and conditioning coaches hired
The Stanford football team will be well-represented at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, with eight players receiving invitations to display their skills for scouts as… Continue Reading »
Both senior defensive end Henry Anderson and senior inside linebacker A.J. Tarpley have announced that they will not declare for the NFL draft and will instead return for their final year of eligibility at Stanford.
The following is the third of five installments of The Stanford Daily’s “Meet the Spartans” series, which will give an in-depth look at Michigan State leading into the 100th Rose Bowl Game between No. 4 Michigan State and No. 5 Stanford on Jan. 1. Today’s piece will focus on the Spartans’ running game. Come back to stanforddaily.com/category/sports for the next two days for looks at the Spartans’ pass offense and special teams.
November 7 has come and gone, and so has the euphoria of Stanford’s monumental win against Oregon on that Thursday night. In its place at Tuesday’s weekly press conference was an overwhelming sense of mental fatigue from the long grind of Pac-12 conference play. Nevertheless, the Cardinal remains focused on preparing for its clash at the Coliseum with USC this Saturday.
In advance of Thursday’s football game between Stanford and Oregon, The Daily’s David Cohn chatted with Hayden Kim, senior sports reporter for The Daily Emerald, Oregon’s student newspaper, to get perspective from both campuses on how the Cardinal could beat the Ducks.