Jibriel Taha
Jibriel Taha ’24 is a contributing writer for the sports section. He is from Malibu, California and studies economics and political science. In his free time, he enjoys watching football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and tennis. He also umpires and referees youth sports. Contact him at jtaha ‘at’ stanford.edu.

Stanford in the NFL, Week 6: Linebacking corps hitting their stride

With a team-high 14 tackles in a nail-biting 20-19 victory over the Washington Football Team, Blake Martinez '16 continues to solidify himself as one of the game's premier linebackers, ranking eighth overall this year according to Pro Football Focus. The 2016 fourth-round pick, who signed a three-year, $30 millon deal with the Giants last summer, also sits at third in the league in total tackles.

Stanford in the NFL, Week 3: Injuries continue to plague former Cardinal

Although injuries continue to plague the former Cardinal cohort, the tight end position continues to be a bright spot. Zach Ertz ’13 of the Philadelphia Eagles recorded seven receptions for 70 yards, Austin Hooper ’17 of the Cleveland Browns had three receptions for 25 yards, Kaden Smith ’20 of the New York Giants picked up a reception for 13 yards and, after a breakout performance last week, Dalton Schultz ’18 of the Dallas Cowboys chipped in four receptions for 48 yards.

Stanford in the NFL, Week 2: Schultz breaks out, injuries highlight this week’s action

Former Cardinal and current Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz had the game of his young professional career Sunday afternoon in Dallas, but it wasn’t without a couple bumps in the road. After two drops week one and a first quarter fumble on Sunday, the 2018 fourth-round pick caught fire, finishing the game with 88 yards receiving, a team-leading and career-high nine receptions, and his first NFL touchdown in Dallas’s stunning 20-point comeback win.
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