Coming off a relatively quiet Week 12, Stanford offensive alumni stole the spotlight in Week 13, led by Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who returned from a concussion suffered in Week 11 to lead the Colts’ offensive clinic as they routed the Jets 41-10 on Monday Night Football. Philadelphia tight end Zach Ertz, Seahawks wide receiver…
Doug Baldwin threw a 15-yard touchdown pass on a trick play and Richard Sherman recorded an interception in this week’s look at Stanford alumni in the pros.
In the spirit of unity on this week of the 119th Big Game, here’s a look at what I think both Stanford and Cal do well — and what each program’s counterpart would be wise to look at more closely.
As we gear up for the 119th edition of this vaunted rivalry, Stanford football looks poised to match a Big Game consecutive-win record, and, if Stanford exits with another victory, it will be a statement on what has come to be undoubtedly the most dominant period of Cardinal football in the century-plus long Big Game history.
Former members of the Stanford receiving corps put together an impressive Week 9. Behind touchdowns by Falcons tight ends Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo, Stanford tight ends and receivers were active across the NFL, with Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz, New Orleans’ Coby Fleener, Green Bay’s Ty Montgomery and Seattle’s Doug Baldwin also making notable contributions. On defense, Stanford alumnus Richard Sherman, an ex-Stanford receiver turned cornerback himself, led a strong showing for Seattle in the team’s Monday night victory.
Stanford alumni imposed their will on the defense, with Lion’s cornerback Bademosi and Seahawks’ corner Richard Sherman both contributing to their team’s performance this past week.
It was a week of breakout performances for Stanford alumni in the NFL, and none was more exciting than that of rookie quarterback Kevin Hogan.
Stanford alumni nationwide both flexed their strength as well as stirred controversy in a roller coaster of NFL Week 6 action with some players experiencing tough losses. The Cardinal specifically performed well through the air, where Cardinal players of the past provided crucial yards for their teams down the stretch.