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.
After Stanford suffered another disappointing loss this past weekend to a pass-happy Washington State, Cardinal fans can at least rejoice in some alumni who performed well in this week’s NFL action.
During a weekend in which Stanford’s current football team wasn’t exactly highlight-reel-worthy, some alumni stepped up on Sunday to remind everyone that the Cardinal still have a heavy influence throughout the ranks in pro football.
Stanford’s alumni made their mark in Week 1 of NFL play. Despite injury concerns sidelining several players, the majority of former Cardinal saw playing time this past weekend, including high-caliber performances from quarterback Andrew Luck, wide receiver Doug Baldwin and linebacker Blake Martinez.
This post has been updated to reflect the practice squad signings of Ben Gardner, Ed Reynolds and Aziz Shittu. With NFL teams announcing final cuts on Sunday, five members of Stanford’s 2016 class have successfully made the transition from Saturday to Sunday nights and find themselves on NFL 53-man rosters, bringing the number of former Cardinal in…
Whoever wins the starting quarterback job will have a wealth of talent to take advantage of in the passing game, which certainly has the potential to shine this season if the conditions are right.
Nine former Stanford players saw their dreams of playing professional football come true this weekend, as five Cardinal were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft and four others signed with teams during the free agency period.