The concussion awareness initiative CrashCourse announced on Tuesday its partnership with American Youth Football & Cheer.
On Oct. 18, the concussion-awareness initiative known as CrashCourse, developed by Stanford researchers and student-athletes, announced that it has partnered with Pop Warner, the country’s largest youth football organization for children five to 16 years old. CrashCourse aims to promote dialogue about head injuries and to encourage early reporting of concussion symptoms among youth football players nationwide.
The Stanford Cardinal made an improbable comeback in the closing minutes of their game Thursday to defeat the Oregon State Beavers 15-14 in Corvallis. Here are some notable statistics from that game and the season thus far:
Moving up to No. 22 in the AP Top 25 Poll, Stanford football (5-2, 4-1 Pac-12) ran over Oregon (4-3, 1-3) in a 49-7 victory on Saturday night. Although junior running back Bryce Love broke 100 yards of rushing within the first five minutes — making this the ninth-straight game that he’s done so. But senior quarterback Keller Chryst had the best performance of the night.
Stanford football’s defensive unit has been known, at least in the past decade, for its gritty front seven that boasts “intellectual brutality.” This year the strongest component of the defense might be the secondary, as defensive backs coach Duane Akina has put together a group so deep you can hardly see the bottom.
The 2017 college football season is nearly upon us and Stanford special teams will see plenty of new faces and some returning ones, too. Stanford will have to replace special team savants Conrad Ukropina and Christian McCaffrey but coach Pete Alamar is up to the task.
If you had to pick the Stanford position group getting the most hype in the preseason, it just might be the secondary.
In the third installment of our Stanford football preview podcast, Daily football analysts Do-Hyoung Park and Vihan Lakshman get together with KZSU play-by-play broadcaster Nicky Sullivan for an in-depth discussion of the Stanford defense and its various position groups. As an added bonus, they start with an insightful conversation about Ryan Burns being named the starting quarterback and what that means for Stanford’s quarterback situation this year and into the future.