With David Decastro, Blake Martinez, and Doug Baldwin on bye and Richard Sherman out for the San Francisco 49ers, many big-name Cardinal players were out of action. Meanwhile, the few Stanford stars that did suit up proved to be key players in Week seven NFL action.
This week six in the NFL saw former Cardinal Doug Baldwin return to the starting lineup for a depleted Seattle Seahawks wide receiver corps that desperately missed him last week. Baldwin picked up right where he left off, reeling in six catches for 91 yards, including a 42 yard bomb right over top of Oakland Raiders cornerback Darryl Worley. Baldwin currently leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns from the slot since 2015 with 21, just ahead of the Green Bay Packers’ Randall Cobb and the Washington Redskins’ Jamison Crowder.
Stanford alumni were on full display both on and off the field in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoff round, specifically in the NFC where Cardinal wide receivers led their respective offenses both in the air and on the ground. In the wake of the games this weekend, however, former Cardinal and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was part of some ongoing controversy off the field with the NFL stirred by head coach Pete Carroll.
Stanford alumni had a dominant display in the Wild Card round of the 2017 NFL playoffs. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin stole the show and a stole a touchdown in Seahawks’s 26-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.
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…
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.
Former Stanford offensive guard Joshua Garnett was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday, becoming the 22nd first-round pick in Cardinal history.
On a snowy Sunday across the country, the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers punched their tickets to Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50. While prominent Stanford grads like Richard Sherman ’10 and Doug Baldwin ’11 of the Seahawks and David DeCastro ’12 of the Steelers were all eliminated last week, four former Cardinal players appeared…