Stanford alumnus Jake Bailey, the Patriots rookie punter, was in peak form against the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday. In what was a low-scoring, 17-10 victory, every play mattered. Bailey’s eight punts traveled an average of 47.6 yards and six of his punts landed within the 20-yard line. Three of his punts pinned Philadelphia’s offense within the six-yard line.
Week in and week out in the National Football League, you can count on three main Stanford alumni to make headlines across the league with consistent, superstar performances. Every football fan in the world would recognize Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. But there are 28 total Stanford players in the NFL, including these three, each suiting up every Sunday as a full fledged member of a 53-man roster. Here are the players that stood out in week four of NFL competition.
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.
Over the weekend, Stanford alumni in the NFL looked strong across the board on defense, while several offensive players registered standout performances.
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…
Outside linebacker Kevin Anderson became the third member of Stanford’s 2016 draft class to join the 49ers when he announced via Twitter on Saturday that he will sign with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent.