Linebacker Chase Thomas ’13 made an impressive NFL debut with the 49ers on Sunday. The former Stanford captain largely played on San Francisco’s special teams.
Hey there buddy, it’s been a rough week hasn’t it? The height of midterms, the respiratory illness being passed around by rundown pre-meds, the increasingly irritable weather and rasssin’ frasssin’ all my sport teams lost. Sorry, did I slip from third to first there? Didn’t notice. As much as 2014’s rendition of Stanford football is…
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck ’12 continued to show that he belongs among the best with another standout performance on Sunday. The former Heisman-candidate passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns as the Colts trounced the one-loss Cincinnati Bengals 27-0.
He may not garner as much attention as the other Stanford graduate on the Seattle roster, but Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin ’11 has established his presence on the field for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Five years ago, Stanford football ended a seven-year bowl drought and began a stretch of dominance that has raised expectations around the program to new heights. At the center of that team was Toby Gerhart ‘10, in his senior season, and Andrew Luck ‘12, the redshirt freshman who was then just the new kid on the block.
As Andrew Luck ’12 stood on the wrong side of Ertz’s most recent late-game heroism, his Indianapolis Colts fell to the Eagles 30-27 after squandering a 14-point lead. Luck finished the game 20-for-34 for 172 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, which came on a controversial no-holding call late in the quarter. Ertz picked up 86 yards on four receptions while his fellow “Tree Amigo” Coby Fleener notched one reception for 13 yards for the Colts.
We’ve learned to never count Andrew Luck and the Colts out regardless of how slowly they start. Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season was more of the same, though Indianapolis ultimately fell just short in a 31-24 defeat to the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium.
Adding to an ever-expanding presence in the NFL, four members of Stanford football’s 2014 class survived training camp cuts and made a 53-man roster, raising the total number of former Cardinal players in the league to 22. Rookies Trent Murphy (Washington), David Yankey (Minnesota), Cameron Fleming (New England) and Ryan Hewitt (Cincinnati) succeeded in earning…