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 9 saw another typical game for the Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey in his team’s 30-20 victory against the Tennessee Titans. The former Heisman candidate and dark horse MVP pick rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 24 attempts for an efficient 6.1 yards per carry. He also chipped in the passing game with…
It was a quiet week for Stanford players in the NFL, with many of the NFL’s former Cardinal players on byes during Week 7, including the Pittsburgh Steelers’ David DeCastro and the Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey. Usual contributors like the Philadelphia Eagles’ Zach Ertz and San Francisco 49ers’ Richard Sherman had quiet games, showing up when called upon but not providing any highlight plays or a notable stat line.
“Lacks suddenness and crisp feet in his route work underneath. Hands need work. Was late getting hands ready and had nine drops over two seasons for drop rate of almost 11 percent. Catch radius just average for his size.”
In an ongoing series, The Daily’s Shan Reddy discusses Stanford football’s presence in the NFL, covering the top performances of the past week from the program’s alumni. The NFL season is once again in full swing. The first four weeks of the year have seen several former Cardinal players prove to be among the league’s…
The National Football League announced their invitations to the 2019 Combine today, including seven Stanford football players in their list of 338 total prospects. The Combine, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a yearly event for NFL scouts to evaluate and interview potential draft prospects. The Stanford players invited cover a variety of offensive and defensive positions, including wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside, running back Bryce Love, offensive lineman Nate Herbig, tight end Kaden Smith, linebacker Bobby Okereke, cornerback Alijah Holder and punter Jake Bailey.
The football gods must always take more than they give. After Stanford earned the right to keep the Axe for another year, it was only fair that nearly every former Cardinal in the NFL would lose. Despite the list of L’s, the following alumni were still able to make an impact for their team.
Though the Stanford football team’s season largely over, the NFL season is still in full swing, and there are quite a few phenomenal former Cardinal players making their marks on a weekly basis in the pros.