Former members of the Stanford receiving corps put together an impressive Week 9. Behind touchdowns by Falcons tight ends Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo, Stanford tight ends and receivers were active across the NFL, with Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz, New Orleans’ Coby Fleener, Green Bay’s Ty Montgomery and Seattle’s Doug Baldwin also making notable contributions. On defense, Stanford alumnus Richard Sherman, an ex-Stanford receiver turned cornerback himself, led a strong showing for Seattle in the team’s Monday night victory.
Stanford alumni imposed their will on the defense, with Lion’s cornerback Bademosi and Seahawks’ corner Richard Sherman both contributing to their team’s performance this past week.
Stanford alumni nationwide both flexed their strength as well as stirred controversy in a roller coaster of NFL Week 6 action with some players experiencing tough losses. The Cardinal specifically performed well through the air, where Cardinal players of the past provided crucial yards for their teams down the stretch.
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…
Whoever wins the starting quarterback job will have a wealth of talent to take advantage of in the passing game, which certainly has the potential to shine this season if the conditions are right.
If you have been following my attempt to document my favorite Stanford football games of the last four years (and thanks for reading!), you probably noticed that one particular opponent has remained conspicuously absent thus far. In this final installment of the three-part series, I’ll try to remedy this gaping, duck-shaped hole in the top-10 list by focusing on two of the most remarkable games in the program’s history.
Last week, I began counting down my top Stanford football games of the past four seasons, the best moments of hair-raising drama, high-stakes victory, personal triumph and, in most cases, some combination of all three. Now, a la Matt Barkley in 2012, I’m back to take care of some unfinished business (and that game, by…