Stanford football senior class tributes

In late 2010, as the Stanford football squad enjoyed an immensely successful campaign, I tweeted a tribute to the team’s seniors before their last regular season game. Since then, this has become something of a tradition for me near each season’s end.

This compilation also includes a small number of in-game tweets that I made highlighting the performances of seniors in regular-season contests, but not bowl games, that were played immediately after their tribute appeared.

This page features the original text from my Twitter tributes, with a few exceptions. I deleted broken links from my 2010 tribute. To improve readability, I removed all intra-tweet carriage returns, which made their debut in the 2013 tribute and were used occasionally in subsequent tribute and game tweets. I made a small number of changes to the content of the original tweets in order to fix typographical mistakes, to clarify grammar and to correct the occasional error; these changes typically appear in boldface text.

Finally, I inserted asterisks to mark student-athletes who appear in multiple tributes. One asterisk (*) marks the first mention of the name of a student-athlete who was a fourth-year senior at the time of the tribute. Two asterisks (**) mark the first mention of the name of a student-athlete who was a fifth-year senior at the time.

This page was first published on the afternoon of Dec. 5, 2013. At the time, it contained only the original 2010 senior class tributes. Over the following days, I added the 2011, 2012 and 2013 tributes.

The 2016 Stanford football senior class tribute, my seventh, was added a few days before the 120th Big Game. The 2017 tribute, my eighth, debuted on Twitter a few hours before that contest and was added to this page shortly before the team closed out its regular season by hosting Notre Dame.

Enjoy, fellow Stanford football fans…

…and Go Stanford!!! 

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Eighth annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 18, 2016

Friends and fellow fans, it is now time for my eighth annual tribute to the seniors of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford

The most recent multi-year academic progress rating for @StanfordFball was 983, tied with Utah atop the Pac-12 Conference. #GoStanford

Stanford, Notre Dame and Duke have a graduation success rate of 96 percent, trailing only Northwestern’s 99 percent among Power 5 schools. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have led @StanfordFball to an overall record of 48 wins and 16 losses, a 76.2 winning percentage. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have led @StanfordFball to a Pac-12 Conference record of 32-12 (72.7 percent). #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have a 3-1 record in bowl games and are 2-0 in Pac-12 championship games. #GoStanford

The fourth-year seniors have participated in wins in the Foster Farms, Rose and Sun Bowls. Their record is 37-13 overall and 25-10 in the Pac-12. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors are 9-0 vs. UCLA and Cal. @StanfordFball now holds 10- and seven-game win streaks against those foes. #GoStanford

Now, let’s acknowledge the seniors and fifth-year seniors who have contributed to the glory of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford

Hail CB Terrence Alexander, who recorded a pass breakup, a solo tackle-for-loss and an unassisted tackle vs. Rice. #GoStanford

For his career, Alexander has 57 tackles and 8 deflections. He forced a fumble vs. WSU in 2016 and had a 46-yard interception return at Cal in 2014. #GoStanford

Hail LB Joey Alfieri, who has 13 solo tackles and 29 total stops, including a pair of sacks. He also has a quarterback hurry. #GoStanford

For his career, Alfieri has 120 tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss, seven sacks, 15 QB hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. #GoStanford

In 2016, Alfieri had two interceptions at Oregon and led the team with eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass break-up vs. Colorado. #GoStanford

Alfieri had five tackles and 1.5 tackles-for-loss against North Carolina in the 2016 Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

In 2015, Alfieri recorded seven tackles and a sack at USC. He later had a sack vs. USC in the Pac-12 title game. #GoStanford

Hail WR Isaiah Brandt-Sims, a member of the Cardinal track team. He has two career receptions for 26 yards and has four tackles this year. #GoStanford

Hail OL David Bright**, three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. #GoStanford

Bright, a team captain, has started every game in 2016 and has played in all but one game over the last four years. #GoStanford

Hail C Jesse Burkett, a two time Pac-12 All-Academic team member who has made 23 consecutive starts at center. #GoStanford

Hail QB Ryan Burns**, who completed 61.1 percent of his passes and went 4-3 as a starter with wins over KSU, USC, UCLA and Notre Dame in 2016. #GoStanford

Burns passed for five TDs and 1,151 yards last season, most memorably a 56-yard catch-and-run that Christian McCaffrey used to open scoring against USC. #GoStanford

Burns also threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside with 24 seconds left to beat UCLA in 2016. #GoStanford

Burns came on in relief of an injured Keller Chryst in the 2016 Sun Bowl win over North Carolina, going 6 of 12 for 86 yards. #GoStanford

Burns has thrown for 57 yards and a touchdown, caught a 16-yard pass and run for 21 yards on seven carries this year. #GoStanford

Hail QB Keller Chryst, who in three years has completed 160 of 286 pass attempts for 1,926 yards with 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. #GoStanford

In 2017, Chryst has eight passing touchdowns. He ran for a seven-yard touchdown at Utah. #GoStanford

Chryst played impeccably against Oregon in 2017, completing 15 of 21 throws for 181 yards and tying a career high with three touchdowns. #GoStanford

Chryst, a team captain, threw for two touchdowns and 253 yards in the 2017 season opener against Rice. #GoStanford

Chryst was 6-0 as a starter in 2016, passing for 905 yards and 10 touchdowns with two interceptions. He ran 41 times for 159 yards and two scores. #GoStanford

Chryst’s best performance ever probably came at Oregon last year, where he completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 258 yards and three touchdowns. #GoStanford

Hail DE Eric Cotton**, who has nine solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles and two quarterback hurries this year. Cotton has started all 10 games this season. #GoStanford

Cotton had 1.5 sacks at San Diego State and assisted in sacks vs. Arizona State and at Oregon State. He’s also collaborated on 1.5 other tackles-for-loss. #GoStanford

Cotton recorded solo tackles in 2016 vs. UCLA, Arizona and Oregon. He had a sack against Rice in 2016 and a stop in the 2016 Rose Bowl vs. Iowa. #GoStanford

As a tight end in 2014, Cotton had seven catches for 128 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown vs. Washington State. #GoStanford

Hail OG Brandon Fanaika, who has participated in 31 games with eight starts. He was a top-ranked recruit out of the state of Utah. #GoStanford

Hail FS Denzel Franklin, who has played in all 10 games this year. He has five tackles this year and had a stop in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail OT A.T. Hall, who started all 13 games in 2016 and has started the last eight in 2017 at right tackle. #GoStanford

Hail CB Alijah Holder, who has 17 solo and 9 assisted tackles this year. He also had a 32-yard interception return at USC. #GoStanford

In his last six games, Holder had 24 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, one interception, three forced fumbles and four passes defended. #GoStanford

Holder had a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown against UCLA in 2015 and made three solo tackles in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Peter Kalambayi**, who has 37 total tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup in 2017. He’s had five or more stops in five games this year. #GoStanford

Kalambayi, a captain in both 2016 and 2017, has had five quarterback hurries in each of the last three seasons. #GoStanford

Kalambayi had 45 stops and 6 tackles-for-loss, including 3.5 sacks, in 2016. He had 2.5 sacks against Kansas State. #GoStanford

As a junior in 2015, Kalambayi had 52 tackles, 32 of them unassisted, and totaled 4.5 sacks (three solo). #GoStanford

In his first career start, at Northwestern in 2015, Kalambayi had 12 tackles. He finished that season with a sack in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

As a sophomore in 2014, Kalambayi made 32 tackles. His 9.5 tackles-for-loss included 6.5 sacks, six of them unassisted. #GoStanford

Kalambayi was named Pac-12 defensive player of the week after making three sacks for 35 yards in a 20-13 road win at Washington in 2014. #GoStanford

Hail snapping specialist C.J. Keller, the team’s starting short snapper, who has played in 36 of the team’s 37 games in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. #GoStanford

Hail FB Daniel Marx, who had a 27-yard catch at Washington State and a 3-yard catch vs. Washington. Marx had three catches in 2015, including a 15-yarder. #GoStanford

Hail CB Alameen Murphy, a team captain, who has 32 tackles (24 solo), two pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery this year. #GoStanford

Murphy had seven tackles (six solo) vs. UCLA and has had four or five solo stops apiece at Oregon State, at Washington State and vs. Washington. #GoStanford

Murphy made seven tackles (five solo) and broke up a pass in the 2016 Sun Bowl. On the year he had 36 tackles, all but 10 unassisted, and defended seven passes. #GoStanford

As a sophomore in 2015, Murphy made 44 tackles (33 solo), with six stops and a pass breakup against USC in the Pac-12 title game. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Bobby Okereke, the team’s third-leading tackler with 67 stops (37 solo). He ran an interception back for a 52-yard touchdown at WSU. #GoStanford

Okereke has started the team’s last 23 games. He’s has had five or more tackles in each of the last nine games. #GoStanford

Okereke set a career-high with 11 tackles vs. Washington, including two sacks for 27 yards. He also recorded sacks at San Diego State and Utah. #GoStanford

Okereke had seven tackles and a sack in the 2016 Sun Bowl. He finished the season with 41 tackles and three sacks. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Kevin Palma**, who has 10 tackles (seven solo), 1.5 tackles-for-loss, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery this season. #GoStanford

Palma had 40 tackles (19 solo) as a senior in 2016. That season, Palma had an interception vs. Oregon State and five tackles and a pass breakup in the Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

Palma, who has 27 collegiate starts, had a career-high 44 tackles (16 solo) as a junior in 2015. He has 5.5 overall tackles-for-loss. #GoStanford

Palma had five tackles vs. USC in the Pac-12 title game in 2015 followed by two solo tackles, including a sack, in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Jordan Perez, who has a career-high 48 tackles (22 solo) and 1.5 sacks this year. He’s started seven consecutive games. #GoStanford

Perez, who had a career-high eight tackles this year vs. Arizona State, had a tackle and pass breakup in the 2016 Rose Bowl and two tackles in the 2016 Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail DT Harrison Phillips, who leads the team in six categories with 47 assisted tackles, 73 total tackles, 12.5 tackles-for-loss, five sacks and six QB hurries. #GoStanford

With 20 seconds left to play, Phillips forced and recovered the Oregon State fumble that set up Stanford’s game-winning touchdown drive. #GoStanford

A previous Phillips recovery predicated a first-half field goal in the Cardinal’s 15-14 win at Oregon State. #GoStanford

Against UCLA, Phillips blocked a field-goal attempt to set up a game-tying touchdown drive in the second quarter. #GoStanford

Phillips, a team captain, had 55 total tackles and 6.5 sacks entering this season, including 19 solo stops and 27 assists in 2016. #GoStanford

Philips capped the 2016 campaign with nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss, against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail TE Dalton Schultz, who has 17 catches for 181 yards this year with touchdowns against USC and UCLA. His streak of 18 straight games with a reception ended earlier this season. #GoStanford

Schultz, a team captain, has made 16 consecutive starts. He has 50 collegiate catches for 524 yards and four touchdowns. #GoStanford

Hail FS Brandon Simmons, who has 26 tackles (17 solo) with a forced fumble, a pass breakup and a nine-yard interception return in 2017. #GoStanford

Simmons, a team captain, scored a touchdown on a blocked punt against Oregon this year. He has 49 tackles (33 solo) in his collegiate career. #GoStanford

Hail OT Casey Tucker, who had 22 collegiate starts as a sophomore and junior. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Mike Tyler**, who has 22 tackles (nine solo), three quarterback hurries and two sacks for 19 yards this year. He’s made nine straight starts. #GoStanford

Tyler had 23 tackles (13 solo) with 1.5 sacks as a senior in 2016. He recovered a fumble at Arizona and had two tackles in the Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

As a junior in 2015, Tyler recorded five sacks (four solo), including an assist in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Lane Veach, who recorded his first collegiate tackle this year against Rice. He also recovered an Iowa fumble in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

Friends and fellow @StanfordFball fans, this concludes my tribute to the Cardinal seniors. As always, thank you for reading! #GoStanford

Soon, it will be time for the team to host the 120th Big Game at Stanford Stadium. Beat Cal — and as always, #GoStanford!!!

2017 senior class tribute addenda — part 1

PARTY IN THE BACKFIELD! Patrick Laird tackled tackles for a loss of 9 yards and Ross Bowers sacked for 11 yards by Peter Kalambayi! #GoStanford #NCAAfb #partyinthebackfield

Fullback Daniel Marx with a seven-yard catch from Costello! #GoStanford #beatcal #NCAAfb

2017 senior class tribute addenda — part 2

Ryan Burns, blocking quarterback, makes an early appearance. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Senior LB Bobby Okereke trips up Josh Adams in the backfield to induce a punt on Notre Dame’s first possession. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Okereke was the first one to the ball carrier on that third down play. Cardinal offense with a huge opportunity coming up. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

COSTELLO TOUCHDOWN PASS TO DALTON SCHULTZ ON THE RUN-ACTION FAKE!!!!!!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

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Seventh annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 26, 2016

Friends and fellow fans, it is now time for my seventh annual tribute to the seniors of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford

The most recent multi-year academic progress rating for @StanfordFball was 983, tied with Utah atop the Pac-12 Conference. #GoStanford

Stanford, Utah, Clemson and UCF are tied for seventh-highest APR among Power Five teams. #GoStanford

With their multi-year APR of 983, Stanford, Utah, Clemson + UCF rank 27th out of 251 NCAA Division I football-playing colleges. #GoStanford

Stanford and Brown have graduation success rates of 99 percent, tops in Div. I. Stanford’s GSR has been 99% three years running. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have led @StanfordFball to an overall record of 51 wins and 15 losses, a 77.3 winning percentage. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have led @StanfordFball to a Pac-12 Conference record of 34-11 (75.6 percent). #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have a 3-1 record in bowl games, including 2-1 in the @RoseBowlGame. They are 3-0 in Pac-12 title games. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors are 11-0 vs. UCLA and Cal. @StanfordFball now holds nine- and seven-game win streaks against those foes. #GoStanford

Now, let’s acknowledge the seniors and fifth-year seniors who have contributed to the glory of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford

Hail OL David Bright*, two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. He’s played in all but one game over the last three years. #GoStanford

Hail QB Ryan Burns*, who completed 62 percent of his passes and went 4-3 as a starter with wins over KSU, USC, UCLA + Notre Dame. #GoStanford

Burns passed for five TDs + 1,058 yards in 2016, most memorably a 56-yarder to Christian McCaffrey to open scoring against USC. #GoStanford

Hail OL Johnny Caspers, who has started 35 of 37 games since the 2014 season began. Caspers allowed 1 sack in ’14, none in ’15. #GoStanford

Caspers is one of the team’s five co-captains this season. #GoStanford

Hail FS Calvin Chandler, who played offense, defense and special teams in high school, setting a school record with 364 tackles. #GoStanford

Hail DE Eric Cotton*, who recorded solo tackles this year vs. UCLA, Arizona and Oregon and had a stop in the Rose Bowl vs. Iowa. #GoStanford

As a tight end in 2014, Cotton had seven catches for 128 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown vs. Washington State. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Noor Davis**, who had three solo tackles apiece vs. Notre Dame and Arizona and an eight-yard INT return vs. USC. #GoStanford

Davis made 11 tackles in 2015. In 2014, he had 19 tackles and made an interception vs. UC Davis. #GoStanford

Hail CB Ryan Gaertner, who had 1,610 all-purpose yards, including 1,098 rushing yards and 14 TDs, as a high school senior. #GoStanford

Hail FB Chris Harrell**, who has one of Stanford’s two fumble returns this year (15 yards vs. Arizona). #GoStanford

Harrell has played in 21 college games, all over the last two years. His first career start came this year at Notre Dame. #GoStanford

Hail OL Lucas Hinds, who went both ways as a high school lineman for four years. He was his high school’s valedictorian. #GoStanford

Hail FS Zach Hoffpauir, who has a career-high 26 solo tackles this year. His 35 overall stops are sixth-best on the team. #GoStanford

Hoffpauir had a team-high nine stops (eight solo) in the season opener vs. Kansas State. He made a key third-down tackle @ UCLA. #GoStanford

Hoffpauir made a spectacular fourth-quarter deflection at Notre Dame and played a role in Noor Davis’s interception vs. USC. #GoStanford

Hoffpauir led the defense in a 2014 win over WSU with 15 tackles and two pass breakups. He had 4.0 tackles-for-loss that year. #GoStanford

Hoffpauir made a key tackle in Stanford’s third-quarter goal-line stand in the 2013 Pac-12 championship game at Arizona State. #GoStanford

‘The Hoff’ is one of many two-sport Stanford athletes. He batted .295 for Stanford baseball + played minor league ball in 2015. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Craig Jones**, who has played in 34 games over the past three years. He had a career-high 15 tackles in 2015. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Peter Kalambayi*, who has 5.5 tackles-for-loss, including three sacks, this year. He has 36 stops (24 solo) in 2016. #GoStanford

Kalambayi recorded 2.5 sacks vs. Kansas State and 0.5 sacks vs. Colorado in 2016. He had 4.5 sacks in 2015 and 6.5 sacks in ’14. #GoStanford

As a junior in 2015, Kalambayi recorded 52 tackles, 32 of them unassisted. #GoStanford

Kalambayi, one of five co-captains, has started 25 straight games. He had an INT in his career debut vs. UC Davis in 2014. #GoStanford

Hail DE Luke Kaumatule**, who had a career-high 10 tackles + 1.5 sacks as a junior in 2014. He also blocked an ASU kick that year. #GoStanford

Hail SS Dallas Lloyd**, who leads the team with three interceptions and is tied for second in tackles with 48 (29 solo). #GoStanford

Lloyd has 78 interception return yards: 26 v KSU, 14 v WSU, 38 @ Notre Dame. A team co-captain, he’s started 24 straight games. #GoStanford

Lloyd had a career-high 55 tackles (34 solo) as a junior, making nine tackles vs. Arizona and intercepting a pass at Colorado. #GoStanford

Hail RB Pat McFadden, who has three collegiate runs for 15 yards. He had 1,166 rushing yards and 14 TDs as a high school senior. #GoStanford

Hail WR Francis Owusu, who had a 17-yard catch vs. UCLA this year. He had 13 catches for 175 yards in ’15, 11-138 yards in ’14. #GoStanford

Owusu’s behind-the-defender’s-back TD vs. UCLA in 2015 was one of the most amazing receptions in Stanford — nay, NCAA — history. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Kevin Palma*, who has 32 tackles (18 solo) in 2016. Palma made his first career interception this year vs. Oregon State. #GoStanford

Palma, who has made 25 straight starts, had a career-high 44 tackles (16 solo) as a junior. He has 4.0 career tackles-for-loss. #GoStanford

Hail WR Michael Rector**, who has 100 career catches for 1,639 yards and 15 TDs. In 2016, he had two TDs @ Oregon and one vs. KSU. #GoStanford

Rector also ran for a 56-yard touchdown on a reverse to seal Stanford’s 27-10 win over USC in 2016. #GoStanford

Rector was the team’s second-leading receiver in 2015 with 34 catches for 559 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns. #GoStanford

Rector set a team-high mark for catches in a game in 2015 with 8 receptions for 103 yards vs. Oregon. #GoStanford

Rector caught two passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns vs. Iowa in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

In 2013, Rector averaged 30.8 yards per catch (and 30.8 yds per game). He had four catches for 104 yards and a TD vs. Cal. #GoStanford

Hail P Alex Robinson, who in 2015 averaged 42.4 yards per punt with eight of 50-plus yards, pinning 15 inside the 20-yard line. #GoStanford

Hail TE Greg Taboada, who has 18 career catches for four touchdowns. He’s averaging 18.4 yards per catch (five for 92) in 2016. #GoStanford

Taboada had a pair of short-yardage TD catches vs. Oregon in 2015. He also had two catches, both for touchdowns, vs. WSU in ’14. #GoStanford

Hail WR Taijuan Thomas, who made a five-yard catch this year at Notre Dame. He had six tackles in 13 games as a junior in 2015. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Mike Tyler*, who this year has 21 tackles (12 solo) with 1.5 sacks. He also recovered a fumble at Arizona. #GoStanford

As a junior, Tyler recorded five sacks (four solo), including an assist in the 2016 Rose Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail K Conrad Ukropina**, steady-footed “Ol’ Reliable.” He is the team’s second-leading scorer with 76 points (16 FGs, 28 XPs). #GoStanford

Ukropina holds the school career record for consecutive extra points made with 102. #GoStanford

Ukropina set a school season record in 2015 by kicking 18 of 20 field goals (90 percent). #GoStanford

Ukropina’s career FG rate (81.8 percent, 36/44) is a school record. He hit a 45-yard game-winning kick vs. Notre Dame in 2015. #GoStanford

Ukropina’s longest FG was 52 yards, which he hit in 2015 vs. UCF and in ’16 vs. Oregon State. He hit four FGs vs. OSU this year. #GoStanford

Hail DE Jordan Watkins**, who recorded two sacks and a safety vs. Kansas State. He has a career-high 10 stops (six solo) in 2016. #GoStanford

Friends and fellow @StanfordFball fans, this concludes my tribute to the Cardinal’s seniors. As always, thank you for reading! #GoStanford

Soon, it will be time for the team to play its final home game of 2016 at Stanford Stadium. Let’s beat Rice — and as always, #GoStanford!!!

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Sixth annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 21, 2015

Friends and fellow fans, it is now time for my sixth annual tribute to the seniors of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford

The most recent academic progress rating for @StanfordFball was 987, 13th among all CFB teams and fifth among Power Five teams. #GoStanford

With a graduation rate of 99 percent, @StanfordFball tops Division I football + exceeds the overall @Stanford athlete grad rate. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have led @StanfordFball to an overall record of 50 victories and 14 losses, a 78.1 winning percentage. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have led @StanfordFball to a Pac-12 Conference record of 35-10 (77.8 percent). #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have a 2-2 record in bowl games, including 1-1 in the @RoseBowlGame. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have gone 10-0 vs. UCLA and Cal and contributed to what is currently a five-year Big Game win streak. #GoStanford

Now, let’s acknowledge the seniors and fifth-year seniors who have contributed to the glory of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford

Hail OLB Kevin Anderson**, who leads the team with 8 tackles-for-loss despite playing just six games. #GoStanford

Anderson had a 51-yard fumble recovery last week vs. Oregon. #GoStanford

Anderson scored on a 40-yard interception return against Michigan State in the Jan. 1, 2014, @RoseBowlGame. #GoStanford

Hail OG Brendon Austin**, who has played 38 career collegiate football games. He was a top-ranked offensive tackle in high school. #GoStanford

Hail WR Devon Cajuste**, who has four career 100-yard receiving games and who averaged a school-yard 22.9 yards per catch in 2013. #GoStanford

Cajuste had multiple touchdowns in 2014 vs. Army (3) + Maryland (2) + in ’13 vs. WSU (2). #GoStanford

Cajuste’s longest reception was 78 yards at Arizona State in the 2013 Pac-12 title game. #GoStanford

Hail OL Johnny Caspers, who has started 22 of 23 games since the start of his junior season in 2014. #GoStanford

Hail WR Conner Crane, who has played in 10 career NCAA games. In high school, he had 99 catches for 2,340 yards and 35 TDs. #GoStanford

Hail OT Nick Davidson, a consensus top-50 offensive tackle recruit, who has played in 17 NCAA games in his junior + senior years. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Noor Davis*, who has 27 NCAA tackles. In 7 games as a HS senior: he had 46 stops (11 TFLs); as a jr.: 101 Ts, 8 sacks. #GoStanford

Hail OG Joshua Garnett, who has 28 NCAA starts. In ’12, he was the @StanfordFball O-line’s first true freshman starter in 12 years. #GoStanford

Hail FB Chris Harrell*, who has played in eight NCAA games, all as a senior. In high school, he played FB, hoops & track + field. #GoStanford

Hail CB Ronnie Harris**, who defended a team-high 10 passes in 2015 and recorded five tackles-for-loss in 2014. #GoStanford

Harris, a team co-captain, has 94 career tackles, including a personal-best 32 stops in ‘15. He had 7 tackles at USC, 6 vs. UCLA. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Craig Jones*, who has 10 tackles this season. He entered the year with 2 stops, all as a junior. #GoStanford

Hail WR Dontonio Jordan, who has two collegiate catches. In high school, he had 119 catches for 1,348 yards + 12 TDs. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Luke Kaumatule*, who started 27 games as a sophomore and junior. He has 12 NCAA tackles with 1.5 sacks. #GoStanford

Hail SS Dallas Lloyd*, a converted quarterback who is having a career year with 38 tackles (25 solo) and a forced fumble. #GoStanford

In 2015, Lloyd is fourth on the team in tackles. His first-ever pick was at Colorado. He made a career-high 9 stops vs. Arizona. #GoStanford

Hail DE Nate Lohn, whose three tackles this season include a sack for a loss of nine yards (vs. UCLA) and 1.5 other TFLs. #GoStanford

Hail LS Reed Miller, a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. He has played a maximum 51 games in his four-year career. #GoStanford

Hail OT Kyle Murphy, who has 30 career starts (25 straight). A team co-captain, he was an All-Pac-12 second teamer in 2014. #GoStanford

Hail CB Ra’Chard Pippens**, who has nine total career tackles. #GoStanford

Hail WR Michael Rector*, the team’s top receiver in 2015 with 26 catches for 416 yards (16 yds per catch, 41.6 yds per game). #GoStanford

Rector’s 53-yard second-quarter TD catch vs. UCF gave @StanfordFball its first lead of 2015. #GoStanford

His third-quarter TD catch at Oregon State University put the Cardinal comfortably ahead in that contest. #GoStanford

Rector set a team-high mark for catches in a game in 2015 with 8 receptions for 103 yards vs. Oregon. #GoStanford

Rector’s career average of 18.3 yards per catch is fourth all-time in @StanfordFball history. #GoStanford

In 2013, Rector averaged 30.8 yards per catch (and 30.8 yds per game). He had four catches for 104 yards and a TD vs. Cal. #GoStanford

Hail DE Torsten Rotto**, whose six career tackles include a sack vs. Maryland in the 2014 Foster Farms Bowl. #GoStanford

Hail RB Barry Sanders, the team’s second-leading rusher with 47 carries for 309 yards (6.6 yds per carry, 38.6 yds per game). #GoStanford

Sanders had a career-best 97 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries at Oregon State. #GoStanford

Sanders has twice ran for 65-yard touchdowns this season — at Oregon State and vs. Arizona (both one-play possessions). #GoStanford

Sanders needs just six yards to match his rushing total from 2015 (315 yards). He entered this season with one career TD. #GoStanford

Hail DE Brennan Scarlett, who has 26 tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, one pass defense, one forced fumble + one fumble recovery. #GoStanford

Scarlett is tied for the team lead with six quarterback hurries. His fumble recovery was vs. UCF; his forced fumble was against Oregon. #GoStanford

Scarlett, @StanfordFball’s first graduate transfer, had 54 tackles and 4.5 sacks over four years at…wait, he played for Cal?! #GoStanford

Scarlett, whose brother Cameron is also on the @StanfordFball team, will participate in his first Big Game ever tonight on the Farm! #GoStanford

Since World War II, Scarlett is the second player to join @StanfordFball after playing for Cal. (Dale Rubin did it in the ’60s.) #GoStanford

Hail DE/DT Aziz Shittu, whose 7 tackles-for-loss (minus-28 yards) rank 2nd on the team. He has three pass breakups + a QB hurry. #GoStanford

This season, Shittu has a career-high 33 stops and two sacks for minus-16 yards. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Sam Shober, who recorded a sack at Colorado. He has eight total collegiate tackles. #GoStanford

Hail C Graham Shuler, a team co-captain, who has started 23 straight games at center since the start of 2014. #GoStanford

Hail WR Rollins Stallworth**, whose fifth NCAA catch + first college TD came vs. Arizona on Oct. 3. He had 1 catch entering 2015. #GoStanford

Stallworth recovered an onside kick at Colorado to slow the Buffaloes’ momentum. He had a career-high three catches vs. Oregon. #GoStanford

Hail K Conrad Ukropina*, he of the steady foot, who is 14-16 on field goals this year (long: 52). He’s perfect on 46 XPs in 2015. #GoStanford

Ukropina leads the team with 88 points. He hit 3 field goals each vs UCF, WSU + Oregon. He’s 11th nationally in FG percentage. #GoStanford

Ukropina’s career 87.5 field goal percentage (2013–15) is the highest in @StanfordFball history. #GoStanford

Hail DE Jordan Watkins*, who has 1.5 tackles-for-loss in 2015. He was rated the 26th-best or better defensive tackle in high school. #GoStanford

Hail SS Kodi Whitfield, the team’s third-leading tackler with 42 stops, with a sack and 1.5 other TFLs. #GoStanford

This season, Whitfield has a pick (vs. UCLA) and a forced fumble. #GoStanford

Whitfield’s sophomore year, 2013, was his best as a wide receiver: 16 catches, 170 yards, 1 TD (10.6 yds per catch, 12.1 ypg). #GoStanford

Whitfield’s lone college TD (so far) will be recalled as long as Stanford plays UCLA: Kodi’s Catch, a one-handed TD snag. #GoStanford

The 30-yard reception was the longest play of Whitfield’s career, and one of the most amazing @StanfordFball catches ever. #GoStanford

Whitfield’s only pick came moments after ESPN replayed his 2013 TD following Francis Owusu’s circus catch vs. UCLA this year. #GoStanford

Hail RB Remound Wright**, who leads @StanfordFball in 2015 with 11 TDs (10 rushing, one receiving). #GoStanford

In 2014, Wright had a team-high 601 yards + 11 TDs, all rushing. #GoStanford

Wright had multiple-TD games in 2015 vs USC (3), OSU (2) + ‘Zona (2 rush, 1 catch); in ’14 vs. Cal (4), UCLA (2) + Maryland (3). #GoStanford

All of Wright’s 21 rushing touchdowns since the start of 2014 have come in goal-to-go situations. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Sam Yules, who has played in four games this year and seven NCAA games overall. #GoStanford

There remain two players who have yet to be acknowledged in my tribute to the current seniors of @StanfordFball. #GoStanford

You know their names. You remember many of their deeds. Let’s take a moment to hail the careers of these very special seniors. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Blake Martinez, the team’s leading tackler with 100 stops (51 solo). #GoStanford

He has 4.5 tackles-for-loss, a pick (vs. Central Florida), five pass defenses, and two hurries. #GoStanford

Martinez is tops in the Pac-12 Conference and 15th nationally in total tackles at 10 per game. #GoStanford

Martinez has led @StanfordFball in tackling in nine of 10 games this season. #GoStanford

Martinez, who has 23 career starts (all consecutive), had 14 tackles apiece in road games at Northwestern and at USC. #GoStanford

Martinez was the team’s leading tackler in 2014 with 102 stops (53 solo), including 4.5 sacks. #GoStanford

In the 2014 season, Martinez also had 2.5 other tackles-for-loss, two pass defenses + two forced fumbles. #GoStanford

In 2014, he had 10 tackles each against USC and Army and had eight tackles and an interception against Washington State. #GoStanford

But Martinez’s performance in the 2014 Big Game truly stood out, with 11 tackles, two picks and a forced fumble against Cal. #GoStanford

As a sophomore in 2013, Martinez had six tackles, a forced fumble and his first career pick against — oh hey! — Cal. #GoStanford

Martinez also recorded five solo tackles in the 2013 Pac-12 championship game at Arizona State. #GoStanford

Hail Kevin Hogan**, the only modern-era @StanfordFball QB to make multiple Rose Bowl starts. #GoStanford

Hogan is the only quarterback *EVER* to lead @StanfordFball to multiple bowl wins with a 2-1 postseason record. #GoStanford

Stanford’s 20-14 victory in the 2013 @RoseBowlGame marked the team’s first postseason win in Pasadena in 41 years. #GoStanford

Hogan, a team co-captain, has a combined 3-1 record in Pac-12 championship games and Rose Bowl appearances. #GoStanford

Hogan was named the MVP of the 2012 Pac-12 championship game. He led the Cardinal to victories in his first 10 starts. #GoStanford

Hogan has spent his career rewriting the @StanfordFball record books. A brief review… #GoStanford

Hogan is second in @StanfordFball career passing percentage (65.8, after Andrew Luck’s 67.0). #GoStanford

Hogan is fourth in Stanford career passing yards (8,653), trailing Steve Stenstrom (10,911), Luck (9,430) + John Elway (9,349). #GoStanford

Hogan is fourth in @StanfordFball career passing touchdowns with 66, trailing Luck (82), Elway (77) and Stenstrom (74). #GoStanford

Hogan’s 13 rushing TDs top all @StanfordFball quarterbacks. #GoStanford

Hogan owns four of the top seven season rushing totals by a Stanford QB. He has best career yardage with 1,187. #GoStanford

Hogan is third in Stanford total offense with 9,840 yards after Luck (10,387) + Stenstrom (10,179). #GoStanford

Hogan has won a school-best 32 games in 42 starts, (76.2 win percentage). He won his first 10 starts, including a @RoseBowlGame. #GoStanford

This year, Hogan’s 8.97 yards per pass attempt leads the Pac-12 and ranks 13th nationally. #GoStanford

Hogan was 17 of 19 (279 yards, 2 TDs) vs. Arizona. He also tossed three touchdowns apiece vs. UCF and UCLA. #GoStanford

Hogan has four rushing TDs in the past three games, including a career high 14 carries for 112 yards with 2 scores at WSU. #GoStanford

Hogan’s 39-yard run at WSU was the longest of his career until his 59-yard touchdown run against the Cougars later in the game. #GoStanford

In 2014, Hogan threw for 19 TDs. He had 2-plus TDs vs. Davis (3), Army (4), WSU (3), OSU (2), Utah (2), UCLA (2) + Maryland (2). #GoStanford

In 2013, Hogan threw for 20 TDs. He had 2-plus TDs vs. San Jose State (2), Army (3), ASU (2), WSU (3) and Cal (a career-high 5). #GoStanford

Friends and fellow @StanfordFball fans, this concludes my tribute to the Cardinal’s seniors. As always, thank you for reading! #GoStanford

And now, it’s time to play Big Game — and to #beatcal! Remember, a Pac-12 Northern Division title awaits!!! #GoStanford

2015 senior class tribute addenda — part 1

TOUCHDOWN, REMOUND WRIGHT!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Some things are timeless. The seasons will change. The years will pass. Remound Wright will go over the top on short yardage. #GoStanford

Short-yardage situation? David Shaw and Mike Bloomgren know just the Wright man for the job! First down, Stanford!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Remound Wright with his second touchdown of the night!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Final: @StanfordFball 35, Cal 22 — the Cardinal’s sixth straight win over the Bears in the 118th Big Game! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

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Fifth annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 22, 2014

Hail DE Henry Anderson**, who has 12 career solo sacks, including five this year and five in 2012. #GoStanford

Henry Anderson has 125 career tackles, with 50 in 2012 and another 50 this year. He has 10 tackles-for-loss this year. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Kevin Anderson*, who is having a career year with 46 tackles (10.5 tackles-for-loss) in 2014. #GoStanford

Kevin Anderson had a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 2014 @RoseBowlGame vs. Michigan State. #GoStanford

Hail OT Brendon Austin*, who has seen action on the O-line and on special teams in 37 career games. #GoStanford

Hail WR Devon Cajuste*, who averaged a school-record 22.9 yards/catch in 2013 (28-642 yards, 5 touchdowns). #GoStanford

Cajuste has four 100-yard receiving games: In 2013 at WSU (4-115, 2 TDs), vs. UCLA (7-109) and at ASU (2-120); in 2014 at Oregon (5-116).

Hail DE Lance Callihan, who recorded 43 tackles (3.5 sacks, 1 INT) as a high school senior and 61 (28 TFLs) as a HS junior. #GoStanford

Hail QB Evan Crower, who completed 7 of 9 passes with a touchdown vs. Cal in the 2013 Big Game. #GoStanford

Hail SS John Flacco**, the reserve who inspired an epidemic of joy amongst West Point cadets in 2013. http://j.mp/1t5YI2t #GoStanford

Hail CB Ronnie Harris*, who has recorded 23 total tackles (12 solo) in 2014, with 4 tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble. #GoStanford

Harris notched 33 total tackles as a sophomore and junior, with 2 pass deflections and a forced fumble in 2012. #GoStanford

Hail DE Anthony Hayes, who recorded a sack for 12 yards in 2014 vs. UC Davis and saw action in 2013 vs. Cal and 2012 vs. Duke. #GoStanford

Hail ILB Joe Hemschoot**, who has 47 career tackles, including 27 in 2013, when he had 2 TFLs and a fumble recovery. #GoStanford

Hail TE Charlie Hopkins, a converted defensive lineman, who had 17 sacks in his final two years of high school. #GoStanford

Hail WR Gautam Krishnamurthi. As a high school senior, he made 48 catches (972 yards, 10 TDs) and 49 tackles + 6 INTs (2 TDs). #GoStanford

Hail DE Blake Lueders**, who is nearing career highs this year with 20 tackles, 5.0 tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks. #GoStanford

Hail CB Wayne Lyons, who has 119 career tackles, with 21 this year (five vs. Notre Dame). He has nine career pass deflections. #GoStanford

Lyons made 69 tackles (41 solo) in 2013, when he also intercepted two passes and forced two fumbles. #GoStanford

Lyons recorded at least five tackles in eight games over the 2013 season, including the Rose Bowl game vs. Michigan State. #GoStanford

Hail FS Kyle Olugbode**, whose 33 tackles (17 solo) have made this a career year. Olugbode had 14 total tackles prior to 2014. #GoStanford

Olugbode has 1.5 tackles-for-loss, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery this year. He had a career-high seven tackles vs. WSU.

Hail DT David Parry**, who has made 23 tackles this year, including 4.0 tackles-for-loss with two sacks and five QB hurries. #GoStanford

Parry’s consistency has been remarkable: 28 tackles (3 TFLs) in 2012, 23 Ts (5 TFLs) in 2013 and 23 more (5 TFLs) this year. #GoStanford

Moreover, Parry, a political science major, has twice been named to the Pac-12 conference All-Academic team. #GoStanford

Hail CB Ra’Chard Pippens*, who has recorded defensive stops this year vs. UC Davis, Army and Oregon State. #GoStanford

Hail FB Eddie Plantaric**, who has played defensive line and tight end, and who made two tackles vs. San Jose State in 2011. #GoStanford

Hail WR-RHP Jordan Pratt, the ‘old man’ of the Cardinal gridders, who had a 37-yard touchdown catch vs. Oregon State. #GoStanford

Hail C Kevin Reihner, a high school varsity hoops player who was rated Pennsylvania’s 18th-best overall football player. #GoStanford

Hail P Ben Rhyne**, the 2013 Pac-12 football scholar-athlete of the year, who placed four punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Army. #GoStanford

Rhyne has punted for 51 yards or longer four times this year, including a 61-yarder vs. Oregon State. #GoStanford

Hail SS Jordan Richards, a team co-captain, who has 235 tackles (2011: 30; ’12: 69, dude; ’13: 69, dude; ’14: 67) and 7 picks. #GoStanford

Richards made 10 tackles and forced a fumble vs. USC; 7 Ts (1.5 TFLs, 1 INT) @ Notre Dame; 7 Ts vs. WSU; 8 Ts @ ASU; and 13 Ts @ Oregon.

Richards, the team’s second-leading tackler, forced a fumble at Washington and broke up passes against Oregon State and Oregon. #GoStanford

Richards recorded three interceptions as a sophomore (2012) and three as a junior, with a 30-yard TD return vs. WSU in 2013. #GoStanford

In 2012, Richards had seven tackles-for-loss and a team-high 15 pass defenses. #GoStanford

Richards, who has 2.5 TFLs this year, has been named a 2014 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award winner. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Torsten Rotto*, who had 157 tackles + 12.5 sacks in his final two years of high school, and who recovered a Duke fumble in 2012. #GoStanford

Hail OL J.B. Salem, who had 44 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 hurries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick as a high school senior. #GoStanford

Hail RB Ricky Seale**, the CIF San Diego Section career leader with 6,694 yards. He had 2,419 yards and 35 TDs as a senior. #GoStanford

Hail FB Patrick Skov, who has four touchdowns on 11 carries this season, along with a 16-yard reception and 2 tackles (1 TFL). #GoStanford

Hail WR Rollins Stallworth*, a two-way player + two-time all-state academic first-teamer in HS, who had a 10-yard catch vs. OSU. #GoStanford

Hail ILB A.J. Tarpley**, a team co-captain and the third-leading tackler with 64 stops and 4.5 tackles-for-loss in 2014. #GoStanford

Tarpley, who sealed the deal with a fumble recovery in the 3-OT thriller vs. USC in 2011, returned a kick 39 yards at Notre Dame in 2014.

Tarpley had nine tackles in that Notre Dame game and made eight stops apiece this year vs. USC (1 sack), WSU (1 sack, 2 TFLs) and ASU.

Tarpley recorded 93 tackles in 2013 (52 solo; 5.0 TFLs, 1 forced fumble) and 65 in 2012 (6.5 TFLs). He has 277 in his career. #GoStanford

Tarpley has 16 career pass deflections (2011: 5; ’12: 6; ’13: 4; ’14: 1) and intercepted one of Army’s 5 pass attempts in this year’s game.

Hail WR Jeff Trojan**, who has 11 catches for 65 yards this year. His onside kick recoveries helped Stanford beat Oregon in 2013. #GoStanford

Hail LS Austin Tubbs, a two-time scholar-athlete award winner and varsity lacrosse player at San Clemente (Calif.) High School. #GoStanford

Hail OLB James Vaughters, who has a career-high 39 tackles (24 solo) this year, including 8 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks. #GoStanford

Vaughters has forced one fumble and recovered another. He is credited with five quarterback hurries. #GoStanford

Vaughters made nine tackles at Washington and eight at Arizona State. He has 109 career tackles, including 6 TFLs and 4 sacks in 2013.

Hail FB Lee Ward**, a team co-captain, who had his first career touchdown catch vs. Utah last week. #GoStanford

Ward returned the opening kickoff 30 yards in the 2013 Big Game vs. Cal. As a high school senior, he had 141 tackles (28 TFLs). #GoStanford

Hail RB Remound Wright*, the team’s leading rusher with 89 carries for 396 yards (4.4 ypc). He scored TDs vs. Notre Dame + WSU. #GoStanford

Hail DT Alex Yazdi, who won three varsity letters as a defensive and offensive lineman at Cactus Shadows (Ariz.) HS. #GoStanford

Hail RB Kelsey Young, who has 900 all-purpose career yards, including 292 rushing yards this year. #GoStanford

There remain three players who have yet to be acknowledged in my tribute to the current seniors of @StanfordFball. #GoStanford

You know their names. You remember many of their deeds. Let’s take a moment to hail the careers of these @StanfordFball seniors. #GoStanford

Hail QB Kevin Hogan*, the only quarterback to make multiple Rose Bowl starts for Stanford in the modern era. #GoStanford

Stanford’s 20-14 victory in the 2013 @RoseBowlGame marked the team’s first postseason win in Pasadena in 41 years. #GoStanford

Hogan, a team co-captain, has a combined 3-1 record in Pac-12 championship games and Rose Bowl appearances. #GoStanford

Hogan was named the MVP of the 2012 Pac-12 championship game. He led the Cardinal to victories in his first 10 starts. #GoStanford

In three years, Hogan has passed for 5,881 yards with 44 touchdowns + 20 interceptions. He has 34 rushes for 771 yards + 8 TDs. #GoStanford

Hogan ranks sixth on the Stanford career passing TDs list. He is eighth for career passing yards and second for career rush yards by a QB.

Hogan’s career completion percentage of 64.3 (476-740) ranks second in school history (after Andrew Luck, 71.3, 2009-11). #GoStanford

Hail WR-KR-RB Ty Montgomery, the team’s second-leading scorer with six touchdowns, who has 1,401 all-purpose yards. #GoStanford

Montgomery’s 171 catches put him at No. 5 on the school career receptions list. He leads the team in ’14 with 60 catches (590 yards, 3 TDs).

Montgomery is fourth in school all-purpose career yards with 5,177 and has a chance to overtake Troy Walters (5,515 yds, 1996-99) at No. 3.

Montgomery has had at least 100 all-purpose yards in 13 of his last 15 games. He has had at least 200 AP yards five times. #GoStanford

Montgomery’s first career punt return, and his first touch of 2014, resulted in a 60-yard TD vs. UC Davis. #GoStanford

Montgomery holds the school record with 2,493 career kickoff return yards. He’s tied with three others with three career kickoff return TDs.

Montgomery racked up 2,208 all-purpose yards in 2013, which trails only Glyn Milburn’s 1992 and 1990 seasons (2,234 and 2,222 yards).

With four receiving TDs and one rushing TD vs. Cal in the 2013 Big Game, Montgomery tied Darrin Nelson’s 1981 single-game scoring record.

Hail K Jordan Williamson**, the leading scorer in Stanford history with 350 career points. #GoStanford

Williamson hit three game-winning field goals in 2012: vs. San Jose State, at Oregon and vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 title game. #GoStanford

Williamson broke John Hopkins’s school record of 59 field goals made when he hit a career-long 51-yarder in overtime last week. #GoStanford

Williamson has hit 170 of 172 career extra-point attempts, good for a percentage of 98.8 — third in the Stanford record books. #GoStanford

Friends and fellow @StanfordFball fans, this ends my tribute to the seniors. Now it’s time to play Big Game — and to #beatcal! #GoStanford

2014 senior class tribute addenda

Senior RB Remound Wright does most of the work on this drive with a big run and then a short carry for the touchdown! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Field-goal attempt coming up from Jordan Williamson. And it’s good! 10-0 Stanford!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

A.J. Tarpley with an end-zone fumble recovery that is highly reminiscent of his 2011 recovery at USC in triple OT!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Not-fun fact: Cal might be leading if not for the fumble that Tarpley recovered in the end zone. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

It takes about four Cal defenders to tackle Devon Cajuste after he makes a reception for a first down. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Cal’s Jared Goff is picked again. Moments later, it’s HOGAN ON THE KEEPER FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Remound Wright fights his way to a first down! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

REMOUND WRIGHT WITH HIS THIRD RUSHING TOUCHDOWN ON THE DAY!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

JORDAN RICHARDS INTERCEPTS JARED GOFF LUKE RUBENZER!!! Although he is flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct afterward. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Punter Ben Rhyne’s tackle prevents a Cal touchdown return. Yikes! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

I should note that Ty Montgomery hasn’t played since injuring his shoulder early in the game. Get well soon, Ty!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

FOUR TOUCHDOWNS FOR REMOUND WRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

YOUR FINAL SCORE IN THE 117TH BIG GAME: @StanfordFball 38, Cal 17!!! FIVE BIG GAME VICTORIES IN A ROW FOR STANFORD!!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

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Fourth annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Part 1: Nov. 30, 2013

It’s time for my fourth annual tribute to the seniors of @StanfordFball. #GoStanford

The academic progress rating released in spring 2013 for @StanfordFball was 978, best in the Pac-12 and 10th nationally. #GoStanford

Over the last four years, the senior class has helped @StanfordFball earn an unprecedented record of 44-7. #GoStanford

The fifth-year seniors have helped @StanfordFball win 52 games against just 12 losses. #GoStanford

The fourth-year seniors are 2-1 in bowl games, all BCS bowls, including the first Rose Bowl appearance in 13 years… #GoStanford

And last year, of course, @StanfordFball had its first Rose Bowl win in 41 years. #GoStanford

Also, @StanfordFball has been ranked in the AP Top 25 for a school-record 61 weeks, dating to Sept. 5, 2010. #GoStanford

Hail DE Henry Anderson*, whose awesome 2012 season had 50 tackles, 13 TFLs + 5.5 sacks. He had 5 Ts, 0.5 sacks in ’13 vs. Oregon. #GoStanford

Hail OG Dillon Bonnell, a football + baseball player in high school. He played in > a dozen games, starting twice, in ’12. #GoStanford

Hail CB Barry Browning, who has 11 tackles + 2 breakups this year. In ‘12, he had 24 tackles, w/ six each vs. Duke + Arizona. #GoStanford

Hail FS Devon Carrington, with 20 solo Ts + 4 breakups this year. In ‘12, he had 16 + 2, and ran down Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. #GoStanford

Hail RB Jackson Cummings, winner of 2012’s Greg Piers Service Team Award. He has 30 yards on three kick returns this year. #GoStanford

Hail TE Davis Dudchock, a three-sport high school athlete who had a 15-yard catch last week vs. california. #GoStanford

Hail SS John Flacco*, legendary hero to the legendary heroes-in-the-making who attend West Point. #GoStanford

Hail RT Cameron Fleming, Outland Trophy candidate who has made 28 straight starts. He knows what is + isn’t rocket science. #GoStanford

Hail FS Chris Gaertner, Sacred Heart Prep’s leader in career INTs (14) and single-season all-purpose yards (2,128). #GoStanford

Hail LB Joe Hemschoot*, whose 12 solo tackles this year more than double his career total. He has an INT + fumble recovery too. #GoStanford

Hail LB-DE Blake Lueders*, who has 10 solo tackles, 1.5 sacks + 4 TFLs this year. He helped block an ASU punt, too. #GoStanford

Hail C Conor McFadden, the coach in pads (coach in waiting one day, perhaps?) who boasts a beautiful football mind. #GoStanford

Hail WR Keanu Nelson, an all-state wide receiver who notched prolific numbers on defense + special teams at Sabino High School. #GoStanford

Hail QB David Olson, who lettered in lacrosse, rugby + football at Irmo High School, with 23 TDs as a senior. #GoStanford

Hail SS Kyle Olugbode*, who as a Bellarmine College Prep senior ran for 1,811 yards + 24 touchdowns. #GoStanford

Hail DT David Parry*, who has 19 tackles (8 solo) and 3.5 TFLs. He had 28 Ts (17 solo) + 2 sacks in 2012. #GoStanford

Hail TE Eddie Plantaric*, who had 155 tackles (55 TFLs), 8 sacks and a blocked punt for a TD as a senior at Del Campo High. #GoStanford

Hail FS Ed Reynolds, who had six INTs (3 touchdowns) in 2012. He has 66 tackles (44 solo), a pick and a TFL this year. #GoStanford

Hail P Ben Rhyne*, who has one touchback on 42 punts and is averaging 42.4 yards/punt this year. #GoStanford

Hail RB Ricky Seale*, who has played in every game in 2012 + 13. He had a 17-yard rush vs. Washington. #GoStanford

Hail LB A.J. Tarpley*, who sealed the deal vs. USC in 2011 and had 13 tackles vs. Oregon State in 2013. #GoStanford

Tarpley has 73 tackles (40 solo) — second best on the team, with 5 TFLs, one sack and an interception this year. #GoStanford

Hail WR Jeff Trojan*, whose sure hands helped Stanford beat Oregon in a 26-20 nailbiter of an upset this year! #GoStanford

Hail OG Cole Underwood, an all-state player at Guyer High School. He has three tackles + a forced fumble in 2013. #GoStanford

Hail RB Lee Ward*, who had a 30-yard kick return vs. california. He had 141 tackles (28 TFLs) as a Parkway Central H.S. senior. #GoStanford

Hail RB Anthony Wilkerson, the team’s second-leading rusher, who has 1,162 yards + 8 TDs for his career. #GoStanford

Hail K Jordan Williamson*, who has 43 career field goals + 72 points this year. Stanford fans always believed! #GoStanford

In 2012, Williamson hit game-winning field goals vs. San Jose State, at Oregon and vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 title game! #GoStanford

Hail OG David Yankey, Outland Trophy semifinalist, who played four OL positions in 2012. #GoStanford

Hail NB Usua Amanam**, who has 111 career tackles (70 solo) and was the 2012 Rose Bowl defensive MVP with a late pick. #GoStanford

Hail OG Kevin Danser**, who has made 25 straight starts. He played in 12 games as a junior. #GoStanford

Hail DE Ben Gardner**, who has 106 career tackles (59 solo) with 34 TFLs and 15 sacks. This year, he has 7.5 TFLs + 4.5 sacks. #GoStanford

Hail RB Ryan Hewitt**, who has 58 catches (456 yards, 6 TDs) and 71 rushing yards (1 TD) in his career. #GoStanford

Hail LB Jarek Lancaster**, who has 21 tackles (13 solo) and a fumble recovery this year. He entered the year with 121 tackles. #GoStanford

Hail DE Josh Mauro**, who has 47 tackles (29 solo), 10.5 TFLs, 4 sacks + 2 forced fumbles this year. #GoStanford

Hail LB Trent Murphy**, who leads the NCAA with 13 sacks. He has 2 career interceptions returned for TDs! He has 147 career Ts. #GoStanford

Hail C Khalil Wilkes**, who started 12 games at left guard in 2012. This year, he has started 11 times at center. #GoStanford

There’s more to say, but now may not be the time for it. I’ll flesh out my @StanfordFball senior tribute next Saturday! #GoStanford

OK, @StanfordFball. Let’s get it on!!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

2013 senior class tribute addenda — part 1

Ryan Hewitt and David Yankey with key blocks on Tyler Gaffney’s short touchdown run there. #GoStanford #FearTheTree #NCAAfb

Great hurry by Ed Reynolds on that first-down pass. #GoStanford #FearTheTree #partyinthebackfield #NCAAfb

Third and 12? No problem. Good ol’ T. Gaff runs it for a first down. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Touchdown, Anthony Wilkerson! My favorite part was when he passed the Notre Dame defender who was on his butt. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Tyler Gaffney just WON’T BE DENIED!!!! #GoStanford #FearTheTree #NCAAfb

Jordan Williamson is two for two on field goal kicks tonight. @StanfordFball 27, Notre Dame 20. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Tick tock… Tick tock… Tyler Gaffney ran off the clock… #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Fourth annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Part 2: Dec. 7, 2013

Folks, it’s time to continue (and complete) my tribute to the current seniors of @StanfordFball! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

In four years, the seniors have propelled @StanfordFball to a 45-7 record. The team is 53-12 in five years! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

The @StanfordFBall team has lost at home just ONCE in four years (Oregon, 2011) and TWICE in five years (cal, 2009)! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

That’s a home record of 26-1 over four years and 33-2 over five years for @StanfordFball! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

When the current seniors enrolled, @StanfordFball had won 10+ games seven times: 1908, 1911, 1914-15 (all in rugby)… #GoStanford #NCAAfb

…and 1926 (10-0-1, coach Glenn ‘Pop’ Warner), 1940 (10-0, Clark Shaughnessy) + 1992 (10-3, Bill Walsh). #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Now, the graduating seniors have helped @StanfordFball win 10 games a season four straight years! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Now the final individual @StanfordFball senior tributes. Careful readers know that two seniors are yet to be lauded. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail RB Tyler Gaffney, who has 2,276 rushing yards (7th-most in school history) + 29 rushing TDs (3rd). #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Gaffney had a school-record 45 carries vs. Oregon (157 yds) + personal-best 189 yds vs. Notre Dame this year. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

This year, Gaffney has 17 rushing TDs (3 vs. Oregon State). He’s scored in 11 of 12 games. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Gaffney’s 1,485 ground yards this year are the third-highest total in school history. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Gaffney (117 yds) + Stepfan Taylor (138 yds) were team’s 10th duo with 100 rush yards in a game (Washington, 2011). #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Gaffney caught Andrew Luck’s single-season record 28th TD pass for 52 yards against Oregon State (2010). #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail LB Shayne Skov**, co-captain, with 91 tackles + 48 solo (both team-high), plus 10 TFLs + 4.5 sacks. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Skov had nine tackles vs. SJSU, ASU, Utah (2 TFLs), Oregon (2 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles) + USC (7 solo) this year. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

This year, Skov had 15 tackles (eight solo), 1.5 sacks vs. Washington. He’s recovered two fumbles in 2013. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Skov is eighth in @StanfordFball history with 335 career tackles. 2009: 62 Ts, ’10: 83, ’11: 19, ’12: 80. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Skov had 12 tackles, three sacks and a pass breakup in Orange Bowl; 15 stops (6 solo) in Sun Bowl. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Skov had eight tackles in the Rose Bowl and nine Ts (7 solo) in the 2012 Pac-12 championship game. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

In 2012, Skov had 10 tackles at Oregon, with a fourth-down stop of Marcus Mariota at the @StanfordFball 7-yard line! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Skov, known for his war paint and competitive fire, had 6 sacks, 5 deflections + 2 forced fumbles in 2010. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

After four years, this incomparable class of @StanfordFball have but two games left to play… #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Tonight, @StanfordFball visits Arizona State to compete for the Pac-12 title and a berth in the 100th @RoseBowlGame! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Thanks to all the @StanfordFball student-athletes, especially the seniors, who worked so hard to get to this spot! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

This concludes the fourth edition of my annual @StanfordFball senior tributes. Enjoy the game, everybody!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

2013 senior class tribute addenda — part 2

TOUCHDOWN TYLER GAFFNEY!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

TYLER GAFFNEY SCORES AGAIN!!!!!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Gaffney breaks the century mark for the NINTH time this season! #GoStanford #FearTheTree #NCAAfb

TRENT MURPHY WITH A SACK!!!!! #GoStanford #partyinthebackfield #FearTheTree #NCAAfb

ROSES FOR STANFORD!!! #GoStanford #NerdNation #NCAAfb

RT “@nuclear94: #gostanford turnover streak ends.” Yes. But the @StanfordFball streak of Rose Bowl games moves to two!!!

THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL, BABY!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb @SotaSooner @RoseBowlGame

Back to back, baby!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb #NerdNation

Roses Redux!!! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

In 2013 games vs. quality opponents, @StanfordFball dominated the scoreboard twice. Both times, Arizona State was the victim. #GoStanford

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Third annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 24, 2012 

The entire @StanfordFball team has an academic progress rating of 977, best in the Pac-12 + 13th nationally. #GoStanford

This year’s @StanfordFball class is truly extraordinary. Their four-year record: 40-10 overall, 23-2 at home. #GoStanford

For the third year in a row, I humbly offer my annual tribute to Stanford football seniors! #GoStanford @StanfordFball

The 2012 @StanfordFball seniors will graduate having played in four bowl games, with a 2011 Orange Bowl win. #GoStanford

The 2012 @StanfordFball seniors have a chance to play in a school-record three straight BCS bowl games. #GoStanford

Having said that, here are my individual tributes to the 2012 @StanfordFball seniors! #GoStanford

NB Usua Amanam* has 56 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4 sacks; had 6 TFL, 2 sacks + fumble recovery in 1st start (SJSU). #GoStanford

SS Harold Bernard** had 5 Fiesta Bowl tackles. He recovered a fumble (Oregon,2011) and caused one (Duke, 2012). #GoStanford

CB Terrence Brown is having his best year with 53 tackles (team-high 39 solo), 2 TFL. He had an INT vs. USC. #GoStanford

CB Terrence Brown had a Fiesta Bowl INT. In 2011, he had fine games vs. UofA (7 tackles), UCLA (7), USC (8). #GoStanford

OG Kevin Danser* has 11 starts in his first year as a first-stringer. He is on the Pac-12’s All-Academic team. #GoStanford

OLB Alex Debniak** has 22 tackles (16 solo), 4 sacks (-33 yards) and a forced fumble this year. #GoStanford

TE Zach Ertz (15 career TDs) leads the team + is in NCAA top 2 for TEs with 58 catches, 747 receiving yards. #GoStanford

TE Zach Ertz had five TDs in 2010 and four TDs in 2011, scoring once apiece in the Fiesta and Orange bowls. #GoStanford

In 2011, ILB Brent Etiz played in a career-high seven games + was a 1st-string Pac-12 All-Academic team pick. #GoStanford

DE Ben Gardner* is 2nd on team with 13.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks. He’s had 25.5 TFL, 12 sacks during his career. #GoStanford

LS Jacob Gowan played in eight games as a defensive end in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. #GoStanford

In 2011, FB Ryan Hewitt* had a 1-yard TD run vs. WSU; had 4 catches, 52 yards (including 12-yard TD) vs. OSU. #GoStanford

FB Ryan Hewitt* caught 5 TDs in 2011; of his remaining 39 touches, 25 went for first downs. #GoStanford

WR Sam Knapp played football, basketball + baseball @ Menlo-Atherton High School, batting .444 over 3 years. #GoStanford

SS Cason Kynes threw school-record 21 TDs as an Annandale (Va.) High School senior. He caught 10 career INTs. #GoStanford

ILB Jarek Lancaster* has 33 tackles, 3 TFL, two sacks this year. In 2011, he had 70 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 7 TFL. #GoStanford

DE Josh Mauro* has 10 tackles, 4.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks. He recovered OSU’s crucial late-game fumble. #GoStanford

FB Geoff Meinken played in all 13 games in 2011. He was 3-61 yards, including a 40-yard carry, at Duke. #GoStanford

ILB Myles Muagututia played in all 13 games in 2011, making nine tackles. He forced a fumble in Big Game. #GoStanford

OLB Trent Murphy* has team-best 9.5 sacks, 16.5 TFL. He had a 40-yard INT TD @ UW. Career: 27.5 TFL, 17 sacks. #GoStanford

QB Josh Nunes threw for 10 TDs, 1,643 yards this year. He ran for three TDs + passed for two vs. Arizona. #GoStanford

WR Jamal-Rashad Patterson (12-217) had 42-yard reverse @ Colorado; caught TDs of 27 (Duke) + 70 yards (WSU). #GoStanford

QB Robbie Picazo was Orange County (Calif.)’s top offensive player in 2008, passing for 2,754 yards + 33 TDs. #GoStanford

TE Jemari Roberts had 1,108 all-purpose yards + 9 TDs as a senior at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. #GoStanford

Second-year starter C Sam Schwartzstein** is one of three tri-captains. The 2011 O-line allowed just 11 sacks. #GoStanford

At Bishop Amat High School (Chino Hills, CA), SS Brent Seals was team MVP his jr. yr; had 111 tackles as sr. #GoStanford

ILB Shayne Skov leads the team with 58 tackles. In his career, he’s had 223 tackles, 26 TFL, 11.5 sacks. #GoStanford

ILB Shayne Skov had eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Notre Dame in 2010. #GoStanford

ILB Shayne Skov had nine tackles vs. Oregon and 13 vs. USC in 2010; 12 tackles (5 solo) in the 2009 Big Game. #GoStanford

ILB Shayne Skov had 12 tackles, three sacks and a pass breakup in Orange Bowl; 15 stops (6 solo) in Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

DT Terrence Stephens has 10 tackles, 3 TFL, one sack this year. In 2011, he forced game-ending fumble @ USC. #GoStanford

WR Drew Terrell has career highs of 25 catches, 362 yds in 2012. He had receiving + punt-return TDs vs. Duke. #GoStanford

OLB Chase Thomas** has 54 tackles. He scored a TD @ Notre Dame. Career totals: 212 tackles, 46 TFL, 23.5 sacks. #GoStanford

TE Levine Toilolo (10 career TDs) had 141 yards on five catches, including a 46-yarder, vs. Arizona. #GoStanford

OG Khalil Wilkes* has started in 10 games. He recovered a Cardinal fumble in OT last week at Oregon. #GoStanford

P Daniel Zychlinski** (this week’s Pac-12 special teams player) had 67-yd punt (USC); had 54-yd avg (Arizona). #GoStanford

P Daniel Zychlinski** yards/punt averages: 42.9 this year, 42.0 yards for his career — both top school marks. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor has 1,222 yards (111.1/game). He was 33-161 @ Oregon; had rush + catch TDs vs. USC + OSU. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor had 1,363 rush yards in 2011, 2nd at Stanford only to Toby Gerhart’s 1,871 in 2009. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor has 3,992 rushing yards, 2nd at Stanford only to Darrin Nelson (4,169). #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor is the 2nd Cardinal back to notch three 1,000-yard rushing seasons; 1st in consecutive yrs. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor has three of the top four rushing campaigns in Stanford history. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor, Toby Gerhart each have 20 games w/100+ rush yards. Stanford is 17-3 in Taylor 100-yd gms. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor has 779 career carries (tops Stanford records), 36 rush TDs (3rd), 41 overall TDs (2nd). #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor has 29 catches (188 yards, 2 TDs) this year; for his career, 85 catches (679 yards, 5 TDs). #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor rushed 35 times for 177 yards in the Fiesta Bowl. He scored four TDs vs. Arizona in 2010. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor, Tyler Gaffney (117) were team’s 10th duo with 100 rush yards in a game (Washington, 2011). #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor ran for 138 yards on 10 carries, including 70-yd TD, vs. Washington in 2011. #GoStanford

RB Stepfan Taylor scored three touchdowns in the 2010 Big Game and was 13-114 yards in the Orange Bowl. #GoStanford

This ends my annual tribute to the Stanford football seniors. Thanks for four great years! #GoStanford @StanfordFball

2012 senior class tribute addenda

With about 95 more yards, Stepfan Taylor will overtake Darrin Nelson as Stanford’s career rushing leader. #GoStanford

Stepfan Taylor will tie Darrin Nelson for Stanford’s all-time career rushing mark with 34 more yards!!! #GoStanford

Usua Amanam with the 11-yard fumble recovery and return for touchdown. Another senior contribution tonight! #GoStanford

That was not a pretty win, but it is a satisfying one. See you in Palo Alto, UCLA. Next one’s for Roses! #GoStanford

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Second annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 19, 2011 

Tonight, @StanfordFball plays cal in Big Game for the rights to the Stanford Axe! #GoStanford #beatcal #turnitred #NCAAfb

Time to hail the seniors (and fourth-year juniors) who have helped @StanfordFball to four great years! #GoStanford

Hail OG Matt Bentler**, who played in all 13 games in 2010 and helped the Cardinal rush for a record 446 yards vs. UW.

Hail ILB Max Bergen**, who had a career-high 21 tackles in 2010. He has 29 in 2011, with 3 TFL, 1.5 sacks & a blocked kick.

Hail CB Harold Bernard*, who has nine tackles this year, including 1.5 sacks. He also has a fumble recovery. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Alex Debniak*, who has eight tackles in 2011, including a tackle for a loss of three yards. #GoStanford

Hail OG David DeCastro, an anchor of the offensive line, which has allowed only seven sacks in 2011. #GoStanford

Hail CB Quinn Evans, a two-way player on two top Arizona high school teams, who has 13 tackles as a Cardinal. #GoStanford

Hail TE Coby Fleener**, who leads Stanford w/ 8 receiving TDs. He had 6 Orange Bowl catches: 173 yards, 3 TDs. #GoStanford

Hail LS Andrew Fowler**, who had practiced at LB & FB for Stanford. A transfer, he got a scholarship in 2011. #GoStanford

Hail WR Corey Gatewood**, who also played at CB. The National Honor Society member has 10 rushes + two catches. #GoStanford

Hail P David Green**, a starter in his sophomore + senior years. He averages 41.4 yards a punt w/ a long of 57. #GoStanford

Hail SS Delano Howell, with 30 tackles, 4 breakups, 4 defenses. Career: 7 fumbles forced/recovered, 7 INTs. #GoStanford

Hail QB Andrew Luck, school record-holder in season/career TDs + wins. He led Stanford’s 3 top-scoring teams. #GoStanford

Hail OT Tyler Mabry**, a component in the offensive lines on Stanford’s three top-scoring teams. #GoStanford

Hail OT Jonathan Martin, a top-rated lineman whose group has surrendered just 20 sacks in three years. #GoStanford

Hail DE Matthew Masifilo**, with 25 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 6 TFL. Career: 8 sacks, 17 TFL, involved w/ 6 fumbles. #GoStanford

Hail WR Chris Owusu, who had 3 kick-return TDs, was top receiver in ’09. In 2011, he’s 4th on team w/631 yds. #GoStanford

Hail C Sam Schwartzstein*, member of the O-line that in 2011 helped gain 4,937 yards with just nine 3 & outs. #GoStanford

Hail RB Jeremy Stewart**, who’s tied for the team lead w/ 8 rushing TDs in 2011. He had a 60-yd Orange Bowl TD. #GoStanford

Hail OLB Chase Thomas*, who has 44 tackles, 6.5 sacks (61 yards) and Pac-12-leading 14.5 TFL (83 yds). #GoStanford

Hail FS Michael Thomas, with 2 INTS (1 TD), 46 tackles, 3.5 TFL (1 sack), 1 fumble recovery. Career: 4 INTs. #GoStanford

Hail WR Griff Whalen, the Card’s top receiver (2nd in all-purpose yds) with 641 yds. He has 4 receiving TDs. #GoStanford

Hail P Daniel Zychlinski*, a key part of the 2010 Orange Bowl champions with a 41.8 yard average (long of 64). #GoStanford

Now: game time! Let’s show the Bears where the Stanford Axe BELONGS! #GoStanford #beatcal #turnitred #proudSUalum #NCAAfb

2011 senior class tribute addenda

Senior Jeremy Stewart, aka J-Stew, runs for a first down but is stopped the next play. #GoStanford #beatcal #NCAAfb

Coby Fleener makes a nice catch and now @StanfordFball is just outside the Red Zone. #GoStanford #beatcal #NCAAfb

COBY FLEENER WANTS TO KEEP THE STANFORD AXE! First down, Cardinal. #GoStanford #beatcal #turnitred #fearthetree #NCAAfb

COBY FLEENER RECOVERS THE ONSIDE KICK FOR STANFORD! THE AXE IS STAYING ON THE FARM!!! #GoStanford #proudSUalum #NCAAfb

A #correction re: my tribute to @StanfordFball seniors. Luck doesn’t yet own career TD record! Soon, I think! #GoStanford

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First annual Stanford football senior class tribute 

Nov. 27, 2010 

Hail the @StanfordFball seniors! Here’s to victory against Oregon State. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail LB Chike Amajoyi. With 56 tackles in 2009, he ranked 6th on the team. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail WR Doug Baldwin. He leads the team with 727 yards and 7 TDs receiving. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail C Chase Beeler. He’s a three-year starter and an Academic All-American. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail OG Matt Bentler*. A two-way player in high school, he had 108 tackles as a junior. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail LB Max Bergen*. This year he has 21 tackles, 1 TFL, one forced fumble. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail DL Brian Bulcke. He has 23 tackles, 4.5 TFL and a berth with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail TE Coby Fleener*. He has 21 catches, 261 yards and 4 TDs. In 2009: 21-266 with a TD vs. USC. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail LS Andrew Fowler*. He led San Diego County with 144 tackles as a high school senior in 2005. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail DL Sione Fua. He has 20 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail CB Corey Gatewood*. In 2009, he recorded 10 tackles at Wake Forest and 11 vs. UCLA. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail P David Green*. In 2008, he landed 17 punts inside the 20 and hit a 70-yarder vs. Arizona. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail OG George Halamandaris. In high school, he won all-state FB honors, 3 varsity hoops letters. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail OT Derek Hall. In high school, he was an all-state 2-way player, earned 4 hoops letters. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail DL Brad Hallick. A top recruit, he recorded his first college game action this year. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail LB Thomas Keiser. He has 34 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 1 INT. In 2009, he had 15.0 TFL. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail QB Alex Loukas. In 2008, he led winning drive in 24-23 homecoming win over Arizona. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail OT Tyler Mabry*. In high school, he was a 3-time all-conference pick and 12-4 as a pitcher. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail FB/LB Owen Marecic. He scored on offense and defense in a 13-second span vs. Notre Dame. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail DL Matthew Masifilo*. He has 26 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 3 sacks; recovered 1 fumble and forced 2. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail OG James McGillicuddy. Now recovered from injury, he’s played TE, FB, H-back, tackle, guard. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail LS Zach Nolan. Once a walk-on, he has served multiple years as long snapper. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail OG Andrew Phillips. In 32 starts, he’s helped 2 of the team’s top 3 rushing campaigns. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail TE Konrad Reuland. The former Notre Dame player helped Stanford get 1st win streak vs. ND. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail CB Richard Sherman. The dreadlocked player has 44 tackles, 3 INT; he had 2009 INT TD @ USC. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail S Taylor Skaufel. He has 39 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT. In 2008, he helped beat Oregon State. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail RB Jeremy Stewart*. In 2007, he had the game-winning TD in his only carry at Arizona. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail WR Ryan Whalen. He is Stanford’s second-leading receiver with 32 catches, 361 yards, 2 TDs. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail K Nate Whitaker. He’s Stanford’s top scorer w/ 100 points (52 extra points, 16 field goals). #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Hail S Austin Yancy. He has 19 tackles, 1 INT for a 37-yard return and 1 forced fumble. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Ladies and gentlemen, those are all the seniors on your 2010 Stanford Cardinal football team. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

@StanfordFball senior records: 2007, 4-8; 2008, 5-7; 2009, 8-5 (Sun Bowl loss); 2010, 10-1. Totals: 27-21. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

The @StanfordFball seniors beat Arizona and USC three times in four games, including the glorious 2007, 2009 wins @ USC. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

The @StanfordFball seniors helped Stanford beat Notre Dame consecutive times for the first time ever… #GoStanford #NCAAfb

And the @StanfordFball seniors helped win more than 9 regular season games for the first time in team history. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

One more regular season game to play. One last bowl game coming up. Beat Oregon State! Hail the @StanfordFball seniors! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

2010 senior class tribute addenda

Fittingly, WR Ryan Whalen is having a great game on Senior Day! Just caught a ball for a first down. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Fittingly, WR Doug Baldwin is having a great game on Senior Day! He has 91 yards and 2 TDs. #GoStanford #NCAAfb

Senior QB Alex Loukas is mopping up a 38-0 contest on Senior Night. Spectacular! #GoStanford #NCAAfb

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