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#49 Ben Gardner
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 277
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Mequon, Wis.
High School: Homestead
Major: Science, Technology & Society
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As a Fifth-Year Senior (2013)
• Team captain
• All-Pac-12 first team
• Sporting News All-Pac-12
• Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team
• Bednarik Award watch list
• Bronko Nagurski Award watch list
• Rotary Lombardi Award watch list
• Phil Steele preseason All-Pac-12 first team
• Athlon preseason All-Pac-12 first team
• Lindy’s preseason All-Pac-12 second team
• ESPN.com’s preseason 25th-best player in Pac-12
• Stanford's Most Outstanding Senior Award
• Nine games played
• 19 tackles (seven solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one blocked punt
• Two tackles, 0.5 sack, two quarterback hurries against San Jose State
• Four tackles at Army
• One sack, one blocked punt, one quarterback hurry vs. Arizona State
    • Sack and blocked punt came during same third-quarter series
• Seven-yard sack, one quarterback hurry against Washington State
• One tackle for loss, two quarterback hurries vs. Washington
• Five tackles (2.0 for loss) at Utah
• One sack and two quarterback hurries vs. UCLA
• Three tackles (1.0 sack) at Oregon State
    • Suffered career-ending injury

As a Senior (2012)
• All-Pac-12 second team
• Pac-12 All-Academic second team
• Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17)
• Lombardi Watch List
• Started all 14 games at defensive end for one of the nation’s top defenses
• Tied for second on the team in tackles for loss (14.5) and sacks (7.5)
• Ranked among nation’s top-75 in tackles for loss (64th) and sacks (71st)
• Six tackles (3.5 tackles for loss) and one sack while holding USC to 26 rushing yards
• Two solo tackles, one fumble recovery, one sack and forced fumble at Notre Dame that was returned for a touchdown
• Four tackles and one eight-yard sack at UCLA
• Four tackles, one sack and one pass breakup vs. Oregon State
• Five tackles (two solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Washington State
• Five tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss at Cal
• Two tackles, five-yard sack and two pass deflections in overtime win vs. Arizona

As a Junior (2011)
• All-Pac-12 Second team
• Deswarte-Eller Award winner honoring most outstanding (redshirt) sophomore
• Started 12 of 13 games at defensive end
• 35 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss (47) and 4.5 sacks (35)
• Tied for 13th in Pac-12 in tackles for loss per game, tied for 16th in sacks per game 
• Defense recorded 39 sacks
• Season-high five tackles, one sack against Cal
• Four tackles against Colorado and Oregon
• Season-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Arizona
• Forced fumble at Washington State
• Blocked point-after attempt at Oregon State
• One tackle in Fiesta Bowl vs. Oklahoma State

As a Sophomore (2010)
• 11 games played (special teams and reserve defensive end)
• Three tackles (one solo) against Wake Forest

As a Freshman (2009)
• Did not see action

The Gardner File
• Graduated from Homestead (Wis.) and played for head coach Dave Keel
• 2008 Associated Press first team all-state
• 2008 WFCA all-state first team
• 2008 all-North Shore Conference first team
• 2008 North Shore Conference Defensive Player of the Year
• 70 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and one interception as a senior
• Four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks during final prep season
• 55 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks as a junior
• Led school to Division I state championship as a senior
• School finished second in state title game as a sophomore and junior
• Lettered in golf
• Born in Portland, Ore.
• Full name is Benjamin D. Gardner
• One of four children to Carl and Kim Gardner
• Majoring in science, technology and society (development, science and technology)

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