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Cardinal Capsule
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/13/2000

Oct. 13, 2000

Russell Stewart
Sport: Football
Year: Senior
Position: Tight End
Height: 6-5
Weight: 245
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Newport HS
Major: Biological Sciences (Graduate Student)
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Stanford's starting tight end ... Has started 26 of the last 28 games at the position, including a stretch of 25 straight starts that was interrupted by an injury which forced him to miss the first two games of the 2000 campaign ... Has career totals of 26 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns ... Named First Team Academic All-Pac-10 as a junior.

FAVORITE FOOD
Anything that my Mom makes.

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST(s)
I'll listen to anything.

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT
My apartment.

FAVORITE CLASS
Human Behavioral Biology. We go through all the aspects of different diseases, depression, schizophrenia, etc.

FAVORITE HOBBY
Skeet shooting.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
RBI Baseball for Nintendo.

FAVORITE MOVIE
Jocks.

FAVORITE TV SHOW
Late Night Bowling on ESPN.

FAVORITE NON-FOOTBALL ACTIVITY
Sleeping.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN
Spring Break to Mazatl?n and Cancun. Two years ago, we went to Mazatlan with a couple guys and last year we went with a bunch of guys on the team to Cancun.

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT
All of them, I really don't like Washington that much.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A GAME? DO YOU HAVE ANY GAMEDAY SUPERSTITIONS?
Not really, just laugh and hang out, try to relax.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Probably water polo because all the girls really like the water polo players.

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD
People think because you're a student-athlete at Stanford that you're really smart.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME
I don't have any game - I laugh and I'm aggressive.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT
Italy, I want to go to Europe because I've never been.

WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 10 YEARS?
I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow, I don't even know what I'm doing tonight either.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
I don't know if I could really single out one moment - just being part of the team and making all the friends I have.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME
I like to sing and sometimes I compose music. Guys in our apartment make songs up and write lyrics.

MOST INFLUENTAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE
My parents - they did a good job raising me. They're the best, I love 'em.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
I know this is the standard answer but the academics and the athletics.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW
I wore a pink Brittany Spears shirt during double days.

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE STANFORD?
Hopefully, they'll remember some of the funny things I did, know that I tried hard and gave it my best. I might not have been the best player, but I gave it my all.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL
Whatever's on Club Card - the 2 for $5 at Safeway.

COKE OR PEPSI?
Pepsi.

PAPER OR PLASTIC?
Paper.

HOW DID YOU SPEND LAST SUMMER
Lifting weights, running and taking Chemistry 36.


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