Aug. 28, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Trent Edwards was announced as Stanford's starting quarterback by Cardinal head coach Walt Harris following Sunday's practice session. Edwards and T.C. Ostrander have been competing for the starting position throughout the team's 2005 preseason training camp that began on August 15.
Edwards started the first nine games of 2004 before missing the final two contests of the season due to an injury, throwing for 1718 yards while completing 148-of-271 (54.6%) passes. Edwards threw for nine touchdowns and was intercepted 11 times a year ago. After not playing as a true freshman in 2002, the local product from Los Gatos High School made his Stanford debut in 2003 when he played in eight games with four starts. He completed 77-of-170 (45.3%) passes for 750 yards in his first season of collegiate action, throwing for four touchdowns with nine interceptions. Edwards has 2468 career yards in the air at Stanford, connecting on 225-of-441 (51.0%) passes with 13 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
Ostrander saw his first action for the Cardinal in 2004 when he played in six games, including a pair of starts when Edwards missed the team's final two contests. Ostrander finished last season with 914 yards passing, completing 56-of-126 attempts with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
The graduate of nearby Menlo-Atherton High School did not play as a true freshman in 2003.
Stanford opens the 2005 season at Navy on Saturday, September 10 (6:00 pm, ET/3:00 pm, PT). College Sports Television will broadcast the game live.