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Cardinal Capsule
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/03/2000
Tank Williams
Sport:Football
Year: Junior
Position: Free Safety
Height:6-3
Weight: 215
Hometown: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
High School: Bay St. Louis HS
Major:Political Science
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Stanford's starting free safety for most of the 1999 and 2000 seasons ... Having a big junior campaign, ranking third on the team with 42 tackles, while contributing one interception ... Also has a pair of tackles-for-loss and three passes defended ... Has started all eight games for Stanford in 2000 and been one of its most consistent defensive players ... Recorded 45 tackles, a pair of sacks and an interception in his first season as a starter in 1999.

NICKNAME(S)
Tank, Hype.

FAVORITE FOOD
Peppered Steak.

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST(S)
Cash Money Millionaires.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM
San Francisco 49ers.

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT
With my boys.

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ
"Call of the Wild"

FAVORITE CLASS
PE in elementary school.

FAVORITE HOBBY
Playing video games and hanging out.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
World Series Baseball 2K1 - Sega.

FAVORITE MOVIE
Boomerang.

FAVORITE TV SHOW
Blind Date.

FAVORITE ATHLETE
Jerry Rice.

FAVORITE NON-FOOTBALL ACTIVITY
Video Games.

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU
Hype.

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
Juvenile.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN
Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT
Cal.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A GAME? DO YOU HAVE ANY GAMEDAY SUPERSTITIONS?
I just say a little prayer before the game, that's it.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I wouldn't, it takes up too much time.

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD
The friendships you make on the team.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME
Physical aspect, very physical.

WHAT IS THE BEST SPORTING EVENT YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED AS A SPECTATOR?
Probably one of the Stanford men's basketball games.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT
Cancun.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Martin Luther King, Jr.

WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 10 YEARS?
I don't know ... somewhere having fun.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Having a chance to play Division I football.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Crack jokes about my friends.

MOST INFLUENTAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE
My parents and God.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
The athletics and outstanding academics.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I'm a little bit shier than people think.

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE STANFORD?
That's he's a great ball player and a good person to be around.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL
Fruity Pebbles.

COKE OR PEPSI?
Coke.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNGSTERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL?
Make sure you study hard.

EARLIEST FOOTBALL MEMORY
When I was six-years-old playing football, I broke a 71-yard touchdown in the last seconds to win the game.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE
To eat.

FAVORITE PRE-MATCH MEAL
Steak.

PAPER OR PLASTIC?
Paper.

HOW DID YOU SPEND LAST SUMMER?
Working, practicing and going to school.


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