At Stanford: Fifth-year senior who heads into the 2000 season as one of the team leaders for the Cardinal and one of the top outside linebackers in college football...An honors candidate this season who proved last year that he was one of the most feared defensive players in the Pacific-10 Conference...Has great speed, quickness and athleticism and tremendous ability to put pressure on the quarterback...Proved he was a force to be reckoned with by recording five sacks against Washington State in game #2 of the '99 season...Two-year starter who has been in the Cardinal's starting lineup in 22 of Stanford's last 23 games in 1998 and '99...Second season as an outside linebacker after playing defensive end from 1996-98...Second-Team All-Pac-10 a year ago...One of the keys to the Cardinal's success on defense in 2000.
The 1999 Season: One of the leaders of the Cardinal defense...Riall was named Second-Team All-Pac-10 after recording 42 total tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss and 13 quarterback sacks...He led the team and was tied for the Pac-10 Conference lead in sacks and was sixth in the conference in tackles-for-loss...Played his first season at outside linebacker after moving from defensive end following the 1998 season...Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week (September 11) after his monster game vs. Washington State...He had seven tackles, including five tackles-for-loss and five sacks in the Cardinal win...He also recorded a safety after sacking WSU quarterback Jason Gesser in the end zone...He had five tackles, including three tackles-for-loss and two sacks, and a forced fumble against USC...In Stanford's 50-30 win at Arizona State, Riall had six tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, one sack, and two pass break-ups...In The Big Game vs. Cal, he had two quarterback sacks and two tackles-for-loss included in his four tackles.
The 1998 Season: In his first season in the starting lineup, Riall proved that he was one of the top, young defensive linemen in the Pac-10...He was among the league-leaders in tackles-for-loss with 12 and quarterback sacks with six...He led the team in sacks and was tied for the team lead in tackles-for-loss...Had 38 total tackles and one recovered fumble...Started the first 10 games of the year at defensive end, but missed the season finale vs. Cal due to injury...In his first career start vs. San Jose State, Riall accounted for a season-high seven total tackles, four tackles-for-loss and two quarterback sacks...Against UCLA, he had five tackles, two sacks and two tackles-for-loss...He had six tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack vs. Arizona...Recovered a fumble against North Carolina which led to a Cardinal touchdown.
The 1997 Season: Was impressive in limited action as a reserve defensive end...Accounted for 11 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one quarterback sack and one fumble recovery...Had a season-high three tackles vs. USC...His sack came against UCLA.
The 1996 Season: Redshirted the '96 season.
In High School: One of the nation's top recruits in 1995...Riall was a consensus prep All-America out of Mariner High School in Washington...He was named All-America by SuperPrep Magazine and Blue Chip Report, among others...Blue Chip selected him as an All-America "athlete" while SuperPrep chose him as an All-America linebacker...Recorded 89 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss, nine sacks, two fumble recoveries - one for a touchdown - two forced fumbles and three blocked punts...As a fullback, he rushed 59 times for 405 yards and six touchdowns...Named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West and to the Tacoma News Tribune's Western Top 100...Blue Chip ranked him as the third best athlete in the West while SuperPrep rated him the top defensive recruit in the Northwest...First-Team All-State, All-Area and All-Western Conference as a senior...Seattle Times top 15 recruit in the state of Washington...Started at fullback and defensive end as a junior...First-Team All-Conference as a DE following his junior year...Second-Team All-Conference defensive tackle as a sophomore...Three-year letterwinner in soccer, including Honorable Mention All-Conference honors as a junior...Also participated in track and basketball in high school...Played the saxophone in his high school band for two years...National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Student-Athlete award nominee...Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete.
Personal Information: Sociology major...Brother of current Cardinal freshman Teyo Johnson...His other brother, Ahmani played football at Oregon State in 1994 and '95...Ahmani was among the Pac-10 leaders in tackles-for-loss and quarterback sacks in 1995...Riall's uncle, Glen MacRae, played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960's.
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