|Getting To Know Nick Frank|
At Stanford: Retired from football due to a cervical spine condition on September 15, 2006 ... Had started all 11 games at fullback in 2005 and the first two of the 2006 campaign after having previously played on the Cardinal's defensive line in 2003 and 2004 ... Played in 34 of 35 possible games beginning in 2003 and through the first two games of 2006 with 21 as a defensive lineman and 13 as a fullback ... Rushed for 134 yards on 42 carries and added 17 receptions for 127 yards during his first year at fullback in 2005 when he was named an honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 ... Has caught two career balls for 15 yards against USC, while also making three tackles ... Had become one of the key players in the Cardinal's offensive attack as an effective inside runner and pass catcher out of the backfield ... Had also improved his blocking skills ... Possessed good athleticism and speed ... Had the ability to become one of the best fullbacks in the Pac-10.
Final Career Statistics
Career Game Highs: Rushes - 13, vs. UCLA (10/29/05) Yards - 61, vs. UCLA (10/29/05) TD - 1, four times LG - 10, twice ... Rec - 6, at Navy (9/10/05) Yards - 45, at Navy (9/10/05) LG - 20, twice.
The 2006 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Rushes - 4, at Oregon (9/2) Yards - 7, at San Jose State (9/9) TD - 1, at San Jose State (9/9) LG - 6, at San Jose State (9/9) Rec - 1, at Oregon (9/9) Yards - 3, at Oregon (9/9) LG - 3, at Oregon (9/9).
The 2005 Season: Converted to the fullback position from the defensive line prior to the season and he immediately vaulted to the top of the depth chart ... He wound up starting all 11 games at fullback and becoming a key player in the Cardinal offense ... He had 42 carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 17 receptions for 127 yards ... Best game of the year was against UCLA when he had season and career highs in both carries (13) and rushing yards (61) while also scoring a touchdown ... He scored his first TD on a two-yard run in the season opener at Navy ... He had six catches for 45 yards against the Midshipmen in his debut at fullback ... His second touchdown of the season was a one-yard run against Arizona State ... His seven-yard touchdown run against UCLA gave Stanford a 24-3 lead ... Named Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2004 Season: Backup nose tackle who played in all 11 games and earned his second varsity letter ... Accounted for 10 tackles, including eight unassisted, two tackles-for-loss and one quarterback sack ... Against BYU in game two, Nick had three unassisted tackles, which included two tackles-for-loss and one sack ... Had two tackles in each of the following two games vs. USC and Washington ... Named Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2003 Season: Used in a reserve role during his true freshman season ... He played in 10 of 11 games and wound up with seven total tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback sack and one pass deflection while earning his first varsity letter ... Had three tackles at Oregon ... His sack came in The Big Game vs. Cal ... Played both nose and defensive tackle.
In High School: Listed among the best defensive line prospects in the nation as a senior at Holy Cross School in Louisiana ... He accounted for 127 total tackles, 20 quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 10 blocked passes, five blocked field goals and three blocked punts as a defensive end during his senior season ... SuperPrep named him to their All-Southwest Team and a member of the Louisiana 45 as one of the top prospects in the state ... TheInsiders.com and Rivals.com listed him among the top defensive ends in the nation a year ago ... Selected First-Team All-State and All-State Academic following his senior season ... All-District 10-5A defensive end and New Orleans Metro Defensive MVP ... Max Emfinger Louisiana Super All-State Team ... As a junior, he had 50 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two blocked passes and one interception ... Played basketball as well ... National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award following his senior season.
Personal Information: Human Biology major ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Getting To Know Nick Frank
|I would describe myself as a person as:||Determined|
|The reason I love football is:||The competition|
|My favorite pre-game ritual is:||Listening to music|
|My greatest athletic moment is:||Getting a sack in Big Game|
|My favorite stadium in which to play is:||Stanford Stadium|
|A friend from another college football team is:||Chris Horton (UCLA)|
|Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:||Bikes can be useful|
|The best thing about Stanford is:||The weather|
|My favorite class at Stanford is:||HumBio|
|My least favorite class at Stanford is:||IHUM|
|What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs:||The academic experience the players get|
|The sports team I followed when I was younger:||New Orleans Saints|
|When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:||Rickey Jackson|
|If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:||Will Ferrell|
|Best book I have read:||Lords of Discipline|
|Favorite Food:||Boiled crawfish|
|If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:||Chicken breasts|
|Favorite Movie:||Boondock Saints|
|Favorite TV Show:||Rescue Me|
|Favorite Actor:||Edward Norton|
|My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:||Scoring a touchdown in the Rose Bowl|
|Favorite musical group or performer:||Alan Jackson|
|If I were not playing college football, I would be:||Living in Louisiana|
|The person who had the greatest influence on my life:||My Mom|
|The place I'd most like to visit:||St. Martin|
|The favorite place I've visited:||Jamaica|
|Hobbies:||Anything athletic, fishing, watching movies|
|Ten years from now, I'd like to be:||Rich|
|If I won $1 million, I would:||Buy a Mercedes SLE on spinners|
|The one thing about college football I would change:||The pass interference penalty|
Last Updated: January 10, 2007