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  Mike Silva
Mike Silva

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Saint Augustine HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LB

Experience:
2002-06


Getting To Know Mike Silva

At Stanford: Expected to be one of the team's top defensive players in 2006 ... Moved back into the starting lineup in his most recent game at Arizona State (10/21/06) after having come off the bench in five consecutive contests following a previous 10-game starting streak ... Played in 43 of 45 possible contests during his career but came off the bench in eight of his last nine games following a previous 10-game starting streak ... A four-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Posted career totals of 85 tackles (46 solo, 39 assists), 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks, a forced fumble, three pass breakups and two interceptions with one that he returned 26 yards for a TD against Arizona State in 2005.
Career Statistics
Career Game Highs: Total Tackles - 9, twice • Solo - 6, at Arizona (10/15/05) • Ast - 9, at San Jose State (9/9/06) • Sacks - 1.0, twice • TFL - 1.0, three times • FF - 1, at Arizona (10/15/05) • INT - 1, twice.

The 2006 Season:Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Total Tackles - 6, at San Jose State (9/9) • Solo - 3, at San Jose State (9/9) • Ast - 3, at San Jose State (9/9).

The 2005 Season: Had a tremendous season, ranking fourth on the club with 57 tackles (29 solo, 28 assists), including 2.5 tackles-for-loss (-13 yards) ... Played in all 11 games and started the final eight at inside linebacker ... Added 1.0 sack (-9 yards), an interception that he ran back 26 yards for a touchdown versus Arizona State, a forced fumble and a pass breakup ... Equaled his career-best with nine tackles both at Washington State and against Arizona State with both his lone sack and the interception also coming against the Sun Devils ... Also had eight tackles versus Oregon ... Had a career-best six solo tackles among the seven he recorded at Arizona when he also forced his first career fumble ... Picked up Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic recognition.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Moved to inside linebacker for the 2004 season ... Played on special teams and as a reserve inside linebacker ... Recorded 12 total tackles with 1.0 tackle-for-loss and 1.0 sack (-7 yards) ... Also had an interception versus top-ranked USC in his first career start while recording a season-high three tackles, including a sack and tackle-for-loss ... Played in all 11 games ... Named Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Backup outside linebacker and special teams player ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Recorded two total tackles while playing in 10 of Stanford's 11 games ... Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10.

The 2002 Season: Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman outside linebacker.

In High School: All-FarWest selection by SuperPrep out of Saint Augustine High School in San Diego ... Played outside linebacker and fullback as a senior ... Accounted for 16.0 sacks, two blocked kicks and 90 tackles while catching 18 balls for two touchdowns on offense ... Named to the Cal-Hi Sports Top 100 list ... First-Team All-Eastern League and First-Team Academic All-County following his senior season ... San Diego Union-Tribune Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior and senior ... Second-Team All-League as a junior ... Inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, San Diego Chapter ... Four-year letterwinner in track and two-year selection in baseball ... Competed in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the 4x100 in track and field.

Personal Information: Working on his Master's degree in Management, Science and Engineering ... Has already earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics ... Member of the National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation ... Brother, Billy, was an All-Big Ten linebacker at Northwestern (1998-2001).

Getting To Know Mike Silva

I would describe myself as a person as: Eager
The reason I love football: It's the ultimate team game
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Spend more time with Jim Stump
The teammate I admire the most is: C.J. Easter
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Notre Dame
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Reggie Bush (USC)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Best athletes and students in the country
My favorite class at Stanford is: Public Speaking
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: No perks for athletes ... you have to earn everything you get
The sports team I followed when I was younger: San Diego Chargers
The person I admire most is: My parents and two older brothers (Billy and Danny)
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Jesus
Favorite Food: Jamba Juice, Quiznos, Chicken and Otter Pops
Least Favorite Food: Tuna and Deli Sandwiches
Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber, Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons, Family Guy
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Arnold Schwarzenegger
If I was not playing college football, I would be: Bored
The best advice I ever received was: It takes no amount of ability to give effort
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
The favorite place I've visited: The end zone (last year against ASU)
The one thing about college football I would change: No penalties for celebration

Last Updated: January 10, 2007


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