At Stanford: Now in his fourth season at Stanford, Nick will compete for playing time at cornerback and on special teams in '05 ... He walked-on to the Cardinal football program in 2002 ... Should add depth to the Cardinal's secondary.
The 2005 Season: Has not played.
The 2004 Season: Used in a reserve role at cornerback.
The 2003 Season: Backup cornerback who saw limited playing time.
The 2002 Season: Did not play his true freshman season at cornerback.
In High School: Two-time All Desert Valley Region cornerback from Brophy Prep in Phoenix ... Earned honorable mention honors as a junior and first-team recognition following his senior season ... Also played baseball and was active in community service ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... College Board National Hispanic Scholar.
Personal Information: Human Biology major ... Nick is the first person in his family to attend college and the first to play a Division I sport.
Getting To Know: Nick Silvas
I would describe myself as a person as: funny and energetic
What people don't know about me is: I am the first person on both sides of my family to go to college.
The reason I love football is: being a part of the team and seeing the results of our hard work
I pattern my play after: Deion Sanders
For me to improve as a person, I need to: care more about others and less about myself.
My favorite pre-game ritual is: being the last person onto the field
My greatest athletic moment is: getting two interceptions my senior year in high school to beat our rival and win the region championship
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: attending Stanford and playing football
The teammate I admire the most is: Babatunde Oshinowo
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Notre Dame Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: James Robinson (Utah State)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: the combination of academics and athletics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: that nothing comes easy
The best thing about Stanford is: my friends/teammates
My favorite class at Stanford is: Sports Medicine
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Freshman writing
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? Everyone on the team likes each other
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Dallas Cowboys
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Deion Sanders
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The person I admire most is: My dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Mother Teresa
Best book I have read: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite food: Tamales
Least Favorite food: fish
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Top Ramen
Favorite movie: Top Gun
Favorite TV show: The Simpsons
Favorite actor: Brad Pitt
Favorite actress: Julia Roberts
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Lou Diamond Phillips
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Running an interception back at the end of the game to win the national championship.
Favorite musical group or performer: The Game
If I were not playing college football, I would be: trying to double major in Human Biology and Spanish
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: a team player that worked hard and never gave up
The best advice I ever received was: Never give up.
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: my dad
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: the bombing of Pearl Harbor
The place I'd most like to visit: Egypt
The favorite place I've visited: Puerto Vallarta
Hobbies: listening to music, partying, hanging out with friends, watching movies
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: a doctor
My advice to youngsters: as long as you want to do something, you can do it
My most prized possession: a crucifix from my aunt's funeral
If I won $1 million, I would: buy my parents a new house and provide my family with whatever they needed to live comfortably
The one thing about college football I would change: incorporate a playoff system
Last Updated: March 1, 2006