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  Timi Wusu
Timi Wusu

Player Profile
Hometown:
Palo Alto, CA

High School:
Palo Alto HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230

Position:
OLB

Seasons At Stanford:
2001-05


Pronunciation: Timmy WOO-su

At Stanford: Throughout his Cardinal career, Timi has not only been one of the school's best decathletes on the track team, but he has earned two letters in football as well ... He has played free safety, strong safety and outside linebacker for the Cardinal ... He has put himself in position to compete for a starting spot at one outside linebacker spot and play a more prominent role ... Has been slowed by injuries the past few years, but when healthy he has proven to be a very productive player for the Cardinal ... A walk-on in 2001 out of Palo Alto High School ... In track, he placed sixth in the conference meet in the decathlon in 2003 ... Has competed in track for three years.
Career Stats

The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Earned his second varsity letter while playing in 10 of 11 games as a backup outside linebacker and special teams player ... Accounted for 20 tackles, including 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Had his best game of the year in Stanford's 27-13 win over Washington when he recorded a career-best nine total tackles that included 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Had five tackles in Stanford's season-opening victory over San Jose State and four in game No. 10 vs. Oregon State ... Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 honors.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Played in the season opener vs. San Jose State, but suffered a knee injury that kept him out the remainder of the season ... Was battling for the starting role at strong safety before the injury.

The 2002 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a backup free safety and member of the Cardinal's special teams ... Most of his playing time came on special teams ... Had eight tackles and one pass break up ... In game No. 10 vs. Oregon State, he had five tackles, including four solos ... Winner of the Phil Moffat Award as the team's top Defensive Special Teams Player.

The 2001 Season: Did not play in 2001 as a true freshman safety. In Track: Three-year member of Stanford's nationally-ranked track team ... One of the Cardinal's top decathletes in 2003 and '04 ... Finished sixth in the decathlon (7,016 points) and eighth in the long jump (23-6 3/4") at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships ... Had the team's top mark in the pole vault (13-5 1/4") in '03 ... He was also second on the team in the 110 hurdles (14.76), high jump (6-5 1/2") and long jump (23-11 1/2") ... His other best marks included 172-2" in the javelin and 42-11 3/4" in the shot put ... Ran the 110- and 400-meter hurdles in his freshman season in 2002 ... Ran a wind-aided 14.69 in the 110 hurdles to qualify for the Pac-10 Championships ... That was the top time on the team in '02 ... Recorded a season-best time of 54.28 in the 400 intermediate hurdles, which was the fifth best time by a freshman in Stanford history.

In High School: Named Palo Alto High School Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Started at cornerback for two years and at wide receiver as a senior ... Named League Defensive MVP as a senior ... Chosen to play in the Silicon Valley Youth Classic All-Star Game ... Also participated in track and wrestling ... Central Coast Section track champion in the 300 intermediate hurdles ... Won track All-League honors in the 300 intermediate hurdles, 110 high hurdles and the high jump (6-8) ... Also an All-League selection in wrestling.

Personal Information: Human Biology major ... Parents are of Nigerian descent.


Getting To Know: Timi Wusu
Nickname: Wusage, Darkness!
I would describe myself as a person as: helpful
What people don't know about me is: I have an outie belly button
The reason I love football is: The displays of athleticism showcased in every game.
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Prioritize better; learn to say "no"
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Listening to music
My greatest athletic moment is: jumping 6' 8.5 to get school record for HJ in HS
The teammate I admire the most is: Kevin Schimmelmann
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Rose Bowl
A friend from another college football team is: Drew Hodgdon (ASU)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Childhood dream
The best thing about Stanford is: The friendliness of the entire community
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Chem 31
The person I admire most is: my Dad
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus Christ, Joseph (with the multi-colored robe), and Hannibal of Carthage
Best book I have read: China Boy
Favorite food: Chinese
Least Favorite food: Tofu
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Pasta and Rice
Favorite movie: The Rock
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite actor: Nicholas Cage
Favorite actress: Rosario Dawson
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Tyrese
Favorite musical group or performer: Usher
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Dancing
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Trustworthy
The best advice I ever received was: God will see you through
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: my parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Paul walking on water
The place I'd most like to visit: Virgin Islands
Hobbies: Dancing
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: A doctor, married, with a sweet pad
My advice to youngsters: Forgive more
My most prized possession: My sound system/DVD player
If I won $1 million, I would: travel the world, then pay off med school

Last Updated: February 28, 2006


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