|Getting To Know Matt McClernan|
At Stanford: Moving back to the offensive line in 2006 after spending the last two seasons as a nose tackle ... Played offensive tackle his first two campaigns on The Farm ... Looking to add depth to the offensive line ... Has one year of eligibility remaining.
The 2006 Season: Has not played.
The 2005 Season: Earned his second varsity letter ... Played in eight of 11 games, contributing a pair of assisted tackles ... Received First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors.
The 2004 Season: Moved to nose tackle prior to the season ... Played in nine of 11 games, earning his first varsity letter ... Received Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors.
The 2003 Season: Backup offensive tackle that saw limited playing time in 2003 ... Named Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2002 Season: Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman offensive tackle.
In High School: SuperPrep named him to its All-Dixie Team as one of the top offensive linemen in the South following the 2001 season ... Totaled 51 knockdown blocks while grading out at 88% for the season as a senior at Norcross High School in Georgia ... First-Team All-County as a senior ... Played tight end until the middle of his junior season, then was switched to offensive tackle ... Lettered in football three times, twice in basketball and once in baseball ... Received a Scholar-Athlete Award all four years in high school.
Personal Information: Co-term student working on his Master's degree in Sociology and his Bachelor's degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology.
Getting To Know Matt McClernan
|Nickname:||Big Mac, Mr. Meat|
|I would describe myself as a person as:||Passionate|
|What people don't know about me is:||I'm an insomniac|
|The reason I love football is:||The camaraderie and competition|
|For me to improve as a person, I need to:||Get to know as many different people and cultures as possible|
|My favorite pre-game ritual is:||Getting angry|
|My greatest athletic moment is:||Beating rival high school Brookwood my senior year|
|The biggest thrill in my life to date is:||My acceptance to Stanford University|
|The teammate I admire the most is:||Fred Campbell|
|My favorite stadium in which to play is:||Autzen Stadium|
|The toughest player I have faced in college is:||Fred Matua (USC)|
|A friend from another college football team is:||Trenard Foster (Carson-Newman)|
|The reason I chose Stanford University is:||Unparalleled greatness in both athletics and academics|
|Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:||Hard work breeds success|
|The best thing about Stanford is:||The beautiful campus|
|My favorite class at Stanford is:||Ancient Athletics, Professor Hunt|
|My least favorite class at Stanford is:||Theories in Cultural and Social Anthropology|
|What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs:||The caliber of every individual is on a completely different level both competitively and intellectually|
|The sports team I followed when I was younger:||Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons|
|When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:||Kevin Greene|
|The athlete I admire most is:||Magic Johnson|
|The person I admire most is:||My parents|
|If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:||My Grandfather(s)|
|The three people in history I admire most are:||Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill|
|Best book I have read:||Catch-22|
|Favorite Food:||Fried Chicken|
|Least Favorite Food:||Caviar|
|If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:||Macaroni and cheese|
|Favorite TV Show:||Fresh Prince of Bel-Air|
|Favorite Actor:||Will Smith|
|Favorite Actress:||Jennifer Aniston|
|If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me:||Dolph Lundgren|
|My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:||Scooping up a fumble and running it for a Rose Bowl game-winning touchdown|
|Favorite musical group or performer:||Three 6 Mafia|
|If I were not playing college football, I would be:||Studying chemical engineering at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as:||A loyal friend to many|
|The best advice I ever received was:||Never dwell on the things you cannot change and never be satisfied with the things you have the ability to improve|
|One moment in history I wish I could have seen:||The first ever Pankration at the Olympics|
|The place I'd most like to visit:||Australia|
|The favorite place I've visited:||France|
|Hobbies:||Guitar, listening to music, watching movies|
|Ten years from now, I'd like to be:||Happy|
|My advice to youngsters:||Through hard work you can achieve anything|
|My most prized possession:||Friendships|
|If I won $1 million, I would:||Buy 500,000 junior bacon cheeseburgers from Wendy's just because I can, and then probably invest the rest with hopes that I could make up for my foolish impulsive buy|
Last Updated: January 10, 2007