Hogan, Crower Impress; Gardner Leads Defense
As part of the Read Across America program, members of the Stanford football team celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Friday with students from local elementary schools.
Center and left tackle highlight position battles; competition and development for 15 practices kicks off Feb. 25
Rematch of 2011 thriller televised live on national FOX broadcast.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Calif....played for head coach Mike Christensen...earned three varsity letters as a kicker and punter...averaged 43.8 yards a punt with a long of 68 as a senior...45 of his 50 kickoffs went for touchbacks...was 101-for-101 in point-after attempts in his career...named Semper Fidelis and Junior Rank All-American as a senior...also garnered first team All-Southern Section, Los Angeles County, San Gabriel Valley and Serra League honors, as well...participated in 2011 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...named Loyola's special teams MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior...two-time team captain...holds single-season school-record for punting average (43.8), kickoff average (68.0), touchback percentage (90%) and longest field goal by a freshman (44 yards)...graduated Cum Laude and with highest honors...also lettered in soccer...parents are Bill and Linan Ukropia...has two brothers, Nick and Grant...great uncle Jim Ukropina was a tight end at Stanford from 1956-59...cousin Mark Ukropina played quarterback at Yale in 1990...born in Pasadena, Calif....full name is Conrad Joseph Ukropina.