At Stanford: Kris began his career playing both inside and outside linebacker his first two years on The Farm, but was converted to fullback towards the end of the 2002 season ... He missed the 2003 season due to a knee injury, but came back in '04 to play in all 11 games while starting three at fullback ... Now a fifth-year senior, Kris is once again battling for the starting assignment at fullback ... He is a two-year letter-winner, earning a letter as a linebacker in 2002 and as a fullback in 2004 ... Tough, hard-nosed player who should see more playing time in the Cardinal's offense in 2005.
The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2004 Season: Stanford's number-one fullback in 2004 ... Although the Cardinal offense did not feature the fullback position, it was Kris' number that was called when a fullback was needed ... He played in all 11 games, starting three, at Washington State, at UCLA and at Cal ... Had one reception, a five-yard catch vs. WSU ... Earned his second varsity letter ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2003 Season: Was battling for the starting spot at fullback before suffering a season-ending knee injury during fall practice.
The 2002 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a reserve middle linebacker and special teams player ... Recorded five tackles - all solos ... Moved to fullback late in the season.
The 2001 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman outside linebacker.
In High School: A Prep All-American from Robert Louis Stevenson High School in nearby Carmel ... All-America selection by PrepStar, who also selected him as the 10th best linebacker in the West ... An All-Farwest selection by SuperPrep ... Had 93 tackles and 16 quarterback sacks as a senior, and was named All-State and All-Central Coast Section at linebacker ... Also carried the ball 220 times for 1,826 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior en route to First-Team All-Mission Trail Athletic League honors on both sides of the ball ... The MTAL's leading rusher as a senior, and also broke R.L.S. school rushing yardage and touchdown records ... League and county MVP, and an All-County selection on both offense and defense ... As a junior, was named First-Team All-MTAL at defensive end and second-team All-MTAL at running back.
Personal Information: Co-term student working on a Master's degree in Sociology and Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology and Society major.
Getting To Know: Kris Bonifas
I would describe myself as a person as: loyal, compassionate
The reason I love football is: camaraderie within the team
My favorite pre-game ritual is: visualization
My greatest athletic moment is: winning our high school's first league championship
The teammate I admire the most is: Coy Wire
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Notre Dame Stadium
The reason I chose Stanford University is: To be the best scholar athlete possible, and allow myself more opportunity for the future
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: independence and responsibility
The best thing about Stanford is: the people
My favorite class at Stanford is: Computers and Interfaces
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Any math class
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? Demands academically
The sports team I followed when I was younger: 49ers and Giants
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The person I admire most is: My Brother
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Jesus
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus, Bruce Springsteen, William Wallace
Best book I have read: More than a Carpenter
Favorite food: yogurt
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: anything I can cook with a George Foreman grill
Favorite movie: Braveheart
Favorite TV show: The Contender
Favorite actor: Mel Gibson
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Scoring the winning touchdown in the Big Game
Favorite musical group or performer: Bruce Springsteen
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Playing college lacrosse
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My Brother
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: the resurrection
The favorite place I've visited: NYC
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Watching Stanford beat Cal again
My advice to youngsters: live honorably
Last Updated: February 28, 2006