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AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior who is penciled in as the starter at left cornerback...made the transition from wide receiver to secondary in spring drills prior to the 2009 season and started 12 of 13 games last year at cornerback...has 81 career receptions for 1,340 yards and seven touchdowns...seven career touchdown receptions are the most of any Stanford player heading into the season...led Stanford in receiving yardage as a freshman and sophomore but was limited to just four games last season after suffering a partial tear of his left patellar tendon...has averaged 16.5 yards per catch in his career to rank ninth on Stanford's all-time career list.
2009 (SENIOR): Transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback in spring drills...appeared in all 13 games and made 12 starts...started the first seven games of the year before coming off the bench against Arizona State...ranked fourth on the team with 62 tackles...had two interceptions and eight pass breakups on the season...picked off a Matt Barkley pass in the fourth quarter against USC for a 43-yard touchdown...registered his second interception the following week against Cal...had five or more tackles in eight games, highlighted by a season-high eight-tackle effort in the Sun Bowl vs. Oklahoma...also had seven tackles against Wake Forest and Notre Dame...proved valuable in Stanford's return game...had 15 punt returns for 154 yards and one touchdown...had a 48-yard return for a touchdown against San Jose State on Sept. 19...also had a 59-yard return in the season opener at Washington State.
2008 (JUNIOR): Played in just four games (all starts) before a knee injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season...was granted a medical redshirt year...caught eight passes for 108 yards...started the first four games at wide receiver...caught one pass for 14 yards in the opener against Oregon State...hauled in three passes for 54 yards at Arizona State, including a 39-yard reception from Tavita Pritchard...had just one catch for seven yards at TCU in near hurricane-conditions...matched his season high with three catches for 33 yards in the win over San Jose State.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to blossom as one of the Pac-10's top young receivers...led the team in receiving yards (651) for the second straight season and also led the team in receiving touchdowns (4) and yards per catch (16.7)...finished 10th in the Pac-10 in receiving yards...ranked second on the team behind Mark Bradford with 39 receptions...also finished second on the team in all-purpose yardage, adding a 40-yard punt return to his receiving total...topped Stanford in receiving yardage six times during the season...had three 100-yard games, topped off by a four-catch, 112-yard effort with one touchdown against TCU...also turned in notable performances against UCLA (4-100-1 TD) and Arizona State (6-105)...tied his career-high with six receptions against Arizona State, at Arizona and vs. Oregon...was on the receiving end of a 70-yard touchdown pass from T.C. Ostrander in the fourth quarter vs. UCLA...play ranked as the longest pass reception of the season.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Made an immediate impact in his first season as a collegian...earned first team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors and honorable mention freshman All-American honors from The Sporting News...was also named the Menlo-Atherton Trophy winner as the team's most outstanding freshman...played in all 12 games and made five starts...led the team in catches (34), receiving yards (581) and tied for the team lead in both touchdowns (3) and touchdown receptions (3)...ranked second in yards per catch (17.1)...led or co-led the team in both catches and receiving yards seven times during the season...had 50 or more receiving yards six times during his rookie campaign...started the last four games of the season and averaged 101.5 yards per game during that stretch, catching 20 balls for 406 yards...was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against Washington when he caught six passes for 177 yards...included in the total was a 74-yard touchdown reception from T.C. Ostrander in the fourth quarter that extended Stanford's lead to 17-3...reception was the team's longest play from scrimmage in 2006.
TRACK AND FIELD: Two-year track letterwinner at Stanford...jumped a personal best of 50-0 in the triple jump in 2007, good for ninth place on the all-time Stanford career list...jumped a season-best 46-8 in the triple jump in the spring of `08...recorded a season-best 21-3 ½ in the long jump at the 2008 Stanford Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Dominguez High School in Compton...was ranked among the best wide receiver prospects in the nation...PrepStar All-West selection and SuperPrep All-Far West pick...named to the Long Beach Press Telegram's Dream Team as one of the premier recruits in the West...also earned all-state, CIF Southern Section first team and All-San Gabriel Valley first team accolades as a senior...listed as the 50th-best recruit in the nation by SuperPrep...also ranked as the No. 6 athlete in California, the No. 8 wide receiver in the state and the No. 57 athlete in the country by SuperPrep...helped Dominguez to a CIF Southern Section Division III title with a 41-14 victory over Sherman Oaks-Notre Dame in the championship game...accounted for 1,030 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 870 yards on 28 catches and three punt returns for touchdowns...recorded 45 tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception as a defensive back...had 23 receptions for 415 yards and six touchdowns as a junior to earn first team all-league honors...also had four interceptions on defense...earned All-American honors in the triple jump and was the No. 7-ranked triple jumper in the state in 2005 with a personal best of 49-5 ¾...first team All-CIF and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team selection in track as a senior...majoring in communications.
Sherman's Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Oklahoma, Dec. 31, 2009
Tackles for Loss: None
Interceptions: 1, twice; last vs. California, Nov. 21, 2009
Interceptions for TD: 1 at USC, Nov. 14, 2009
Receptions: 6, six times; last at Arizona, Oct. 20, 2007
Receiving Yards: 117 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, seven times.
Long: 74 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006
Punt Returns: 4 vs. UCLA, Oct. 2, 2009
Punt Return Yards: 72 vs. UCLA, Oct. 2, 2009
Longest Punt Return: 59 at Washington State, Sept. 5, 2009
Punt Returns for TDs: 1 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 19, 2009