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  Gerald Commissiong
Gerald Commissiong

Player Profile
Hometown:
Montreal, Canada

High School:
Vieux-Montreal HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 217

Position:
RB

Seasons At Stanford:
2002-05


Pronunciation: KO-miss-ee-on

At Stanford: Came to Stanford as one of the top preps in Canada, Gerald played strong safety his first season on The Farm before being converted to running back where he has played a reserve role the past two years ... He will compete for increased playing time in 2005 as a running back and on special teams ... Has two years of eligibility remaining.
Career Statistics

The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Did not see any game action.

The 2003 Season: Converted to running back after playing strong safety in 2002 ... Earned his first varsity letter as a reserve running back and special teams player ... Gained 31 yards rushing on 17 carries ... Also had one reception for two yards ... Had four carries for six yards and one reception in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... Had three carries for seven yards against Oregon, two carries for four yards vs. UCLA and a season-high eight carries for 14 yards against Arizona State ... Suffered a broken ankle vs. ASU and missed the final three games of the year ... Named honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10.

The 2002 Season: Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman strong safety.

In High School: SuperPrep named him to its 2001 All-Canadian Team ... Gerald attended Saint Michael's College Prep in Toronto for two years (1999-2000) before attending Vieux-Montréal Prep for his 13th year (Canada has a 13th year of high school) ... At Vieux-Montréal in 2001, he was the starting safety for a team that won the 2001 Bol D'or AAA Provincial championship ... He also played hockey and ran track (100-meters and 200-meters) ... While at Saint Michael's, he was one of the top prep players in the Toronto area ... In his final season as a running back and safety, Gerald rushed for 1,253 yards, accounted for 1,622 all-purpose yards and scored 27 touchdowns ... Defensively, he had 94 tackles, including 19 special teams tackles, four interceptions and six forced fumbles ... He was named First-Team All-Canadian, First-Team All-Eastern Canada and First-Team All-Ontario ... Toronto Sun All-Star running back ... Starting safety for the 2001 Junior National Football Team ... While at Saint Michael's, he was also named MVP of the Metro Bowl for four straight years and MVP of the All-Star game as a junior and senior.

Personal Information: Management Science and Engineering major ... Has played the violin for many years ... Also plays piano ... One of his three sisters, Nicole, was an All-American in track at the University of Oregon.

Getting To Know: Gerald Commissiong
Nickname: Commish
I would describe myself as a person as: Committed
What people don't know about me is: Je parle Français
I pattern my play after: Terrell Davis
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Let it all hang out
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Prayer
My greatest athletic moment is: Beating Vanier Vieux 4 Life
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Making my mom smile
The teammate I admire the most is: Jon Alston
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford
A friend from another college football team is: Olivier & Ali Manigat (Columbia)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: To return Stanford to its glory
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: You are your only true judge
My favorite class at Stanford is: Yoga
My least favorite class at Stanford is: MS&E 120
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? You either have it or you don't. No one can really help you
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Montreal Canadians
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The person I admire most is: Salma Hayek
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Angelina Jolie
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Sir John A MacDonald
Favorite food: Strawberries, Whipped Cream and Champagne
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Pasta
Favorite movie: Gladiator
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: LL Cool J
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Running someone over on the 1 to win the Rose Bowl
Favorite musical group or performer: R. Kelly
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Playing college hockey
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A great person
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My mother
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Christ Turning Water into Wine
The place I'd most like to visit: Las Vegas
The favorite place I've visited: Las Vegas
My most prized possession: my Baptismal ring

Last Updated: March 1, 2006


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