At Stanford: Fairchild has started the past 19 games for Stanford on the offensive line, 14 at left guard and five at left tackle ... He will once again battle for a starting assignment in 1999 and be one of the Cardinal's mainstays ... Experienced player who gives Stanford a valuable and versatile offensive lineman ... Can play center, guard or tackle ...Fifth-year senior ... Came to Stanford as a 255-pound tight end in 1995, but was converted to offensive guard in '96 and has since bulked up to 290 pounds.
The 1998 Season: Starting left guard in all 11 games ... One of four offensive lineman to start every game ... Consistent, tough, aggressive player who continued to show improvement throughout the season.
The 1997 Season: Began the season as a backup at both tackle and guard, but wound up starting eight games, five at left tackle and three at left guard ... He was inserted into the starting lineup at left tackle in game #4 after starter Jeff Cronshagen went down with an injury ... After starting five consecutive games for Cronshagen, Fairchild remained in the starting lineup at left guard for the final three games.
The 1996 Season: Converted from tight end to offensive guard during the spring ... Received some playing time at guard due to the number of injuries and shuffling on the offensive line ... Used as a backup at left guard.
The 1995 Season: Redshirted the '95 season as a tight end.
In High School: One of the top tight ends in the country from Plantation High School in Florida ... All-Southeast by Blue Chip Illustrated... Max Emfinger's Bluechips Magazine named him to their "Red Chips" team ... First-Team All-State, All-Conference and All-Broward County following his senior season ... Named Second-Team All-County as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Played baseball and basketball and competed in track while in high school ... Two-year starter on the basketball team ... Threw the shot and discus in high school ... Very active in high school outside athletics ... He was a member of the school's Executive Board, named to the Homecoming Court, was involved in Future Business Leaders of America and the Mu Alpha Theta Math Club.
Personal Information: Psychology major with a political science minor.