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  Craig Albrecht
Craig Albrecht

Player Profile

St. Louis, Missouri

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6-4 / 294



At Stanford: Senior defensive lineman who figures to be a key player for the Cardinal in 2002 ... Started six games at nose tackle a year ago, including the 2001 Seattle Bowl ... Will compete with Trey Freeman for the starting nose tackle position in '02 ... He began his college career at Northwestern in 1998, then transferred to Stanford in the fall of 1999 ... Forced to sit out the '99 season due to NCAA rules ... Has lettered at Stanford in 2000 and 2001.

The 2001 Season: Played a key role on the Cardinal's defensive front in 2001 ... When starting nose tackle Trey Freeman was forced from the lineup due to injury in game six, Albrecht came on to start the next five games and play solid football for the Cardinal in the middle of the defensive line ... He finished the season with 24 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble ... Starting nose tackle in games 6-10 vs. UCLA, Washington, Arizona, California and Notre Dame and game 12 vs. Georgia Tech in the Seattle Bowl ... Had season high five tackles vs. Washington State ... In Stanford's win over then-No. 4 UCLA, he had three total tackles, including two tackles-for-loss for 12 yards, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble... Also posted three tackles vs. both Arizona and Notre Dame ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 in 2001.

The 2000 Season: Played in five games, including one start at nose tackle ... Missed six games because of injuries ... Starting nose tackle in game five vs. Notre Dame in South Bend, but suffered an injury on the third play of the game ... Finished the season with four tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one fumble recovery ... Recorded his tackle-for-loss and fumble recovery vs. Arizona.

The 1999 Season: Enrolled at Stanford in the fall of 1999 ... Due to NCAA rules regarding transfers, Craig was forced to sit out the '99 season.

The 1998 Season: A redshirt freshman defensive tackle at Northwestern University.

In High School: One of the top prep defensive linemen in the country out of John Burroughs High School in St. Louis ... Consensus All-American ... First-Team All-American selection by Parade Magazine, PrepStar, National Recruiting Advisor, Reebok, ESPN SportsZone, SuperPrep and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named to PrepStar Magazine's "Dream Team" ... PrepStar ranked Craig the No. 5 defensive linemen in the country ... National Recruiting Advisor rated him as the No. 3 strong side defensive end ... Ranked No. 5 among defensive lineman by Parade ... ESPN tabbed Craig as the 33rd best prep player in the nation while The Sporting News listed him at No. 44 ... Three-time First-Team All-State, All-District and All-Conference selection ... Started on offense and defense for four years ... First-Team All-Conference player in basketball ... Member of the 1996 AAU National Championship basketball team (St. Louis Eagles) ... Received a National Merit Letter of Commendation.

Personal Information: Received a bachelor's degree in English last June ... Currently working on his Master's in Sociology ... His great grandfather, Ed "Brick" Travis, played football at the University of Missouri from 1916-20 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame ... His father,Doug, played baseball at Missouri from 1970-74.

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