|Getting To Know Patrick Danahy
At Stanford: Patrick has been a backup tight end for the past three years, but 2006 may be the year be breaks into the starting lineup ... He will play a key role for the Cardinal either as a starter or reserve ... Has the ability to be a quality receiver as well as an effective blocker at the tight end position ... Has caught 10 passes for three touchdowns in his career ... Seven of those receptions and two TDs have come against USC ... One of seven true freshmen to receive playing time in 2003 ... Three-year letterwinner who is in his final year of eligibility.
The 2006 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2005 Season: Backup tight end and special teams player ... Caught six passes for 49 yards ... Played in eight games and started one - game nine at Oregon State ... He had a career best four catches for 38 yards against USC, including a career-long 17-yard pass play ... Had one reception in game nine at OSU and game 10 vs. Cal ... Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 recognition.
The 2004 Season: Played a key role as one of three tight ends who saw significant playing time ... Played in all 11 games and started three when the Cardinal started two tight ends ... Had three receptions for six yards, but two of them went for touchdowns ... All three were two-yard receptions ... Had a two yard catch in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... His second two-yard reception went for a touchdown against top-ranked USC ... His TD gave the Cardinal a 14-10 lead in the second quarter ... Had a two-yard TD reception against Oregon ... Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 recognition.
The 2003 Season: Saw significant playing time as a true freshman while earning his first varsity letter ... He was used in a reserve role at tight end ... Caught one pass during the season ... It was a one-yard reception from quarterback Chris Lewis that went for a touchdown against USC (10/11).
In High School: Rated by every recruiting service as one of the top tight end prospects in the country ... Attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Florida ... Tom Lemming's Prep Report ranked him the No. 15 tight end in the nation, Rivals.com rated him No. 20 and TheInsiders.com ranked him No. 28 ... Among the top 100 recruits in the state of Florida by Rivals.com, SuperPrep and Lemming's ... PrepStar All-Southeast region and SuperPrep All-Dixie ... Caught 59 passes for 883 yards (15.0 average) and 11 TDs as a junior and senior ... As a junior, he had 27 catches for 377 yards and five TDs ... He recorded 37 receptions for 506 yards and six TDs as a senior to go along with 75 tackles, seven sacks, two punt blocks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... First-Team All-State as a senior ... Two-time First-Team All-Area as a junior and senior ... Competed on the weight lifting team ... As a senior, he won the Sectional Weightlifting title and placed sixth in the state ... Placed 14th in the state in the 219lb class following his junior season.
Personal Information: Science, Technology and Society major ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Getting To Know Patrick Danahy
|I would describe myself as a person as:||Tenacious|
|The reason I love football is:||It is the ultimate team sport.|
|I pattern my play after:||Jeremy Shockey|
|For me to improve as a person, I need to:||Become closer to God|
|My favorite pre-game ritual is:||Listening to my iPod and visualizing|
|My greatest athletic moment is:||Yet to come|
|The biggest thrill in my life to date is:||Watching all of my family become extraordinary people|
|My favorite stadium in which to play is:||Hopefully the new Stanford stadium|
|The reason I chose Stanford University is:||It really is an amazing place, with amazing people|
|Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:||There are a lot of really smart people out there|
|The best thing about Stanford is:||The diversity|
|What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs:||We are more a family than a team|
|The sports team I followed when I was younger:||The Buffalo Bills|
|When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:||Bruce Smith|
|The person I admire most is:||My Parents|
|Least Favorite Food:||Onions|
|If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:||Leftovers from our weekly dinners at the Ostranders|
|Favorite TV Show:||Prison Break|
|My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:||Making a one handed catch then running over a linebacker to score the game winning touchdown|
|Favorite musical group or performer:||Dave Matthews Band|
|If I were not playing college football, I would be:||Chillin' on a beach in Florida|
|After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as:||A good role model for football and life|
|The best advice I ever received was:||Don't stress about the past or the future. Focus on the present and it will all work out.|
|The person who had the greatest influence on my life:||My parents|
|The place I'd most like to visit:||Ireland|
|Ten years from now, I'd like to be:||Livin' it up|
|My advice to youngsters:||Don't ever give up. Through hard work you can achieve anything|
|My most prized possession:||My bed|
|If I won $1 million, I would:||I would give it to my Dad and my brother to invest for me|
|The one thing about college football I would change:||We should get at least a little pay|
Last Updated: January 10, 2007