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  Justin McCullum
Justin McCullum

Player Profile
Mercer Island, WA

High School:
Mercer Island HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220


Seasons At Stanford:

At Stanford: Now in his fifth and final season at Stanford, Justin is coming off his best year in 2004 and is in position to become an even greater offensive weapon for the Cardinal in 2005 ... He redshirted the 2001 season, suffered a season-ending knee injury in '02 and was still working into shape during the '03 season ... He put it all together in 2004 as he became one of team's top receivers ... Has great size at 6-4 and 220 ... He will play a key role in Stanford's offensive scheme in 2005.
Career Stats

The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Enjoyed his best and most productive season on The Farm as he caught 26 passes for 376 yards (14.5 avg.) and one touchdown ... He was fourth on the team in receptions and third in yards per catch ... Began the year by catching three passes for a career-best 115 yards in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... His three receptions were from 50, 41 and 24 yards ... The next week, in Stanford's win over BYU, he caught two passes for 31 yards, including a 21-yard TD, his only touchdown of the season ... He had seven catches for 64 yards in the Cardinal's win at Washington State and five catches for 36 yards against top-ranked USC.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Came back from a knee injury and provided the Cardinal with solid play coming off the bench ... He played in all 11 games and caught seven passes for 64 yards ... Had a 12-yard reception in the season opener vs. San Jose State, a 13-yard catch vs. USC and a five-yard reception against UCLA ... He had two catches for 26 yards, including a season-best 19-yarder, vs. Arizona State, and two catches for eight yards in the season finale vs. Notre Dame.

The 2002 Season: Suffered a knee injury early in training camp, forcing him to miss the entire season.

The 2001 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman wide receiver.

In High School: A consensus Prep All-American ... Ranked as the 14th best wide receiver in the nation by SuperPrep ... Set Mercer Island High School records for career receptions (103), receiving yards (1,700), touchdown receptions (15) and interceptions (six) ... Caught 43 balls for 700 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at Mercer Island High School ... Accounted for over 1,200 yards in all-purpose rushing as a senior ... Named First-Team All-State, All-Area and All-League ... Also named All-League at defensive back ... As a junior, caught 49 passes for 805 yards and nine touchdowns while earning First-Team All-State, All-Area and All-League honors ... Led Mercer Island to the state basketball championship in 1999.

Personal Information: Co-term student working on a Master's degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology and Society ... Brother, Jamien, played wide receiver for the Cardinal from 1997-2001 ... Father, Sam, played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings.

Getting To Know: Justin McCullum
Nickname: Juice
I would describe myself as a person: Fun
What people don't know about me is: I have the Sickle Cell trait.
The reason I love football is: The excitement and anticipation.
I pattern my play after: Chris Carter
For me to improve as a person, I need to: I need to use the gifts that God has bestowed upon me.
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Eat pasta and listen to relaxing music.
My greatest athletic moment is: Catching four touchdowns in a HS game and breaking the league and team record.
The teammate I admire the most is: My brother, Jamien
My favorite stadium in which to play is: L.A. Coliseum
A friend from another college football team is: David Kirtman (USC)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: My Brother along with the academic opportunities.
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: So much. I couldn't summarize how much I've learned.
The best thing about Stanford is: The atmosphere. Seeing people who are so focused and determined.
My favorite class at Stanford is: History of Western Philosophy and its Blind Spot: The History of Sports taught by Hans Gumbrecht.
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? The camaraderie within the team.
The sports team I followed when I was younger: The Vikings
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Chris Carter
The athlete I admire most is: Sam McCullum, my dad
The person I admire most is: Jamien McCullum, my brother
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Martin Luther King Jr.
The three people in history I admire most are: MLK, Abe Lincoln, Muhammad Ali
Best book I have read: Dreamer by Charles Johnson
Favorite food: Philly Steak Sandwiches
Least Favorite food: Stir Fry
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: quesadillas
Favorite movie: The Rock
Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince
Favorite actor: Mike Epps, Nicholas Cage
Favorite actress: Halle Berry
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Will Smith
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Catching a touchdown pass to win the national championship game with no time on the clock.
Favorite musical group or performer: Jodeci
If I were not playing college football, I would be: playing college basketball
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Hard working, talented, and an overall good citizen.
The best advice I ever received was: Don't compete against your teammate. Compete against that guy in another state or on another team that is trying to do what you want to do or go where you want to go.
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My Mother
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream" speech.
The place I'd most like to visit: Puerto Rico
Hobbies: Music, computers.
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Playing professional football.
My advice to youngsters: Work hard so that you have no regrets.
My most prized possession: My willingness to take risks.
If I won $1 million, I would: Give it to my brother to invest after the initial celebration.
The one thing about college football I would change: Giving walk-ons some form of compensation.

Last Updated: February 28, 2006