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Awaiting The Call
Courtesy: Kurt Svoboda @ksvoboda  
Release: 05/07/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Fourteen former Stanford football players await to hear their names called at the 2014 NFL Draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. All 14 draft-eligible players have either already graduated or are on pace to graduate from Stanford this spring. 

The first round will begin Thursday at 5 p.m. (PT), rounds two and three will take place Friday starting at 3:30 p.m. and rounds four through seven will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. The draft will be televised live on ESPN and NFL Network.

Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw will return as a guest analyst for the draft on NFL Network for a third consecutive year. On Friday, Shaw will be on-air from 2:30-3 p.m. alongside host Chris Rose, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, and Charles Davis. At 4 p.m., Shaw joins Draft Xtra on NFL.com with hosts Bucky Brooks and Elliott Harrison. 

Shaw is on-air Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with Rich Eisen, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah and Mike Mayock during the one-hour pre-draft coverage. He will remain on-air until approximately 11:45 a.m.

Updates throughout the draft will be available at GoStanford.com. Follow the conversation in real time on Twitter using the hashtag #StanfordNFL via @StanfordFBall and @GoStanford. Information will also be posted on Instagram and Google+.

Stanford has seen 14 players drafted over the past four years, and while coming off four consecutive BCS bowl appearances this year’s talent-laden draft class is arguably the deepest in program history.

Last year saw a pair of tight ends in Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo drafted while Stanford’s all-time leading rusher, Stepfan Taylor, was also selected. Additionally, six players were signed as undrafted free agents following the 2013 draft. 

Student-Athlete

Major

Twitter

Devon Carrington

American Studies

@DevonCarrington

Kevin Danser

Biomechanical Engineering

@KDanser1

Cameron Fleming

Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering     

@CammyJFresh

Tyler Gaffney

Sociology and Psychology

@TyGaff

Ben Gardner

American Studies

@BennyG49

Ryan Hewitt

Science, Technology and Society

@Huey_85

Jarek Lancaster

Psychology

@JWReck35

Josh Mauro

Science, Technology and Society

@JustJoshin90

Trent Murphy

Science, Technology and Society

@TMurphy_93

Ed Reynolds

Political Science

@Ed_Reynolds29

Shayne Skov

Management Science and Engineering

@ShayneSkov11

Anthony Wilkerson      

Communications

@AWilk32

Khalil Wilkes

Science, Technology and Society

@NoBull65

David Yankey

Science, Technology and Society

@Papa_Yank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT STANFORD FOOTBALL
• Four straight BCS bowl appearances
• 54-13 (.806) record over last five seasons
• Nation’s third-best winning percentage (46-8, .852) over last four years
• 32-2 (.941) record at Stanford Stadium since 2009
• 19-5 (.792) against top-25 teams since 2009
• 16-1 (.941) against in-state rivals since 2010
• Ranked in AP’s Top 25 for a school-record 64 consecutive polls. Finished 2014 at No. 11 in the final 2013 national ranking and 10th by USA Today.
• Three Heisman Trophy finalists since 2009
• Thirteen All-Americans since 2009, including three in 2013 (Ty Montgomery, Trent Murphy, David Yankey)
• Consecutive American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Awards with perfect graduation rates.

STANFORD DRAFT FACTS
• In 2013, Tight ends Zach Ertz (Philadelphia) and Levine Toilolo (Atlanta) were joined by Stepfan Taylor (Arizona) in the draft. It marked the fourth straight year that Stanford had at least three players drafted. Stanford has had five tight ends drafted in the past nine years, joining Coby Fleener (Indianapolis/2012/2nd), Jim Dray (Arizona/2010/7th) and Alex Smith (Tampa Bay/ 2005/3rd).

• In 2012, Andrew Luck became the fourth Stanford quarterback to be selected as the first overall pick (Indianapolis) in the NFL Draft, joining Bobby Garrett (1954 - Cleveland), Jim Plunkett (1971 - New England) and John Elway (1983 - Baltimore).

• Stanford is the only school with four quarterbacks selected first overall in the NFL Draft.

• Stanford has produced 20 first-round selections since 1936.

• Joining Luck in the 2012 first round was guard David DeCastro, drafted 24th overall by Pittsburgh, the first interior offensive lineman taken.

• Total of four Cardinal players were drafted in 2012 with Coby Fleener (2nd/44th/Indianapolis) becoming the first tight end selected in the draft as the second pick of the second round. Tackle Jonathan Martin (2nd/42nd/Miami) was the 10th pick of the second round. Collectively, it was the earliest that any four Stanford draft picks have been selected.

• Stanford has never had more than two players selected in the first round. The last time Stanford had two first round selections was in 1992, when offensive tackle Bob Whitfield (Atlanta) and fullback “Touchdown” Tommy Vardell (Cleveland) were selected with the eighth and ninth picks, respectively. Whitfield's son, Kodi, is currently a defensive back on the Cardinal team.

• Prior to 2012, Stanford’s last first round pick was offensive tackle Kwame Harris (San Francisco) in 2003.

• Stanford has had two players drafted in the first round on four occasions. In addition to Whitfield and Vardell in 1992, defensive tackle Greg Sampson (Houston) and linebacker Jeff Siemon (Minnesota) were both selected in the first round in the 1972 draft, while wide receiver James Lofton (Green Bay) and offensive tackle Gordon King (New York Giants) were selected in the first round of the 1978 draft. In 1942, running back Pete Kmetovic went third overall to Philadelphia while quarterback Frankie Albert went 10th overall to Chicago.

• After not having any players selected in either the 2008 or 2009 NFL Drafts, Stanford has had 14 players drafted in the last four years (Year-by-Year NFL Draft Picks).

• The last time Stanford had more than four players drafted was in 2005, when the Cardinal had six players selected. Stanford also had six players drafted in 1944, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2002 and an all-time high of seven players who were selected in the 1936 draft.

• Stanford has seen 213 former players play in the NFL.

• Stanford has 29 former players who are either on current NFL rosters or who finished the 2013-14 season with a team.

Cardinal in the NFL (end of 2013 season unless denoted)
Johnson Bademosi................... Cleveland Browns
Doug Baldwin........................ Seattle Seahawks
David DeCastro..................... Pittsburgh Steelers
Alex Debniak...................... San Francisco 49ers
Jim Dray............................ Cleveland Browns*
Trent Edwards....................... Oakland Raiders#
Zach Ertz........................... Philadelphia Eagles
Coby Fleener......................... Indianapolis Colts
Sione Fua.............................. Denver Broncos
Delano Howell........................ Indianapolis Colts
Toby Gerhart .................... Jacksonville Jaguars^
Thomas Keiser..................... San Diego Chargers
Erik Lorig.......................... New Orleans Saints&
Andrew Luck......................... Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Martin................. San Francisco 49ers%
Matthew Masifilio............... Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Owusu.................... Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Konrad Reuland......................... New York Jets
Richard Sherman.................... Seattle Seahawks
Alex Smith.......................... Cincinnati Bengals
Jeremy Stewart....................... Oakland Raiders
Will Svitek........................ New England Patriots
Stepfan Taylor........................ Arizona Cardinals
Chase Thomas.................... Green Bay Packers@
Michael Thomas......................... Miami Dolphins
Levine Toilolo........................... Atlanta Falcons
Griff Whalen.......................... Indianapolis Colts
Ryan Whalen........................ Cincinnati Bengals
Daniel Zychlinski..................... Oakland Raiders#
                                                        

 

* Played 2013 season with Arizona
# Signed in the offseason
^ Played 2013 season with Minnesota
& Played 2013 season with Tampa Bay
% Played 2013 season with Miami
@ Played 2013 season with Atlanta


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