Toby Gerhart Named Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Senior Toby Gerhart has been selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Nov. 9 ?“ Nov 15.
November 17, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford running back Toby Gerhart (Norco, Calif.) was named Stanford Athletics Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week following another stellar performance on the gridiron. It is his second-straight Muscle Milk honor and second-straight Pac-10 honor.
The Cardinal running back moved into second place all-time in career rushing with the third-best rushing performance of his career. In the dismantling of No. 11 USC, Gerhart rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinal posted the most points ever by a USC opponent, in the team's 55-21 thumping of the Trojans. It was also his 17th career 100-yard game, breaking a stalemate with All-American Darrin Nelson at 16.
Gerhart, who leads the Pac-10 and ranks second nationally in rushing (139 yards per game) and touchdowns (19), is on the verge of toppling a few more Cardinal rushing records. He has tied a number of backs with four-straight 100-yard games, no Cardinal has rushed in five-straight games, and he has 35 career touchdowns, two away from Tommy Vardell's all-time record or 37.
The No. 14-ranked Cardinal (7-3, 6-2) host the Big Game with Bay Area rival, California, on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Stanford Stadium.
ALSO NOMINATED: Gabi Ailes (women's volleyball), Zack Giesen (wrestling), Eugene Godsoe (men's swimming), Jusin Doane (sailing), Landry Fields (men's basketball), Stephanie Byrne (women's field hockey), Drac Wigo (men's water polo), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (women's basketball), Christen Press (women's soccer), Dersu Abolfathi (men's soccer), Justin Marpole-Bird, Stephanie Marcy (cross country).