|| Bryan Bentrott
Has the ability to play both free and strong safety ... Will compete for increased playing time at strong safety in 2005 ... Third year in the Cardinal football program after walking-on prior to the 2002 campaign ... Has two years of eligibility remaining.
The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2004 Season: Reserve strong safety who saw action in nine games and earned his first varsity letter ... Credited with three total tackles, two of which came in The Big Game vs. Cal ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2003 Season: Saw limited playing time as a backup safety.
The 2002 Season: Joined the Cardinal football program as a walk-on ... Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman free safety.
In High School: First-team All-CIF safety as a senior at Northwood High School in Irvine, California ... Helped Northwood to a 10-1 record and a Pacific Coast League championship in 2001 ... He was named the league's Defensive MVP as well as the City of Irvine Defensive MVP ... Orange County All-Star team selection ... Team captain and team MVP as a senior ... He recorded 103 tackles, five interceptions and six blocked kicks his senior season ... Starting safety, punt and kick returner as a senior ... During his junior season, he started at middle linebacker and wide receiver ... Had 111 tackles while catching 38 balls for six touchdowns ... Averaged 18 yards per reception ... Named First-Team All-League and All-City as a linebacker ... Two-year scholar-athlete in football ... Played two years on the varsity basketball team ... Captain his senior season ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Irvine Company Student Leader Scholarship Winner ... YMCA camp counselor ... Member of the California Scholastic Federation and Red Cross Service Clubs.
Personal Information: International Relations major.
Getting To Know: Bryan Bentrott
What people don't know about me is: I'm related to General Custer of Custer's Last Stand
The reason I love football is: no feeling in the world like running down the field on a kick off and hitting somebody
I pattern my play after: Pat Tillman
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Playing in the Rose Bowl in front of my family against UCLA
The teammate I admire the most is: Kevin Schimmelmann
My favorite stadium in which to play is: The Rose Bowl
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Ryan Riddle on punt
A friend from another college football team is: Brian Fairbanks (Penn)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Best combo of athletics and academics
My favorite class at Stanford is: International Security in a Changing World
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Parties, Media, and Elections
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Denver Broncos
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: John Elway
The athlete I admire most is: Pat Tillman
The three people in history I admire most are: JFK, FDR, Simon Bolivar
Best book I have read: Friday Night Lights
Favorite food: Flank Steak
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Sandwiches
Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber
Favorite TV show: Simpsons
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite actress: Ashley Judd
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Taking an interception back against SC in the Coliseum to seal the game.
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Chillin' and playing a lot of golf
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Someone who overachieved
The best advice I ever received was: Hard work doesn't guarantee you anything but without it you don't have a chance
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My grandpa who got me interested in the game
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Fall of the Berlin Wall
The place I'd most like to visit: Brazil
The favorite place I've visited: Maui
Hobbies: Golf, Poker, Chillin' at the Beach
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Working and Living abroad
Last Updated: March 1, 2006