At Stanford: Fifth-year senior and one of the team leaders, David will be in the starting lineup for the Cardinal for the third straight season ... He started 10 games as a sophomore at outside linebacker in 2002 before moving to middle linebacker last season as a junior, where he started all 11 games ... He will once again be the starter in the middle of the Cardinal defense ... Very experienced and intelligent player who continues to improve and be a force for Stanford ... A respected and admired member of the Cardinal, David will be relied upon in 2004 for his aggressive, physical style of play and his leadership skills.
The 2003 Season: Switched to the middle linebacker spot after playing OLB his first three seasons on The Farm ... He wound up starting all 11 games and finishing third on the team with 66 total tackles ... He also accounted for five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three pass deflections and one interception ... Had two games in which he recorded 10 tackles: at USC and vs. Cal in The Big Game ... He also recorded his first career interception against Cal ... He had eight total tackles and four tackles for loss vs. Washington State, seven tackles and a forced fumble vs. Washington and seven tackles and a tackle for loss against Notre Dame ... Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10.
The 2002 Season: Moved into the starting lineup at one outside linebacker position in game two and stayed there the remainder of the season, starting the final 10 games ... Finished the year with 38 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks ... Third on the team in tackles for loss ... Season high six tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Oregon State ... Had five tackles and one tackle for loss at Notre Dame ... Also played on special teams.
The 2001 Season: Appeared in nine games as a redshirt freshman ... Spent the majority of his time on special teams, and was also a reserve linebacker ... Recorded an assisted tackle at San Jose State.
The 2000 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.
In High School: Two-year starting right guard and inside linebacker at Lakeridge High School ... A prep All-American by SuperPrep, PrepStar, Bluechips and USA Today ... SuperPrep named him the top recruit in the state of Oregon ... Also named Northwest Recruits First-Team all-region and a Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nugget and Western Top 100 ... Recorded 126 tackles, six quarterback sacks, six fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, and three interceptions as a senior ... Following his senior season, he was also named First-Team All-State and All-Conference as a linebacker as well as being chosen the league's co-defensive MVP ... U.S. Navy Scholastic All-America selection and a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Student-Athlete award nominee ... Was named Honorable Mention USA Today All-American as a junior after recording 124 tackles ... Started at both linebacker and right guard and was selected First-Team all-conference ... Three-year letter-winner in basketball and track ... Member of the A Cappella Choir ... Member of the National Honor Society and German National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Born December 4, 1981 ... Working on his Master's in Communication and Bachelor's in Public Policy ... Performed at Carnegie Hall in March 2000 as part of an elite choir that combined song and dance routines.
Bergeron's Career Statistics
Getting to Know: David Bergeron
What people don't know about me is:I am a master of the unicycle
The reason I love football is: The controlled violence of the game
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Putting on my youth XL superman tee-shirt; that I have worn in every game since my sophomore year of high school
My greatest athletic moment is: Beating Oregon in their house during the '01 campaign
The teammate I admire the most is: Every single walk-on
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon
A friend from another college football team is: Beau Hart, Montana; Jon Knokey, Montana State; Steven Clayton, Oregon
The reason I chose Stanford University is: It's the best damn place in the world
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? the ability to recruit the best across the country both athletically and academically
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Portland Trailblazers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Barry Sanders
The athlete I admire most is: Muhammad Ali
The person I admire most is: My parents
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My mother's father who I never had the opportunity to meet
Favorite food: Top Ramen (chicken)
Least Favorite food: tomatoes
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Top Ramen (chicken and beef)
Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Winning a national championship
Favorite musical group or performer: D.J. Tee aka Teezlo
The best advice I ever received was: Never let yourself be outworked
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The Rumble in the Jungle
The place I'd most like to visit: The Rose Bowl on Jan. 1st
The favorite place I've visited: The Kenai River in Alaska
My most prized possession: My great grandfather's 1962 Series IIA Land rover that he hunted with in South Africa.
The one thing about college football I would change: I would have a playoff system in division IA just like they do in division IAA to determine the national champion.