|| Mikal Brewer
Throughout his Stanford career, Mikal has played both center and guard and been a key contributor to the Cardinal's offensive line ... He has started six games in the past three years at both center and guard ... Now in his fifth season on The Farm, he has a chance to become a full-time starter at left guard ... One of the most experienced linemen on the team, Mikal will play a key role in Stanford's offensive success in 2007.
The 2007 Season: Starting all 12 games at left guard in his 2007 senior season and the final 17 of his career overall after starting the final five games of 2006 at center
The 2006 Season: Key member of Stanford's offensive line in 2006 ... Mikal played in all 12 games and started the final three at center after Alex Fletcher went down with an injury ... Mikal started games at Washington, versus Oregon State and at Cal in the Big Game ... Earned his third varsity letter.
The 2005 Season: Earned his second straight letter as a backup at center and guard ... Valuable reserve offensive lineman.
The 2004 Season: Solid contributor in 2004 as a backup at both guard and center ... Mikal played in all 11 games and wound up starting three in place of the injured starters ... His first start came in game five at Notre Dame when he was inserted into the starting lineup at right guard for Josiah Vinson ... Two weeks later, with Brian Head out due to injury, Mikal started at center in games seven and eight vs. Oregon and UCLA ... Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 recognition.
The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 as a true freshman center ... Winner of the Greg Piers Award as the team's most outstanding offensive service team player.
In High School: A prep All-American and one of the top recruits out of the state of Arizona from Centennial High School ... SuperPrep named him to its All-American team while ranking him as the No. 3 overall recruit in Arizona and the No. 14 offensive lineman in the country ... Tom Lemming's Prep Report rated Mikal as the No. 16 offensive guard/center in the nation and among the Top 35 recruits in the West ... A Top 100 recruit in the West by Rivals.com ... Rivals also ranked him among the Top 30 offensive guards in the nation and the No. 3 recruit in Arizona ... Ranked among the Top 30 offensive linemen in the nation by TheInsiders.com ... PrepStar All-West selection ... Two-time All-State selection ... As a senior, he was named his region's Offensive Player of the Year ... Started on offense and defense as a senior ... Scholar-Athlete award winner in his region as a senior ... 4A state heavyweight wrestling champion as a junior ... Posted a 44-8 record with 32 pins during his junior season ... Three-year letterwinner in track (shot put, discus) ... Played in the school band and orchestra (tuba, sax, base violin).
Personal Information: Management Science and Engineering/Science Technology and Society double major ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Plans to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Getting To Know Mikal Brewer
I would describe myself as a person as: Hard working
What people don't know about me is: I used to be a swimmer
The reason I love football is: The competition
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Watching tape
My greatest athletic moment is: Winning state for wrestling
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Washington State
The reason I chose Stanford University is: My teammates
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: A lot
The best thing about Stanford is: The people
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The caliber of people who go to Stanford
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Arizona Cardinals
The athlete I admire most is: Lance Armstrong
The person I admire most is: My father
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: The President
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus Christ, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci
Favorite Food: Lasagna
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: PB & J
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: The Rock
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A good guy and hard worker
The best advice I ever received was: Honesty is the best policy
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My father
The place I'd most like to visit: Madrid
The favorite place I've visited: England Hobbies: Sports cars
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: A doctor
My advice to youngsters: Do what you love
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a house
December 18, 2007