At Stanford: Now in his fifth year in the Cardinal football program, Greg has become an integral part of the Cardinal's offense ... Greg was a walk-on in 2000 who has since earned two varsity letters as a reserve wide receiver and special teams player ... He has 27 career receptions for 319 yards (11.8 average) ... He is the team's third leading returning receiver after catching 18 balls a year ago ... His playing time has increased each season since his arrival from nearby Menlo-Atherton High School ... He should be among the team's top receivers and receive significant playing time in 2004.
The 2003 Season: Played in all 11 games as a reserve wide receiver and finished as the team's fourth leading receiver with 18 catches for 225 yards (12.5 avg.) ... Had a season and career best six catches for 64 yards against Washington State ... Other top games include three receptions for 48 yards against Arizona State, three catches for 36 yards at Oregon State and three receptions for 30 yards in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... Named Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2002 Season: Proved to be a valuable backup at wide receiver ... Earned his first varsity letter as he played in 10 of 11 games and caught eight passes for 92 yards ... Named honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 ... Had two receptions for 38 yards in game two vs. San Jose State ... Two weeks later at Notre Dame, he caught two passes for 25 yards against the Fighting Irish ... Had two receptions for 13 yards a week later vs. Washington State.
The 2001 Season: Appeared in four games as a reserve wide receiver (vs. Boston College, Arizona State, Arizona, and San Jose State), and had one catch for two yards ... The catch came in the Cardinal's Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona State.
The 2000 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.
In High School: One of the top scholar-athletes in Northern California from Menlo-Atherton High School in neighboring Menlo Park, California ... Played four positions as a senior at Menlo-Atherton, including wide receiver, defensive end, place-kicker and punter ... Caught 44 passes for 752 yards (17.1 ypc) and 10 touchdowns his senior season ... Also led his team in quarterback sacks ... First-team All-Peninsula Athletic League and All-San Mateo County as a receiver in 1999 ... Named the San Mateo County Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 1999 by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame ... Team captain and team MVP in '99 ... Played basketball for two seasons in high school, and was named Second-Team All-League as a senior ... Student Body President as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society, the California Scholastic Federation, an AP Scholar and an American Legion Boys' State Delegate.
Personal Information: Engineering major.
Camarillo's Career Statistics
Getting to Know: Greg Camarillo
What people don't know about me is:I was a walk-on for two years before earning a scholarship
The reason I love football is: the camaraderie one builds with teammates
I pattern my play after: Ed McCaffrey
For me to improve as a person, I need to: become more patient
My favorite pre-game ritual is: listening to E-40
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen Stadium, Oregon
The best thing about Stanford is: the proximity to my home and family
My least favorite class at Stanford is: physics series
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? There is an incredible emphasis placed on succeeding on the playing field and in the classroom.
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Lakers and Niners
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Steve Young, Joe Montana, & Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My grandfathers that I never got to meet
Best book I have read: Night by Elie Wiesel
Favorite food: Mexican Food
Least Favorite food: Tomatoes
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Top Ramen - Shrimp Flavored
Favorite movie: Anything with Martin Lawrence in it
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite actor: Martin Lawrence
Favorite actress: Halle Berry
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Game winning one-handed catch in the Rose Bowl for the National Championship
Favorite musical group or performer: E-40
If I were not playing college football, I would be: a regular student wishing I was still playing sports
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Greg Camarillo: the non-recruited walk-on turned starting receiver (first I have to get that starting spot)
The best advice I ever received was: "Follow your heart. Do what makes you the happiest."
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My brother, Jeff
The place I'd most like to visit: Rio De Janeiro
The favorite place I've visited: San Pedro, Belize
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Renown for my great inventions and a volunteer mentor at an elementary school
My advice to youngsters: Find something that truly motivates you in life and stick with it. Don't let anything distract you from that motivation.
My most prized possession: my family
The one thing about college football I would change: Make it less of a business and more player oriented