|| Casey Carroll
A fifth-year senior who has played in 31 of Stanford's 33 games the past three seasons, Casey is now in position to earn a starting berth in 2005 at one of the Cardinal's two defensive end spots ... Three-year letter-winner who has shown improvement each year, he will now be asked to take on a more significant role this season ... Has played every position on the defensive line for Stanford the past three years.
The 2005 Season: Has not played due to injury.
The 2004 Season: Key reserve on the Cardinal's defensive line, Casey earned his third varsity letter by playing in nine of 11 games and accounting for 12 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one interception ... He almost scored his first career touchdown in the second game of the year vs. BYU when he intercepted a pass at the Cougar seven-yard line and returned it six yards before being brought down at the one ... His sack and tackle for loss came against Matt Leinart and top-ranked USC ... Had a season-high four tackles vs. Oregon.
The 2003 Season: Valuable member of Stanford's defensive front, Casey played in all 11 games as a reserve at defensive tackle and nose tackle ... Earned his second varsity letter ... Recorded 12 total tackles and one tackle for loss ... Began the season by accounting for three tackles and one tackle for loss in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... Career high four tackles in the season finale vs. Notre Dame.
The 2002 Season: Earned his first varsity letter and played in all 11 games as a backup defensive tackle ... Accounted for nine total tackles (five solo, four assisted) and one tackle for loss ... Season high three tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Washington State.
The 2001 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman defensive tackle.
In High School: A PrepStar All-American ... Was rated as one of the nation's top defensive line prospects ... Named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie Team ... Two-time All-State, All-Area and All-District selection out of Lemon Bay High School ... Named District Defensive Player of the Year after recording 135 tackles and 13 quarterback sacks as a senior ... Also had 87 tackles, 30 tackles-for-loss, six quarterback sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior ... Two-year letterwinner in basketball and baseball ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Member of Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Personal Information: Urban Studies major.
Getting To Know: Casey Carroll
Nickname: Snacks, Scuz, Boss Hog, K, Bubba
I would describe myself as a person as: Genuine
What people don't know about me is: I am pretty laid back
The reason I love football is: The atmosphere on Saturdays
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: River rafting on the Chattooga and going on 3-4 day long offshore fishing trips with my Pops
The teammate I admire the most is: David Bergeron
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The teammates, the school, and sunny California
The best thing about Stanford is: The location and the degree
My favorite class at Stanford is: The Beach, Freshman seminar taught by Prof. James Ingle
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? The teammates by far, not even comparable to anywhere else in the nation
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Reggie White
The people I admire most is: My Parents
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Capt. Tony, Capt. Tony's Saloon
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus, Ernest Hemingway, and the inventors of the Buffalo Chicken Wing
Best book I have read: Where the Red Fern Grows and The Giving Tree
Favorite food: Steak, steamed clams, oysters, fresh caught fish
Least Favorite food: Tomatoes
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Franks & Beans
Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite TV show: The Sopranos, The Real World, Road Rules
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: The Rock
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Taking off with a self-caused fumble to the house
Favorite musical group or performer: Bob Marley and Creed
If I were not playing college football, I would be: either at a state school in FL or in the Armed Forces
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: solid, all around person
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: Parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: the battle of Troy
The place I'd most like to visit: Jamaica & Hawaii, pretty much any place with a tropical climate
The favorite place I've visited: The Florida Keys
Hobbies: Fishing, laying around outside, cooking
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Living comfortably in Florida
My advice to youngsters: drink milk
My most prized possession: my Australian Shepherd back home, Sheila
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a nice home in South Florida, save the rest, and retire from work for a year or two
Last Updated: February 28, 2006