|| Preston Clover
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At Stanford: A fifth-year senior, Preston is a three-time letterwinner who has been used as a reserve offensive lineman and special teams player the past three seasons ... He can play center or guard but will focus on the guard position in 2007 ... Will also be a key member of Stanford's special teams ... One of three fifth (or sixth) year players on the offensive line.
The 2007 Season: Has not played
The 2006 Season: Earned his third varsity letter as a reserve offensive lineman and special teams player ... Played both center and guard ... Started one game (11/11/06 at Washington) at left guard and played in eight.
The 2005 Season: Backup offensive guard and center who received his second varsity letter ... Saw playing time on special teams as well.
The 2004 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a reserve offensive lineman and special teams player ... He played in all 11 games ... Had some key blocks on the Cardinal's kickoff return team ... Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection.
The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 as a true freshman offensive guard.
In High School: One of the top offensive line prospects in the west from Laguna Hills High School in southern California ... Named to the All-FarWest team by SuperPrep and All-West Region by PrepStar ... Rivals.com rated him No. 10 on their list of the top centers in the country ... As a senior at Laguna Hills HS, he was named First-Team All-County, All-CIF and All-League ... Also named First-Team All-CIF and All-League as a junior ... Participated in volleyball and soccer in high school ... Orange County Register Scholar-Athlete selection ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete in 2002-03 ... Named Student of the Year as a senior by the South Orange County Exchange Club.
Personal Information: Mechanical engineering major ... Member of the California Scholastic Federation and the National Honor Society.
Getting To Know PrestonClover
I would describe myself as a person as: Aware, diligent
What people don't know about me is: I am a twin
The reason I love football is: The amount of preparation it takes to achieve victory
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Set no limits
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Going through the plays in my head
My greatest athletic moment is: Pitching a perfect game in IM softball
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Finding out I had a twin sister
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Los Angeles Coliseum
A friend from another college football team is: Marty Tadman (Boise State)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Best of both worlds
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to weld
The best thing about Stanford is: The PRL
My favorite class at Stanford is: ME 203
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Math 51
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The diversity
The sports team I followed when I was younger: The LA Kings
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Pelé
The athlete I admire most is: Jeremy McGrath
The people I admire most are: My mom and dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Grandpa Olsson
Best book I have read: The Worst Case Scenario Handbook
Favorite Food: Milkshakes
Least Favorite Food: Olives
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Burritos
Favorite Movie: The Fastest Indian
Favorite TV Show: 24
Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite Actress: Angela Lansbury
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: Ali G
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Scoring in some way
Favorite musical group or performer: Weezer
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Hardworking
The best advice I ever received was: Measure twice cut once
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My mom, dad and my sister
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The first heavier-than-air powered flight at Kitty Hawk
The place I'd most like to visit: Great Barrier
Reef The favorite place I've visited: Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, Arizona
Hobbies: Building stuff
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Building stuff
My most prized possession: 1950 Willy's Cj3a
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a 1985 Delorean and a flux capacitor
The one thing about college football I would change: Make it a playoff system
Last Udpated: September 26, 2007