|| Gerren Crochet
Pronunciation: jeron CROW-shay
At Stanford: Gerren has earned three letters from 2002-04 as a backup receiver, but 2005 could be the year he emerges as one of the team's top offensive threats ... He has speed and the ability to stretch the defense and after an impressive spring campaign, in which he was one of the team's most improved players, he is in position to play a more prominent role in '05 ... A fifth-year senior and three-year sprinter on the Cardinal track team, Gerren did not compete in track last year so that he could concentrate full time on football ... Has 18 career receptions for 220 yards.
The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2004 Season: Appeared in all 11 games as a backup wide receiver ... Caught three passes for 43 yards ... In the season opener vs. San Jose State, he caught two balls for 36 yards ... His other reception was a seven-yard catch vs. Washington State ... Earned his third varsity letter.
The 2003 Season: Caught 10 passes for 126 yards as a reserve wide receiver ... Began the year by starting the first three games, but played a backup role over the final eight ... Earned his second varsity letter ... Caught three passes for 48 yards, including a career long 36 yard reception, vs. Washington State ... Had two catches for 24 yards against Washington and two receptions for 17 yards vs. Notre Dame.
The 2002 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a backup wide receiver and special teams player ... Appeared in 10 games ... Caught five passes for 51 yards ... Had two receptions for 19 yards against USC ... Other receptions included a 13-yarder at Notre Dame, an eight yard catch vs. Arizona and an 11-yard reception at Oregon ... Named honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2001 Season: Redshirted the campaign as a true freshman wide receiver.
In Track: Three-year member of the Cardinal's nationally-ranked track and field team from 2002-04 ... Ran the 100m, 400m and 400m hurdles in 2004 ... A member of the Cardinal's 400m relay team in 2003 that ran the second and third fastest times in school history (40.15 at Stanford Invitational, 40.24 at Texas Relays) ... Member of the 1600m relay team that finished first at the NCAA West Regional (3:07.23; second-fastest time in school history) and sixth in the 400m relay (40.61) ... Competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m hurdles and long jump as well as both the 400m relay and 1600m relays ... Ran a Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 52.63 in the 400m hurdles at the Stanford Invitational (3/38/03) ... Had the team's best time in 2002 in the 400m hurdles at 53.28 ... Competed in the 60m, 200m and long jump during the 2002 indoor season.
In High School: Came to Stanford as one of the nation's top two-sport athletes ... Was the nation's high school receiving yardage leader in 2000, and was also a junior national champion in track (400-meter hurdles) ... Named a football All-American by both SuperPrep and PrepStar as a senior ... In his senior season, led the nation in receiving yards with 1,410 on 69 receptions ... The 1,410 receiving yards also stands as the third highest single season total in Colorado high school football history ... He also accounted for 2,127 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns to help lead Bear Creek High School to the state finals ... As a defensive back, he recorded 50 tackles and four interceptions ... SuperPrep rated him No. 11 on its list of "skill athletes" ... PrepStar ranked him as the No. 4 wide receiver in the Midlands Region ... Named First-Team All-State, All-Colorado and All-League after his senior season ... Totaled 24 receptions for 523 yards and eight TDs as a junior while being named Second-Team All Centennial League ... Selected All-County as a defensive back (67 tackles, five interceptions, four blocked kicks) and Second-Team All-League as a halfback (41 carries, 290 yards; nine receptions, 308 yards; 11 total touchdowns) after his sophomore campaign ... The 1999 U.S. Junior National champion in the 400 meter hurdles ... Finished 10th in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1999 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszez, Poland ... His time of 53.64 in the 400-meter hurdles was the fastest in the U.S. for his age group in '99 ... The 2000 Colorado State Champion in the 300-meter hurdles and the 2000 Regional Junior Olympic champion in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles ... Finished sixth in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships ... Best track times included 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, 10.63 in the 100-meters, 36.41 in the 300-meter hurdles (Colorado state record), 52.68 in the 400-meter hurdles, 13.81 in the 110-meter high hurdles and 23-7 in the long jump.
Personal Information: Co-term student working on a Master's degree in communication and Bachelor's degree in psychology ... Brother, Damien, played running back at Stanford from 1992-95.
Getting To Know: Gerren Crochet
What people don't know about me is: I have an extra set of ribs (called cervical ribs)
I pattern my play after: former Stanford receiver Emile Harry
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Denver Broncos
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: my brother Damien
The athlete I admire most is: James Davis, world champion sprinter
The person I admire most is: George Crochet
Best book I have read: Autobiography of Malcolm X
Favorite food: Ribs
Favorite movie: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Favorite TV show: Johnny Quest
The best advice I ever received was: "Do The Right Thing" from my father
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: definitely the 1970s
The favorite place I've visited: Cancún, Mexico
Hobbies: I used to dj parties
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: going on my seventh year in the NFL
Last Updated: February 28, 2006