|| Ryan Eklund
At Stanford: Fifth-year in the Cardinal football program, Ryan has been a backup quarterback the past four seasons ... Has completed five-of-13 passes in his career for 37 yards and one touchdown ... Will once again be used in a reserve role in 2004.
The 2004 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2003 Season: Backup quarterback who saw limited playing time.
The 2002 Season: Stanford's No. 3 quarterback, Ryan appeared in three games, completing five-of-13 passes for 37 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions ... His most extensive playing time came in a game at Oregon in which he completed three-of-nine passes for 21 yards, including one touchdown and one interception ... His TD came on a two-yard pass to Teyo Johnson ... Also completed his season long pass of 11 yards to Luke Powell ... Two-for-three for 16 yards in the Big Game vs. California.
The 2001 Season: Reserve quarterback appeared in one game as a redshirt freshman ... Saw action in the second half of Stanford's 51-37 win at Arizona on Nov. 10, and did not attempt a pass ... Started the season as the No. 3 quarterback, and moved up to No. 2 for four weeks after an injury to Randy Fasani.
The 2000 Season:
Redshirted the season as a true freshman.
In High School: One of the top recruits in the nation from Decatur High School in Washington ... Named to SuperPrep's All-Farwest Team and to PrepStar's All-West Region squad ... Threw for 2,172 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 64% of his passes during his senior season ... First-Team All-State and All-Area ... As a junior, he threw for 1,769 yards and 17 touchdowns ... Four-year letterwinner in baseball and also played basketball ... Played first base and pitcher, and had his fastball clocked in the low 90's... Honorable mention All-League as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Urban Studies major ... Finished fifth in the national go-cart racing championships in the 12-16 age group competition in 1997 and '98 ... Father, Bill, played football at Washington State.
Getting to Know: Ryan Eklund
I would describe myself as a person as: Dedicated
What people don't know about me is:I started playing football in 11th grade
The reason I love football is: Competition
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Relax more
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Listen to music
My greatest athletic moment is: Walk off home run
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Racing go karts
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen Stadium
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Location and Education
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to manage my time better
The best thing about Stanford is: Scenery
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? All the guys get along
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Dan Marino
The people I admire most is: My parents
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Bill Gates
Best book I have read: Catcher in the Rye
Favorite food: Steak & Potatoes
Least Favorite food: Vegetables
Favorite TV show: The O.C. or That 70's show
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Touchdown pass in the 4th quarter to win the Rose Bowl
Favorite musical group or performer: Linkin Park, Good Charlotte or Eve 6
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Playing Baseball
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A good friend
The best advice I ever received was: Don't ever give up
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
The place I'd most like to visit: Galapagos Islands
The favorite place I've visited: Florida Keys
Hobbies: Golf, Motorcycle riding, 4 wheeling
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Working for myself
My advice to youngsters: Do what makes you happy
My most prized possession: I have lots
If I won $1 million, I would: travel the world
The one thing about college football I would change: the politics