|| Chris Hobbs
At Stanford: Came on last season to become the team's punt returner as well as playing a backup role at cornerback ... Possesses great speed and quickness and the ability to make defenders miss ... Will also battle for increased playing time in the secondary.
Career Game Highs: Punt Returns - 4, twice Punt Return Yards - 47, at USC (10/6/07) TD - None LG - 29, at USC (10/6/07)
The 2007 Season: Has career totals of 31 punt returns for 195 yards and a 6.3 yard per return average
... Leads Stanford in 2007 with 18 punt returns and 122 punt return yards (6.8 ypr, #7 Pac-10, #69 NCAA)
... Equaled a career-best with four punt returns versus UCLA
... Returned two punts for a career-high 47 yards at USC, including the longest of his career with a 29-yarder
... Has not had a punt return in any of the last three games after at least one in each of the first eight
Season Game Highs: Punt Returns - 4, twice Punt Return Yards - 47, at USC (10/6) TD - None LG - 29, at USC (10/6)
The 2006 Season: Became the team's punt return specialist in game five ... Also used as a reserve cornerback ... He returned 13 punts for 73 yards ... Had a season-best 20-yard return versus Oregon State and a 16-yard return against Arizona ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Winner of the Phil Moffat Award as the team's Most Outstanding Offensive Special Teams Player.
Season Game Highs: Punt Returns - 4, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) Punt Return Yards - 26, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) TD - None LG - 20, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06)
The 2005 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman cornerback.
In High School: Started at both wide receiver and cornerback for his final two seasons at Marietta High School in Georgia ... Two-time First-Team All-County receiver as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention All-State in 2004 after catching 48 balls for over 850 yards and 10 touchdowns ... As a corner, he accounted for 60 tackles, 15 pass deflections and two interceptions as a senior ... Led his team to an 11-1 record and a No. 6 ranking in the state of Georgia in 2004 ... As a junior, he had 35 receptions for 700 yards and seven TDs to go along with 40 tackles, five pass deflections, three interceptions and one punt return for a touchdown ... Competed in track in high school in the 100m, 200m, 400m, relays and long jump ... Three-time state qualifier in the 4x100 and 4x400 ... Four-year letterwinner in both football and track ... Named his high school's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2004-05 ... Member of Y.O.U.T.H (Young Organizers United to Help).
Personal Information: Communication major ... Father, Chris Sr., was a running back for the Miami (Fla.) from 1978-81.
Getting To Know Chris Hobbs
I would describe myself as a person as: Loyal and hardworking
What people don't know about me is: I like to write music
The reason I love football is: I have been playing almost my whole life
I pattern my play after: Adam "Pacman" Jones
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Broaden my horizons
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Prayer
My greatest athletic moment is: Signing my college scholarship
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: Brandon Jones (Ohio)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The great combination of academics and athletics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: It takes a special person to be a student-athlete in college
The best thing about Stanford is: Its diversity
My favorite class at Stanford is: Psychology
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The character of the people associated with it
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Atlanta Falcons
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Walter Payton
The athlete I admire most is: Allen Iverson
The people I admire most are: My parents
The three people in history I admire most are: MLK Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Best book I have read: Rules of the Red Rubber Ball
Favorite Food: Steak
Least Favorite Food: I don't know. I don't eat it
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Pork N Beans & hot dogs
Favorite Movie: Glory Road
Favorite TV Show: The Boondocks
Favorite Actor: Jamie Foxx
Favorite Actress: Jada Pinkett
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: Terrence Howard
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Scoring the game-winning TD in the National Championship Game
Favorite musical group or performer: T.I.
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Still be in school and working
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Someone who exceeded all expectations
The best advice I ever received was: Don't let anyone outwork you!
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The Gold Rush
The place I'd most like to visit: Hawai'i
The favorite place I've visited: Paris
Hobbies: Video games, cars, movies
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: A sports broadcaster
My advice to youngsters: Stay focused and enjoy life
My most prized possession: My family
If I won $1 million, I would: Donate some to charity, save some, and buy me and my family something nice
The one thing about college football I would change: I would input a playoff system for the end of the season
Last Updated: December 18, 2007