|| Louis Hobson
At Stanford: One of the team's most experienced players on the defensive line, Louis has shown the ability to make plays and be an effective rush end ... He will once again be looked upon to put pressure on the quarterback and be one of the team leaders on defense ... Fifth-year senior who started eight games a year ago ... A native of Toronto, Canada, he redshirted as a true freshman in 1999, played sparingly in 2000, started one game and played in all 12 in 2001 and moved into the starting lineup in 2002 ... 2003 could be the year he emerges as one of the conference's most dynamic defensive ends.
The 2002 Season: Moved into the starting lineup in game No. 4 at Notre Dame and started the remaining eight games of the season at defensive end ... Led all defensive lineman with 29 total tackles ... Also had 5.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, one pass break up and one fumble recovery ... In the second game of the season against San Jose State, he had four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a fumble recovery ... Season high six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Washington State ... Had five tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss against Oregon State ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2001 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding season as a reserve defensive end ... Received extensive playing time because of injuries on the defensive line ... He started one game (Nov. 10 at Arizona) and played in all 12 while earning his first varsity letter ... Very active lineman who made some big plays for the Cardinal ... Had 13 total tackles, two tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... His first career interception came against UCLA and quarterback Scott McEwan ... It led to a Cardinal field goal ... His second interception came in the regular season finale vs. San Jose State and led to a Cardinal touchdown ... Registered a forced fumble at Arizona, which led to a Stanford field goal, and had a fumble recovery at Washington ... In his only start of the season at Arizona, he had four tackles and one forced fumble ... Named Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10
The 2000 Season: Appeared in three games in a reserve role - vs. Arizona, at Notre Dame and vs. Arizona State.
The 1999 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.
In High School: A SuperPrep All-Farwest selection and a member of Max Emfinger's "Bluechip" list as one of the nation's top recruits ... Like teammate Kerry Carter, his senior season was cut short due to a teacher's strike in Canada ... Despite the strike, still managed to earn All-America status from PrepStar Magazine and was named All-Northwest by SuperPrep ... Rated as the number two high school football player in Canada ... PrepStar ranked him as the #2 defensive lineman in the Midwest ... A two-time Toronto Star "All-Star" selection ... Also played basketball ... President of his high school's Boys Athletic Association ... Named an Ontario Scholar
Personal Information: Electrical Engineering major.