Tavita Pritchard was 18-of-28 passing for 182 yards
AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior has finished as Stanford's top rusher each of the last two seasons...all-around back who has been slowed somewhat during his career due to injuries...has all of the skills to be a consistent ground gainer in his last campaign...has made 24 starts at running back over the last three seasons...enters his final season as Stanford's active career leader in rushing yardage (1,223), rushing attempts (295) and rushing touchdowns (12)...multi-purpose threat who has also recorded 45 career catches for 365 yards and two receiving touchdowns...also has 26 kickoff returns for 493 yards and 2081 all-purpose yards...has one pass completion, a 57-yard touchdown pass to Kelton Lynn against Notre Dame in 2006...has missed eight games due to injury over the last three two seasons (5 in 2007; 1 in '06; 2 in '05).
2007 (SENIOR): Led Stanford with a career-high 509 yards (72.7 per game), touchdowns (8), rushing touchdowns (8) and all-purpose yards (958; 509 rush, 64 receiving, 385 kickoff returns) despite missing five games with injury...also ranked second on the team in scoring (48), kickoff return yards (385), kickoff returns (18) and kickoff return yardage (385)...contributed 12 catches for 64 yards...eight rushing touchdowns were the most by a Stanford player since Brian Allen and Kerry Carter had nine rushing TDs in 2001...led the team in rushing in six of the seven games he played...recorded the first two 100-yard rushing games of his career...finished with a career-high 119 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns against Oregon and 109 yards on 19 carries and two TDs against TCU...also had two rushing touchdowns against Notre Dame, finishing with 80 yards on a career-high 20 carries...had 18 kickoff returns for 385 yards (21.4 average)...finished with a career-high eight kickoff returns in the season-opener against UCLA...had a career-best 170 kickoff return yards against Oregon, including a career-long 49-yard effort...finished with a career-best 331 all-purpose yards against the Ducks (119 rush, 42 receiving, 170 kickoff returns)...also hauled down a career-best six pass receptions against Oregon...had just 20 yards in 10 carries against Arizona State and 32 yards on 17 carries with one touchdown at USC before breaking loose with 109 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns against TCU...missed the Arizona, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State games with injury...returned to start Game 11 against Notre Dame and finished with 80 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns...also missed the Cal game with injury...earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic team honors.
2006 (JUNIOR): Led the team in rushing yardage (470) and added 19 catches for 156 yards out of the backfield to rank second in receptions...led the team in all-purpose yardage (734) as he also added 108 yard in eight kickoff returns...started 11 of the 12 games at running back and led the team in rushing seven times, including each of the last five contests...opened the year with just 14 yards on five carries against Oregon...improved to 53 yards on 14 carries the following week against San Jose State...finished with 27 yards on six carries against Navy, including the first Cardinal touchdown at the new Stanford Stadium on a two-yard run with 11:58 left in the third quarter...finished with 40 yards on 11 carries the next weekend against Washington State...also caught a then career-high-tying four passes for a career-high-tying 48 yards against the Cougars...missed the UCLA game...finished with 63 yards on a season high-tying 15 carries at Notre Dame...also connected with Kelton Lynn on a 57-yard touchdown pass on a halfback option in the fourth quarter...the play ranked as Stanford's third-longest pass play of the season...finished with just 10 yards on six carries at Arizona...returned to form the next weekend against Arizona State, finishing with 83 yards on 11 carries...totaled 22 yards on 15 carries against USC and 35 yards on 11 carries against Washington...78-yard rushing day against Oregon State was highlighted by a 36-yard touchdown run in the first quarter...finished with 45 yards on 12 carries against California...earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors and was the recipient of the Frank Rehm Award as the most outstanding back in the Big Game against California.
2005 (SOPHOMORE): Quickly moved to the top of the depth chart after being converted from wide receiver to running back in spring drills...earned starts in the first six games of the season before an injury forced him to miss the next two contests...worked in a reserve role for the final three games of the season...battled through injuries to finish second on the team with 244 rushing yards on 66 carries, including two touchdowns...also recorded 14 receptions for 145 yards and two touchdowns...was impressive in the season-opener at Navy, finishing with 59 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown...also caught three passes for 28 yards...had 51 yards on 10 carries the following week against UC Davis...rushed for a season-high 77 yards in 18 carries and caught two passes for 48 yards in the 24-21 win at Washington State...caught a 10-yard pass from Trent Edwards in Stanford's 20-16 win at Arizona...was on the receiving end of a 15-yard Edwards' scoring strike the following week in the Cardinal's home win over Arizona State...honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played just two seasons of football at University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, La...played running back, quarterback, wide receiver and returned kicks...earned first team all-district running back as a senior...accounted for over 2,700 yards in all-purpose yardage and 28 touchdowns...nominated to play in the all-state game in both football and basketball...first team all-district basketball player as a junior...averaged 14.0 points and five assists to help his team to the No. 1 ranking in the state...academic all-state selection...member of the National Honor Society...full name is Buiker Anthony Kimble...science, technology and systems major.
KIMBLE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG
2005 9-6 66 264 20 244 3.7 2 20
2006 11-11 114 501 31 470 4.1 2 58
2007 7-7 115 526 17 509 4.4 8 60
Totals 27-24 295 1,291 68 1,223 4.1 12 60
KIMBLE'S CAREER HIGHS
Rush Attempts: 20 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007
Rushing Yards: 119 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007
Rushing Touchdowns: 2, three times; last vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2007
Long: 60 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007
Receptions: 6 vs. Oregon, Sept. 22, 2007
Receiving Yards: 48, twice; last at Washington State, Sept. 23, 2006
Touchdown Receptions: 1, twice; last at Arizona State, Oct. 22, 2005
Longest Reception: 41 at Washington State, Oct. 8, 2005