|| Alex Loukas
Feature Stories: 8/21/10 in Examiner.com | 8/31/10 in San Jose Mercury News |
AT STANFORD: Transitioned from quarterback to safety during spring drills, where he will work primarily with Michael Thomas and Austin Yancy at free safety...appeared in eight games as a backup quarterback in 2008, while also lining up at receiver on occasion.
2009: Sat out the entire season after suffering an ACL tear in his left knee on March 31 during spring drills.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Took snaps at quarterback in eight games overall, while also lining up at receiver on occasion...saw significant playing time over the last six games of the year, beginning with the fourth quarter against Arizona...completed 10-of-20 passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception...rushed 36 times for 186 yards (5.2 ypc) and a touchdown...beginning with the Arizona game, logged a 176.0 pass efficiency rating...attempted just 13 passes but completed nine for 126 yards and a touchdown without an interception...came off the bench to engineer an 11-play, 60-yard game-winning scoring drive in Stanford's 24-23 Homecoming win over Arizona...entered the Arizona game on the final play of Stanford's second-to-last drive...ran four times for 32 yards and completed a key, 21-yard pass to Ryan Whalen on the game-winning drive that culminated with a Toby Gerhart two-yard TD run with 0:25 left...scored his first career touchdown on a 17-yard run vs. Washington State...carried a total of seven times for 60 yards against the Cougars on a rain-soaked field at Stanford Stadium...also connected with Chris Owusu on a 41-yard completion which was Stanford's second-longest pass play of the season...threw his first career TD pass on the final play of the USC game, connecting with Austin Gunder on an 18-yard strike...was 5-for-5 for 54 yards against the Trojans...caught Stanford's first completed pass of the season against Oregon State, a three-yard reception from Tavita Pritchard in the first quarter...due to formation, was actually Stanford's starting wide receiver at Washington.
2007 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was one of the nation's top quarterback prospects coming out of Deerfield (Ill.) High School outside of Chicago...rated as the 12th-best quarterback prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and was ranked No. 13 by Tom Lemming's Magazine...PrepStar All-American and SuperPrep Magazine All-Midwest selection...was ranked as the 10th-best recruit in Illinois by Scout.com...dual-threat quarterback who threw for over 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns and also rushed for 800 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior...finished his junior campaign with 1,516 passing yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 520 yards and six touchdowns on the ground...first team all-state, all-area, all-conference and academic all-conference selection...named Lake Shore Player of the Year and Lake Shore Athlete of the Year as a senior... was a standout high school tennis player who earned all-state, all-conference and all-area honors...helped Deerfield to the state championship as he captured the state doubles championship...his father, Angelo, played offensive guard at Northwestern and with the Buffalo Bills and Boston Patriots in the NFL...his uncle, George, played football at Southern Illinois while his other uncle, Anthony, played football at Wisconsin...majoring in science, technology and society.
Loukas' Career Highs
Passing Attempts: 7 at Arizona State, Sept. 6, 2008
Passing Completions: 5 vs. USC, Nov. 15, 2008
Passing Yards: 54 vs. USC, Nov. 15, 2008
Passing Touchdowns: 1 vs. USC, Nov. 15, 2008
Long: 41 vs. Washington State, Nov. 1, 2008