|| David Marrero
Versatile and talented running back who combines speed and quickness and is one of the team' top break-away threats on offense ... A two-year letter-winner, David has the ability to turn a short gain into a big play ... He is also a good receiver out of the backfield ... Should be the team's No. 1 punt return specialist for the second straight season ... His continued improvement and ability to stretch the defense will be a key factor for the Cardinal offense in 2005 ... A sprinter on the Cardinal track team in 2004.
The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2004 Season: David was the team's punt returner and backup running back who carried the ball just four times (for eight yards) ... Lined up as a wide receiver at times, catching seven passes for 57 yards ... As a punt returner, he had 27 returns for 224 yards (8.3 avg) ... His longest return of the season came in game No. 10 vs. Oregon State - a 64-yard return that led to a Cardinal touchdown ... Had three catches for 23 yards against top-ranked USC ... Season-best 21-yard reception in the season opener vs. San Jose State.
The 2003 Season: Third on the team in rushing after gaining 115 yards on 37 carries as a true freshman ... Also had four receptions out of the backfield ... Played in nine of 11 games ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a nifty 15-yard run at USC - his longest run of the season ... Had eight carries for 20 yards in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... Nine carries for 22 yards and one TD at USC ... Had seven carries for 22 yards at Oregon State and five carries for 25 yards and a nine-yard reception in the season finale vs. Notre Dame.
In Track: Member of the Cardinal track team in 2004 ... Season best 10.79 in the 100 meters, third best on the team in 2004.
In High School: PrepStar All-American running back who was ranked among the top RB recruits in the nation ... Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Florida ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 3 all-purpose back in the nation while TheInsiders.com rated him among their top 25 running back prospects ... No. 33 on Rivals.com list of the top 100 recruits in the state of Florida and SuperPrep had him No. 25 on their list of the top recruits in the state ... Ranked as the No. 13 "athlete" in the nation by ESPN.com ... All-Southeast selection by Lemming's and All-Dixie by SuperPrep ... During his junior and senior seasons, he averaged over eight yards per carry while scoring 21 rushing TDs and gaining almost 1,300 yards ... Also caught 31 passes as a junior and senior ... Four-year letter-winner in HS who helped his team post a 55-4 record ... Three-year letter-winner in track ... Events included the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay ... Miami Herald First-Team All-County in track following his junior season ... Class 3A state champion in 2000 and 2001 in the 4x100 relay.
Personal Information: Science, Technology and Society major ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Getting To Know: David Marrero
I would describe myself as a person as: Determined
What people don't know about me is: I can't stand losing
The reason I love football is: Its competitive nature
I pattern my play after: Marshall Faulk
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Do more service in the community
My greatest athletic moment is: Winning state championship in football in high school
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Still being blessed to be alive
The teammate I admire the most is: Jared Newberry
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Notre Dame Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: Freddie Parrish (Notre Dame)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: academics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: That people in this world are highly diverse (culturally and socially)
The best thing about Stanford is: The diversity it brings
My favorite class at Stanford is: The Persuasive Power of Visual Rhetoric
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? Our camaraderie, and our horrible band.
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Michigan Wolverines
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Barry Sanders
The athlete I admire most is: Jackie Robinson
The person I admire most is: My Father
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Jesus Christ
The three people in history I admire most are: Ghandi, Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite food: Rice and Beans
Least Favorite food: Tofu
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Easy Mac
Favorite movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite actress: Halle Berry
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: John Lenguizamo
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: 80-yard touchdown run vs. LSU in the Orange Bowl in Miami for the National Championship
Favorite musical group or performer: Musiq Soulchild
If I were not playing college football, I would be: running track somewhere on the East Coast
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: The person who helped bring Stanford a football national championship, and make them a legitimate appreciated program.
The best advice I ever received was: You can never work too hard
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My Mother
The place I'd most like to visit: Sydney, Australia
The favorite place I've visited: San Diego, California
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Married living in either southern California, Austin, Texas or Miami, FL
My advice to youngsters: You can never do too much in this world
My most prized possession: My family
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy my parents whatever they wanted
The one thing about college football I would change: The size of our stadium and appreciation of football at Stanford, and the lack of attention to academics at most universities.
Last Updated: March 2, 2006