|| Tim Mattran
At Stanford: Spent six seasons at Stanford, including a redshirt medical campaign in 2006, after walking on in 2002 ... Made four Pac-10 All-Academic squads.
The 2007 Season: Received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA after missing all of 2006 due to high ankle sprain in 2007 and started all 12 of the team's games in center ... Finished his career with 18 starts, including six in 2005 ... Was on the 2007 Rimington Watch List for the award that honors the nation's top center.
The 2006 Season: Missed the entire season due to a high ankle sprain ... Granted a medical redshirt.
The 2005 Season: Moved into the team's starting role at center, replacing the injured Brian Head, and ended up starting six games at the position surrounding a three-game stretch that he missed with an injury ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2004 Season: Used in a reserve role at offensive tackle ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Named honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2003 Season: Backup center who did not get into a game ... Named Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
The 2002 Season: Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman center and guard.
In High School: Talented prep player from Chaska High School in Chanhassen, Minnesota ... Started every game his junior and senior seasons on the offensive line ... Named honorable mention All-Lake Conference as a senior ... Three-year letterwinner in track and field ... Events included the shot put and discus ... Captain of the track and field team his senior season ... Won the Lake County Academic Achievement Award as a senior ... Participated in the State Science Bowl for two years in high school ... Two-year medalist in the state Science Olympiad ... Named "Who's Who" Among American High School Students ... AP Scholar ... Class Valedictorian.
Personal Information: A co-term student working on his Masters degree in Sociology and his Bachelors degree in Science, Technology and Society.
Getting To Know Tim Mattran
I would describe myself as a person as: Loyal
What people don't know about me is: I skipped fourth grade
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Be more organized
My favorite pre-game ritual is: The Walk
My greatest athletic moment is: Earning a scholarship at Stanford
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The combination of world-class academics and athletics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To not be afraid of asking for help
The best thing about Stanford is: Blue skies and palm trees
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Minnesota Twins
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: A quarterback
Best book I have read: Catch-22
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Chicken, bananas and tortilla chips
Favorite Movie: Crash
Favorite TV Show: Heroes
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Scooping up a fumble and rumbling for the winning touchdown in the Rose Bowl
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Bored
The best advice I ever received was: Keep your pads down
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
The place I'd most like to visit: New Zealand
The favorite place I've visited: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
My most prized possession: My Tivo
If I won $1 million, I would: Invest most of it and travel with the rest
The one thing about college football I would change: Is using a playoff instead of the BCS to decide the national championship
Last Updated: March 20, 2008