|| Tyrone McGraw
At Stanford: After redshirting the 2006 season as a true freshman, Tyrone is now in position to make an impact in 2007 ... An electrifying runner, he has breakaway speed and quickness, and the ability to make big plays ... He will compete for playing time at running back as well as on kick returns.
Career Game Highs: Rushes - 19, at Washington State (11/10/07) Rushing Yards - 89, at Washington (11/3/07) TD - 1, three times LG - 33, at Washington (11/3/07) Rec - 4, at Washington (10/20/07) Receiving Yards - 36, at Washington (11/3/07) LG - 17, at Washington (11/3/07).
The 2007 Season: Third on the club in rushing yards (294) and fourth in carries (64) in 2007, as well as tied for second in rushing TDs (2) and third in rushing yards per carry (4.6)
... Stanford's leading rusher in two consecutive games versus Washington (11 rushes, career-high 89 rushing yards) and at Washington State (19-79) with one rushing TD in each game
... Added 422 all-purpose yards, eight catches for 58 yards and four kick returns for 70 yards
Season Game Highs: Rushes - 19, at Washington State (11/10) Rushing Yards - 89, at Washington (11/3) TD - 1, three times LG - 33, at Washington (11/3) Rec - 4, at Washington (10/20) Receiving Yards - 36, at Washington (11/3) LG - 17, at Washington (11/3).
The 2006 Season: Did not play in 2006 as a true freshman running back ... Winner of the Greg Piers Award as the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Service Team Player.
In High School: Stanford's lone recruit from the Bay Area, Tyrone starred at Riordan High School in San Francisco ... In 10 games as a senior, he rushed for 1,519 yards while setting a new school record ... Named First-Team All-West Catholic League as well as the league's Running Back of the Year ... Selected Second-Team All-WCAL as a junior ... Also an outstanding track athlete ... Qualified for the U.S. Junior Olympics in 2005 in the 4x100 ... Central Coast Section 200m champion (21.85) and runner-up in the 100m (10.79) as a junior ... At the 2005 CIF State meet, he ran a 48.3 split in the 4x400 relay ... During the summer of 2004, he placed third in the 200m Intermediate Boys Division at the U.S. Olympic Trials and was fourth in the 100m at the USA Junior Olympics ... Class Valedictorian ... Named Scholar-Athlete of the Bay Area by the San Francisco Olympic Club following his senior year.
Personal Information: Undeclared major ... Member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation ... Northern California National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... Worked at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco for several summers as a work-study intern in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and for a General Surgery Physician ... Also worked as a patient care assistant.
Getting To Know Tyrone McGraw
I would describe myself as a person as: Confident and ambitious
What people don't know about me is: I started playing football in high school; the first time I touched the ball in a game I scored a TD on a kickoff return
The reason I love football is: It pushes me past what I sometimes believe to be possible
I pattern my play after: No one ... I just do me
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Never be satisfied with myself academically, athletically or personally
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Listening to my music
My greatest athletic moment is: Either running at the 2004 Olympic Trials or scoring an 84 yard touchdown to break my high school's single-season rushing record
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Having the opportunity and privilege to choose between Stanford and Harvard, and graduating high school as valedictorian
The teammate I admire the most is: Anthony Kimble
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Pat Maynor
The reason I chose Stanford University is: To compete at the highest levels both academically and athletically
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: There are varying degrees of intelligence
The best thing about Stanford is: The team, the team, the team!!!
My favorite classes at Stanford are: Greek Mythology and Global Politics of Human Rights
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: Playing at Stanford truly redefines the concept of the "student-athlete"
The sports team I followed when I was younger: San Francisco 49ers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The people I admire most are: My mother, Leona Banks, and godfather, Brad Hallett
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My mom and godfather
The three people in history I admire most are: Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa and Gandhi
Best book I have read: Harry Potter series
Favorite Food: Barbeque ribs
Least Favorite Food: Stanford Dining Hall
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Hot Pockets and baked cookies
Favorite Movies: 300 and Troy
Favorite TV Shows: Smallville and The Real World
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: Morris Chestnut
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Running collegiate track and working to get into a premier law school
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: The person who willingly and passionately bore the responsibility of an entire team ... A leader, a competitor, a WINNER
The best advice I ever received was: Live life today like no one else will, so that you can live life tomorrow like no one else can
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My mother and godfather
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech
The place I'd most like to visit: Fiji
The favorite place I've visited: Cabo San Lucas ... in a 7-bedroom mansion on the beach
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Making my dreams a reality ... a NFL career, wealthy/successful attorney, beautiful wife and kids, and, most importantly, happiness
My advice to youngsters: Be confident in everything that you do
My most prized possession: My cross ... the last gift my mother gave me
If I won $1 million, I would: Invest it to make more money
Last Updated: December 18, 2007