|| Gustav Rydstedt
Pronunciation: Goo-stav Ride-stedt
AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior is expected to hold down starting duties at left guard...veteran player who worked on the defensive line for his first three seasons before transitioning to the offensive line during spring ball...was named the Most Improved Player (offense) during spring football after making the transition from defensive to offensive line...has played in 35 straight games heading into the 2008 season...very athletic player for his size...has made tremendous strides in his knowledge of the game since arriving at Stanford from his native Sweden...three-time Pac-10 All-Academic second team selection as a computer science major.
2007 (SENIOR): Saw action in all 12 games on the defensive side of the ball...extended his consecutive games played streak to 35 against California...second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection.
2006 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games off the bench...finished with 11 tackles, including five solo efforts...led all defensive lineman with a pair of pass breakups...had a career-high-tying two tackles on four occasions at Oregon, vs. Washington State, at Arizona State and vs. Oregon State...earned second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honors.
2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 games and made eight starts...finished with six tackles (one solo, five assists) and a half a tackle for loss...had a season-best two tackles against UC Davis...second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection.
2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended IT-Gymnasiet in Stockholm, Sweden...was rated as the top player in his age group in Sweden in 2003...played for the Swedish National Team and was a starter for Team Europe, which played in the 2003 NFL Global Junior Championships in San Diego...played one season of high school football in the United States at Southhaven High School in Mississippi during a one-year exchange program...invited to play in the NFL Europe Youth Elite Camp...majoring in computer science.
RYSTEDT'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS
2005 11-8 1 5 6 0-0 0.5-0 0-0
2006 12-0 5 6 11 0-0 1.0-1 0-0
2007 12-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Totals 35-8 6 11 17 0-0 1.5-1 0-0