|| Scott Scharff
Two-year letter-winner and fifth-year senior, Scott has been a valuable reserve the past three years on the defensive line ... He is in position to play a more prominent role for the Cardinal in 2004 ... Has played a lot of football for Stanford over the past three years and enters the '04 season as one of the team's most experienced defensive lineman.
The 2004 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2003 Season: Backup defensive tackle who played in 10 of 11 games and lettered for the second-consecutive season ... Provided the Cardinal with a quality defensive tackle coming off the bench ... He had eight tackles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick ... He blocked a field goal attempt by Cal in The Big Game ... Had two tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Washington ... Missed one game (Oregon, 10/25) due to a torn ACL ... Played the final five games of the season with the injury.
The 2002 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a backup defensive tackle ... Played in all 11 games and started one (vs. Arizona State) ... Accounted for nine total tackles, including five solos, 0.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks ... Had three tackles vs. San Jose State and two each against Arizona State, Washington State and UCLA ... Solid reserve who added quality depth on the defensive front.
The 2001 Season: Appeared in three games as a reserve defensive lineman - vs. Arizona State, vs. UCLA and at Arizona ... Recorded an assisted tackle in Stanford's 51-28 victory over Arizona State on Sept. 22.
The 2000 Season: Redshirted the campaign as a true freshman.
In High School: One of the top defensive linemen in the nation ... Scott was named a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American and All-Midwest by PrepStar and SuperPrep ... Named to the Bigger, Faster, Stronger All-American Team ... He had 15 QB sacks and 29 tackles-for-loss as a senior at Lincoln High School ... Named First-Team All-State, as well as Wisconsin Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Was also named First-Team All-Conference and All-Region ... In high school, he participated in power-lifting, track and baseball, as well as the co-ed cheer and stunt team ... Placed first in his weight class at the State of Wisconsin Power-Lifting Championships ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Sociology major with a concentration in Business Organizations and a Public Policy minor.
Scharff's Career Statistics
Year UT AT TT Sack/Yds TFL/Yds Int
2001 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 0
2002 4 5 9 0.5/2 0.5/2 0
2003 3 5 8 0/0 0/0 0
Total 8 10 18 0.5/2 0.5/2 0
Getting to Know: Scott Scharff
I would describe myself as a person as: resourceful
The reason I love football is: running full speed at someone and hitting them so hard they blow snot bubbles
My favorite pre-game ritual is: getting angry by listening to loud heavy metal
My greatest athletic moment is: winning the 242 lbs. weight class at the Wisconsin State Powerlifting Championships
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: barefoot waterskiing
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Notre Dame Stadium
The reason I chose Stanford University is: the degree
The best thing about Stanford is: the proximity to great places like Lake Tahoe and Santa Cruz
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? we actually go to class
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite food: Colby-Jack cheese
Least Favorite food: anything green
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: McDonalds
Favorite movie: Top Gun
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Danny DeVito
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: returning a fumble for a TD
Favorite musical group or performer: Led Zeppelin
If I were not playing college football, I would be: about 50 lbs. lighter
The favorite place I've visited: Key West, Florida
Hobbies: lifting weights, deer hunting, waterskiing
My most prized possession: my Jeep
The one thing about college football I would change: bigger stipend checks