|| Sam Weinberger
Getting To Know Sam Weinberger
At Stanford: A linebacker last season as a true freshman but was moved to fullback during the 2007 spring practice session ... Played both fullback and linebacker in high school ... Will battle for playing time at fullback and on special teams this season ... Should be a strong contributor to the Cardinal football program for the next four years.
The 2007 Season: Has not played
The 2006 Season: Did not play in 2006 as a true freshman linebacker.
In High School: Talented two-sport athlete who was named the Division Player of the Year in both baseball and football in 2005 ... PrepStar named him to its All-West Region team as a linebacker following his senior season ... Recorded 110 tackles, five sacks, two safeties and one interception for Campbell Hall High School as a senior, earning him CIF Defensive Player of the Year in his division ... Also named First Team All-League and First Team All-Division ... Los Angeles Daily News Second Team All-Southern Section ... Rushed for over 300 yards and scored five touchdowns as a fullback his senior season ... Set his high school record with 304 career tackles ... In baseball, he went 11-0 as a righthanded pitcher and led his team to the Division championship as a junior in 2005 while being named Division Player of the Year.
Personal Information: Undeclared major.
Getting to Know Sam Weinberger
I would describe myself as a person as: Strong and determined
What people don't know about me is: I was a baseball player and won two championships in high school
The reason I love football is: The contact, I love to hit
I pattern my play after: Brian Urlacher, but not Mike Alstott
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Allow the values that I follow as a football player to become the values that I follow as a person
My favorite pre-game ritual is: `Break-down'
Currently on my iPod: Everything from Bloc Party to 50 Cent
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Winning the CIF Division IV baseball championship
The teammate I admire the most is: T.C. Ostrander
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Pat Maynor
A friend from aanother college football teams is: Taylor Henry (Oregon State)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The reputation for being one of the only true academic-athletic institutes - we are true student-athletes
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: So much about football, but more about myself, specifically if I put my mind on something, then I can accomplish it with hard work and patience
The best thing about Stanford is: The facilities, they are the best in the world
My favorite class at Stanford is: Sleep and Dreams
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Math 51
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: Stanford has a little bit of everything, academics, sports and a great social life ... very few colleges or universities encompass these traits
The sports teams I followed when I was younger: Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Eagles
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: My grandfather, Carlos Watkins
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My brother, Jack
The athlete I admire most is: Brian Urlacher
The person I admire most is: My father, Ed Weinberger
The three people in history I admire most are: Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali and Albert Einstein
Favorite Website: facebook.com
Best book I have read: The Stranger by Albert Camus
Favorite Food: Steak and potatoes
Least Favorite Food: Pizza
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Eggs and bacon
Favorite Movie: Reservoir Dogs
Favorite TV Show: Simpsons
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell
Favorite Actress: Halle Berry
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: John Cena
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: A hit that I made in high school that knocked the running back unconscious and out of the game
Favorite musical group or performer: Bloc Party
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Playing college baseball
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: One of the most powerful players on the team
The best advice I ever received was: Go to Stanford
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My grandfather
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: "I Have A Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.
The place I'd most like to visit: Fiji Islands
The favorite place I've visited: Florence, Italy
Hobbies: Reading, video games, sleeping, eating and working out
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Married, with a few kids and putting my Stanford degree to great use
My advice to youngsters: Play as many sports as you can and don't just focus on one until the end of high school - this will open up many more doors for you ... and, study hard!
My most prized possession: Signed Babe Ruth ball
If I won $1 million, I would: Donate some to charity, by a Porsche Turbo and invest the rest
The one thing about college football I would change: Not one thing, it's great, I love it
Last Updated: September 20, 2007