|| Austin Yancy
AT STANFORD: Fifth-year player who has seen action in 35 games since the 2006 season...listed behind Michael Thomas at free safety entering fall camp...will also be a key contributor on special teams...began his career as a wide receiver before transitioning to the secondary as a sophomore in 2007.
2009 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 of 13 games and totaled 23 tackles, including 18 solo efforts...was credited with one pass breakup...had a pair of solo tackles in wins over San Jose State and Washington...finished with six tackles at Arizona, including five solo stops...had four tackles in Stanford's 55-21 win at USC on Nov. 14...had three solo stops against Cal on Nov. 21...matched his season high with six tackles against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.
2008: Missed the entire season after suffering a right hamstring strain on Aug. 17.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games at strong safety after transitioning to the position in fall camp...finished with 47 tackles and five pass breakups...returned his only interception for a 31-yard touchdown at USC in the third quarter that accounted for Stanford's first score of the game...had a career-high-tying six tackles in three consecutive games at Arizona, at Oregon State and against Washington.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games and made six starts at wide receiver...finished fifth on the team with 16 receptions for 168 yards...made five consecutive starts from Oct. 7 to Nov. 11...had four catches for 65 yards--both career-highs--against Navy, including a career-long 25-yard completion...starting assignments came against Washington State, Notre Dame, Arizona, USC and Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Clear Lake High School in League City, Texas...lettered in basketball along with track and field...caught 35 passes for over 400 yards and three touchdowns to earn first team all-district honors as a senior...was also an all-district selection in basketball as a junior...competed in the high jump, long jump and 400m in track and field...named his school's track and field athlete of the year as a junior...was involved in the Peer Assistance and Leadership program...was also the American Legion Boys State representative for high school...member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students...also selected to represent his high school at Boys State in Austin, Texas as a senior...majoring in political science.
Tackles: 6, five times; last vs. Oklahoma, Dec. 31, 2009
Tackles for Loss: 0.5, twice; last at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007
Interceptions: 1 at USC, Oct. 6, 2007