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01/04/19 - (WR) - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, rJr, 6-2, 225
Stanford receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside will skip his senior season to declare for the NFL draft. Arcega-Whiteside announced his decision Friday, thanking his coaches, teammates and family members. Arcega-Whiteside caught 63 passes for 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns this season for the Cardinal. The 6-foot-3 Arcega-Whiteside is dangerous in the red zone with his size and jumping ability and is projected as a second-day selection in the draft. His 23 TD catches the past two seasons are the third most in college football in that span. Arcega-Whiteside is the third Stanford player to declare for the draft. He joins guard Nate Herbig and tight end Kaden Smith. - AP College Football


01/02/19 - (TE) - *Kaden Smith, Jr, 6-4, 252
Stanford tight end Kaden Smith will skip his final season of college to enter the NFL draft. Smith thanked his teammates, coaches and family when he announced the decision on Tuesday. Smith had 47 catches for 635 yards and two touchdowns this season for the Cardinal. He missed the final three games of the season with a foot injury. Smith had 70 catches for 1,049 yards and seven TDs in 20 games over two seasons in college. He is the latest in a long line of talented tight ends at Stanford and is projected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft. - AP College Football


12/18/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
RB back Bryce Love, who finished second to Baker Mayfield in the 2017 Heisman Trophy voting but had an injury-plagued senior season, announced this week he will skip the Sun Bowl game against Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve to get healthy and start training for the NFL Draft. Love rushed for 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns last season, and he was the preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy this season. However, he gained only 739 yards on the ground and scored six touchdowns in 10 games. Love is rated the No. 1 running back prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.


12/17/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft. Love had a rough senior season after deciding to bypass the 2018 draft after finishing as Heisman Trophy runner-up. He was slowed by injuries and finished with 739 yards on 166 carries. That was down significantly from the previous season when he ran for 2,118 yards and averaged 8.1 yards per carry. Love also set an FBS record with 13 runs of at least 50 yards. - AP College Football


11/12/18 - (TE) - Colby Parkinson, So, 6-6, 240
NOV 12 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Colby Parkinson, So., TE, Stanford (Simi Valley, Calif.),...Tied a school record with four touchdown receptions in Stanford's 48-17 victory over Oregon State...All four scores came in the first half, coming from 75, 28, 9 and 5 yards out...Finished with a career-high six receptions (all for first downs) and 166 receiving yards. Most receiving yards by a Cardinal tight end since Colby Fleener's 173 yards in the 2011 Orange Bowl...He is the first FBS tight end with four touchdown catches in a game since 2011 (Northwestern's Drake Dunsmore), and just the fifth to do so since 1996. Also nominated: Eno Benjamin, RB, ASU; Dillon Mitchel, WR, ORE; Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA; Jason Shelley, QB, UTAH; Gardner Minshew II, QB, WSU. - Pac-12 Football


11/11/18 - (TE) - Colby Parkinson, So, 6-6, 240
Colby Parkinson caught all four of K.J. Costello's touchdown passes and Stanford beat Oregon State 48-17 Saturday to become bowl eligible. Bryce Love scored a touchdown and rushed for 90 yards, his most since gaining 136 against Southern California on Sept. 8. Cameron Scarlett also scored for the Cardinal (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) with a career-long run of 41 yards. Dorian Maddox scored on a 1-yard run, his first career touchdown. Jake Luton passed for 205 yards and touchdowns of 63 yards to Trevon Bradford and 7 yards to Noah Togiai. Jermar Jefferson rushed for 109 yards for Oregon State (2-8, 1-6). Bradford finished with five receptions for 120 yards.

Last year the teams combined for 486 total yards in Stanford's 15-14 win. The teams had 632 by halftime on Saturday. Costello threw for 342 yards and touchdown passes of 28, 9, 75 and 5 yards. He's thrown four touchdowns in three games this season, the most since Andrew Luck did in 2011. Parkinson finished with six catches and 166 yards. Parkinson became integral to Stanford's offense after top receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside suffered an injury in the first quarter of last week's loss at Washington. - AP College Football

11/05/18 - (WR) - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, rJr, 6-2, 225
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, who came into last week second in the nation with 11 touchdown receptions, had to be helped off the field Saturday after suffering what appeared to be a right knee injury. "J.J.'s an All-American," coach David Shaw said. "He's one of the best, if not the best, receiver in America. When a guy like that's not on the field, you miss him." He is questionable for this week.


10/19/18 - (QB) - K.J. Costello, rJr, 6-4, 215
K.J. Costello threw for 231 yards and a touchdown, and Stanford remained in the thick of the Pac-12 North Division race with a 20-13 win over Arizona State on Thursday night. Stanford (5-2, 3-1) needed a half to get its offense fully rolling off a bye week, held to a pair of field goals in the first half. The Cardinal put together a pair of impressive drives in the third quarter and had a 16-minute advantage in time of possession to tie No. 14 Washington atop the Pac-12 North. Arizona State (3-4, 1-3) was held to a field goal in the first half before Manny Wilkins scrambled for a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to pull the Sun Devils within 20-13. Arizona State got the ball back at its own 16 -yard line with 2:20 left, but couldn't get off a final play from Stanford's 20 after a short gain. Wilkins threw for 353 yards, but the Sun Devils turned it over three times, including one on a failed trick play, to lose for the fourth time in five games. Neither offense could gain much traction in the first half. - AP College Football


10/06/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
Stanford running back Bryce Love will miss the 14th-ranked Cardinal's game against Utah with an injured ankle. Coach David Shaw announced before the game Saturday night that last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up will not be available after hurting his ankle last week at Notre Dame. Love has struggled to get going this season and is averaging just 4.3 yards per carry, down from a mark of 8.1 yards a year ago. He already has missed one game against UC Davis to heal up some bumps and bruises. Love has only one 100-yard game so far this season against Southern California after topping that mark in 12 of 13 games a year ago. - AP College Football


10/02/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
RB Bryce Love had his typical big touchdown run against Notre Dame, a 39-yarder, but managed just 34 yards on 16 carries the rest of his game. He has a minor ankle injury and is questionable for the Utah game.


10/02/18 - (WR) - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, rJr, 6-2, 225
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will be key in kick-starting the Stanford passing game after a rough week in South Bend. The senior has 22 catches for 438 yards and eight touchdowns. No other Stanford wide receiver has a TD reception this season. Tight end Colby Parkinson has three.


10/02/18 - (ATH) - Paulson Adebo, , 6-1, 174
CB Paulson Adebo has stepped up alongside senior Alijah Holder, with 30 tackles and a team-high 12 pass deflections. Having Adebo disrupt the Utah passing attack and receivers at the line of scrimmage is critical on Saturday. Adebo is continuing in Stanford's strong tradition of cornerbacks, including Richard Sherman and Quenton Meeks.


09/24/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
RB Bryce Love made his return against Oregon after missing the UC Davis game with an injury. Love has had more flashy games -- he had 89 rushing yards and a touchdown -- but Cardinal coach David Shaw reassured the public of Love's special skills. "I tell you what, our running back is special. We didn't play well enough up front, but if he gets enough opportunities, he's going to make special plays," Shaw said.


09/12/18 - (DB) - Malik Antoine, Fr, 6-4, 195
S Malik Antoine is more than just a backbone or a hard-hitter at the back of the Cardinal defense. He's shown excellent hands. Antoine picked off USC freshman JT Daniels twice, including a 50-50 ball that would've been a touchdown pass against a lesser defensive back.


09/11/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
RB Bryce Love, the runnerup in last season's Heisman Trophy voting, will not suit up for the Cardinal in Saturday's game against UC Davis, Stanford head coach David Shaw said Tuesday. Shaw said Love is injury, but Shaw did not disclose the nature of the injury. Love rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown last weekend in a 17-3 win over USC but did not play in the final minutes of the game because of an apparent injury. After the game against USC, Shaw told ESPN's Edward Aschoff that if Stanford had needed Love, he would have been able to finish the game.


09/04/18 - (WR) - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, rJr, 6-2, 225
SEPT 3 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Sr., WR, Stanford (Inman, S.C.)...In Stanford's 31-10 win over San Diego State, Arcega-Whiteside's 226 receiving yards were the third-most in a game in Stanford history, and the most since 1999...He caught three touchdowns and a two-point conversion, and in all, finished with six receptions and 37.67 yards per catch. His touchdown catches went for 38, 19 and a career-long 80 yards...His first touchdown gave Stanford the lead just before halftime and his last touchdown came on 3rd-and-15 from the Stanford 20-yard line with the Cardinal leading by just six in the third quarter...Arcega-Whiteside is the first Stanford receiver to earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week since Mark Bradford on Oct. 6, 2007 and is the first league receiver to take home the accolade since Washington's John Ross III on Nov. 7, 2016. Also nominated: N'Keal Harry, ASU; Laviska Shenault, COLO; Justin Herbert, ORE; Artavis Pierce, OSU; JT Daniels, USC; Zack Moss, UTAH; Gardner Minshew II, WSU. - Pac-12 Football


09/01/18 - (WR) - J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, rJr, 6-2, 225
JJ Arcega-Whiteside caught three TD passes from K.J. Costello to overcome a slow night by Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love and No. 13 Stanford opened the season with a 31-10 victory over San Diego State on Friday. Love was held to 29 yards on 18 carries as the Aztecs focused their defense on stopping the man who led all Power 5 backs with 2,118 yards rushing last season. After a slow start in the opener for both teams, the Cardinal made San Diego State pay for that decision. Costello connected with Arcega-Whiteside on a 38-yard score in the second quarter and then on plays from 19 and 80 yards in the third quarter as the Aztecs defensive backs struggled to contend with Stanford's big receiver. Arcega-Whiteside finished with six catches for 226 yards. Costello added a 19-yard TD pass to Colby Parkinson in the fourth quarter to break open what had been a close game for more than a half. Costello finished 21 for 31 for 332 yards and four TDs. - AP College Football


08/21/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
RB Bryce Love is rated as the top preseason contender for the Heisman Trophy, by USA Today's Paul Myerberg. He writes of Love: "There are any number of ways to quantify how impressive Love was as a junior. For example: Love's 13 carries of 50 or more yards set a new single-season record and exceeded the total of every team in the country but one. After cracking the 2,000-yard mark and averaging more than 8 yards per carry last fall, Love deserves to be seen as the preseason Heisman favorite."


06/30/18 - (OT) - A.T. Hall, rSr, 6-5, 299
wide receiver Milo Hall has decided to leave the school. Hall announced his decision via social media on Thursday, noting on his Twitter account his personal difficulties in dealing with the death of his brother in 2016 as a result of a gang-related incident. "I will be transferring from The University of Wyoming, the last few years have been a rollercoaster for me due to the loss of my older brother," Hall wrote. "My story is far from finished, as I like to think it's just beginning." Hall, who did not disclose where he plans to transfer, thanked his coaches at Wyoming and wished his friends at the school well in the future. Cowboys coach Craig Bohl confirmed Hall's decision to transfer in a statement released by the school on Thursday. "Milo has been a true team player during his time here at Wyoming, playing running back, wide receiver and special teams for us," Bohl said. "We wish Milo all the best in his future." Hall was shifted to wideout from running back during spring practice this year. He appeared in nine games in 2017, rushing 34 times for 100 yards and catching five passes for 21 yards. Hall also returned two kickoffs for 61 yards.


06/15/18 - (OT) - *Andrus Peat, Jr, 6-7, 313
G Andrus Peat is expected to be healthy when the team returns for training camp, multiple media outlets reported. Peat injured his left fibula during the second quarter of the Saints' wild-card victory against the Carolina Panthers in January. The 6-foot-7, 312-pounder was unable to walk for eight weeks after undergoing surgery. "It's getting better," the 24-year-old Peat said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I'm taking (my recovery) day by day, and my goal is to be back for training camp, so that's kind of what (the Saints) set for me and I feel like I'm on schedule." New Orleans showed its faith in Peat by exercising the fifth-year option on his contract in April. "He's starting to mature and grow a lot," offensive line coach Dan Roushar said, per The Advocate. "He's starting to gain some confidence, and I think he's getting passionate about the game." A first-round draft pick (No. 13 overall) of the Saints in 2015, Peat has started 37 of 42 games in his three seasons in New Orleans -- including 14 in 2017.


03/06/18 - (FS) - *Justin Reid, Jr, 6-0, 207
2018 NFL Combine Winners: Justin Reid, FS, Stanford...Although his tape is pedestrian, Reid will have scouts revisiting his film after his impressive Combine performance. For a 207-pound safety, he clocked a 4.40 40-yard dash and a remarkable 6.65 three-cone time. Reid, who is the younger brother of 2013 first-round pick Eric Reid, also hit 36.5-inches in the vertical, 10-feet-8 in the broad jump and 4.15 in the short shuttle. His draft arrow is pointing north. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


02/27/18 - (CB) - *Quenton Meeks, Jr, 6-1, 209
2018 NFL Combine: Athleticism Key for these Prospects: Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford...There is a lot to like about Meeks' tape with his size, length and intelligence. However, he isn't a twitchy athlete and long-speed is a concern. His 40-yard dash will carry plenty of significance for scouts. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


02/27/18 - (QB) - K.J. Costello, rJr, 6-4, 215
Stanford is scraping for bodies at quarterback as the first session of spring practice got underway Tuesday. Sophomore K.J. Costello, expected to be the team's starter, will miss spring practice due to an injury, Cardinal coach David Shaw announced. Costello is dealing with a hip injury, Sports Illustrated reported, citing a source. The absence of Costello will leave Stanford with no scholarship players on the roster for spring practice. Keller Chryst, who entered last season as the starter before being replaced by Costello, already has announced his intention to transfer. He reportedly visited Tennessee last weekend. Davis Mills, expected to serve as the backup to Costello, also will miss the spring sessions while he recuperates from an injury to his ACL. That leaves the Cardinal with only one quarterback on the roster -- walk-on Jack Richardson. He appeared in one game last season but did not attempt a pass. Costello appeared in 11 games last season, making seven starts. He finished 124 of 211 for 1,573 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. - The Sports Xchange


02/14/18 - (QB) - K.J. Costello, rJr, 6-4, 215
QB K.J. Costello, who started seven games for Stanford as a redshirt freshman in 2017, will miss spring practice because of a hip injury, Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated reported. The Cardinal have not officially commented on Costello's status. Costello did not begin the 2017 season as the Cardinal's quarterback, but he was their top signal-caller by season's end. He started the final six games for Stanford, including wins over Washington and Notre Dame and close losses to USC in the Pac-12 championship game and TCU in the Alamo Bowl. This past season, Costello completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 1,573 yards and 14 touchdowns with four interceptions.


01/28/18 - (RB) - Bryce Love, Sr, 5-09, 202
Stanford RB Bryce Love was presented the Lombardi Award, given to the top Division I football player based on performance, leadership, character and resilience. The ceremony was held Saturday night at Lone Star College in Houston. Love, a Heisman Trophy runner-up to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, rushed for 162.9 yards per game and 8.04 yards per carry last season. He played the last month through a high ankle sprain that forced him to miss one game.


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