Posts tagged: Ryan Whalen

Week 8 Game Matchup: Arizona State Sun Devils VS. Stanford Cardinal

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 22, 2009 7:33 pm

Arizona State Sun Devils (4-2) vs. Stanford Cardinal (4-3)
Saturday, October 24, 7:25 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Stanford -6.5

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Pac-10 Week 7 Notes and Observations: Stanford Cardinal

By Sam Saig, October 19, 2009 10:31 am

Stanford Cardinal 4-3 Overall (3-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona 43 – Stanford 38

Next Week’s Opponent: Arizona State


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Week 7 Game Matchup: Stanford Cardinal VS. Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 16, 2009 10:08 am

Stanford Cardinal (4-2) vs. Arizona Wildcats (4-2)
Saturday, October 17, 4:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona -3.5

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Pac-10 Week 6 Notes and Observations: Stanford Cardinal

By Dave Consolazio, October 14, 2009 12:57 am

Stanford Cardinal 4-2 Overall (3-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon State 38 – Stanford 28

Next Week’s Opponent: @Arizona


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Pac-10 Week 5 Notes and Observations: Stanford Cardinal

By Sam Saig, October 5, 2009 12:13 pm

Stanford Cardinal 4-1 Overall (3-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Stanford 24 – UCLA 16

Next Week’s Opponent: @Oregon State


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Week 5 Game Matchup: UCLA Bruins VS. Stanford Cardinal

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 1, 2009 4:13 pm

UCLA Bruins (3-0) vs. Stanford Cardinal (3-1)
Saturday, October 3, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Stanford -5.5

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Pac-10 Week 3 Notes and Observations: Stanford Cardinal

By Sam Saig, September 22, 2009 4:38 pm

Stanford Cardinal 2-1 Overall (1-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Stanford 42 – San Jose State 17

Next Week’s Opponent: Washington

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Pac-10 Week 2 Notes and Observations: Stanford Cardinal

By Dave Consolazio, September 16, 2009 11:46 am

Stanford Cardinal 1-1 Overall (1-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Wake Forest 24 – Stanford 17

Next Week’s Opponent: San Jose State


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Pac-10 Position Breakdown: Wide Receiver – Stanford Cardinal

By Sam Saig, July 17, 2009 9:19 am

While RB Toby Gerhart was shredding through defenses in 2008, the Cardinal passing game was struggling big time. Stanford ranked 103rd in the nation for passing offense last season. The rise of exciting redshirt freshman QB Andrew Luck is a huge step in the right direction, but the receiving corp must establish an identity as well. While there may not be many all-conference performers in the unit, the Cardinal do have a capable group for Luck to work with.

The top two receivers from last year’s team are back, and head coach Jim Harbaugh’s excellent recruiting class from 2008 gives Stanford a much-needed influx of talent at the position.

Last season’s leading receiver is junior Ryan Whalen. The reliable Whalen had 41 receptions for 508 yards last year, which were both team highs by a mile. The Alamo (CA) native only found the end zone one time, but came up with critical grabs throughout the season. He appeared in all 12 games last year, making seven starts. The 6-2 205 pound Whalen is a former walk-on that only had one career reception before exploding onto the scene in 2008.

Now on scholarship, Whalen is a sure-handed receiver that has steadily improved since arriving on campus in Palo Alto in 2007. He doesn’t possess great speed, but he’s a smooth route-runner and can create space very effectively.

Ryan Whalen goes up for the grab

Ryan Whalen goes up for the grab

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