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  Mark Bradford
Mark Bradford

Player Profile
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Fremont HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215




Stanford Stuns No. 2 USC

Stanford 24, USC 23


UCLA 45, Stanford 17

No. 14 UCLA defeats Stanford in the season opener for both teams.

Getting To Know Mark Bradford

At Stanford: After his 2006 season was cut short due to injury, Bradford returns in 2007 as one of the conference's premier receivers and one of Stanford's main offensive weapons ... He is a veteran Pac-10 player who has started 30 games for the Cardinal and earned three varsity letters ... Has caught 118 passes for 1789 yards (15.2 ypc) and 11 touchdowns in his career and has a chance to move into the school's all-time Top 10 lists in every receiving category ... A two-year member of the Cardinal's men's basketball team, he is an outstanding athlete who has the ability to earn postseason honors ... Set a school record for freshmen in 2003 when he caught 37 passes for 587 yards and three touchdowns as a first-year player ... He followed that up in '04 by grabbing 34 balls for 482 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore ... He had 37 catches for 609 yards and six touchdowns in 2005 ... Will be a pivotal player for Stanford in 2007.
Career Statistics
Career Game Highs: Rec - 12, at Washington State (11/10/07) • Yards - 185 (ASU, 10/25/05) • TD - 2, three times • LG - 76, twice

The 2007 Season: Finished his Stanford career among the team's all-time leaders in receptions (169, #5) and receiving yards (2431, #4) while adding 14 TD catches that were one outside the team's all-time Top 10 ... Led the squad in 2007 with a career-high 51 receptions (4.25 per game, #11T Pac-10) in 2007 and also had a career-best 642 receiving yards (53.50 per game, #14 Pac-10) that ranked second on the club, while adding three TD catches ... Caught a game-winning 10-yard TD pass from Tavita Pritchard in a 24-23 win at USC (10/6/07) with 0:49 remaining in the contest on a 4th-and-goal play that was selected as the Week 6 Pontiac Game Changing Performance ... Had five receptions for 87 yards against the Trojans and was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week ... Other top games in 2007 included a contest at Washington State (career-high 12 receptions, season-high 141 yards receiving), as well as home games against Notre Dame (7-111), Oregon (6-72-TD) and California (5-84-TD)
Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Rec - 12, at Washington State (11/10) • Yards - 141 at Washington State (11/10) • TD - 1, three times• LG - 42 at Notre Dame (11/24).

The 2006 Season: Mark began the year with an outstanding game in the season- opener at Oregon when he caught nine passes for 108 yards and a touchdown ... A week later, however, he suffered a foot injury early in Stanford's game at San Jose State and was lost for the remainder of the season ... He had 10 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown for the season ... His TD came on a 26-yard pass from quarterback Trent Edwards for the team's first touchdown of the season at Oregon ... Bradford also had a 39-yard reception against the Ducks.
Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Rec - 9, at Oregon (9/2) • Yards - 108 (at Oregon, 9/2) • TD - 1, at Oregon (9/2) • LG - 39, at Oregon (9/2)

The 2005 Season: For the third straight season, Mark was one of the team's top offensive weapons and "go-to" guys in the passing game ... He finished the season with 37 receptions for 609 yards (16.5 ypc) and six touchdowns - all of which led the team ... Started nine of 11 games at flanker ... Missed one game due to injury and did not start another and played sparingly due to injury ... Had a career day in Stanford's win over Arizona State when he caught nine passes for 185 yards and a touchdown ... The 185 receiving yards in a single game ranks 10th on Stanford's all-time list ... He caught a 31-yard touchdown pass and a 32-yard TD pass from Trent Edwards in the second quarter vs. ASU, putting Stanford on top 28-7 ... Against Oregon, he had seven catches for 110 yards and one TD, that coming on a two-yard pass from Edwards ... In the season finale against Notre Dame, Mark caught five passes for 124 yards and a touchdown - a 27-yard pass from Edwards in the first quarter ... In the fourth quarter, with the Cardinal trailing 30-24, Bradford and TC Ostrander hooked up on a 76-yard pass play in the game's final moments, setting up Stanford's go-ahead touchdown with 1:46 to play ... Bradford caught two TD passes in Stanford's win at Washington State, a 17-yarder in the first period and a six-yarder.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Stanford's starting flanker in all 11 games ... Caught 34 passes for 482 yards and one touchdown ... Had a career-long 76-yard reception in game two vs. BYU ... His only TD of the year was a 15-yard pass from T.C. Ostrander against Oregon State ... Recorded a season-best five catches in three games: vs. Washington (five catches, 79 yards), Oregon (five receptions, 49 yards) and Oregon State (5-53-1) ... Had a reception in each of Stanford's 11 games.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: His numbers for a true freshman receiver were the best in Stanford history - 37 receptions, 587 yards, 15.9 average and three touchdowns ... He was second on the team in receptions and tied for the team lead with three receiving TDs, but he became the first true freshman receiver to lead the team in receiving yards ... He played a reserve role the first three games, but moved into the starting lineup in game four and started the final eight games of the year ... In his final seven games of the season, he accounted for 31 receptions, 495 yards and three TDs ... Caught seven passes for 153 yards at Oregon ... In that game, he and QB Chris Lewis hooked up on a 71-yard pass play, the longest play from scrimmage for the Cardinal in 2003 ... In the season finale against Notre Dame, Bradford had seven catches for 129 yards and one TD, that coming on a 65-yard pass from Lewis ... His first career TD was a 12-yard reception from Lewis against Washington State ... He and Lewis connected on a 30-yard TD pass in the Big Game vs. Cal ... Winner of the Menlo-Atherton Trophy as the team's Most Outstanding Freshman ... The Sporting News named him First-Team Freshman All-Pac-10 and Third-Team Freshman All-America.

In Basketball: Played a reserve role on Stanford's nationally-ranked men's basketball team in 2003-04 ... He joined the basketball team in November '03 following the football season and was a backup point guard on a Cardinal team that won the Pac-10 Championship, was ranked No. 1 in the country for several weeks and finished the year with a 30-2 overall record ... Began the 2004-05 season as a reserve, but left the team in December '04 to concentrate full time on football.

In High School: One of the premier receivers in the nation as a senior out of Fremont High School in Los Angeles ... A consensus Prep All-American who was ranked among the top recruits in the country ... PrepStar named him to their "Dream Team" as one of the top 100 players in the U.S. ... He was also ranked by PrepStar as the No. 4 wide receiver in the county and the No. 1 wide receiver in the west ... SuperPrep also rated him an All-American and the No. 25 receiver in the country ... Ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep ... Tom Lemming's Prep Report All-American and the No. 20 wide receiver in the nation ... Rivals.com ranked him as their No. 6 wide receiver in the country and No. 45 on their list of the nation's top 100 recruits ... Insiders.com had him as the No. 12 WR in the country and No. 84 on their list of the nation's top recruits ... Two-time All-City selection in both football and basketball ... Named the California Freshman of the Year in basketball in 2000 ... Averaged over 15 points per game as a junior.

Personal Information: Political Science major.

Getting To Know Mark Bradford

The reason I love football is: You get to compete
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen stadium
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Leigh Torrence
A friend from another college football team is: Michael Beach (Montana State)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Diversity
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To deal with people that I don't like
My favorite class at Stanford is: Sleep and Dreams
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The coaching staff
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Lakers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Hot Pockets
Favorite Movie: Money Talks
Favorite Actress: Nia Long
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: Mike Epps
Favorite musical group or performer: Jay-Z
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Playing college basketball
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My brother
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: In the NFL
My advice to youngsters: Never give up on your dreams
If I won $1 million, I would: Spend it in about a month on things that would depreciate

Last Udpated: December 18, 2007

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