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  Trent Edwards
Trent Edwards

Player Profile
Los Gatos, CA

High School:
Los Gatos HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220




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Getting To Know Trent Edwards

At Stanford: Has played in 35 games over the past four seasons with 31 of those in a starting role ... Became the seventh player at Stanford to record 5000 career passing yards when he reached the milestone versus Navy (9/16/06) ... Ranks sixth on Stanford's career lists in pass completions (487) and attempts (865), as well as seventh in passing yards (5429), total offense (5628) and touchdown passes (36), and 10th in career completion percentage (.563, 487-865) ... Has also added 199 career rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground ... The unquestioned leader of the Cardinal offense and one of the top players in the Pac-10 Conference ... Has placed his name in the Cardinal record book among the great quarterbacks in Stanford history ... "He has the ability to a dominant player," says Cardinal head coach Walt Harris.
Career Statistics
Career Game Highs: Att - 46, at UCLA (10/30/04) • Cmp - 24, at UCLA (10/30/04) • Int - 3, five times • Yards - 303, Arizona State (10/25/05) • TD - 4, at San Jose State (9/9/06) • LG - 76, vs. BYU (9/11/04)

The 2006 Season: Has started all seven games this season ... On the 2006 Davey O'Brien Watch List for an award that is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback ... Threw a career-high four TD passes (all in the first half) in a 35-34 loss at San Jose State (9/9/06) earlier this season ... Has struggled in his last four games, completing just 33-of-59 passes for only 344 yards with four picks and just one TD ... Threw at least one interception in four consecutive contests for the first time since being picked off in the first five games of his career from September 6 - October 18, 2003 before not being picked off at Notre Dame (10/7/06) ... Earned several preseason accolades in 2006, including First Team (The Sporting News) and Second Team (Athlon, Steele's) All-Pac-10 honors, as well as an honorable mention All-American selection (Street & Smith's) ... Ranks among Pac-10 and NCAA leaders in completions per game (#67T NCAA, 13.43), total passing yards (#66 NCAA, 1027), passing yards per game (#9 Pac-10, #75 NCAA, 146.71), total offense (#9 Pac-10, #86 NCAA, 152.0) and passing efficiency (#9 Pac-10, #66 NCAA, 120.6)
Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Att - 35, at Navy (9/16) • Cmp - 23, at Navy (9/16) • Int - 3, at UCLA (9/30) • Yards - 233, at San Jose State (9/9) • TD - 4, at San Jose State (9/9) • LG - 48, at San Jose State (9/9)

The 2005 Season: Turned in his best season as Stanford's starting quarterback as he started all 11 games and threw for 1,934 yards and 17 touchdowns and was named the Team MVP ... He missed parts of three games due to injury, but still managed to put together an impressive 2005 season ... He completed 168-of-268 and his .627 completion percentage ranks as the 10th best single season in school history ... After throwing 20 interceptions in his first two seasons, Trent threw only seven in '05 ... He also led the team in total offense with 2,087 yards and his rushing total of 153 yards ranks among the best in school history for a quarterback ... In addition to being voted by his teammates as the MVP, he was also chosen the team's Offensive Team Captain and Most Outstanding Junior ... He was fifth in the Pac-10 and 28th nationally with a pass efficiency rating of 139.01 ... Had a streak of 113 passes without an interception during the year, which spanned five games ... During a four-game stretch midway through the season, Edwards completed 72-of-106 (.679) for 866 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in leading the Cardinal to three victories ... He recorded his first 300-yard passing game of his career in Stanford's 45-35 win over Arizona State ... He completed 19-of-27 for 303 yards, three TDs and no interceptions against the Sun Devils ... In Stanford's 24-21 win at Washington State, Trent threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions) on 19-of-28 passing ... He also had 92 yards rushing on 12 carries against the Cougars ... He opened the season by completing 21-of-33 for 235 yards and a TD in Stanford's 41-38 win at Navy.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Trent was Stanford's starting quarterback in 2004 despite missing the final two games due to injury and being knocked out of two others ... He still started the first nine games of the year and threw for 1,732 yards and nine touchdowns while completing 149-of-274 (.544) ... Missed the final two games of the year vs. Oregon State and California ... He began the year by completing 14-of-22 for 187 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 43-3 win over San Jose State ... He came back the next week to throw for a career-high 297 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinal's win over BYU ... Edwards was impressive in game three vs. top-ranked USC as he engineered two long drives in the first half and finished the game completing 23-of-35 for 183 yards and two TDs ... He had seven touchdown passes and just one interception through the first three games of the year ... In game four, he was equally effective in Stanford's 27-13 win over Washington as he completed 23-of-33 for 254 yards ... He set career high marks by completing 24 passes and attempting 46 at the Rose Bowl vs. UCLA ... Injuries forced him from game seven against Oregon and game nine against Arizona State.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Played in eight games and started four in his first season of collegiate football ... He began the year as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Chris Lewis, but after an impressive showing in the season opener vs. San Jose State, he earned the starting assignment for game two at BYU ... He remained the team's starter for four games before a shoulder injury against Washington State (10/18) limited his play the remainder of the season ... For the year, he completed 77-of-170 for 750 yards and four touchdowns ... In his collegiate debut against San Jose State (9/6), he completed 21-of-37 for 278 yards (all season bests) and two touchdowns ... He came off the bench in relief of Lewis and led Stanford to 31 unanswered points ... In the second quarter, in which Stanford outscored the Spartans 21-0, Edwards was nine-of-11 for 130 yards and two touchdowns ... Three days after the game, Edwards was named the starter for Stanford's next game at BYU ... He led the Cardinal to an 18-14 win over the Cougars and became the first redshirt freshman QB to lead the Cardinal to a victory since the 1991 season ... He scored the game-winning touchdown on a 14-yard run with 3:51 to play ... He started the next three games at Washington and USC and at home vs. WSU ... Following his shoulder injury, he did not play the next two games vs. Oregon and UCLA and played in a reserve role vs. Arizona State, Oregon State and Cal ... He did not play in the season finale vs. Notre Dame due to a thigh injury ... The Sporting News named him First-Team Freshman All-Pac-10.

The 2002 Season: Did not play in 2002 as a true freshman.

In High School: One of the premiere recruits in the nation in 2001 ... Rated among the top quarterback prospects in the country by every recruiting publication ... USA Today ranked Trent the No. 1 passing quarterback in the nation ... Student Sports ranked him as the No. 2 quarterback prospect in the nation ... He was named an All-American by SuperPrep, PrepStar, Parade, Student Sports and Tom Lemming's Report, to name a few ... Member of the PrepStar's "Dream Team" and the Student Sports Top 101 ... Lemming named him the No. 7 QB in the nation and the No. 15 overall recruit ... Parade ranked him the No. 3 quarterback in the country, PrepStar ranked Trent the No. 4 QB in the nation while SuperPrep had him No. 7 ... In his junior and senior seasons at Los Gatos HS, he not only led the team to a 26-0 record and back-to-back Central Coast Section Division III championships, but he also posted very impressive numbers: 279-of-373, 5,064 yards, 58 touchdowns and just seven interceptions ... His completion percentage was an astounding 75% ... As a senior, he was named the CCS Player of the Year by the San Jose Mercury News, First-Team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports, First-Team All-League, DeAnza League MVP and First-Team All-CCS ... He completed 154-of-213 (.723) for 2,535 yards, 29 TD and three interceptions ... As a junior, he was named First-Team All-League and All-CCS, First-Team All-State Underclassman and First-Team Junior All-American ... He set a state record with a completion percentage of .781 (125-of-160) ... He also threw for 2,529 yards with 29 touchdowns and just four interceptions ... National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete for Santa Clara County following his senior season.

Personal Information: Political Science major.

Getting To Know Trent Edwards

Nickname: Trenters, 5
I would describe myself as a person as: Unselfish
What people don't know about me is: I wasn't going to play high school football
The reason I love football is: The complexity
I pattern my play after: Nobody
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Be consistently motivated
My favorite pre-game ritutal is: Reading Biblical verses with my roommate Matt Traverso
My greatest athletic moment is: Hitting a hole-in-one on the fourth hole at the Stanford Golf Course
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Playing Cypress Point Golf Course
The teammate I admire most is: Nick Frank
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Martin Stadium (Washington State)
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Haloti Ngata (Oregon)
A friend from another college football team is: Tyler Palko (Pitt)
The reason I chose Stanford is: The reputation of success
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: There are a lot of overachievers in the world
The best thing about Stanford is: The campus and weather
My favorite class at Stanford is: The Holocaust
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM, Colonial and Revolutionary American History
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs is: The consistent emphasis to be your best
The sports teams I followed when I was younger were: The Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas Jayhawks basketball
When I played sports as a kid I pretended to be: Orel Hershiser
The athlete I admire most is: Pat Tillman
The people I admire most are: My father and Steve Stenstrom
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Jesus Christ
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus Christ, Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson
Best book I have read: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Least Favorite Food: Asparagus
If I had to cook all my meals, I'd probably survive on: Scrambled eggs
Favorite Movies: The Thomas Crown Affair, V for Vendetta
Favorite TV Shows: SportsCenter, Daily Planet, Bobby's World
Favorite Actor: Jim Carrey
Favorite Actresses: Dakota Fanning, Piper Perabo
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Ryan Gosling
My ulitimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Throwing the Rose Bowl winning touchdown to Matt Traverso
Favorite musical group of performer: Counting Crows
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Traveling
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A winner
The best advice I ever received was: Never go to Cal
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My grandpa and Charlie Wedemeyer
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight
The place I'd most like to visit is: The Mediterranean Sea
The favorite place I've visited is: Lawrence, Kansas (Allen Field House)
Hobbies: Playing golf, surfing eBay, sports trivia and beach volleyball
The years from now, I would like to be: Happy
My advice to youngsters: Do what makes you happy
My most prized possession: My relationship with my family
If I won $1 million, I would: Take a trip around the world
The one thing about college football I would change: Make intentional grounding legal inside the tackle box
The best advice I ever received was: Never go to Cal

Last Updated: January 10, 2007

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