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  Brian Gaffney
Brian Gaffney

Player Profile

Phoenix, AZ

High School:
Brophy Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230



At Stanford: Over the past three seasons, Brian has been one of the team's top special teams players, has played in 32 of Stanford's 34 games and been a key reserve and part-time starter at linebacker ... Three-year letter-winner ... Started the final two games of the 2002 season at middle linebacker ... Will compete for the starting role in 2003 ... The only three-year letterwinner on the Cardinal defense.

The 2002 Season: Integral part of the Cardinal defense and special teams ... He played in all 11 games and started the final two at middle linebacker, his first two starts of his career ... Posted a career best 27 total tackles and two tackles for loss ... In his first collegiate start against Oregon State on November 16, he had 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss - both career highs ... Named Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10.

The 2001 Season: Backup inside linebacker and special teams player ... Earned his second varsity letter ... Recorded 11 total tackles ... Played in all 12 games ... Had two tackles each in games vs. Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Arizona ... Named Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10.

The 2000 Season: Reserve inside linebacker and special teams player ... Played in nine of 11 games ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Recorded one tackle ... Blocked a punt in The Big Game vs. Cal.

The 1999 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

In High School: A Prep All-American who was considered one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation ... He had 202 total tackles as a senior for Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix ... He also accounted for 8.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles ... As a running back, he gained 442 yards on 65 carries (6.8 ypc) and scored six touchdowns ... PrepStar named him an All-American and rated him as the 10th best linebacker prospect in the West ... Also an All-Farwest selection by SuperPrep and a Max Emfinger "Bluechip" recruit ... Named the 5A Arizona Defensive Player of the Year in 1998 ... First-Team All-Arizona and All-Region as a linebacker following his senior season ... Student body vice president ... Winner of the Larry Gordon Award as the most outstanding linebacker in Arizona.

Personal Information: Political Science major ... Writing an Honors Thesis in political science ... Member of the National Honor Society

Year UT AT TT Sack/Yds TFL/Yds Int
2000 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0
2001 5 6 11 0/0 0/0 0
2002 17 10 27 0/0 2/9 0
Totals 22 17 39 0/0 2/9 0
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