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  T.C. Ostrander
T.C. Ostrander

Player Profile
Hometown:
Atherton, CA

High School:
Menlo-Atherton HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
QB

Experience:
2003-07

11/11/2006

Stanford at Washington

Stanford at Washington


Getting To Know T.C. Ostrander
Pronunciation: O-strander

At Stanford: Expected to be the team's starter in his fifth and final season at Stanford after moving into that role for the final five games of 2006 following an injury in game seven that ended starter Trent Edwards' collegiate career ... Has played in a total of 22 games with seven starts and 15 appearances off the bench, throwing for a total of 2361 yards on 167-of-351 (47.6%) passing ... Has thrown eight career touchdowns as well as eight interceptions ... Has shown that he has the tools to become be one of the top quarterbacks in the Pac-10 during his final campaign with a strong arm and all the skills necessary to play the position at a high level in the Pac-10 ... Came to Stanford as one of the nation's top recruits out of nearby Menlo-Atherton High School ... Also has a pair of quick kick punts for 89 yards and a 44.5 yard average.
Career Statistics
Career Game Highs: Attempts - 59, vs. UCLA (9/1) • Completions - 27 vs. UCLA (9/1) • Yards - 346 vs. UCLA (9/1) • TD - 2, four times • LG - 70 vs. UCLA (9/1).

The 2007 Season: Finished his career with 3783 passing yards, completing 297-of-580 (51.2%) with 15 TDs and 11 interceptions ... Had career-highs in completions (27), attempts (59) and passing yards (346), while tying a career-high in TD passes (2) versus UCLA in the 2007 season-opener in his only career 300-yard passing game and became the first Stanford QB to throw for 300-plus yards in a game since Trent Edwards versus Arizona State (10/22/05) ... Recorded eight career 200-yard passing games and a 110.7 pass efficiency rating ... Put up the top numbers of his career as a fifth-year senior when he threw for 1422 yards while completing 130-of-229 passes for a 56.8 completion percentage with seven TD, three interceptions and a 116.4 pass efficiency rating ... Started the team's first four games of 2007 and the final contest of the campaign against California but played in a total of only eight games (three off the bench) ... Suffered a seizure at a Palo Alto restaurant on September 30 and was not cleared to play at USC (10/6/07) the following Saturday ... Helped lead Stanford to a win over California by throwing for 151 yards and one TD while completing a 2007 season-high 69.6% of his passes (16-of-23) ... Had a solid game in a victory over San Jose State, hitting on 18-of-28 for 220 yards and a career-high-tying two TDs ... Replaced an injured Tavita Pritchard in the second quarter against Washington and played the remainder of the contest, completing 16-of-28 passes for 133 yards
Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Attempts - 59, vs. UCLA (9/1) • Completions - 27 vs. UCLA (9/1) • Yards - 346 vs. UCLA (9/1) • TD - 2, three times • LG - 70 vs. UCLA (9/1).

The 2006 Season: Named Stanford's Most Outstanding Junior (Gundelach Award) as well being selected an offensive team captain by his teammates ... Played in 10 of 12 games and started the team's final five contests ... Had career-highs in nearly every major passing category except touchdown passes and completion percentage when he finished the season by hitting on 72-of-158 passes (45.6%) for a career-high 918 yards and three touchdowns with five interceptions ... Threw for a career-high-tying two touchdowns and 204 yards on 15-of-31 passing in the 2006 season finale at California ... Passed for a season-high 206 yards and a TD on 11-of-20 passing to lead Stanford to a 20-3 win at Washington when he also completed his longest pass of the season and second-longest of his career on a 74-yard TD strike to Richard Sherman ... Had a season-high 16 completions versus USC but did have two passes picked off in a game for the first time in his career.
Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Comp - 16, vs. USC (11/4) • Att - 31, at California (12/2/06) • Int - 2, vs. USC (11/4) • Yards - 208, at Washington (11/11)• TD - 2, at California (12/2/06) • LG - 74, at Washington (11/11).

The 2005 Season: Participated in six games, all off the bench ... Completed 39-of-67 passes (58.2%) for 529 yards and a touchdown with just one interception ... Saw his most extensive action in Stanford's last two games of the season ... Completed 11-of-15 passes for 197 yards against Notre Dame in the season finale, including the longest hookup of his career when he tossed a 76-yard pass to Mark Bradford to get the ball down to the four-yard line, before throwing a four-yard scoring strike to Matt Traverso two plays later to give the Cardinal a 31-30 lead (after Michael Sgroi's extra point) over Notre Dame with just 1:46 remaining ... Completed 15-of-23 passes for 152 yards in the Big Game versus California ... Also had 108 yards passing versus UC Davis after relieving an injured Edwards following Stanford's first two offensive series.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Saw action in six games as Stanford's No. 2 quarterback with the final two versus Oregon State and at California as the starter for the injured Trent Edwards ... Completed 56-of-126 passes (44.4%) for 914 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions ... Was impressive at times during the season, particularly against Oregon and Arizona State ... Entered the Oregon game late in the first half, and then completed 16-of-25 for 208 yards and one touchdown in the second half to finish 18-of-29 for 236 yards for the game ... Two weeks later at Arizona State, he entered the game on the second play of the third quarter after Edwards was knocked out with an injury and his team trailing 19-7 ... Ostrander promptly hit on 8-of-15 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown while leading the Cardinal on three scoring drives and putting his team ahead 31-26 late in the contest ... Threw for career-highs of 247 yards and two touchdowns versus Oregon State.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 as a true freshman quarterback.

In High School: One of the premier quarterbacks and recruits in the nation following the 2002 season ... As a senior at nearby Menlo-Atherton High School, he completed 193-of-288 passes (67.0%) for 3,059 yards, 44 touchdowns and just seven interceptions ... In his last eight games, he went 115-for-175 (65.7%) for 2,015 yards, 31 TDs and one interception ... All-American selection by SuperPrep, PrepStar, Max Emfinger and Lemming's ... Student Sports ranked him as the No. 6 QB in the country and No. 4 drop-back passer ... TheInsiders.com ranked him among their Top 100 recruits in the nation and No. 9 on their list of the top quarterbacks ... Rivals.com, SuperPrep and Lemming's all rated T.C. as one of their top QBs nationally and one of the top prospects in the West ... Invited to participate in the Elite 11 Camp prior to the 2002 season as one of the top prep quarterbacks in the country ... Following his senior season, he was named Second-Team All-State, "San Mateo County Person of the Year" and one of "15 People to Watch" in San Mateo County, as well as San Mateo County, Peninsula Regional and California Central Coast Section Player of the Year ... In the CCS championship game as a senior, he completed 25-of-32 passes for 297 yards and a CCS championship game record five touchdowns ... Led his team to an 11-2 record and a CCS Division II championship as a senior ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... California State Governor's Scholar ... San Mateo County and CCS Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2001-02 ... San Mateo County National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete as a senior ... Three-year starter in baseball as a pitcher and outfielder with a career batting average of .447.

Personal Information: Public Policy major ... Abbreviation "T.C." stands for Thomas Clinton ... Born at the Stanford Medical Center ... Has been skiing since the age of three ... Sister, Karin, graduated from Georgetown University in 2003 after earning two Team MVP honors in soccer ... His father, Clint, attended Stanford (1966-71) and was a member of the track and field team, once setting a freshman record in the pole vault (15-3) ... His mother, Jacquelynn, is a former competitive distance runner.

Getting To Know T.C. Ostrander

I would describe myself as a person as: Ambitious
The reason I love football is: The competition
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Reach out more
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Sitting in silence
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Academics and athletics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To have patience
My favorite class at Stanford is: Spanish
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Math 42
The sports team I followed when I was younger: 49ers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Joe Montana
The athlete I admire most is: David Robinson
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Elisha Cuthbert
Best book I have read: Boys Life
Favorite Food: Pizza Least Favorite Food: Cottage cheese
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Microwave pizzas
Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Favorite TV Show: SportsCenter
Favorite Actor: Vince Vaughn
Favorite Actress: Elisha Cuthbert
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Beating USC
Favorite musical group or performer: Eek-a-Mouse
If I were not playing college football, I would be: A college student
The best advice I ever received was: Be persistent
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My father
The place I'd most like to visit: Greece
The favorite place I've visited: Italy
Hobbies: Reading and playing golf
My advice to youngsters: Keep your head up through the hard times
My most prized possession: Frank Thomas baseball cards

Last Updated: December 18, 2007

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