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  Toby Gerhart
Toby Gerhart

Player Profile

Norco, CA

High School:
Norco HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235



The Lighter Side of Gerhart: Multi-Sport Athlete | Singing Cardinal

Features: (4/20/10) Feature on the Gerhart Family | Gerhart Feature Stories from 2009

AT STANFORD: Finished his collegiate career ranked second on Stanford's all-time career rushing list with 3,522 yards...ranked first in career touchdowns (44), rushing touchdowns (44) and rushing attempts (671)...ranked second in career points (268)...played in 38 career games, including 26 starts...averaged 92.7 rushing yards a game for his career...holds the two top single-season rushing marks in school history...broke Tommy Vardell's 1991 single-season rushing record of 1,084 yards as a junior in 2008, when he finished with 1,136 yards on 210 carries...bettered his own single-season mark the following year when he rushed for 1,871 yards on 343 carries...was just the second running back in school history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in consecutive seasons, along with Darrin Nelson...averaged 119.0 yards a game (3,095 total) over his final 26 collegiate contests dating back to the 2007 season...ran for 100 or more yards 19 times in his career, including three contests in which he rushed for 200 or more yards...rushed for at least one touchdown in 18 of his final 20 games...rushed for two or more touchdowns 14 times in his career, including three or more TDs on six occasions...set Stanford's single-game rushing record with a 223 yard performance against No. 7 Oregon on Nov. 7, 2009...earned consensus All-America honors and was named the Pacific-10 Conference's Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...finished second in the 2009 Heisman Trophy balloting, 28 points behind Alabama's Mark Ingram in the closest race in Heisman history...two-sport standout who also lettered three seasons in baseball...was a key contributor on Stanford's 2008 College World Series team.

2009 (SENIOR): Named 2009 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year...recipient of the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back...finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting...finished just 28 points behind Alabama's Mark Ingram in the closest voting in the history of the award...Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News first team All-America selection...also picked up first team All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, CBSsports.com and Rivals...named CBSsports.com Offensive Player of the Year...led the Pac-10 Conference and ranked second nationally in rushing average at 143.9 yards a game in 13 contests...is the first Sanford running back to lead the Pac-10 in rushing since Charlie Shea in 1957...rushed for a Stanford single-season record 1,871 yards and 28 touchdowns, breaking his own record of 1,136 yards set in 2008...is just the second running back in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons, joining Darrin Nelson...rushed for 100 yards or more in 11 of Stanford's 13 games, including each of the last seven contests...rushed for 200 yards or more in three contests against No. 24 Washington (200), No. 7 Oregon (223) and Notre Dame (205)...he is the first back in school history to collect multiple 200-yard rushing games in a single season...averaged 200.3 yards a game this season against ranked opponents...averaged 5.5 yards per carry this season...his 28 rushing touchdowns lead the nation and are new Stanford and Pac-10 single-season records...finished his career with 44 career touchdowns, which ranks first on Stanford's all-time career list...has rushed for at least one touchdown in 18 of his last 20 games...has rushed for two or more touchdowns 14 times in his career, including six games in which he rushed for three or more scores...ranks first in the nation in scoring, averaging 13.23 points (172 total) a game...his 172 total points are a Stanford single-season record and ranks 13th among the NCAA's FBS all-time single-season leaders...opened the season with a 121 yard, two touchdown effort against Washington State...was limited to 82 yards on a season-low 17 carries the following week at Wake Forest...bounced back with a 113-yard, two touchdown performance in a 42-17 win over San Jose State...rushed for a then-personal-best 200 yards on 27 carries in Stanford's 34-14 win over No. 24 Washington...the rushing total ranked eighth on Stanford's all-time single-game list...ripped off a 60-yard touchdown run in the first quarter...finished with 141 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-16 win over UCLA...was held to 96 yards on just 20 carries at Oregon State, but managed to rush for two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to the Beavers...began a seven-game streak of 100-yard games the following week at Arizona, totaling 123 yards on 28 carries in a 43-38 loss in Tucson...finished with 125 yards on 27 carries against an Arizona State defense that was ranked first in the Pac-10 and second nationally in rush defense, allowing just 57.8 yards a game...set the school's single-game and single-season rushing record with a 223-yard, three touchdown effort in Stanford's 51-42 victory over No. 7 Oregon...was named the Walter Camp Foundation National Player of the Week for his efforts...also earned Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week accolades...rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns in Stanford's 55-21 win over 11th-ranked USC...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for the second straight week...became the first back in school history to rush for 100-yards in five straight games with when he finished with 136 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries (6.8) against California...the four touchdowns tied a Stanford single-game record...broke off a career-long 61-yard run on his second carry of the game...rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns in Stanford's 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in the last regular season game...also threw for one TD on a halfback option play to tie the game 38-38 in the fourth quarter...scored the game-winning touchdown on a four yard run with 0:59 left...carried the ball seven times for 59 yards on Stanford's game-winning drive...recorded his seventh straight, 100-yard game against Oklahoma in the Brut Sun Bowl...finished with 135 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries against the nation's seventh-ranked rush defense...scored on 19 yard touchdown run at the 11:52 mark of the second quarter to give Stanford a 14-10 lead...gave Stanford a 21-17 lead at the 6:19 mark of the second quarter when he recovered his own fumble in the end zone following a 12 yard run.

2008 (JUNIOR): Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors after establishing a single-season Stanford record by rushing for 1,136 yards in 12 games, breaking the previous mark of 1,084 set by Tommy Vardell in 1991...became the fifth Stanford running back to reach the 1,000-yard plateau, joining Darrin Nelson (1977, '78 and '81), Brad Muster ('86), Jon Volpe ('89) and Vardell...averaged 5.4 yards on 210 rushing attempts...finished third among all Pac-10 rushers behind Cal's Jahvid Best (131.7) and Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers (113.9) with a 94.7 yards per game...powered a Stanford running game that ranked second in the Pac-10 and 19th nationally with a 199.6 per game average...team rushing total of 2,395 yards was the second-best single-season mark in school history...scored 15 rushing touchdowns on the season, good for second place on Stanford's all-time single-season list...recorded a Pac-10-best eight 100-yard rushing games during the season, which tied Vardell for the most 100-yard games in a single-season...went over the 100-yard mark in four straight games at Notre Dame (104), vs. Arizona (116), at UCLA (138) and vs. Washington State (132) to become just the third Stanford back since 1968 to do so, joining Darrin Nelson in 1980 and Tommy Vardell in 1991 (twice)...his 15 rushing touchdowns were tied for second with Best among Pac-10 running backs (LeGarrette Blount, Oregon State; 17)...tied a Stanford single-game record by rushing for four touchdowns (all in the first half) against Washington State...posted four multi-touchdown games on the year...in addition to his effort against Washington State, he also reached the end zone twice against Oregon State, Arizona State and UCLA...tied for third in the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 7.5 points per game...ranked ninth in the conference in all-purpose yardage with a 104.2 per game average...carried 19 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's season-opening victory over Oregon State...the rushing total was the highest by a Stanford back in a season opener...averaged 128.8 yards a game (644 total) in five home games compared to 70.9 (492) in seven road games...ran for a career-best 148 yards on 22 carries in the fourth game of the season against San Jose State, marking the 28th-best rushing performance in school history...was forced to the sidelines early in the Washington game after suffering a mild concussion...named the Pac-10's Player of the Week after rushing for 116 yards and the game-winning touchdown with 25 seconds remaining against Arizona...a strained hamstring limited his effectiveness at Oregon (8 carries, 21 yards)...carried 23 times for 101 yards against USC...finished with 103 yards on 19 carries at California to earn the Frank Rehm Memorial Award as the outstanding Stanford back in the Big Game.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Came off the bench to rush for 140 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the third quarter against San Jose State...performance ranked as Stanford's best rushing effort of the season.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games and made one start (UCLA)...finished as Stanford's second-leading rusher with 375 yards on 106 carries for a 3.5 per carry average...had 261 yards on 62 carries over his first six games before slowing to 113 yards on 44 carries over his final six contests...topped the team in rushing on four occasions--at Oregon (16-55), at San Jose State (13-82), vs. Navy (9-40) and at UCLA (12-32)...had Stanford's second-longest run of the season when he broke free for a 38-yard gainer at San Jose State...also accounted for 15 catches for 124 yards, including a season-high four receptions for 31 yards vs. Navy.

BASEBALL: Two-sport star has logged three seasons on the diamond for Stanford, combining to hit .275 (119-for-433) with 24 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 68 RBI in 141 games (105 starts)...is also a perfect 12-for-12 on career stolen base attempts...has provided the Cardinal with excellent outfield defense, committing just one error in 213 total chances for a .995 fielding percentage...tough, hard-nosed player has been hit by 25 pitches over his first three seasons on The Farm...in fact, he missed a portion of his 2007 freshman campaign with a broken right forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitch in mid-February...enjoyed a productive 2009 season, setting career highs for batting average (.288), hits (57), doubles (12), triples (2), home runs (7), RBI (35), on-base percentage (.392) and steals (7)...tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with a career-best 46 runs scored, while tying for third with five sacrifice flies...batted .322 (48-for-149) with all seven homers and 32 RBI over his final 40 games...helped the Cardinal in its run to the 2008 College World Series by earning Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team honors...went 5-for-9 with three RBI in a pair of elimination-game victories over Pepperdine...turned in a 3-for-4 performance with three runs scored and a solo home run in Stanford's 16-5 victory over Florida State in the College World Series opener...also added an RBI-double in an 8-3, elimination game triumph over Miami.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top two-sport stars in the California prep ranks at Norco (Calif.) High School...broke the California High School career rushing record by more than 1,000 yards while earning a reputation as one of the top running back prospects in the country...finished his high school career with 9,662 yards, which ranked as the best all-time mark in California and the third best career mark in the nation...rushed for 3,233 yards and scored 39 touchdowns as a senior while leading Norco to the Division V Southern Section championship...named Gatorade's High School Player of the Year...also earned prep All-America honors by PrepStar, SuperPrep, EA Sports and Parade Magazine...named Mr. Football 2005 as the state's player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports...was ranked as the 26th-best running back in the country and No. 27 recruit in California by SuperPrep.com...rated the seventh-best fullback in the country by Rivals.com...added first team all-state, all-CIF Southern Section, CIF Southern Section Player of the Year, CIF Division V Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and conference player and athlete of the year honors as a senior...batted .549 as a junior and earned all-state, all-CIF Southern Section, all-league and all-county accolades...included among the Top 50 high school prospects in the nation by Baseball America...also earned three letters in basketball...member of the California Scholastic Federation...majoring in management, science and engineering.


Rushing Attempts: 38 vs. Oregon, Nov. 7, 2009
Rushing Yards: 223 vs. Oregon, Nov. 7, 2009
Rushing Touchdowns: 4 vs. Washington State, Nov. 1, 2008; vs. California, Nov. 21, 2009
Long: 61 vs. California, Nov. 21, 2009

Receptions: 4 vs. Navy, Sept. 16, 2006
Receiving Yards: 42 at TCU, Sept. 13, 2008
TD Receptions: None
Long: 33 vs. California, Nov. 21, 2009



Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG
2006 12-1 106 403 28 375 3.5 0 38
2007 1-1 12 141 1 140 11.7 1 48
2008 12-12 210 1176 40 1136 5.4 15 46
2009 13-13 343 1913 42 1871 5.5 28 61
Totals 38-26 671 3633 111 3522 5.2 44 61


Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG

2006 12-1 15 124 8.3 0 16

2007 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

2008 12-12 13 114 8.8 0 21

2009 13-13 11 157 14.3 0 33

Totals 38-26 39 395 10.1 0 33



Opponent Att Yds Avg Lg TD
at Oregon 16 55 3.4 15 0
at San Jose State 13 82 6.3 38 0
Navy 9 40 4.4 16 0
Washington State 6 24 4 14 0
at UCLA 12 32 2.7 8 0
at Notre Dame 6 28 4.7 10 0
Arizona 1 2 2 2 0
at Arizona State 9 17 1.9 6 0
USC 6 5 0.8 3 0
at Washington 10 19 1.9 12 0
Oregon State 5 27 5.4 8 0
at California 13 44 3.4 16 0
Totals 106 375 3.5 38 0


Opponent Att Yds Avg Lg TD

San Jose State 12 140 11.7 48 1
Oregon INJ

Arizona State INJ



at Arizona INJ

at Oregon State INJ

Washington INJ

at Washington State INJ

Notre Dame INJ

California INJ

Totals 12 140 11.7 48 1


Opponent Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Oregon State 19 147 7.7 46 2
at Arizona State 16 67 4.2 14 2
at TCU 15 45 3 30 0
San Jose State 22 148 6.7 31 1
at Washington 2 14 7 11 0
at Notre Dame 13 104 8 27 1
Arizona 24 116 4.8 27 1
at UCLA 27 138 5.1 20 2
Washington State 22 132 6 21 4
at Oregon 8 21 2.6 8 0
USC 23 101 4.4 40 1
at California 19 103 5.4 22 1
Totals 12 1136 5.4 46 15


Opponent Att Yds Avg LG TD
at Washington State 23 121 5.3 39 2
at Wake Forest 17 82 4.8 27 0
San Jose State 24 113 4.7 11 2
Washington 27 200 7.4 60 1
UCLA 29 134 4.6 20 3
at Oregon State 20 96 4.8 16 2
at Arizona 28 123 4.4 16 2
Arizona State 27 125 4.6 15 1
Oregon 38 223 5.9 31 3
at USC 29 178 6.1 29 3
California 20 136 6.8 61 4
Notre Dame 29 205 7.1 28 3
Oklahoma 32 135 4.2 26 2
Totals 343 1871 5.5 61 28
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