Toby Gerhart Speaker Profile
Toby Gerhart Biography
Toby Gerhart was born March 28, 1987 in Norco, California and is a running back and an outfielder at Stanford University. He is a consensus All-American running back and is considered a top prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft, having won the Doak Walker Award in 2009. He was also the runner-up for the 2009 Heisman Trophy. Gerhart won 1276 points in the Heisman voting, coming in second to Mark Ingram, Jr., who won 1304 points; the 28-point margin was the closest vote in Heisman history. Gerhart holds the Stanford records for most 100-yard career rushing games at 20 and most career touchdowns at 44. He had a breakout senior season in 2009, setting several records.
In 2009, Gerhart had 1,871 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. Gerhart led the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing yards (1,871), rushing touchdowns (28), total touchdowns (28), and points scored (172 points).
Gerhart rushed for over 100 yards in 11 of his 13 games in 2009. On September 26, 2009, he became only the sixth person in Stanford history to rush for 200 yards in a game, with 200 yards on 27 carries against Washington. On November 7, 2009, Gerhart recorded his second 200-yard game of the season, running for 223 yards against the 7th-ranked Oregon Ducks, breaking the Stanford single-game rushing record previously held by Jon Volpe. On November 28, Gerhart ran for 205 yards and three rushing touchdowns in a 45-38 win over Notre Dame. This was his third 200-yard game of the season. Gerhart again tied the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game by running for four touchdowns against Cal. Gerhart also threw one pass in 2009, completing it for an 18-yard touchdown against Notre Dame.
Gerhart led Stanford to an 8-5 record and its first bowl berth in eight years. He finished the season first in Division 1A in rushing yards (1,871) and rushing touchdowns (28).
Gerhart was a consensus 2009 First-team All-America selection. He was named the 2009 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. He was one of five finalists for the 2009 Heisman Trophy and finished in second place behind Mark Ingram by 28 points, the slimmest margin in the trophy's 74-year history. Gerhart is the winner of the 2009 Doak Walker Award as the best running back in the nation and of the Jim Brown Trophy presented to the top running back in college football by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.
Gerhart is a starting outfielder for the Cardinal baseball team. He passed up the opportunity to play professional baseball after the 2009 season to return for his senior year at Stanford.
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