2009 Stanford Cardinal 2009 Stanford Cardinal Preview Playbooks Offense - Minnesota Defense - 4-3 Players To Watch #7 Toby Gerhart Senior HB The 6'1", 230 lb halfback is a load. He runs with an attitude and wears down opposing defenses. Last year, Gerhart became the 5th player in Stanford history to run for over 1,000 yards in a season. Expect Stanford's offense to flow through this bruising HB, especially since they start a freshman QB. #89 Doug Baldwin Junior WR As a sophomore, Baldwin led the Cardinal in TD receptions (4) and yards per catch (14.4). With teams keying on Gerhart, it appears that Baldwin will have plenty of chances to get deep off the play action. #54 Ekom Udofia Senior DT The fifth-year senior plays a key role on the Cardinal defensive line. A highly touted player coming out of high school, Udofia has yet to fulfill the promise he showed as a youth. This year, the Cardinal's success depends on stopping RBs like Jacquizz Rodgers and Javhid Best. Can Udofia plug up the middle of the line? Stay tuned. #20 Clinton Snyder Senior LB The senior from San Diego leads this talented group of Cardinal LBs. The team's active leader in career tackles (237), sacks (13), and forced fumbles (10), Snyder looks to cap off a successful career in 2009.