Scout Premium Content

All in a Rush

Outside linebacker Clinton Snyder

Some of the biggest shoes to fill for Stanford in the 2006 defense are those vacated by Jon Alston, who started all 22 games in the history of the "rush" outside linebacker position for the Cardinal. Now two exciting but brand new faces try to take over. Also: the "Sam" OLBs, Edwards' streak ends, Moore returns, Mattran in the middle, Kimble shreds, Lorig leaps forward and more from fall camp.

You could argue that the single most compelling factor that induced A.J. Christoff to change Stanford to a 3-4 defense in the winter of 2004 was Jon Alston.  The then-redshirt junior was the odd man out as the fourth linebacker for the Cardinal, but his explosive speed and athleticism were screaming to get onto the field.  Alston unfortunately was a smaller athlete, built more like a safety...

TheBootleg.com Recommended Stories


  • Stanford Head Coach David Shaw says it is time to fix the struggling offense

  • Everyone knows the questions surrounding Stanford’s offense, but what are the solutions? Troy submits some ideas to the Cardinal’s suggestion box.

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next


Tweets