After starting for much of his sophomore year, was relegated to backup fullback behind veteran Marcus Fields last year ... rugged blocker who was unable to answer the bell in spring practice due to groin/abdominal strain ... has exceptional strength, which fits the mold of a traditional fullback ... 2001 ... made six game appearances off the bench, failing to notch any rushing yards but catching two balls for 25 yards and one touchdown (19-yarder from Kyle Boller in Week 2 vs. BYU) ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic second team last year with a 3.08 GPA in sociology ... 2000 ... started much of the year at fullback for the Bears ... gained 49 yards on the ground on 13 carries as a sophomore ... rushed two times for six yards and caught one pass for nine yards vs. Washington State ... most productive game came at Arizona State when he ran for 31 yards on five carries, including a 16-yard scamper ... finished the year fourth on the team in rushing ... 1999 ... a member of Cal's traveling squad, but played sparingly as a redshirt-freshman ... actually moved to defensive end late in the season to provide depth at that position, but never played a down on defense ... 1998 ... spent the season as a redshirt, rehabilitating from fall 1997 knee surgery.
High School/Personal: Was expecting a big senior season at Rocklin HS in 1997, but needed surgery after injuring a knee in the year's fourth game ... earned SuperPrep All-Far West honors, ranking as the No. 82 overall prospect in the region ... also a member of the PrepStar Western Region team ... comes from an athletic family as his father was a pro water skier and his sister ran cross country at San Jose State ... parents are Peter and Janet Stanger ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2000 ... sociology major ... born May 25, 1979 in Redondo Beach, CA.
Stanger's Career Statistics
Year Att Yds Avg TD Long 2000 13 49 3.8 0 16
Year Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2000 2 20 10.0 0 11 2001 2 25 12.5 1 19 Totals 4 45 11.3 1 19