Cardinal Capsule: Coy Wire

Sept. 21, 2001

Coy Wire

Sport: Football
Year: Senior
Height: 6-1
Events: Inside Linebacker
Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
High School: Cedar Cliff HS
Major: Sociology
Stanford Athletics Highlights: The only Stanford player in modern times to have led the Cardinal in tackles (2000) and rushing (1998) during his collegiate career ... Recorded 81 tackles as a junior in 2000 after having moved to inside linebacker prior to the season ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a junior as he was among the conference leaders in tackles, sacks (8) and tackles for loss (14) ... Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week following a 10-tackle, three-sack performance versus Arizona State (November 11, 2000) ... Led the Cardinal in rushing as a redshirt freshman in 1998 and has 615 career rushing yards.

Favorite Music Artist

Favorite Sports Team
Stanford Cardinal Football.

Favorite Place To Hang Out
I like to just relax in my room.

Favorite Class
Zen Buddhism.

Favorite TV Show
I don't watch TV.

Favorite Professional Athlete
There's a lot, but I really liked Walter Payton because of his mental strength.

One Word That Describes You

If You Could Play Another Sport At Stanford What Would It Be?
Wrestling. That was my second love in high school. I thought about going a few places for wrestling.

Best Vacation Or Trip You've Ever Taken
When I went to the Lakes in Canada when I was younger with my family.

How Do You Prepare Before A Game?
Spend time with God.

The Best Thing About Being A Student-Athlete At Stanford
The people that you are surrounded by, the other student-athletes. You meet some amazing people at this place.

If You Could Have Dinner With A Famous Person Who Would It Be?
Sandra Bullock.

Who's The Most Influential Person In Your Life?

What Made You Choose To Attend Stanford?
The opportunities that it represents if football doesn't work out for me.

What's Something About Yourself That Few People Know?
Well, if I tell, then they'll know.

Favorite Pre-Game Meal
We don't get to have it here at Stanford, but when I was growing up my dad would make me steak and a baked potato.

Favorite Field That You've Played On Or Would Most Like To Play On
I really liked my high school field, those Friday night lights and Pennsylvania football. We have a lot of people at those games. That was a good feeling.

The Stanford Football Team Will Be Fun To Watch This Year Because...
We're going to be having fun.

What Do You Like Most About Sports?
It takes strength of mind, and I think it's an amazing thing to see when someone can push through physical adversity.

If You Could Add A Team To The Schedule, Who Would It Be?
Whoever's ranked No. 1 right now.

Favorite Midnight Snack
I don't eat at midnight.

If You Had To Cook All Of Your Meals, What Would You Survive On?

What Is Your Most Prized Possession?
My family.

If You Were Going On A Road Trip And Could Take Only One CD, Which One Would You Take?
I have a mix CD. It has a wide variety of music. I'm very eclectic.

Opponent You Would Most Like To Beat
The next one.

Favorite Actor Or Actress
Sandra Bullock.

If You Could Bring Anything From Your Hometown To Stanford, What Would You Bring?
My family. They're actually going to be out here this football season. They found out they would save money by just renting a place out here and renting our place back home. My Mom can telecommute and my Dad can work from here, too.

What Do You See Yourself Doing 10 Years From Now?
I'll be 32 ... that's a pretty long NFL career. Hopefully, I will be enjoying time with my wife and children.

If You Won $1 Million Dollars What Would You Do?
My parents would retire. They'd be living in a nice big house and driving nice cars.

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