Cardinal Capsule: Brett Pierce

Oct. 26, 2001


Brett Pierce

Sport: Football
Year: Junior
Height: 6-6
Events: Tight End
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
High School:Columbia River
Stanford Athletics Highlights: After the Oregon game, has caught nine passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns... Scored against ASU and USC... Averaging 21.4 yards per reception... Played in all 11 games, including three starts last year... In his first collegiate start at Notre Dame, recorded four catches for 30 yards... Earned his first varsity letter last season... Continues to improve as both a pass receiver and blocker... Has two more years of eligibility remaining after this season.


The Stanford football team will be fun to watch this year because:
We are going to win a lot of games and Luke Powell. He runs all over the field and is making big plays all over the place. We also have a great defense and running game.


Favorite Music Artist:
Juan de Pablo, a Spanish musician I saw when I when to Spain. It is nice smoothing music that I like to listen to once in awhile.


Favorite Food:
Barbequed ribs and potatoes. I like a good old-fashioned meat and potatoes dinner.


If you could have dinner with a famous person living or dead, who would it be:
Disreguarding religious people, it would probably be Dick Butkus. I have always wanted to meet him, and I have seen him do some amazing things.


Favorite non-football activity:
It is between ping pong and just laying down.


Favorite T.V. Show:
The Family Guy.


Favorite Athlete:
Like I have said before, Dick Butkus.


A friend from another college football team:
My good friend actually plays for the Washington State football team. He is one of the starting tackles, Billy Knotts.


Best advice you ever received:
When I was 10 years old playing sports, I used to get all upset with the referees and with everybody else. My dad just pulled me aside one day and told me to stop worrying about all that stuff and just play your game.


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, which one would you take:
Juan de Pablo. Tracks one through 14 are all good to listen to, even though you don't understand all of the words.


Favorite website:
Second to www.gostanford.com, www.espn.com.


Somewhere you haven't been that you'd most like to visit:
Solider Field in Chicago. For some unknown reason, the Chicago Bears are my favorite football team.


If you could play another sport at Stanford, what would it be:
Baseball. I thought really strongly about trying out for the baseball team when I got here. I had a lot of success in high school and I kind of regret not trying out.


Opponent you would most like to beat:
Washington because that is where I am from. A close second would be beating Oregon at their place this year.


The best part about being a student-athlete at Stanford is:
People don't just refer to you as just an athlete when you go to Stanford. You're not just a dumb jock or football player. You get a little more respect being a student-athlete here.


Something about yourself that few people know:
I am a low-level amateur ping pong player. I have played in a couple tournaments.


Most influential person in your life:
My dad, he has taken me through everything. My brother is two years old than I am, so we basically did the same things through high school and would teach me things the hard way sometimes. I also look to my mom for everything else.


Favorite gameday meal:
I usually just eat a lot of pastas and maybe streak three or four hours before the game. In high school I used to always eat a steak and two baked potatoes before every game.


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Since the stock market is low right now, I would invest a lot of it into stocks and then see what happens. I would probably waste the rest on 'fun' junk.


Favorite actor:
Chris Farley. Tommy Boy is probably the best movie of all time.


Favorite actress:
Jessica Alba.


What I like most about my hometown:
I feel like I know everybody and I am really comfortable. I can go home and relax.


Which of your teammates do you admire the most and why:
Either Zack Quaccia or Eric Heitmann because they are out there all the time. Those guys are in the middle and they get beat up all over the place. They are always out there playing and doing what they have to do without ever complaining.


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