Cardinal Capsule: Ryan Fernandez

Nov. 23, 2001


Ryan Fernandez

Sport: Football
Year: Senior
Height: 5-11
Events: Cornerback
Hometown: Richmond, Calif.
High School:Skyline
Major: Public Policy
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Three-year letterwinner who began his career as a wide receiver but was converted to cornerback...Has played in eight games so far this season and has two interceptions...Has made 42 tackles, 27 of them solo...Finished last year with 48 total tackles, nine pass break-ups and three interceptions...Possesses excellent cover skills and speed.
The Stanford football team will be fun to watch this year because:


We are so close as a family and we do so many things together, that you'll see a team out there with one drive and one mission and that's to win the game.



Nickname:
Anything with a Hispanic origin has become my nickname.


Favorite Food:
Gumbo.


Favorite Athlete:
Michael Jordan.


If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would it be:
Michael Jordan.


Place you haven't been you would most like to visit:
Any European country.


Something about yourself most people don't know
That when I got here, I was very shy and didn't like to speak to others and wasn't very outgoing.


Best advice you ever received:
'Live life to the fullest and take advantage of your opportunities.'


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, which one would you take:
Alisha Keys.


If you could play another sport at Stanford, what would it be:
Track, it's probably one of my favorite sports.

Opponent you would most like to beat:
Our next opponent.


The best part about being a student-athlete at Stanford is:
Knowing that I can compete at a high level of athletics, but can still compete in the classroom with students who aren't athletes.


Most influential person in your life:
My immediate family- they've been the most supportive.


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Definitely invest most of it. I've always loved kids, so I'd probably start something to help them out.


Favorite actor
Samuel L. Jackson.


Which of your teammates do you admire the most and why:
Coy Wire, because he shows so much passion in everything he does and goes all out. Brian Allen is another one because watching him in practice he runs hard in every single play. I see him as the hardest running back in the Pac-10 because he runs as hard as he can.


One word that describes you:
Enthusiastic.


Favorite non-football activity:
Relaxing.

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