Cardinal Capsule: Matt Friedrichs

Oct. 12, 2001

Matt Friedrichs

Sport: Football
Year: Senior
Height: 6-1
Events: Linebacker
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School:Carlsbad
Major: Psychology
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 last year ... Three-year letter-winner at inside linebacker and special teams ... Started seven games a year ago at one ILB spot and played a key role on special teams ... A fifth-year senior, Matt will compete for a starting role in 2001 ... One of the most experienced linebackers on the team ... He will play a critical role on defense and on special teams for the Cardinal this season.

The Stanford football team will be fun to watch this year because:
We're excited and have a team with great chemistry.

Fried rice, because of the spelling of my last name.

Favorite Music Artist:

Favorite Food:
My grandmother's Italian food.

Favorite TV Show:

Favorite Athlete:
Ted Johnson, linebacker from the New England Patriots. Johnson went to the same high school.

Best advice you ever received:
'Never get too high, never get too low.'

Favorite midnight snack:

Favorite website:

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, which one wouldyou take:

Most prized possession:
My fiance, Katie.

If you could play another sport at Stanford, what would it be:
Basketball or track.

Opponent you would most like to beat:
UCLA because my cousin plays there.

The best part about being a student-athlete at Stanford is:
You're surrounded by great people and a great support network. There a lot of great individuals and quite a few people to meet.

Most influential person in your life:
My brother.

Favorite gameday meal:
We eat at the Hotel Sofitel, and they have this pasta with meat sauce that's really good. And of course, their rolls are also really good.

If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Put my family up and buy them a house. I would also invest some of it and save it for my marriage to my fiance.

Favorite actor:
Edwin Norton.

What I like most about my hometown:
Two seconds from the beach.

Which of your teammates do you admire the most and why:
Randy Fasani, because he's a great athlete. I was his roommate for a couple of years and he has high morals, works hard and is just a great guy.

One word that describes you:
I'm not sure, I try not to worry so maybe something along those lines.

A friend from another college football team:
Cousin, Brandon Chillar, plays linebacker for UCLA.

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