Members of Stanford's 1982 Team to Lead The Walk on Saturday

Sept. 24, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - Three members of Stanford's 1982 team that upset top-ranked Washington will lead The Walk on Saturday, a time-honored Stanford tradition where players proceed through campus on their way to the stadium before each home game.

The Walk will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center.

Chris Dressel, Mike Dotterer and Rodney Gilmore will represent the 1982 team that scored a 43-31 upset of Washington on Oct. 30 at Stanford Stadium. The Huskies entered the game ranked first in the UPI poll and second by AP, but fell from the ranks of the unbeaten after quarterback John Elway engineered a stunning upset, completing 20 of 30 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns.

Elway's performance landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated the following week.

Dotterer carried 20 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns, including a 46-yard TD run in the second quarter that ignited Stanford's offense to score 31 unanswered points to overcome a 17-7 second quarter deficit.

Dotterer also added four receptions for 46 yards.

Dressel, a first team All-Pac-10 selection as a tight end, had six catches for 106 yards in the game. He was third round pick of the Houston Oilers in the 1983 NFL Draft and enjoyed a nine-year professional career before retiring following the 1991 season.

Gilmore, a three-year letterwinner for the Cardinal, currently serves as one of ESPN's lead college football announcers.

Saturday's Stanford-Washington game will kick off at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are still available at the Stanford Athletic Ticket Office, on-line at or by calling 1-800-Stanford. The game will be televised by Fox College Sports Pacific (DirectTV 617; Comcast premium channel 415).

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