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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
December 14, 2009
The Interview
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December 14, 2009

Just My Type

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The Interview

Toby Gerhart

TWO-SPORT STAR

The Stanford senior and Heisman candidate rushed for 1,736 yards this fall and hit .288 with seven homers as an outfielder last spring

Dan Patrick: Have you ever done the Heisman pose, publicly or privately?

Toby Gerhart: My mom says I used to do it in the kitchen when I was a little kid running around with a football. More recently, in the locker room after our game against Notre Dame, Coach [Jim] Harbaugh handed out a game ball and the rest of the team started chanting "Heisman! Heisman!" And then I struck a pose.

DP: I have a vote. What's the argument for using it on you?

TG: I've been consistent all year and been a big part of helping turn a program around, getting Stanford recognized on a national scale once again after an eight- or nine-year drought. But I'm not big on lobbying or self-promotion.

DP: USC recruited you but wanted you to play linebacker?

TG: Correct. They said they'd give me a shot at running back, but they saw me more as a linebacker.

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