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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.