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NFL: Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Asiata ran for three touchdowns and Matt Cassel had a big game with 382 passing yards Sunday, sending the Minnesota Vikings over Philadelphia 48-30.
Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for a second consecutive week for the Minnesota Vikings, Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

NFL: Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Brown's 9-yard TD catch with 4 seconds left capped a wild fourth quarter that ended with Baltimore posting a 29-26 win over Minnesota in a snowstorm.
Stanford to retire John Elway's number in November

Stanford to retire John Elway's number in November

STANFORD, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Stanford University said Tuesday it would retire the No. 7 jersey worn by star quarterback John Elway at its Nov. 7 game against Oregon.

NFL: Minnesota 33, Washington 26

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Joe Webb replaced the injured Christian Ponder and accounted for three touchdowns Saturday in Minnesota's 33-26 victory over Washington.

NFL: Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14

ATLANTA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan hurled a trio of fourth-quarter touchdown passes Sunday, staking the Atlanta Falcons to a 24-14 victory over Minnesota.

Vikes' Peterson has high ankle sprain

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has an ankle sprain and his status was yet to be determined, Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday.

NFL: Minnesota 17, Washington 13

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Toby Gerhart scored a go-ahead touchdown and Coach Leslie Frazier won his first NFL game Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 17-13 decision over Washington.
Stanford's Gerhart to enter NFL draft

Stanford's Gerhart to enter NFL draft

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Heisman Trophy runner-up running back Toby Gerhart says he is leaving Stanford, where he has one year of eligibility remaining, to enter the NFL draft.
Mark Ingram wins Heisman Trophy

Mark Ingram wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Alabama tailback Mark Ingram won the 2009 Heisman Trophy, symbolic of college football's top player each season.
Ingram, McCoy among 5 Heisman finalists

Ingram, McCoy among 5 Heisman finalists

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Running back Mark Ingram of top-ranked Alabama and quarterback Colt McCoy of No. 2 Texas are among five finalists named Monday for the 2009 Heisman Trophy.
COL FB: Stanford 55, USC 21

COL FB: Stanford 55, USC 21

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Stanford exploded for 27 fourth-quarter points Saturday on the way to a 55-21 rout of 10th-ranked Southern California.

COL FB: Stanford 51, Oregon 42

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Unranked Stanford got a school-record, 223-yard rushing performance from Toby Gerhart and went on to shock No. 8 Oregon 51-42 Saturday.
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Toby Gerhart (born March 28, 1987 in Norco, California) is a running back and an outfielder at Stanford University. He is a consensus All-American running back and is considered a top prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft, having won the Doak Walker Award in 2009. He was also the runner-up for the 2009 Heisman Trophy. Gerhart won 1276 points in the Heisman voting, coming in second to Mark Ingram, Jr., who won 1304 points; the 28-point margin was the closest vote in Heisman history. Gerhart holds the Stanford records for most 100-yard career rushing games at 20 and most career touchdowns at 44. He had a breakout senior season in 2009, setting several records.

Gerhart had a record-breaking career at running back for Norco High School in Norco, California. He set a California state record for rushing yards with 9,662 yards in his career. As of December 2009, Gerhart holds the third highest career total of running yards in national high school football history. He led Norco High School to the CIF Division 5 Southern Section football championship on December 9, 2005. Gerhart was named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year for the state of California and was named California's Mr. Football by Cal-Hi Sports. Gerhart also played baseball and graduated as one of 50 valedictorians of his high school class. High-school football scouting website Scout.com named him the 40th-best running back prospect in the nation.

Gerhart's high school statistics garnered him interest from many top college football programs. He ultimately committed to Stanford University.

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