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Toby Gerhart biography

Date of birth : 1987-03-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Norco, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Toby Gerhart is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

• Recipient of the Doak Walker Award after his senior season as the nation’s top RB and runner-up in Heisman Trophy voting.
• Earned degree in spring 2010 in management science and engineering.


Valedictorian of his Norco High class of over 700s students...A 3-year letterman on the Stanford baseball team as an OF…Helped the baseball team reach the 2008 College World Series while earning All-Tournament Team honors…A 1st-team Pac-10 All Academic choice as a senior…Turned down a professional baseball contract in 2009 to continue playing college football…Graduated in June with a degree in management science and engineering…Brother, Garth is an OL at Arizona State…Father, Todd was a RB at Cal State-Fullerton before joining the USFL for 2 seasons and went to trainig camp with the Vikings in 1986…Has triplet sisters who all play college softball, two at Stanford and one at Cal Poly-SLO.


Selected with #51 overall pick after the Vikings traded up with the Houston Texans…Will compete for Vikings #2 RB behind All-Pro Adrian Peterson...Joins Peterson (2004) as former Heisman Trophy runner-ups with the Vikings.


Started 26 of 38 career games…Finished his collegiate career ranked 2nd on Stanford’s all-time career rushing list with 3,522 yards...Ranked 1st in career rushing touchdowns with 44, and rushing attempts with 671...His 268 career points rank 2nd…Holds the 2 top single-season rushing marks in school history...Was just the 2nd RB in school history to rush for 1,000+ yards in consecutive seasons, joining former Viking Darrin Nelson…Ran for 100+ yards 19 times in his career, including 3 contests in which he rushed for 200 or more yards...Rushed for at least 1 TD in 18 of his final 20 games...Rushed for 2+ TDs 14 times in his career, including 3+ TDs in 6 games...Set Stanford’s single-game rushing record with a 223 yard performance against Oregon in 2009...Consensus All-America and named the Pacific-10 Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...Finished 2nd in the 2009 Heisman Trophy balloting, 28 points behind Mark Ingram in the closest race in Heisman history...Limited to 1 game his sophomore season due to a knee injury…Played in all 12 games as a freshman, making 1 start.

Was coached by his father at Norco (CA) High…Set the California high school rushing record with 9,662 yards…Earned consensus All-American honors…A 1st-team All-State, All-CIF Southern Selection, CIF Southern Player of the Year, CIF Division V Player of the Year and Los Angeles Times Player of the Year as a senior…Gatorade’s High School Player of the Year for California…Rushed for 3,233 yards and 39 TDs as a senior…All-State in baseball as a junior and senior…Played three seasons of basketball.

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