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  Tyler Gaffney
Tyler Gaffney

Player Profile

San Diego, CA

High School:
Cathedral Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225





2011-12 Sport-by-Sport Recaps

Relive 2011-2012 seasons for all 35 Stanford sports.


Baseball Finishes Season No. 12 in USA Today/Coaches Poll

Cardinal Reached 31st NCAA Playoff in 2012


Cardinal End Season at Florida State

Piscotty Ends Career 4-for-5


Two More Cardinal Drafted, Giving Farm Seven in 2012

Smith and Gaffney Find Out on Plane


Super Regional Starts Friday for the Cardinal at Florida State

Stanford Making Its Ninth Super Regional Appearance


Stanford Baseball - Year in Photos

Stanford Baseball - Year in Photos


Stanford vs. Pepperdine - Day 3

Stanford vs. Pepperdine - Day 3


Stanford Baseball vs. Pepperdine (6/2/2012)

Stanford Baseball vs. Pepperdine (6/2/2012)


Stanford Baseball vs. Cal (5/27/2012)

Stanford Baseball vs. Cal (5/27/2012)


Stanford vs. San Jose State

Stanford vs. San Jose State

Feature Stories: 6/30/10 in USA Today | 8/12/10 in Examiner.com | 9/23/10 in Examiner.com | 9/23/10 in Palo Alto Weekly | 9/27/11 in Associated Press || 2/12 in Fuel Magazine |

2010 Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 •
2011 Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 •

HIGHs: 3 RBIs (many),
4 hits (4/24/10 v. Cal),
4 runs (4/24/10 v. Cal, at UOP 5/7/11)

Stanford Career: Two-year honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, has a .301 career average over 161 games with 132 runs and 76 RBIs... has 33 career doubles, nien triples and eight homers... also has 73 career walks and 34 hit by ptiches.... had a 24-game hit streak over two seasons in 2011 and 2012.

Cardinal Baseball in 2012: 30 starts in left, 16 in center and 4 at DH... ended the regular season third in the Pac-12 in hit by pitches... team leader in walks and hit by pitches for much of the season, finishing with a team-high 17 HBPs and 29 walks (second on team) for a .390 on-base percentage despite a .245 average in 54 games. Also had 48 runs and 17 RBIs... ten doubles, one triple and two home runs... stole 8-of-11 bases on the year... reached base safely in 41-straight games over two seasons, ending at No. 8 Arizona in late March... 24-game hit streak over two seasons ended on 2/19/12, the fourth longest since 1988...solo homer as a part of three-hit game v. Cal (5/27)... reached base safely in four of five at-bats v. USF (5/15) with three walks anda single... went 2-for-2 with a run, a single, triple, two walks and a HBP at UCLA (4/29), clinching series... three walks and three runs v. ASU (4/20) in opener... reached based safely in six of eight plate appearances in doubleheader sweep of USC (3/25), with two hits in each game. Also added two steals and a game-saving catch in game two... season average hit .346 after the first two weekends of 2012. Scored eight runs and hit a team-best .467 in sweep of No. 7 Texas (2/24-2/26)... 3-for-4 with with two HBPs at Pacific (2/21)... rated as one of the top juniors and BA's "best athlete" in preseason.

Cardinal Football in 2011: Backup running back for the BCS Fiesta Bowl Cardinal, scoring seven touchdowns and averaging 6.1 yards per carry for 446 yards.

Cardinal Baseball in 2011: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 for the second-straight year... 40 starts in left and 13 in center, batting .327 after a slow start with 42 runs, second on the team, and 35 RBIs... also had 10 doubles, a team-tying five triples and three homers... had a .472 slugging percentage... led the Cardinal with 29 walks... stole seven of eight bases... 21 multi-hit games... All-Fullerton Regional for the second time after multi-hit games against third-seeded Kansas State and No. 8 CS Fullerton.... finished year batting .371 over his final 43 games after not playing fall ball... multi-hit games in two of three Arizona series, hitting .455 against the `Cats, scoring the game-winning run in 1-0 11th inning game on Friday (5/20) and driving in tying and then scoring winning run on Sunday (5/22) in the eighth... multi-hit games in all three games at Oregon, including three hits and two RBIs on Sunday (5/15), including manufacturing own run with two-out single, steal and two-base run on wild pitch... 4-for-4 with four runs and a solo homer and RBI single at UOP (5/9)... three hits including an RBI triple in series opening win over Washington (5/6)... two-run homer a part of a three-run seventh in 7-4 win over No. 11 UCLA (4/21), knocking Gerritt Cole from the game. First of back-to-back homers.... reached base safely 10 straight times from a walk on Tuesday against SJSU through 3-for-3 night at USC (4/8) and 2-for-2 night at USC (4/9). Walked three times and was hit twice over that stretch... 2-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs at WSU (4/2)... drove in two with a key two-run double in 6-1 win over LBSU (3/26), following that up with two hits in series clincher on Sunday (3/27)... first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth and first since the NCAA Regional against UC Davis (3/21), proved to be the difference in 3-2 win... 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs v. Santa Clara (3/1)... two hits and a walk in Saturday loss at No. 3 Vandy (2/26).

Cardinal Football in 2010: Stanford's backup running back for one of the top teams in school history, ranking No. 4 in the BCS Standings and No. 5 in both national polls to end the regular season ... The 12-1 Cardinal played in the Discover Orange Bowl on January 3, defeating Virginia Tech 40-12 ... played in 10 games off the bench, missing three games with an ankle injury ... had 60 carries for 255 yards with four touchdowns ... averaged 4.2 yards per carry.

Cardinal Baseball in 2010: Pac-10 honorable mention selection hit .328 over 53 games with 47 starts for NCAA Regional team, scoring 42 runs and driving in 24 ... had 13 doubles, three triples and three home runs on the season for a .454 slugging percentage ... also had three outfield assists making 41 starts in right, five in center and one in left ... named All-NCAA Regional Tournament after batting .500 with two leadoff home runs at Fullerton ... one of three starting freshmen outfielders (Piscotty-Stewart-Gaffney) ... led off both NCAA Regional games with home runs, finishing the NCAA Regional opener against New Mexico 3-for-5 (6/4) and the elimination loss at No. 4-ranked CS Fullerton 2-for-5 ... two nice diving catches in series opener at Long Beach State (5/7) ... three hits including a leadoff double to ignite a threerun winning ninth v. Cal (4/25) ... career-best four hits and four runs with an RBI double and an RBI single against Cal (4/24) ... 3-for-6 with a double at Oregon State (4/16) ... three hits in USC opener (3/26) ... In UCLA game showed his athleticism when he tried to leap catcher Steve Rodriguez and score the go-ahead run in the ninth, getting tagged on his batting glove in a game lost in the 10th ... two-run triple made it 5-0 against Pepperdine (3/21) in Sunday sweep, had a two-run double the day before against the Waves (3/22) ... three RBIs, including a two-run double and triple v. UCSB (3/7) ... first career hit was an RBI double off the top of the wall at No. 3 Texas (2/26).

Cardinal Football 2009: Appeared in 12 games off the bench as one of the team's backup running backs behind Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart ... rushed 22 times for 87 yards for a 4.0 yards per carry average ... scored his only touchdown as part of a 55-21 thumping at USC's Coliseum ... team won eight games and advanced to its first bowl game (The Sun Bowl), since 2001.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in football, three in baseball, two in basketball and one in track ... also a running back for the Stanford football team ... hit .429 as a senior with 45 runs and 38 RBIs over 31 games, with six doubles, three triples and five homers for a .725 slugging percentage ... hit .531 over 10 games as a junior with 14 runs and seven RBIs, producing four doubles, two triples and two homers for a .969 slugging percentage ... listed as the top fullback prospect in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine ... PrepStar All-American was ranked third by Scout.com and fourth by Rivals.com ... rushed for 5,547 yards and caught 46 passes for 730 yards and totaled 99 touchdowns during his four-year varsity career ... named Cal-Hi Sports "Mr. Football" in state of California after rushing for a San Diego Section-record 2,866 yards on 295 carries (9.7 ypc) with 48 rushing touchdowns as a senior ... also caught 26 passes for 428 yards and eight touchdowns ... his 56 total touchdowns equaled the fourth-best single-season total in state history ... had four or more rushing touchdowns in seven games during his senior campaign, capped off by a seven-TD, 228-yard rushing performance against Scripps Ranch ... turned in one of the most impressive single-game performances in state history in Cathedral's 37-34 victory over St. Mary's of Stockton in the CIF Division-II state title game ... rushed for 337 yards and four touchdowns as the Dons capped a perfect 14-0 season with their first state title ... banner junior season netted 1,552 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns to go along with 20 receptions for 302 yards and five more TDs ... CIF San Diego Section record holder for most points scored in a career (598), most points in a season (336), single-season rushing yards (2,866), single-season rushing TDs (48), most TDs in one game (7) ... ranks second all-time in CIF San Diego annals for career rushing yards (5,547) ... one the state's mostdecorated players following his senior season ... Cal-Hi Sports first team all-state offensive selection for medium schools ... earned Maxpreps.com Division II All-State Player of the Year honors in addition to being named to its medium schools first team All-America list ... SuperPrep Far West Offensive Player of the Year ... also earned GoldenStatePrep.com Player of the Year honors ... ESPN EA Sports first team All-American as a multi-purpose selection ... also named player of the year in Southern California by GoldenStatePrep.com ... San Diego Hall of Champions 49th Annual Breitbard All-CIF Offensive Player of the Year ... named All-Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year ... KUSI Silver Pigskin award winner ... selected to the North County Times All-North County team ... San Diego Union-Tribune's Offensive Player of the Year ... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year ... earned All-Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year honors and San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego Section first team honors as a junior.

Personal: Son of Gene and Tiffani ... has one younger brother ... father, Gene, played baseball at the University of San Diego from 1981-82 ... majoring in sociology.

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