Two former Harker students suited up for Stanford’s Rose Bowl victory on New Year’s day, and Usua Amanam ’09, played a key role and was named MVP for defense. Amanan, who attended Harker’s lower and middle schools from 1996-2005, went on to a stellar career at Bellarmine (Harker had recently opened its upper school and the football program was still growing). In the Rose Bowl, Amanam was first tagged for roughing the kicker, but luckily the penalty was declined. Then, Amanam made his big play, intercepting a pass in Wisconsin’s final drive with two minutes remaining to lock down the game for Stanford.
Gautam Krishnamurthi ’11, a sophomore at Stanford, was suited up – number 38 – and ready to play. He joined the team during the off-season and is working towards a starting slot. Krishnamurthi earned two varsity letters as a wide receiver and safety and had a stellar, record-setting career with Harker, including being named an AP Scholar Athlete with Distinction. Read all about it in his Stanford team profile.
Congrats to both men and best of luck in future efforts!