44 Facts About Toby Gerhart


Tobin Bo Gunnar Gerhart was born on March 28,1987 and is a former American football running back.


Toby Gerhart was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.


Toby Gerhart played college football for Stanford University, and was a unanimous All-American.


In 2009 Toby Gerhart won the Doak Walker Award and was the runner-up for the 2009 Heisman Trophy.


Toby Gerhart received 1,276 points in the Heisman voting, coming in second to Mark Ingram II, who received 1,304 points; the 28-point margin was the closest vote in Heisman history.


Toby Gerhart had a breakout senior season in 2009, leading all running backs in the nation in rushing yards, touchdowns, and points scored, and setting several Pac-10 and school records.


Toby Gerhart held the Stanford record for most rushing yards in a season until Christian McCaffrey broke it in 2015, and still holds Cardinal records for touchdowns in a season and most touchdowns in a career.


Toby Gerhart had a record-breaking career at running back for Norco High School.


Toby Gerhart set a California state record for rushing yards with 9,662 yards in his career.


Toby Gerhart led Norco High School to the CIF Division 5 Southern Section football championship on December 9,2005.


Toby 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.


Toby Gerhart played baseball and graduated as a valedictorian of his high school class.


Toby Gerhart ultimately committed to Stanford University, where he played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 2006 to 2009.


In 2007, Toby Gerhart played in only one game, against San Jose State, in which he rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown before suffering a season-ending knee injury.


In 2008, Toby Gerhart had a breakout season under the direction of then-running backs coach Willie Taggart.


Toby Gerhart set the Stanford single-season rushing record with 1,136 yards, breaking Tommy Vardell's school record of 1,084 yards.


Toby Gerhart was the fifth player in Stanford history to run for 1,000 yards or more in a season, after Darrin Nelson, Brad Muster, Jon Volpe, and Vardell.


Toby Gerhart scored 15 rushing touchdowns, then the second highest single season total in Stanford history.


Toby Gerhart tied a Stanford record with four rushing touchdowns against Washington State.


Toby Gerhart averaged 5.4 yards per carry and finished third in the Pac-10 in rushing.


In 2009, Toby Gerhart had 1,871 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns.


Toby Gerhart led the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns, and points scored.


Toby Gerhart rushed for over 100 yards in 11 of his 13 games in 2009.


On November 7,2009, Toby Gerhart recorded his second 200-yard game of the season, running for 223 yards against the 7th-ranked Oregon Ducks, breaking the Stanford single-game rushing record previously held by Jon Volpe.


Toby Gerhart again tied the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game by running for four touchdowns against Cal.


Toby Gerhart threw one pass in 2009, completing it for an 18-yard touchdown against Notre Dame.


Toby Gerhart finished the season first in Division 1A in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.


Toby Gerhart was named the 2009 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.


Toby Gerhart was one of five finalists for the 2009 Heisman Trophy and finished in second place behind Mark Ingram II by 28 points, the slimmest margin in the trophy's 74-year history.


Toby Gerhart is the winner of the 2009 Doak Walker Award as the best running back in the nation and of the Jim Brown Trophy presented to the top running back in college football by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.


Toby Gerhart won the Touchdown Club of Columbus' Archie Griffin Award, which is awarded after the completion of the bowl games to college football's MVP for the season.


Toby Gerhart passed up the opportunity to play professional baseball after the 2009 season to return for his senior year at Stanford.


Toby Gerhart was offered a lucrative contract to play baseball after the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft in June, but opted to play football during the 2009 college football season.


Toby Gerhart chose to forgo this additional year and entered the 2010 NFL Draft.


Toby Gerhart had the highest Wonderlic score among running backs with 30.


Toby Gerhart was selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the 51st overall selection by the Minnesota Vikings.


Toby Gerhart started five games for the Vikings during the 2011 regular season and rushed for 531 yards.


On March 11,2014, Toby Gerhart signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


On December 5,2015, the Jacksonville Jaguars placed Toby Gerhart on injured reserve.


Toby Gerhart was released by the team on March 10,2016.


Toby Gerhart's father, Todd, was a running back at Cal State Fullerton, played in the USFL, and coached him in high school.


Toby Gerhart is the oldest of six children, all of whom are former collegiate athletes.


Toby Gerhart's brother Garth played at Arizona State University and was an offensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns, while his three sisters played softball: Kelsey and Teagan played at Stanford, and Whitley played at Cal Poly.


Toby Gerhart returned to Stanford in 2018 for the MBA program, graduating in 2020.