AJ Tarpley

241 lbs


A.J. Tarpley is a fifth-year senior who is entering 2014 on the Bednarik Award and Nagurski Award watch lists after earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention as a Stanford Cardinal in 2013. Tarpley, a 6-2, 238-pound bundle of physicality, recorded 93 tackles (52 solo) during the season in 14 games and became one of the leaders of the Stanford defense. With important losses on the defensive side of the ball the last two years, Tarpley’s stout run defense and leadership will be needed greatly by the Cardinal defense in 2014.

High School

Was a three year letter winner at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., and was ranked the 62nd best outside linebacker as a senior. Put up 85 tackles, 15 for loss, as a senior and tallied 168 tackles and 36 for loss in his career. Earned first-team all-state re...

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