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Kodi Whitfield making name for himself at Stanford

STANFORD — Kodi Whitfield has spent most of his life trying to live up to the standard his father, Bob Whitfield, set on the field as an All-American at Stanford and a Pro Bowl offensive lineman in the NFL.

Not this week.

The sophomore wide receiver is getting more attention than he ever has entering eighth-ranked Stanford's game at Oregon State on Saturday night. He started making a name for himself with a remarkable one-handed touchdown catch in the Cardinal's 24-10 victory over UCLA last weekend that has been all the talk on campus.

It was the No. 1 college football play of the week on ESPN and the No. 2 play overall behind Shane Victorino's grand slam that sent the Boston Red Sox to the World Series.

"People are telling me now, 'Your son has surpassed you,'" Bob Whitfield said by phone. "It went from people saying, 'Bob Whitfield's son, Kodi,' to people saying, 'Kodi Whitfield's dad, Bob.'"


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