Former NFL Football Quarterback: Todd Husak

sTodd Husak playing for the Stanford Cardinals

Todd Husak was one of the best football players in Stanford history. He was the backup to starting quarterback, Chad Hutchinson, his first two years with the Cardinals. In 1998, Husak became the starting quarterback and immediately made name for himself. He became the third quarterback in Stanford history to throw for 3,000 yards in a season, which puts him part of an elite group of Cardinal quarterbacks. He also broke Steve Dil’s 1978 record for Stanford’s single game passing when he threw for 450 yards against Oregon State. In addition, Husak was named First Team All Pac-10 in the 1999 season when he led the Cardinals to the Rose Bowl. During his time as starting quarterback at Stanford, threw for 6,564 yards and had 41 touchdowns; ranking 5th all time for both passing and touchdowns among Stanford quarterbacks.

After Husak graduated from Stanford with a Political Science degree, he began his NFL career. Husak was drafted in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. He was an offseason and/or practice squad member for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and Cleveland Browns. Husak also spent one season with the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europa where he led the Thunders to the league championship in the World Bowl X in 2002.

After 4 years in the NFL, Husak retired from professional football in 2004. In 2005, he went back to his roots and became the assistant football coach at Stanford and worked with tight ends. In 2008, he became the color commentator for the Stanford football radio broadcasts. It’s nice to see that Husak is giving back to his alma mater!

Todd Husak joined Scott Reiss’ StarTime session on October 14. He answered questions about the upcoming Stanford vs. Notre Dame football game. Head on over to the StarTime app to watch the replay for Todd and Scott today! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get notified on future StarTime sessions!

Sneak peek of Scott’s and Todd’s Q&A session
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