John Paye

John Paye (born March 30, 1965) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and a high school basketball coach.

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Personal information
Born:March 30, 1965 (age 54)
Stanford, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Atherton (CA) Menlo
NFL Draft:1987 / Round: 10 / Pick: 275
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Early life

A 1983 graduate of Menlo School in Atherton, California, Paye lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. In his senior year, Menlo won the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II basketball championship. One of Paye's teammates was Eric Reveno, who played with Paye on the Stanford basketball team and is currently an assistant basketball coach at Georgia Tech.

College and professional career

Paye continued as a starter in football and basketball at Stanford University in the Pac-10 Conference. With All-American John Elway moving on to the NFL, Paye won the starting job at quarterback as a true freshman in 1983, and also started at point guard that year for the Cardinal basketball team; he was the last NCAA Division I athlete to start in both football and basketball as a freshman.

In the 1984 football season, Paye shared time at quarterback with Fred Buckley, and became the starter for the 1985 and 1986 season. In 1986, he led Stanford to an 8–3 record and an invitation to the Gator Bowl against the Clemson Tigers. This was Stanford's first bowl appearance in eight years, but Paye was unable to play due to a shoulder injury. Backup Greg Ennis started instead, and Stanford lost a close game, 27–21.

Paye was selected in the tenth round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and stayed two seasons with the team, but saw no action in the regular season.

Coaching career

After leaving pro football, Paye returned to Menlo as the girls' basketball coach, coaching his sister Kate. Paye guided the team to three CIF Division V state championships from 1989–1991.[1] He coached boys' basketball at Woodside Priory School in the 1995–1996 season and coached girls' basketball at Notre Dame High School girls' basketball team in Belmont, California. He returned to coach girl's basketball again at Menlo School in 2008, where his team won another CIF state championship, this time in Division II, in 2019.[2]


  1. ^ Reeves, Glenn (March 10, 2006). "Paye new Notre Dame hoops coach". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved February 6, 2007.
  2. ^ "Paye returns to coach Menlo girls' basketball team". Palo Alto Online. May 16, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2011.

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1986 Gator Bowl

The 1986 Gator Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Clemson Tigers, played on December 27, 1986, at Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. It was the 42nd edition of the bowl game. Through a sponsorship agreement announced in November, the bowl was officially known as the Mazda Gator Bowl.

1986 Stanford Cardinal football team

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1987 NFL Draft

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Menlo School

Menlo School, also referred to simply as Menlo, is a private college preparatory school in Atherton, California, United States, near the heart of Silicon Valley. Menlo comprises a middle school that includes grades 6–8 and a high school that includes grades 9–12. Both the middle school and high schools are located in close physical proximity, but they operate as semi-autonomous units with select overlapping administration.

Menlo was established in 1915 and is located at 50 Valparaiso Avenue, across the street from Menlo Park. During its early years, the school included a junior college that became a college bearing the name Menlo College. In 1994, Menlo School and the College formally separated, but they continued to share their dining hall until 2017. Menlo School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools. The middle school consists of approximately 230 students; the high school is significantly larger, with roughly 570 students.

Paye (surname)

Paye is a surname, and may refer to:

SportsCharlie Paye (born 1887), Irish Gaelic footballer

John Paye (born 1965), American football quarterback

Mick Paye (born 1966), English footballer

Ndialou Paye (born 1974), Senegalese basketball player

Kate Paye (born 1974), American basketball player

Aaron Paye (born 1981), American-Liberian football player

Djibril Tamsir Paye (born 1990), Guinean footballer

Pape Paye (born 1990), French footballerOtherHarry Paye (died 1419), English privateer and smuggler

Jean-Claude Paye (born 1934), Belgian sociologist

Lucien Paye (1907–1972), French politician

Robert Paye, pseudonym of British author Marjorie Bowen (1885–1952)

Robin Fraser-Paye, British costume designer

San Francisco 49ers draft history

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Stanford Cardinal

The Stanford Cardinal are the athletic teams that represent Stanford University. Stanford's program has won 120 NCAA team championships, as well as 23 consecutive NACDA Directors' Cups, awarded annually to the most successful overall college sports program in the nation. Stanford's teams compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for college football) level as a member of the Pac-12 Conference, along with other schools from the western third of the United States.

Stanford Cardinal football

The Stanford Cardinal football program represents Stanford University in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Stanford has a highly successful football tradition. The team is currently known as the Cardinal, adopted prior to the 1982 season. Stanford was known as the "Indians" from 1930 to January 1972, and the "Cardinals" from 1972 through 1981. A student vote in December 1975 to change the nickname to "Robber Barons" was not approved by administrators.Stanford has fielded football teams every year since 1892 with a few exceptions. Like a number of other teams from the era concerned with violence in the sport, the school dropped football in favor of rugby from 1906 to 1917. The school also did not field a team in 1918 (due to World War I) or in 1943, 1944, and 1945 (due to World War II).

The school participated in the first-ever Rose Bowl against Michigan in 1902, in which they were routed 49-0. Its annual Big Game against California is the oldest and most storied rivalry in the Pac-12 and western United States. The Cardinal also compete for the Legends Trophy against independent rival Notre Dame.

The program has an all-time record of 628–448–49 for a winning percentage of .582 and has winning series records against all of its Pac-12 North rivals, except for the Washington Huskies, against whom they are tied 42–42–4. Stanford claimed national championships in 1926 and 1940. In 1926, led by legendary coach Glenn "Pop" Warner, the team was undefeated in the regular season and tied Alabama in the 1927 Rose Bowl. The 1940 team went unbeaten and untied after defeating Nebraska 21–13 in the 1941 Rose Bowl, but the team ranked #2 in the final AP poll released before the game was played.

Pop Warner's era predated the AP poll, but Stanford has finished at least one season in the Top 10 in six different decades under seven different coaches: Claude E. Thornhill in 1934, Clark Shaughnessy in 1940, Chuck Taylor in 1951, John Ralston in 1970 and 1971, Bill Walsh in 1992, Jim Harbaugh in 2010, and David Shaw in 2011, 2012, and 2015. Coach Shaw, as of the 2017 season, has the most wins of any Stanford coach in history. Stanford's most recent season finish in the top 5 was in 2015 after the #5 Cardinal dismantled Big Ten West Division Champion #6 Iowa Hawkeyes 45–16 in the 2016 Rose Bowl to finish with a record of 12–2 (Stanford's third 12-win season ever, after 2010 and 2012) and a final ranking of #3 in the final AP Poll and the final Coaches Poll (Stanford's highest AP Poll ranking since 1940 and its highest Coaches Poll ranking ever).

The Cardinal have played in 29 bowl games in their history, including 17 appearances in bowls now comprising the College Football Playoff, specifically 15 Rose Bowls (the third-most appearances of any team, behind only USC's 33 appearances and Michigan's 22), the 2011 Orange Bowl, and the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.

Quarterback Jim Plunkett is the only Stanford player to win the Heisman Trophy, doing so in 1970. Stanford players have finished second in Heisman voting six times: quarterback John Elway was second to Herschel Walker in 1982; running back Toby Gerhart was second to Mark Ingram in 2009; quarterback Andrew Luck finished second to Cam Newton in 2010 and to Robert Griffin III in 2011; running back Christian McCaffrey finished second to Derrick Henry in 2015; and running back Bryce Love finished second to Baker Mayfield in 2017.

Stanford Cardinal football statistical leaders

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Although Stanford began competing in intercollegiate football in 1891, the school's official record book generally does not lists players from before the 1940s, as records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. Stanford has played in a bowl game nine times since this decision, allowing players in these years (2009 through 2017) an extra game to accumulate statistics. Similarly, the Cardinal have appeared in the Pac-12 Championship Game four times since it began in 2011.

The top nine seasons in Stanford history in both total offensive yards and points scored have all come since 1999.These lists are updated through Stanford's game against Oregon on September 22, 2018.

USA Today All-USA high school football team (1982–89)

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USA Today High School Football Player of the Year

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