Ryan Whalen went from a walk-on to one of the best receivers in college football

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    ]Ryan is selfless. He continued to work hard and push us," said Stanford and Monte Vista teammate Zach Ertz. "His attitude continued to be positive despite his injury."

    "When he returned, he was worked back slowly into the offense and never said a word, never complained. I really appreciate him as a teammate."

    Whalen has 138 career receptions and seven touchdowns in his four years at Stanford. He has been named to all-academic teams and he was second-team All-Pac 10 in his junior season, but said he would trade it all for an Orange Bowl victory.

    "I want an Orange Bowl ring."

    When the Cardinal began its preparation for the Orange Bowl, Whalen had a meeting before practice with Harbaugh to discuss postseason workouts and his potential future in the NFL. The coach told Whalen that he'd been invited to play in the 86th East-West Shrine Game for seniors in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 22. It will give Whalen a chance to show NFL scouts his talent.

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