SANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman emerged from the tunnel at Memorial Stadium in 2010 after Stanford scored a stunning 48-14 victory over California in the Big Game.
He had made a big interception at the Stanford 5-yard line that helped propel an Andrew Luck-led onslaught against the school’s biggest rivals.
As Sherman re-entered the stadium on a chilly November day he recalled hearing a voice. A kid was screaming, “Give me your shoe.”
Then-team communications manager Niall Adler saw what happened next.
“There goes one shoe,” Adler recalled. “Then the other. Then his gloves one by one.