Prior to Stanford

  • Spent two seasons at tight end for the University of Washington
  • Appeared in 27 games over two seasons, including 14 games during the Huskies run to the National Championship game in 2023
  • Recorded the lone reception of his career in 2022, going for 21 yards in a win over Colorado
  • 2022 Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Played at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif. for head coach Jalal Beauchman
  • Lettered for two years at Bellarmine after not playing football until high school
  • During a COVID-shortened senior season, caught 10 passes for 141 yards in four games


  • Son of Kelley Steven-Waiss and Vincent Waiss
  • Has three siblings: Jack, Maddie, and Ella
  • Brother Jack was on the men’s rowing team at Northeastern University
  • Mother Kelley received her Finance & Accounting Certificate from Stanford in 2009
  • Hopes to major in Communications