R. J. Stanford

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R. J. Stanford
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Chino (CA)
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 51
Interceptions: 2
Passes defensed: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Raymond "R. J" Perry Stanford (born May 6, 1988) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. Stanford was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah.

High school[edit]

He attended Chino High School in Chino, California. He was a first-team all C.I.F. and conference offensive player of the year in 2004-05. He carried the ball 233 times without a fumble as a senior, when he rushed for 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 16th best all-purpose back of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

While playing for the Utah Utes, he started at cornerback and at nickelback and played in 51 of 52 total games during his career, the lone exception being his college debut as a true freshman in 2006. Stanford began his college career as a running back before transitioning to the cornerback position midway through his freshman year.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Stanford was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round, 223rd overall of the 2010 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived by the Panthers on August 31, 2012.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins on September 1, 2012. He suffered a broken leg in a Week 14 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 7, 2013.[3]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On March 24, 2014, Stanford signed a one-year deal worth $805,000 with the Cincinnati Bengals.[4] The Bengals released Stanford on August 25, 2014.[5]

Second stint with the Miami Dolphins[edit]

Stanford signed with the Miami Dolphins on November 25, 2014.[6]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On July 28, 2015, Stanford signed with the Detroit Lions.[7]


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