Saturday's Game Will be a
Defense Intercepts Three Passes, and Returns Two for Touchdowns
Offense Enjoys Big Day, Winning 73 to 23, Sophomore Punter Tim Gleeson Leaves Team
Cowboys Practice Outside in War Memorial Stadium for the First Time This Spring
UW This Season: Stanton enters the fall as the No. 2 middle linebacker on the depth chart for the the Pokes.
Junior College: Stanton tallied 29 tackles as a sophomore at L.A. Pierce Community College, including 21 solo tackles, eight assists, three sacks, seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one recovered fumble and one pass breakup. He helped lead L.A. Pierce to a 9-2 overall record, a 6-1 conference mark and a second-place finish in the Southern California Football Association Pacific Conference. L.A. Pierce won the Patriotic Bowl Championship over Mt. San Jacinto by a score of 37-34. Stanton earned Second Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore in 2012. He played for head coach Efrain Martinez at L.A. Pierce.
High School: In high school, Stanton played at Pete Knight High School in Palmdale, Calif. He was named a team captain as both a junior and senior. Stanton was credited with 139 tackles, forced five fumbles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles as a linebacker his senior season. He also rushed for more than 700 yards as a running back and scored 12 touchdowns. He was named the Golden League Defensive Player of the Year, earned First Team All-League and was named a National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete. His junior season, he recorded 90 tackles and forced two fumbles. He received an Award of Academic Excellence from his high school, achieving a 3.83 grade-point average. His high school coach was Corey Guilfoos.
Personal: Born Sept. 24, 1993, he is the son of Linda and Darrell Stanton. He has an older brother, Darrell Jr., an older sister, Asia, and a younger brother, Joshua. Coming out of junior college, Stanton was also recruited by Arkansas State. He is pursuing a degree in communications at UW.