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R. J. Stanford
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Stanford with the Carolina Panthers in 2011
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Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Career information
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Carolina Panthers ( 2010 2012)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     51
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Pass deflections     3
Interceptions     2

Raymond "R. J." Perry Stanford (born May 6, 1988) is a former American football cornerback. Stanford was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah. After retirement he became an agent in the United States Secret Service.[1]

High schoolEdit

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.[2]

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

Stanford was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round, 223rd overall of the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] He was waived by the Panthers on August 31, 2012.

Miami DolphinsEdit

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.[4]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On March 24, 2014, Stanford signed a one-year deal worth $805,000 with the Cincinnati Bengals.[5] The Bengals released Stanford on August 25, 2014.[6]

Second stint with the Miami DolphinsEdit

Stanford signed with the Miami Dolphins on November 25, 2014.[7]

Detroit LionsEdit

On July 28, 2015, Stanford signed with the Detroit Lions.[8]

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