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Ronald Stanley
Ronald Stanley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saginaw, Mich.

High School:
Saginaw

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 234

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
03/06/1983

Experience:
3L


Tough, physical playmaker moves into his third season as a starting linebacker, his first year at the MIKE position...made the move from outside to middle linebacker during spring drills...has added 14 pounds to his frame since the conclusion of the 2002 campaign to help ease the transition inside...posted seven tackles, including one for a 5-yard loss, in the April 12 scrimmage ...AS A SOPHOMORE: Shared the Jim Adams Award, presented to the team's unsung hero, with tight end Jason Randall...started 11 of 12 games at WILL linebacker in 2002...played a career-high 312.5 minutes...more than doubled his 2001 production, ranking second on the Spartans in tackles with 99 (61 solos, 38 assists)...his 138 production points ranked second on the team...produced a team-best nine tackles for losses (21 yards)...recorded at least one tackle for loss in six games...played as well as anyone during the second half of the season, averaging 12 tackles per game during a four-game stretch...provided one sack each vs. Purdue (4 yards) and California (4)...reached double figures in tackles three times...named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana after recording 10 stops, including one for a 3-yard loss...amassed 19 production points against the Hoosiers, including two QB hits...made a career-best 16 tackles (10-6) vs. Michigan...earned Spartan Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Minnesota (25 production points), posting 13 tackles including two for losses (3 yards)...AS A FRESHMAN: Named second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and Football News...started 10 of 12 games as a true freshman at WILL linebacker in 2001 and played 264 minutes...recorded 43 tackles (22 solos, 21 assists), including three for losses (6 yards)...produced a season-high seven stops vs. Purdue (2-5) and Notre Dame (4-3)...registered a tackle for loss in each of his last three regular-season games, including sacks in back-to-back games vs. Purdue and Penn State...made six tackles (1-5) vs. Wisconsin... forced two fumbles, including one vs. Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic...played 204 minutes in 2001, including a season-high 37.5 minutes vs. Wisconsin...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American... ranked among the Midwest's top 100 prospects by Tom Lemming (No. 74) and SuperPrep (No. 98)...rated among the state's top 20 players by Midwest Football Recruiting News (No. 17), Detroit Free Press (No. 18) and The Detroit News (No. 20) ...earned first-team all-state and All-Saginaw Valley Conference honors as a senior...recorded 113 tackles in 2000, including 13 for losses with three sacks... rushed for 1,106 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior while helping Saginaw (Mich.) High School to a 12-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals...all-area and all-conference selection as a junior with 97 tackles, including nine sacks... gained 450 yards rushing and scored six times in 1999...turned in one of his top performances in the '99 state championship (Division 2) game vs. Brother Rice, registering 18 tackles in the victory...three-year starter for Coach Donald Durrett ...member of the 2000 state champion 4x100 relay team...ran a personal-best 10.8 in the 100 meters...high school teammate of current Spartans Monquiz Wedlow and Jeremiah McLaurin, plus 2002 Biletnikoff Award winner Charles Rogers... son of Ronald and Janet Stanley...born March 6, 1983...majoring in criminal justice.

Stanley's Statistics
	G/GS	UT   AT   TM    TFL-Yds.   Sacks
2001	12/10	22   21	  43	3-6	   2-2
2002	12/11	61   38	  99	9-21       2-8
Career	24/21	83   59	  142	12-27      4-10

Stanley's Career Highs Tackles: 16, vs. Michigan (2002) Tackles for Losses: 2, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 2002) Sacks: 1, four times (last vs. Purdue, 2002)

Stanley's Game-By-Game Statistics 2001 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Central Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Iowa 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 5 6 0-0 0-0 Michigan 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 Indiana 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 Purdue 2 5 7 1-1 1-1 Penn State 2 1 3 1-1 1-1 Missouri 1 2 3 1-4 0-0 Fresno State 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Totals 22 21 43 3-6 2-2

2002 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Eastern Michigan 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 Rice 5 3 8 1-2 0-0 California 8 1 9 2-5 1-4 Notre Dame 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 Iowa 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 8 5 13 2-3 0-0 Wisconsin 7 2 9 2-4 0-0 Michigan 10 6 16 0-0 0-0 Indiana 6 4 10 1-3 0-0 Purdue 4 3 7 1-4 1-4 Penn State 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Totals 61 38 99 9-21 2-8

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