Coming from the JC ranks, Stanton found playing time and production in a big way in 2013, recording a team-high 134 tackles, the eighth-best total in Wyoming Cowboys history. Listed as a co-starter coming out of spring drills, Stanton will again look at to be the tackling machine he demonstrated in 2013.
High School/Junior College
As a senior linebacker at Pete Knight High School in Palmdale, Calif., Stanton tallied 139 tackles, forced five fumbles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles. He also rushed for more than 700 yards and 12 touchdowns as a running back. He was named Golden League Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team all-league honors and was named a National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete. Spent 2011-12 at Pierce Community College in Los Angeles where he collected 29 total tackles, three sacks, seven tackles for loss and broke up a pass as a sophomore. He earned second-team all-conference honors his second year and received an award for academic excellence.
New to the system in 2013, Stanton immediately made an impact for the Cowboys by posting 10 tackles for loss and shared the team lead with two interceptions, one of which he returned for a score. He averaged 11.1 tackles per game in the Mountain West and was named honorable mention all-Mountain West.
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