Coming out of Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida A&M University knew that Ryan Stanley was a leader and a very solid quarterback. He had several offers to go to schools such as James Madison, FIU, Bethune-Cookman, Eastern Michigan, Western Kentucky and Southern Miss, but decided to go to Florida A&M University. Stanley was a solid player coming out of high school. He threw for 3,431 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and only had 6 interceptions. He is a very accurate quarterback and ended up 1st team All-Broward County. If you add in the fact the kid can kill you with his feet rushing for 412 yards and 10 more touchdowns on the ground, he was a special player. FAMU knew that and in his first year he redshirted which allowed him to pick up the offense.
That was the best decision the Rattlers made because they relied heavily on Stanley his Freshman year. Stanley would end up starting seven games as a Freshman and completed 128 out of 227 of his passes for 1,352 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for 361 yards and scored on three of his 74 attempts.
In 2017 as a Sophomore, Stanley earned third team All-MEAC honors after a record-setting campaign. He went 311-511 for 3,552 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also added 465 yards and 5 touchdowns on the ground. Stanley showed out his Sophomore year and continued to ball as a junior last year.
Stanley only threw the ball 342 times last year and still had 2519 yards passing and 17 touchdowns. The impressive number is his efficiency, in which he had a 131.20 efficiency and added 223 yards of total offense per game. This year Stanley is looking to have a monstrous campaign.
Stanley is closing in on the FAMU All-Time leader in passing yards, and if he continues to shine, I could see him earning an opportunity to play in front of NFL scouts. He is a player we are definitely looking at for the HBCU Spirit of the Game All-Star event in Virginia.
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