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  R.J. Stanford
R.J. Stanford

Player Profile
Hometown:
Chino, Calif.

High School:
Chino HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 184

Position:
DB

Experience:
4VL

UTAH: Played in 51 of 52 games in his career--with the lone exception the season-opener his true freshman season ... started 22 games ... team's fastest player (4.3 40 speed) also had the best vertical jump (37.5"), broad jump (11'5") and triple jump (34'10"), in addition to winning the agility test ... was recruited as a running back ... switched to cornerback late in his rookie season.

2009-Started all 13 games at cornerback ... second on the team with seven pass breakups ... also had an interception ... 46 total tackles (2.0 TFL) ... seven tackles against Air Force ... 9-yard interception return, two pass breakups, a TFL and five tackles against Wyoming ... six tackles vs. San Diego State ... blocked a field goal attempt against Louisville.

2008-Played in all 13 games, starting two as the nickel back ... 41 tackles ... six tackles against UNLV ... five tackles against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl ... four tackles against Oregon State, New Mexico, TCU and BYU ... recorded sacks against Weber State and Wyoming ... caught a 9-yard pass against Utah State.

2007-Played in all 13 games, and made seven starts ... four starts were at corner and three at nickel ... 33 total tackles ... two tackles for loss were both sacks ... five pass breakups ... had five tackles and a sack against New Mexico ... four tackles and two pass breakups against Brigham Young ... two pass breakups against Oregon State.

2006-True freshman played in 12 games, missing only the season opener ... moved from running back to defensive back during the first week of November ... prior to the switch, he had 11 rushes for 48 yards (4.4 average) ... also played on special teams ... five tackles included two stops against TCU ... recovered a fumble against UNLV.

PRIOR TO UTAH: First-team all C.I.F. and all-league ... conference offensive player of the year in 2004-05 ... Chino High (Calif.) MVP ... carried the ball 233 times without a fumble as a senior, when he rushed for 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Chino HS was the Sierra League champion in 2003-04 ... won three letters in football and track ... 2004 league 100-, 200- and 400-meter champion.

PERSONAL: Son of La Shawn Stanford ... one sister ... sociology major ... full name is Raymond Perry Stanford, Jr. ... born May 6, 1988.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	PBU	FR	INT
2006	12/0	3	2	5	0-0	0	1	0-0
2007	13/7	25	8	33	2.0-12	5	2	0-0
2008	13/2	30	11	41	2.0-17	0	0	0-0
2009	13/13	30	16	46	2.0-8	7	0	1-9
Totals	51/22	88	37	125	6.0-37	12	3	1-9
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