Players

Drew Stanton
QB #5
Height:
6-3
Weight:
243
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Okemos, MI
Experience:
6
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 15 275 147 53.5 18.3 1,687 6.1 112.5 7 2.5 9 3.3 87 22 5 22 139 67
2014 ARI 3 88 43 48.9 29.3 529 6 176.3 2 2.3 0 -- 45 8 1 5 35 75.4
2013 ARI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 6 119 69 58 19.8 780 6.6 130 4 3.4 3 2.5 87T 7 3 6 42 78.4
2009 DET 3 51 26 51 17 259 5.1 86.3 0 -- 6 11.8 30 5 0 5 27 26.1
2008 DET 3 17 9 52.9 5.7 119 7 39.7 1 5.9 0 -- 41 2 1 6 35 95
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 15 38 2.5 180 4.7 12 2 20 14 36.8 1 0 0
2014 ARI 3 8 2.7 14 1.8 4.7 0 13 3 37.5 0 0 0
2013 ARI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 6 18 3 113 6.3 18.8 1 20 8 44.4 1 0 0
2009 DET 3 9 3 33 3.7 11 1 11 2 22.2 0 0 0
2008 DET 3 3 1 20 6.7 6.7 0 15 1 33.3 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ARI 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 6 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DET 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DET 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 15 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ARI 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 6 3 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 DET 3 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2008 DET 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Career Transactions:

  • Traded from the New York Jets along with a seventh round 2012 NFL Draft pick (214th overall) to the Colts for a sixth round 2012 NFL Draft selection (187th overall) on March 23, 2012.
  • Signed by the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012.
  • Originally selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

 

2011 (LIONS):

  • Was a reserve quarterback for the Lions and was listed as inactive for all 16 contests.

 

2010 (LIONS):

  • Competed in six games (three starts) for Detroit and completed 69-of-119 passes for 780 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions and a 78.4 passer rating.
  • Entered the game as a reserve and threw for 222 passing yards and one touchdown, an 87-yard connection with wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the New York Giants (10/17). The pass was a career-long and the longest play from scrimmage for the Lions. Also established career highs in attempts (34), completions (19), yards (222), rushing yards (30) and rushing long (20).
  • Made his second career start and threw for 178 yards on 16-of-24 passing against Chicago (12/5). Tossed one touchdown to wide receiver Calvin Johnson and rushed for another score as he registered a career-high passer rating of 102.4. Became the first quarterback to record a passer rating of 102.0 in their first or second start with a team since quarterback Gus Frerotte (110.5) accomplished the feat in his first start at Arizona (11/14/99).
  • Threw the game-winning touchdown pass (13 yards) to tight end Will Heller against Green Bay (12/12) while finishing the contest having completed 10-of-22 passes and rushing for 44 yards.
  • Set career highs in pass attempts (37), completions (23) and passing yards (252) and tied a career-high with one passing touchdown in an overtime win at Tampa Bay (12/19).

 

2009 (LIONS):

  • With the Lions, competed in three games (one start) and completed 26-of-51 passes for 259 yards and six interceptions.
  • Made his first career NFL start at San Francisco (12/27) and completed 11-of-21 passes for 130 yards.

 

2008 (LIONS):

  • Saw action in three games with Detroit as a reserve quarterback and completed nine-of-17 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown for a 95.0 passer rating.
  • Threw his first career touchdown pass in his NFL debut against Jacksonville (11/9) while contributing with 94 passing yards.

 

2007 (LIONS):

  • Was selected by the Lions in the second round of the NFL draft and was placed on Injured Reserve prior to the start of the regular season with a knee injury.

 

College:

  • Ranks second in Michigan State history with 543-of-846 passes for 6,524 yards, fifth with 42 touchdowns and ninth with 28 interceptions.
  • Carried the ball 322 times for 1,512 yards and 15 touchdowns.
  • His 1,512 rushing yards are second-most ever by a Spartans quarterback.
  • Gained 8,036 yards in total offense, ranking second on MSU’s all-time record list.
  • As a senior, started the first 11 games and completed 164-of-269 passes for 1,807 yards and 12 touchdowns.
  • Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors from the league’s coaches as a junior.
  • Was an honorable mention All-Big Ten choice in 2004 as well as earning the Governor’s Award as the team’s MVP.
  • Earned Academic All-America honors in 2005 and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Conference team on three occasions.

 

Personal:

  • Attended Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Mich. and earned SuperPrep, PrepStar and Max Emfinger All-America honors as a senior.
  • Was named to the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream teams.
  • A two-year starter who completed 234-of-357 passes for 5,293 yards, 58 touchdowns and nine interceptions while leading his team to back-to-back state titles in 2000 and 2001.
  • Threw for 2,822 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior, as his passing yardage and touchdowns marked the fifth-best single-season totals in state history.
  • Also lettered in baseball as a shortstop and pitcher, batting .561 as a junior.
  • GP/GS (Playoffs): 12/4 (0/0)

Career Transactions:

  • Traded from the New York Jets along with a seventh round 2012 NFL Draft pick (214th overall) to the Colts for a sixth round 2012 NFL Draft selection (187th overall) on March 23, 2012.
  • Signed by the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012.
  • Originally selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

 

2011 (LIONS):

  • Was a reserve quarterback for the Lions and was listed as inactive for all 16 contests.

 

2010 (LIONS):

  • Competed in six games (three starts) for Detroit and completed 69-of-119 passes for 780 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions and a 78.4 passer rating.
  • Entered the game as a reserve and threw for 222 passing yards and one touchdown, an 87-yard connection with wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the New York Giants (10/17). The pass was a career-long and the longest play from scrimmage for the Lions. Also established career highs in attempts (34), completions (19), yards (222), rushing yards (30) and rushing long (20).
  • Made his second career start and threw for 178 yards on 16-of-24 passing against Chicago (12/5). Tossed one touchdown to wide receiver Calvin Johnson and rushed for another score as he registered a career-high passer rating of 102.4. Became the first quarterback to record a passer rating of 102.0 in their first or second start with a team since quarterback Gus Frerotte (110.5) accomplished the feat in his first start at Arizona (11/14/99).
  • Threw the game-winning touchdown pass (13 yards) to tight end Will Heller against Green Bay (12/12) while finishing the contest having completed 10-of-22 passes and rushing for 44 yards.
  • Set career highs in pass attempts (37), completions (23) and passing yards (252) and tied a career-high with one passing touchdown in an overtime win at Tampa Bay (12/19).

 

2009 (LIONS):

  • With the Lions, competed in three games (one start) and completed 26-of-51 passes for 259 yards and six interceptions.
  • Made his first career NFL start at San Francisco (12/27) and completed 11-of-21 passes for 130 yards.

 

2008 (LIONS):

  • Saw action in three games with Detroit as a reserve quarterback and completed nine-of-17 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown for a 95.0 passer rating.
  • Threw his first career touchdown pass in his NFL debut against Jacksonville (11/9) while contributing with 94 passing yards.

 

2007 (LIONS):

  • Was selected by the Lions in the second round of the NFL draft and was placed on Injured Reserve prior to the start of the regular season with a knee injury.

 

College:

  • Ranks second in Michigan State history with 543-of-846 passes for 6,524 yards, fifth with 42 touchdowns and ninth with 28 interceptions.
  • Carried the ball 322 times for 1,512 yards and 15 touchdowns.
  • His 1,512 rushing yards are second-most ever by a Spartans quarterback.
  • Gained 8,036 yards in total offense, ranking second on MSU’s all-time record list.
  • As a senior, started the first 11 games and completed 164-of-269 passes for 1,807 yards and 12 touchdowns.
  • Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors from the league’s coaches as a junior.
  • Was an honorable mention All-Big Ten choice in 2004 as well as earning the Governor’s Award as the team’s MVP.
  • Earned Academic All-America honors in 2005 and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Conference team on three occasions.

 

Personal:

  • Attended Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Mich. and earned SuperPrep, PrepStar and Max Emfinger All-America honors as a senior.
  • Was named to the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream teams.
  • A two-year starter who completed 234-of-357 passes for 5,293 yards, 58 touchdowns and nine interceptions while leading his team to back-to-back state titles in 2000 and 2001.
  • Threw for 2,822 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior, as his passing yardage and touchdowns marked the fifth-best single-season totals in state history.
  • Also lettered in baseball as a shortstop and pitcher, batting .561 as a junior.
  • GP/GS (Playoffs): 12/4 (0/0)