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R.J. Stanford
DB #28
Height:
5-10
Weight:
187
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Lancaster, CA
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 46 51 39 12 0 0 3 2 0 53 -- 53
2014 MIA 5 12 9 3 0 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2013 MIA 13 5 5 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 16 21 16 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 12 13 9 4 0 -- 1 1 0 53 53 53
2010 CAR 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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      A fourth-year NFL player for 2014, Stanford signed with the Bengals as a free agent on March 24 ... He played in 13 games last season with Miami, ranking tied for sixth with five special teams tackles ... Missed last three games of season with ankle injury ... Entered the NFL in 2010 as a seventh-round draft choice of Carolina ... Has 41 career games played, with 35 tackles on defense, 12 tackles on special teams and one INT (53-yard return) ... His Miami contract expired after ’13 season, and he became a free agent when Dolphins declined to tender him as a restricted free agent.
     A fourth-year NFL player for 2014, Stanford signed with the Bengals as a free agent on March 24 ... He played in 13 games last season with Miami, ranking tied for sixth with five special teams tackles ... Missed last three games of season with ankle injury ... Entered the NFL in 2010 as a seventh-round draft choice of Carolina ... Has 41 career games played, with 35 tackles on defense, 12 tackles on special teams and one INT (53-yard return) ... His Miami contract expired after ’13 season, and he became a free agent when Dolphins declined to tender him as a restricted free agent.

    Career transactions: Selected by Carolina in seventh round of 2010 NFL Draft (223rd overall) ... Signed with Panthers on 6-15-10 ... Waived by Panthers on 9-4-10 ... Signed to Panthers practice squad on 9-6-10 ... Signed to Panthers roster on 12-14-10 ... Re-signed with Panthers as exclusive rights player on 3-22-12 ... Waived by Panthers on 8-31-12 ... Acquired on waivers
by Miami on 9-1-12 ... Re-signed with Dolphins as exclusive rights player on
3-15-13 ... Dolphins contract expired after 2013 season ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 3-24-14.

    2013: Played in 13 games with Miami, ranking tied for sixth on team with five special teams tackles ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 10 after suffering ankle injury on Dec. 8 at Pittsburgh ... Had three special teams tackles on Oct. 6 vs. Baltimore.

    Previous seasons: 2010—On Panthers practice squad for Games 1-13 ... Signed to active roster on Dec. 14 ... Inactive for Games 14-16. 2011—Played in 12 games for Panthers (Games 3-4 and 7-16), recording 20 tackles on defense, an INT and one special teams tackle ... Recorded first career INT on 1-1-12 at New Orleans, as he picked off Drew Brees and returned 53 yards to set up FG. 2012—Played in all 12 games with Miami, recording 15 tackles on defense and six on special teams (tied for sixth on team) ... Logged three tackles on Oct. 15 at Buffalo ... Three tackles on Nov. 25 vs. Seattle.

    College: Played four seasons at Utah (2006-09), seeing action in 51 games with 22 starts ... Finished career with 125 tackles, four sacks, one INT, 12 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries ... Started all 13 games as a senior in 2009, and recorded 46 tackles, one INT and seven passes defensed ... Blocked a FG attempt against Louisville ... Began freshman season at running back, rushing 11-for-48 (4.4) before switching to cornerback later in year.

    Personal: Hometown is Chino, California ... Attended Chino High School ... Wife’s name is Keyonna ... Active in community relations as a member of Dolphins ... Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s Fins Weekend events ... Worked with local schools in Dolphins’ laser tag, Dave & Buster’s and mini-golf, Visited kids at Baptist Childrens’ Hospital ... Majored in sociology at Utah.

    NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Stanford did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2010 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that season.

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