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Donell Stanley
Donell  Stanley

RS Junior

Floydale, S.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 318


2 VL

Sport & Entertainment Management


Gamecocks Post 94 on 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall


Gamecocks Post 98 on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the way for the eighth-consecutive year on first-year listing


Gamecocks Post 98 on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the way for the eighth-consecutive year on first-year listing

2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2015 Spring Everyday Effort Award - Offense

14-15 First-Year SEC Honor Roll

Fifth-year player who is the returning starter at left guard... has appeared in 25 games over the past three seasons making 13 starts... appealed and granted a sixth-year of eligibility after injuries derailed two seasons.

2017: Started 12 games along the offensive line in his fourth season with the Gamecocks... made nine starts at left guard and three starts at right guard... graded by Pro Football Focus as the second-most effective guard in the nation during Week 4, as the Gamecocks defeated Louisiana Tech... named a game captain against Texcas A&M... sidelined for the Outback Bowl win over Michigan due to an ankle injury.

2016: Sophomore season was derailed by an early injury... earned the starting right guard position for the season opener at Vanderbilt... suffered a high ankle sprain in the first series of the game, causing him to miss the remainder of the season... applied for a medical redshirt that would get him a sixth year of eligibility. 2015: Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on special teams... also saw a limited number of reps at offensive guard... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... took a vast number of reps in the spring as the numbers were thin on the offensive line... earned one of four Everyday Effort awards presented in the spring at the Garnet & Black game.

2014: Redshirted as a true freshman... did not practice for much of the fall while rehabbing from surgery on his left wrist... named to the 2014-15 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Offensive lineman who prepped at Latta (S.C.) High School... the Vikings went 7-4 in 2013 under head coach Kelly Williamson... was a finalist for the South Carolina "Mr. Football" award... earned a spot on the all-state team as selected by the High School Sports Report... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior season... also played basketball and baseball... played for the baseball state title as a junior... considered him the 10th-best player in the state and the 16th-best offensive guard in the nation... ranked him as the sixth-best offensive guard in the country and No. 105 overall... considered the fourth-best player in the state, the fifth-best offensive guard in the nation and the 121st-best player overall according to ESPN considered him the 14th-best offensive guard in the nation, No. 214 on the ESPN300 list and the seventh-best player in the state... ranked by PrepStar as No. 213 on the Top 300 All-American Team... was a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Donell Lavon Stanley Jr. was born June 27, 1995... enrolled in the sport and entertainment management program.

Donell Stanley

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