2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2015 Spring Everyday Effort Award - Offense
Offensive lineman who looks to regain a starting spot this season after an ankle injury caused him to miss most of the 2016 campaign... figures to be in the mix for a starting role in the interior of the line.
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.
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.
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 statewide 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... Rivals.com considered him a four-star prospect, the 10th-best player in the state and the 16th-best offensive guard in the nation... Scout.com ranked him as a four-star prospect, the sixth-best offensive guard in the country and No. 105 overall... considered a four-star prospect, the fourth-best player in the state, the fifth-best offensive guard in the nation and the 121st-best player overall according to 247Sports.com... ESPN considered him a four-star prospect, 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 a four-star prospect and No. 213 on the Top 300 All-American Team... was a member of the National Honor Society... selected Carolina over Clemson.
PERSONAL: Donell Lavon Stanley Jr. was born June 27, 1995... interested in the sport and entertainment management program.