Dillon Stoner
Stoner playing for Oklahoma State in 2019
No. 16 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-02-06) February 6, 1998 (age 23)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Jenks
(Jenks, Oklahoma)
College:Oklahoma State
Undrafted:2021
Career history
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Dillon Lee Stoner (born February 6, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State.

Early life and high school

Stoner grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Jenks High School, where he ran track and was a receiver, defensive back, punter and returner for the football team.[1] In track, he won the Class 6A state championship in the 400 meters during his junior year.[2] As a senior, Stoner was named the State Player of the Year by the Tulsa World after he caught 36 passes for 724 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaged 39.8 yards per punt while averaging 24.4 yards on kickoff returns and 11.7 yards on punt returns.[3]

College career

Stoner played in four games as a true freshman before suffering an ankle injury and redshirting the season.[4] Before his injury he had caught five passes for 27 yards while also playing as a wildcat quarterback and completed a two-yard pass for a touchdown against Central Michigan.[5] Stoner became a starter as a redshirt freshman and finished the season with 44 receptions for 576 yards and six touchdowns.[6] As a redshirt junior, Stoner was named honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference after finishing second on the team with 52 receptions for 599 yards and five touchdowns. He was named honorable mention All-Big 12 as both a receiver and as a punt returner in his redshirt senior season after catching 42 passes 573 yards and four touchdowns and returning 15 punts for 91 yards.[7] In the final regular season game against Baylor, Stoner had 247 receiving yards, the third-most in a single game in Oklahoma State history, on eight catches with three touchdown receptions.[8] Stoner finished his college career with 191 receptions for 2,378 yards and 17 touchdowns and returned 55 punts for 372 yards.[9]

Professional career

Stoner signed with the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2021, with $120,000 of his contract guaranteed.[10][11] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2021, but was signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[12] The Raiders signed Stoner to their active roster on November 4, 2021.[13] He was waived on December 2 and re-signed to the practice squad.

References

  1. ^ Haisten, Bill (November 18, 2020). "For Dillon Stoner, a great run in each of Oklahoma's two greatest football rivalries". Tulsa World. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "All-State football: Coach compares Dillon Stoner to former Jenks star Rocky Calmus". The Oklahoman. January 3, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "Jenks' Dillon Stoner ready to see what happens next at Oklahoma State". Tulsa World. February 4, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Report: Oklahoma State freshman receiver Dillon Stoner out for season with injury". The Oklahoman. September 27, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "OSU football: How Dillon Stoner stands out even among Oklahoma State's loaded receiving corps". Tulsa World. August 4, 2017. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Brunt, Cliff (August 4, 2018). "Oklahoma St. reloads at receiver with Washington gone". Associated Press. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  7. ^ Nagel, Cody (May 1, 2021). "Dillon Stoner signing undrafted free agent deal with Las Vegas Raiders". 247Sports. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Carlson, Jenni (December 13, 2020). "OSU receiver Dillon Stoner had a day at Baylor that's worth smiling about at Baylor". The Oklahoman. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "Oklahoma State football: Why Dillon Stoner was 'steady as a rock' in his Cowboy career". The Oklahoman. January 3, 2021. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  10. ^ "Raiders' Dillon Stoner: Lands in Las Vegas". CBS Sports. RotoWire. May 7, 2021. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  11. ^ Tafur, Vic (May 24, 2021). "Raiders expect UDFA Dillon Stoner to carve out a role in crowded wide receiver corps". The Athletic. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  12. ^ "Updated: Players with local ties among cuts as NFL teams trim rosters to 53 players". Tulsa World. September 1, 2021. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  13. ^ Simmons, Myles (November 4, 2021). "Raiders signing Dillon Stoner to 53-man roster". Profootballtalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved November 4, 2021.