Ronnie Stanley
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Stanley with the Baltimore Ravens in 2021
No. 79 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-18) March 18, 1994 (age 28)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
College:Notre Dame (2012–2015)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:63
Games started:63
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ronnie Garrison Stanley (born March 18, 1994) is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame. Stanley was drafted by the Ravens 6th overall in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and earned Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors in 2019.

Early years

Stanley attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here, he played varsity basketball and football, with his main sport being the latter.

He was ranked by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit, and was rated as the 15th best offensive tackle prospect of his class.[1] In December 2011, Stanley committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.[2][3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ronnie Stanley
OT
Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas (NV) Gorman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Dec 15, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 11 (OT), 66 (national)   Rivals: 1 (NV), 15 (OT), 176 (national)  ESPN: 1 (NV)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Notre Dame Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "Notre Dame College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.

College career

Stanley with Notre Dame in 2013
Stanley with Notre Dame in 2013

Stanley played in two games as a true freshman in 2012 in a reserve role.[4] As a sophomore in 2013, he started all 13 games at right tackle, and was part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the FBS in fewest sacks allowed. As a junior in 2014, he moved to left tackle, taking over for Zack Martin.[5][6][7] He started all 13 games, allowing only just one sack all year. He contemplated entering the 2015 NFL draft, but ultimately decided to return to Notre Dame for his senior season.[8][9] After his senior season, he officially announced to enter the 2016 NFL draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Bench press
6 ft 5+34 in
(1.97 m)
312 lb
(142 kg)
35+58 in
(0.90 m)
10+58 in
(0.27 m)
5.20 s 1.79 s 3.03 s 4.90 s 8.03 s 28+12 in
(0.72 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine,[10]

2016

The Baltimore Ravens selected Stanley in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Stanley was the first offensive lineman drafted in 2016 after the unexpected draft slide of Laremy Tunsil.[11] On May 13, 2016, the Baltimore Ravens signed Stanley to a fully guaranteed, four-year, $20.48 million rookie contract, with a signing bonus of $13.09 million.[12][13]

Stanley entered training camp slated as the starting left tackle after it was left vacant due to the departure of Eugene Monroe. Head coach John Harbaugh named Stanley the starting left tackle to begin the regular season.[14] He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Baltimore Ravens' 13–7 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Stanley sustained a foot injury and was sidelined for four games (Weeks 4–7).[15] He started in 12 games as a rookie season in 2016 and gave up three sacks and was responsible for 22 quarterback hurries. Stanley received an overall grade of 81.1 from Pro Football Focus in 2016 and ranked as the 17th best left tackle.[16] He received the third highest grade among all rookie offensive tackles, behind Tennessee Titans' offensive tackle Jack Conklin and Detroit Lions' offensive tackle Taylor Decker.[17]

2017

Stanley retained his role as the starting left tackle under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Head coach John Harbaugh named Stanley the starter to begin the regular season.[18] On November 5, 2017, Stanley suffered a concussion during a 23–20 loss at the Tennessee Titans in Week 9. He remained in concussion protocol and was inactive for the Ravens' Week 11 win at the Green Bay Packers.[19] He started in 15 games in 2017 and was responsible for giving up three sacks and 23 quarterback hurries.[16] Stanley ranked as the 13th best left tackle in 2017 and received an overall grade of 76.2 from Pro Football Focus.[20]

2018

Head coach John Harbaugh retained Stanley as the starting left tackle to begin the regular season in 2018.[21] He started 15 games there, missing one due to an ankle injury.

2019

On April 23, 2019, the Ravens picked up the fifth-year option on Stanley's contract.[22] Stanley continued his development blocking for QB Lamar Jackson and Running Backs Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards, which by week 15 broke Ravens scoring record set in 2014. On December 13, 2019, Pro Football Focus called Ronnie Stanley "The best pass blocking tackle in the NFL". On January 3, 2020, Stanley was designated a First-team All-Pro.[23]

2020

On October 30, 2020, the Ravens signed Stanley to a five-year contract extension worth $112.8M in maximum total value,[24] making him the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL. On November 1, 2020, in a Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Stanley was carted off the field with a season-ending ankle injury.[25] He was placed on injured reserve two days later.[26]

2021

Stanley was placed on injured reserve after undergoing season-ending ankle surgery on October 19, 2021.[27]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Starts
2016 BAL 12 12
2017 BAL 15 15
2018 BAL 15 15
2019 BAL 14 14
2020 BAL 6 6
2021 BAL 1 1
Career 63 63

References

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  2. ^ Ray Brewer (December 15, 2011). "It's official: Gorman's Ronnie Stanley commits to Notre Dame football". LasVegasSun.com.
  3. ^ "UPDATE: Notre Dame football: OL Stanley commits to Irish". schurz-southbendtribune.
  4. ^ "Notre Dame football: Stanley's climb comes without awe". Notre Dame Insider.
  5. ^ "Stanley the new anchor man". Notre Dame Insider.
  6. ^ Is Notre Dame OL Ronnie Stanley a top-50 draft prospect?
  7. ^ "2015 NFL Draft: Notre Dame LT Ronnie Stanley an emerging star". CBSSports.com.
  8. ^ "Ronnie Stanley has an NFL decision to make". Inside the Irish. December 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Notre Dame LT Ronnie Stanley to skip 2015 NFL Draft". NFL.com.
  10. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Ronnie Stanley". National Football League.
  11. ^ "NFL draft: Results, analysis for every Round 1 pick". ESPN.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Mink, Ryan (May 13, 2016). "Ravens sign first-round pick Ronnie Stanley". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "Russell Street Reports:Baltimore Raven's Salary Cap". Russell street report.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ravens release Week 1 starters, depth chart". 247Sports.com. September 7, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Lee, Edward (October 5, 2016). "Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley said foot injury is improving, playing Sunday is 'a possibility'". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Ronnie Stanley's Goal Is to Leave No Doubt That He's a Dominant Left Tackle". baltimoreravens.com. October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "Ronnie Stanley was third best rookie OT in NFL in 2016 per PFF". CBSSports.com. February 20, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  18. ^ Mazza, Evan (September 6, 2017). "Baltimore Ravens release Week 1 depth chart". Baltimore Beatdown. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley doubtful to play Sunday against Packers because of a concussion". Baltimore Sun. November 17, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  20. ^ Renner, Michael (July 12, 2018). "NFL offensive line rankings: All 32 team's units entering 2018". Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  21. ^ Brown, Clifton (September 4, 2018). "Ravens Release Their First Regular-Season Depth Chart". Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  22. ^ Brown, Clifton (April 23, 2019). "Ravens Pick up Fifth-Year Option on Ronnie Stanley". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  23. ^ Monson, Sam, (dec 13th 2019) https://www.pff.com/news/ravens-ronnie-stanley-is-the-best-pass-blocking-tackle-in-the-nfl retrieved Dec 14th 2019
  24. ^ "Ravens sign Ronnie Stanley to five-year contract extension worth up to $112,866,000 million". NFL.com. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  25. ^ "Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley out for season with 'severe ankle injury'". NFL.com. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  26. ^ Brown, Clifton (November 3, 2020). "Tyre Phillips and Ronnie Stanley Placed on Injured Reserve". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  27. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 19, 2021). "Ronnie Stanley Is Having Season-Ending Ankle Surgery". BaltimoreRavens.com.