2018 (Junior, Georgia Tech): Enrolled at Georgia Tech for spring semester … Participated in spring practice and can practice with the Yellow Jackets during 2018 season but must sit out of game action due to NCAA transfer regulations … Will redshirt and have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019.
2017 (Sophomore, Stetson): Played in all 11 games … Ranked ninth on the team with 29 tackles, including two for loss … Had a career-high 15 tackles against Dartmouth (Sept. 16) … Collected CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for his achievement on the field and in the classroom (3.79 grade point average as a physics major).
2016 (True Freshman, Stetson): Saw action in all 11 games, including one start … Made a season-high eight tackles (seven solo) in his lone start at San Diego (Nov. 12) … Finished the season with 13 tackles (10 solo).
High School: Began prep career as a starting running back for his sophomore season at Washington Township H.S. … Became Washington Township’s starting quarterback and safety as a junior … Transferred to Williamstown H.S. as a senior, where he was also starting quarterback and defensive back … Served as a team captain for two different teams – Washington Twp. as a junior in 2014 and Williamstown as a senior in ’15 … Rushed for 673 yards and nine touchdowns, threw for 518 yards and a score and recorded 37 tackles, a forced fumble and three interceptions (two of which he returned for touchdowns) as a senior … One of his interception returns for TD was tabbed as the No. 2 “Pick Six” of the 2015 season by MaxPreps … Third-team all-state … First-team all-South Jersey … First-team all-conference … Member of New Jersey Super 100 team … Helped lead team to state runner-up finish as a senior … All-state scholar-athlete and member of Brooks Irvine all-academic team … Member of National Honor Society … Coached by Frank Fucetola.
Personal: Full name is Richard Dominic Stanzione … Born Jan. 19, 1998 … Son of Kaydon and Gail Stanzione … Has an older sister … Started playing football at age four … Enjoys playing golf and flying drones … Cited Georgia Tech’s top-ranked aerospace engineering program as a top reason why he chose to transfer to Tech … Majoring in aerospace engineering … Aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps as an aerospace engineer.