Drew Emric Stanton is a renowned American Football Quarterback for the team Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He also was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the Michigan State. He is also the member of the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts. He is 1.91 metres in height and 31 years of age. More information about him along with his stats is given below.
He was brought up in Okemis in the state of Michigan which is a large suburb of Lansing bordering the campus of the Michigan State. He along with his family moved to Oregon and he played peewee football and he continued to play it till he was in his sophomore year. The family then moved to Farmington Hills in the Michigan and he graduated from the Harrison High School. He was ranked as a 4-star prospect coming out of the high school as stated by Rivals.com; he was ranked in the 6th position in the Pr-style Quarterback in the country.
He got redshirted through the Michigan state’s 2002 campaign before he served as the QB behind Jeff Smoker in the year 2003. He also played on some special teams where he made some impressive open field tackles in the year 2003. He injured his knee in the Alamo Bowl against University of Nebraska. He received a regional and national praise for his game play and was also named as the Academic All-American after he became a starter in the year 2004.
He participated as a quarterback in the 2007 Senior Bowl and in that play, he helped to lead the North to the ultimate glory and for the same game play, he was named as the Offensive MVP for the North.
He got selected by the Detroit Lions along with the 43rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. He was placed on the season-ending injured reserve at the time of the training camp on 3rd August, 2007 after he suffered a knee injury.
In the year 2008, he also sprained his thumb which kept him out of the remainder in the preseason. He moved up to the second quarterback behind Dan Orlovsky after Jon kitna got placed on the IR.
He signed a three year contract with Arizona Cardinals in the year 2013, 13th March. He served as a quarterback to Carson Palmer whom the team had acquired from the Oakland Raiders. After Palmer’s shoulder injury in the first week of 2014, he became the starter for the second week for a match against New York Giants. On 5th October 2015, he sustained a concussion on a hit from Von Miller during game. After Palmer suffered a season ending injury, he stepped in and led the Cardinals to the 8th and 9th wins for the season. In December, he had to suffer an MCL sprain and a subsequent infection which made him miss rest of the seasons.
His father’s name is Gaylord Stanton and his mother’s name is Christine Stanton. He frequently uses his twitter account to tweet his updates. He got married to Kristin Schrock, who is currently his wife, on June 27, 2009. He graduated with a major in kinesiology. His detailed information about stats and his pay can be found in the website of espn. His average salary is $2,733,333.