Stanley started 12 games in his first season with the Maryland team and assisted quarterback Joe Flacco to a Ravens record in passing yards. In his sophomore season, Stanley played 17 games during which he allowed just 18 total pressures. He was also ranked ninth among tackles, earning the respect of fans with his pass blocking grade of 75.
But it was his actions off the field which gathered him more admiration and made headlines in June 2016. And thankfully it was for all the right reasons. Indeed, Stanley melted animal lovers’ hearts when he and his girlfriend, Emily, visited the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. The couple were looking to make a difference to their lives and that of an unfortunate animal.
The shelter, also humorously known as BARCS, takes in over 11,000 abused, stray and neglected animals every year. Alongside domestic pets, the facility also accepts wildlife and exotic creatures. As a result, BARCS has reportedly become the biggest pet adoption and open-to-all animal shelter in the state of Maryland.