UNLV: A first team junior college All-America quarterback who will immediately compete for the starting job ... A midyear signee in December, he enrolled in UNLV in January and took part in spring practice ... Named preseason Fourth Team All-MW by Phil Steele's before ever playing a down for the Rebels ... Rated as a three-star prospect coming out of junior college by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... A former Nebraska QB, he was with the Cornhuskers in 2013-14 along with current UNLV staffers, including offensive coordinator Barney Cotton.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played in 13 games and led Saddleback College to the California Community College Football Coaches Association State Championship game in his lone year with the Gauchos ... Named 2015 CCCFCA First Team All-American and Offensive Player of the Year by the JC Athletic Bureau ... Finished the season 293-of-465 (63.0 percent) for 3,471 yards and 27 touchdowns ... Also led the team in rushing with 747 yards on 183 attempts and scored 12 touchdowns. ... Was 37-of-48 for a career-high 468 yards and four touchdowns vs. El Camino (Sept. 19) ... Eclipsed the 400-yard passing mark twice during the season and threw for more than 300 yards six times ... Threw for multiple scores in nine games and tossed three or more touchdowns in four games ... Did not throw an interception in final five games over 218 attempts ... Rushed for a career-high 129 yards on 19 attempts and two touchdowns against Golden West (Nov. 14).
NEBRASKA: Spent two seasons with the Huskers and played in two games as a redshirt freshman with the Big Ten school ... Served as a backup to Tommy Armstrong and saw action in wins over Florida Atlantic and Fresno State ... Completed his only pass attempt of the season against FAU for six yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Santa Margarita HS ... Generally regarded as one of the nation's top dual-threat QB prospect coming out of high school, ranking among the top 15 overall dual-threat quarterbacks by both 247Sports and Rivals ... Was a finalist at the prestigious Elite 11 Quarter Back Camp in 2012 in California ... A game-changing signal-caller who earned three letters under coach Harry Welch ... Senior season was cut short due to a knee injury in week five ... Led the team to a consensus ranking in the nation's top five prep teams prior to injury ... Completed 59-of-88 passes for 949 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for 386 yards and 10 scores on 47 carries in 2012 ... Led the Eagles to a 13-2 record and the CIF Southern Section Division I state title as a junior in 2011 ... Held a completion percentage better than 60 percent and threw for 2,439 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,428 and 21 touchdowns ... Named the first-team quarterback on the Los Angeles Times All-Area team and was the MVP of the SouthernCaliforniaPreps.com All-Pac 5 team ... Started at safety as a sophomore for Santa Margarita and also logged time at quarterback ... Made 72 total tackles in 2010 and passed for 375 yards while rushing for 223 yards ... Also was a two-year letterwinner on the basketball team at power forward.
PERSONAL: Johnny Richard Stanton IV was born Sept. 7, 1994 ... The son of Lori and John Stanton III ... Has one younger sister Katie ... Father, Johnny, and uncle, Pat Stanton, both swam competitively at Long Beach State ... Majoring in kinesiological sciences.