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William
Stanback
#31 Running Back
William
Stanback
#31 Running Back
Height 6'0
Weight 233 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1994-07-06 (30)
Born Hempstead, NY
School Virginia Union
Status AMER
Rushes 79
Yards 325
Touchdowns 1
Average 4.11

Born: July 6, 1994- Hampstead, New York
2024Years as a Lion: 1st   Years in CFL: 6th   Status: American
Career Games: 62   Playoffs: 2    Grey Cup: 1

Acquired:

William was signed by the Lions as a free agent on February 6, 2024.

Highlights:

2023: Stanback was back at full health for his fifth season in Montreal before racking up 800 yards and a pair of  majors on 147 total carries. The bruising back was a major catalyst in Montreal’s Grey Cup run with 95 yards on the ground to help beat Hamilton in the Eastern Semi-Final and then racking up 68 yards and the Alouettes’ first touchdown as they took down Winnipeg in the 110th Grey Cup on November 19.

2022: An ankle injury limited Stanback to just five games in 2022 and he would finish with 34 carries for 153 yards and one touchdown.

2021: Stanback returned to Montreal and enjoyed a career year in 2021, suiting up in 12 regular season games while emerging as the CFL’s leader with 1,176 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 176 total carries. Along with earning CFL and East Division All-Star nods for the second time, Stanback was the Eastern Division nominee for CFL Most Outstanding Player.

2020: Signed a reserve/futures contract with the Las Vegas Raiders in January and was waived by the team late in training camp.

2019: Enjoyed a breakout campaign and earned both CFL and East Division All-Star selections after rushing for 1,048 yards and five touchdowns on 170 carries. Stanback’s breakout performance came in week four with 203 yards rushing. He also hauled in 33 receptions for a career-high 329 yards through the air.

2018: Stanback moved north to the Montreal Alouettes and suited up in 16 games in his rookie campaign, carrying the ball 81 times for 539 yards while also catching 25 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns.

Kudos:

East Division Nominee For CFL Most Outstanding Player: 2021
CFL All-Star: 2019, 2021
East Division All-Star: 2019, 2021

College:

2016: Transferred to Virginia Union for his senior season and ran for 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns while being named to the All-CIAA First Team.

2013-15: Stanback appeared in 25 games at Central Florida, rushing for 1,151 yards and 16 touchdowns on 306 carries while adding 27 receptions for 244 yards and three majors.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2018
MTL 16 81 539 0 6.7 72
2019
MTL 14 170 1048 5 6.2 49
2021
MTL 13 193 1176 3 6.1 65
2022
MTL 5 34 153 1 4.5 19
2023
MTL 14 147 800 2 5.4 69
2024
BC 6 79 325 1 4.1 17
Total
68 704 4041 12 5.7 72

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2018
MTL 16 25 31 313 308 2 12.5 59
2019
MTL 14 33 44 329 295 0 10.0 46
2021
MTL 13 16 25 114 90 0 7.1 24
2022
MTL 5 6 6 61 60 1 10.2 22
2023
MTL 14 27 36 241 232 1 8.9 31
2024
BC 6 16 21 179 114 2 11.2 45
Total
68 123 163 1237 1099 6 10.1 59

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2018
MTL 16 19 464 24.4 53 0
Total
16 19 464 24.4 53 0

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-09
1 TOR 11 35 0 3.2 10
06-15
2 CGY 15 69 0 4.6 16
06-22
3 WPG 16 83 0 5.2 14
06-28
4 EDM 11 42 0 3.8 8
07-07
5 HAM 14 82 1 5.9 17
07-13
6 SSK 12 14 0 1.2 5
Total
79 325 1 4.0 70

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
06-09
1 TOR 5 5 50 0 10.0 20
06-15
2 CGY 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
06-22
3 WPG 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
06-28
4 EDM 4 4 41 1 10.3 15
07-07
5 HAM 5 7 74 1 14.8 45
07-13
6 SSK 2 4 14 0 7.0 11
Total
16 21 179 2 10.5 91

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0

Player Transactions

DATE TEAM ACTION STATUS