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FAMU quarterback announced as BCF Player of the Year Finalist

Posted at 1:02 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 14:41:09-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M University redshirt senior quarterback Ryan Stanley has been named as one of the finalists for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award.

According to the FAMU Athletics Department, Stanley was among four nominees selected for the award on Friday.

They say the Pembroke Pines native was an All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference First Team selection and finished the 2019 season by going 193 of 321 passing for 2,566 yards, with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Stanley also owns the school's record for passing attempts, passing completions, passing touchdowns and passing yards.

Officials say the award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College and University that embodies the rich tradition of athletic excellence and integrity associated with HBCUs.

“The Black College Football Player of the Year Award showcases the immense talent of our HBCU student-athletes today,” said Doug Williams, BCFHOF Co-Founder and 2011 Inductee. “Each finalist has had an incredible season and we are excited to celebrate their success.”

The winner of the 2019 Black College Football Player of the Year Award will be announced on Feb. 22, 2020 at the 11th Annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

“On behalf of the Black College Football Hall of Fame Trustees, we congratulate the Black College Football Player of the Year Finalists,” said James “Shack” Harris, Co-Founder and 2012 Inductee. “These student-athletes represent the very best of HBCU football.”

The Finalists will also be recognized at the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 21, along with the BCFHOF Class of 2020, which will be televised on ABC.