High-energy defensive specialist who will provide depth and quickness to the linebacker corps this fall ... Led White team with 5 tackles, including 4 solos in Maroon and White spring game (4/21/12) with a forced fumble.
2011: Played in 7 games, primarily on special teams, as a redshirt freshman and earned his first letter ... Recorded a pair of tackles, including a solo stop, against eventual national champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Also brought down a ball carrier at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) in the conference opener ... Earned the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and made the MVFC Honor Roll for the season and was named to MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.
2010: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Named MSU Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts in win over Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) and game at No. 16 Northern Iowa (11/13/10) ... Also named to MVFC Honor Roll as a true freshman for his 3.86 GPA in fall semester.
High School: Was an all-state linebacker and team defensive MVP for Coach Brian Byers at East High in Wichita, Kan., where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at LB ... Earned all-city honors 3 seasons by the Wichita Eagle ... Team captain his final 2 seasons ... Earned US Marine Corps Honor, Courage and Commitment Award as a sophomore ... Was a member of a state playoff qualifier squad his freshman season that was 5-4 in the regular season ... Has a 34-inch vertical and registered a 4.7-second 40-yard dash ... National Merit Commended Scholar and IB Diploma recipient.
Personal: Geoffrey K. Stanford was born 12/23/91 in Wichita, Kan. ... Son of Jim and Geniese Stanford of Hesston, Kan. ... Has a sister, Sarah ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.