This prestigious honor is awarded not only for athletic ability, but also for the academic and humanitarian efforts of college student athletes.
Stanton, a Grand Rapids native, is well known in Michigan for leading the Spartans football squad during his career at Michigan State.
A likely draft candidate for the National Football League, Stanton ranked among MSU's career leaders in completion percentage, pass completions, pass attempts, passing yards, touchdown passes, 200-yard passing games and total offense.
A 2005 academic all-American (by ESPN magazine), Stanton is working on his graduate degree in kinesiology; he received a bachelor's degree in 2006. He was also a winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship award (2005) and an honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2004.
Winners of the 2007 Michigan College Athlete of the Year Awards will be honored during the annual Dodge National Athletic Awards, which will be held at the DAC on Monday, May 14, 2007. The program will be televised by WDIV Channel 4 and later broadcast by Comcast around the state.
Also at the event, the DAC will announce the winners of the annual Michigan High School Athlete of the Year Awards.