- Named the team’s Defensive MVP after a breakout season in 2013.
- Started 10 games at defensive end last season.
2013 (JUNIOR): Started and played in the final 10 games of the regular season … recorded 47 stops on the season, including 29 solo tackles … had three sacks and a quarterback hit … logged two sacks and nine total tackles against Vanderbilt (Oct. 26) ... had a career-high 10 tackles against Auburn on Oct. 19 ... was named the Defensive MVP.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 11 games and recorded nine tackles with seven assists … forced one fumble ... was one of the top defenders off the bench.
2011 (FRESHMAN): One of the first defensive linemen off the bench … contributed 15 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss … had a sack and a QB pressure … forced a pair of fumbles … had at least one tackle in 11 of 13 games … had a season-high two tackles against several opponents.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Mike Hedrick at Franklin High School ... a two-time first-team all-district honoree ... was a Max Emfinger All-American and SuperPrep Southwest Team selection as a senior (2009) after recording 65 tackles and 12 sacks ... had 96 stops, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries as a junior (2008) ... chose Texas A&M over offers from Arkansas and Ole Miss.
PERSONAL: Gavin Stansbury is the son of Almetra Pierce of Centerville, La., and Charles Stansbury of Centerville, La. … born September 7, 1992 ... recreation, parks and tourism science major.