Dimitrious Stanley dead: What happened to the Ohio state football player? cause of death and Obituary

Dimitrious Stanley
Dimitrious Stanley


Dimitrious Stanley, a professional American football wide receiver who competed for the New Jersey Red Dogs in the Arena Football League passed away. Let’s see, how did Dimitrious Stanley die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Dimitrious Stanley die?

Dimitrious Stanley, the former wide receiver for Ohio State, passed away at the age of 48. His demise news was announced by his friends and family members online.

Clay Hall shared the statement on his passing and the statement reads,

As many of you are hearing my friend, co-worker & former Buckeye Dimitrious Stanley has passed away after a battle with prostate cancer. I’ll always remember his Rose Bowl TD catch, the way he made me laugh & his sign off on our Football Fever shows, “take care & give care.”

Stanley will be missed by his friends, followers and by his family. Tributes flooded social media after the demise news broke out.

Who was Dimitrious Stanley?

Dimitrious Stanley was a wide receiver for the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League. He was born on September 19, 1974.

He was an Ohio State Buckeyes football player. In 2015, Stanley made an unsuccessful bid for the Columbus City Council.

Football career:

Stanley participated in high school football at Thomas Worthington High School prior to enrolling at Ohio State.

He was a running back for the Division I All-Ohio State first team and finished his senior year with 1,537 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.

Between 1993 and 1996, Stanley played for the Buckeyes. As a senior, he had his greatest season, leading the team with 829 yards and eight touchdowns on 43 catches.

He represented the Ohio State Buckeyes in collegiate football. He represented the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League as well.

Demetrius Stanley
Demetrius Stanley


In his greatest game of the year, he caught 10 catches for 199 yards and the game-winning touchdown against Wisconsin.

That season, he was voted Big Ten Player of the Week twice and was named All-Big Ten Player of the Year by the conference.

Following his time in college, Stanley played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League in 1998 and the New Jersey Red dogs for two seasons in the Arena Football League from 1999 to 2000.

Stanley is most remembered for completing Joe Germaine’s 72-yard touchdown pass to end the 1997 campaign and lead his team to a Rose Bowl triumph over ASU.

Dimitrious Stanley cause of death:

Dimitrious Stanley died after a three-year fight with cancer. According to a GoFundMe created by Tyson Gentry, Stanley’s former teammate, Stanley received a prostate cancer diagnosis in September 2019.

After a period of remission, cancer returns and spreads. Following his diagnosis, Stanley established Brave Men Inc., a business that educates people about prostate cancer and raises money for individuals who are fighting it.

Stanley disclosed the details of his doctor visits, starting with one to address urinary discomfort that resulted in a biopsy months later, on Facebook in October 2019.

He added in the post that he wanted to share his tale to encourage regular doctor visits and early detection.

“I’ve learned men as young as 35 now are getting the disease,” said Stanley. “It’s not a death sentence if you get on early enough. Go get checked. Stay on top of it. Love all of you.”

Most recently, the former OSU student battled an even more formidable foe: prostate cancer. Stanley, 47, just completed his first session of FDA-approved therapy at the James Cancer Hospital.

The former co-host of Buckeye Football Fever is heartened by the first treatment’s success even though he still needs to undergo five more. “I was down in a dark place, but now I’m alive again,” Stanley told ABC-6 Sunday at a football camp at Ohio Dominican University.

Tributes to Stanley:

Michael Juarez posted,

RIP Dimitrious Stanley… you were one of the greats!! So glad to have met you on the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer … always a class act…. You will be missed. Prayers to the Stanley family.

Robert Evans posted,

I regret to say, with a heavy heart I have lost my closest cousin demographically and in life for the most part Dimitrious Stanley! May he RIP, and please send prayers to family and friends! He is left behind a positive and inspiring legacy!

April Lynn posted,

My heart is broken a little more today! Please say some extra prayers for the Stanley family today. The world lost a great man this morning. Forever a buckeye! We love you Dimitrious Stanley!

Renée Corbin posted,

Sad news today, former Buckeye Great Dimitrious Stanley has passed away from a courageous battle with prostrate cancer. Fly high D

James Buffington posted,

Heaven received an angel, a patriot, a hell of an athlete, and everyone is sure to up their “fit“ (fashion) game in God’s Kingdom!  We lost a great former Buckeye and a man that played lots of important roles. Rest in Peace, Dimitrious Stanley. *& to hell w/ prostate cancer!


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