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Stan Drayton

  • Running Backs

Coaching Experience

2010-Present Florida (Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator)
2009 Syracuse (Running Backs)
2008 Tennessee (Running Backs)
Jan. 2005-2007 Florida (Running Backs)
2004-Jan. 2005 Mississippi State (Running Backs)
2001-03 Green Bay Packers (Offensive Quality Control/Asst. Special Teams)
2000 Bowling Green State (Running Backs/Special Teams Coach)
1996-2000 Villanova (Running Backs)
1995 Pennsylvania (Director of Football Operations/Running Backs Asst.)
1994 Eastern Michigan (Graduate Assistant)
1993 Allegheny (Pa.) College (Running Backs)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Has spent 14 years coaching running backs on the collegiate level in addition to three seasons in the NFL.
  • Part of the Florida coaching staff that led the squad to the BCS National Championship in 2006.
  • Named one of the nation's top 25 best recruiters by for his part in the 2007 signing class that was ranked No. 1 by most outlets.
  • Running backs DeShawn Wynn and Kestahn Moore combined for 981 yards and an average of 5.0 yards per carry in 2006 and lost only two fumbles.
  • Guided the UF running backs to outrush 10 of 12 opponents in his first season on the Gator coaching staff. The group averaged 4.9 yards per carry and lost only one fumble in 279 carries in 2005.
  • Helped the ground game improve from 2005 to 2006 as averages in yards per carry (3.9 to 4.7) and yards per game (146.8 to 160.0) increased.
  • Trained DeShawn Wynn, who became the first Gator to score four touchdowns in a game twice in his career (vs. Florida A&M, 2003, and at Kentucky, 2005).
  • DeShawn Wynn finished his Gator career with a two-yard second quarter run against Ohio State in the BCS National Championship game, which was the 25th of his career. The total tied for the sixth-most in school history.
  • Coached Jerious Norwood at Mississippi State in 2004, helping him to a 1,000-yard season and an average of 98.8 all-purpose yards per game, both top-five figures in the SEC.
  • Coached Brian Westbrook at Villanova, helping him become the first player in NCAA history to gain 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season, totaling 1,046 yards on the ground and 1,144 receiving yards in 1998. Westbrook still holds FCS records for all-purpose yards for a career (9,512) and a season (3,026  - 1998) and won the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the FCS (then known as Division I-AA).
  • Helped Green Bay to three-straight National Football Conference Divisional Playoff appearances.
  • Helped Villanova reach the 1996 and ‘97 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs as the Wildcats advanced through the playoff system.
  • 1997 Villanova team reached No. 1 ranking during the regular season
  • Inducted into the Allegheny College Athletic Hall of Fame on June 5, 2005, for accomplishments in football and track career
  • Was nominated for the American Football Coaches' Association Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 1999.
  • Worked in May of 2002 as an instructor at Marco Rivera's youth football camp in Puerto Rico.

Prominent Players Coached


  • RB CURTIS SIFFORD – The first running back in Villanova history to rush for more than 1,000 yards.
  • RB BRIAN WESTBROOK – A two-time All-American who in 1998 became the first player on any collegiate level to record more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. Holds the NCAA Division I-AA record for career all-purpose yards with 9,512. Winner of the 2001 Walter Payton Award, given annually to the Offensive Player of the Year in NCAA Division I-AA. Was a third-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2002 NFL Draft.


  • RB JERIOUS NORWOOD – The SEC's third-leading rusher in 2004, Norwood gained 1,050 yards on 195 carries (5.4 yards per carry). He finished fourth among SEC players in 2004 in all-purpose yards by averaging 98.8 yards per game. Ranked fifth all-time on MSU's single season list with 1,050 rushing yards. He became the sixth MSU player ever (seventh occurrence) to rush for 1,000 yards in a single year.

NFL Players (Round drafted)

  • RB Brian Westbrook (3rd) – Villanova ‘01 – Philadelphia Eagles
  • RB Jerious Norwood (3rd) – Mississippi State ‘06 – Atlanta Falcons
  • RB DeShawn Wynn (7th) – Florida ‘07 – Green Bay Packers
  • FB Billy Latsko (FA) – Florida ‘07 – Carolina Panthers

Playing Career

A three-year starter as running back at Allegheny (Pa.) College, he was a three-time, first-team All-America selection and an Associated Press Little America first-team member. Drayton is Allegheny's all-time leading rusher and scorer and was a member of the 1990 Division III national championship team. He holds the Division III single-season record for touchdowns scored per game (3.2). Drayton was a two-time All-American in track and field as well, competing in the 100-and 200m dashes.

Bowl Games as a Coach

  • 2006: Outback
  • 2007: BCS National Championship
  • 2008: Capital One
  • 2011: Outback
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