Dimitrious Stanley, a former wide receiver for Ohio State, died at the age of 48 after fighting prostate cancer. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, he had been fighting it for four years. His death is being mourned by the Ohio State football family. Thursday, his death was announced by the football coach at Thomas Worthington High School, Mike Picetti.
In a message on Twitter, he said, “It is with great sadness that I tell you that Cardinal Great Dimitrious Stanley has gone home to be with our Lord.” “Please say prayers for Jessica and Dakota, his daughter. Sleep well, my friend.”
Know About Dimitrious Stanley
Dimitrious Stanley played football for Ohio State from 1993 to 1996. His best season was his senior year when he caught 43 passes for 829 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the team. He finished his college career with 63 catches for 1,136 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Rose Bowl was the highlight of his college career.
Stanley caught five passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in that famous game against Arizona State to end the 1996 season. He caught a touchdown pass from 72 yards away in the third quarter to give Ohio State a 14-10 lead over the Sun Devils. He also caught two important passes on third down during the game-winning drive that gave the Buckeyes a 20-17 victory.
After his football career ended, Stanley ran for Columbus city council, worked for a home health company, and called Ohio State football games as a broadcaster.
Meet Dimitrious Stanley’s Wife
Great Dimitrious Stanley was married to Jessica Stanley. She is a businesswoman and a health enthusiast. She owned her fitness studio, and her website says that she is a Certified Skin Pen Technician. Jessica is also on Instagram, where she has 1500 followers. Her Instagram bio says, “Devoted Wife and Mother, Gym Addict, Pure Barre Fanatic, Health and Wellness Business Developer, 25 Years Esthetician.”
The couple got married in June 2018, according to a post on social media. Their daughter’s name is Dakota. Including their daughter in the wedding party was a special touch.
She frequently updated her Instagram with new photographs of her spouse and daughter. When her husband is sick or injured, she is there for him no matter what.
Details About The News Of Dimitrious’ Death
Ohio State said that the team will “mourn” his loss. Stanley played at Thomas Worthington High School, which is not too far from the Ohio State campus before he went to college. Thursday, Thomas Worthington high school football coach Mike Picetti announced the news of his death. After that many of his friends and teammates give their condolence to his family.
Germaine told Stanley’s family that he was sorry to hear about his death. He texted The Dispatch, “So sad.” “I’m a fan of Dimitrious. He was a great teammate and player, and some of the big plays he made in big games will go down in Ohio State history. “He was always so nice to me and made me feel welcome. A great person and a great man.”
Stanley played for the Ohio State Buckeyes for three years. After that, he played in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League for three years. He also worked on the show “The Football Fever” on WSYX ABC 6 before Ohio State games.