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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Forgotten Giants: Ricky Stanzi

Updated: May 18, 2023

Ricky Stanzi resided with the New York Giants for seven months in 2015, after being signed off the Houston Texans practice squad.

Going back in time the Ohio native played college ball with Iowa, posting a 26-9 record with 7,377 passing-yards (59.8%) and throwing 56 TDs-30 INTs.

Stanzi was drafted in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011. He was activated by the team for the first time on November 11th, 2011, against the New England Patriots. Stanzi never played in 2011, with the highest place on the depth chart being listed as the second-string QB. He would then be released by Kansas City in 2013.

The righty would be picked up and spend time with both the Jaguars and Texans before finally going to MetLife Stadium for the Big Blue. The Giants signed Ricky Stanzi on January 8th, 2015, to a Reserve/Future contract. The Giants organization would then release Stanzi on September 5th, 2015.

Stanzi would be part of the Detroit Lions practice squad and was at the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp on a tryout basis in 2016. He would go unsigned and never appear on a NFL team roster again.

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