Signed by New England to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Nov. 14, 2009 ... Originally drafted by Dallas in the fourth round (103rd overall) in the 2007 Draft ... Waived by Dallas on Sept. 5, 2009 ... Signed to the Patriots practice squad on Sept. 7, 2009.
GP/GS (Playoffs): 16/2 (0/0)
- Played quarterback in college but was moved to wide receiver when he reached the NFL.
- Spent two seasons with Dallas before joining the New England practice squad prior to the start of the 2009 season.
2009 (6/2/0/2): Played in six games and made two starts at wide receiver after being activated to the 53-man roster from the Patriots practice squad on Nov. 14 … Made his Patriots debut at the Indianapolis Colts (11/15).
at Indianapolis (11/15): Saw his first action in a Patriots uniform, playing at wide receiver at the Colts … Hauled in two catches for 17 yards. N.Y. Jets (11/22): Made his first NFL start, playing at wide receiver in the Patriots’ 31-14 win over the Jets … Grabbed one reception for five yards. at New Orleans (11/30): Made his second start in as many games at wide receiver and played on special teams coverage and return units at the Saints. at Miami (12/6): Played in reserve at wide receiver and on special teams coverage and return units at the Dolphins. Carolina (12/13): Played in reserve at wide receiver and on special teams coverage and return units in the Patriots’ 20-10 win over the Panthers. at Buffalo (12/20): Inactive. Jacksonville (12/27): Inactive as the third quarterback. at Houston (1/3): Played in reserve on special teams coverage and return units at the Texans … Returned one kickoff for 22 yards.
2009 Postseason (1/0/0/0): Baltimore (1/10): Inactive.
2008 (8/0 -- Dallas): Saw action in eight games before being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury ... Recorded two receptions for 24 yards and returned 10 kickoffs for 218 yards ... Caught his first NFL pass, a nine-yard reception at Cleveland (9/7) ... Recorded a season and career long with a 58-yard kickoff return against Seattle (11/27).
2007 (2/0 -- Dallas): Appeared in two games on special teams and at receiver, totaling three kickoff returns for 78 yards (26.0 avg.) ... Made his NFL debut at Philadelphia (11/4) as a kick returner and returned three kickoffs for 78 yards ... Saw his first action at wide receiver late in the game against the New York Jets (11/22) while also playing on special teams.
Began his collegiate career at Washington as a receiver in his freshman season, but went on to become one of the more prolific quarterbacks in school history ... Ranked 11th in school history with 3,868 yards, second with 14.38 career yards per completion, third among quarterbacks with 794 career rushing yards and fourth with 126.0 total offensive yards per game ... Finished sixth with 7.4 career yards per pass attempt, sixth among quarterbacks with 234 career rushing attempts and 10th with 4,662 career offensive yards ... In the spring of his junior year, competed in track and field and placed fifth in the 100 meters at the Pac-10 Finals ... Also finished sixth int he West Regional Meet at BYU, missing an NCAA Championship berth by .02 seconds ... Three of his times ranked in the school's top 10 fastest times -- 10.48 in the 100 (eighth), 40.07 in the 4x100 (seventh) and 6.80 in the indoor 60 meters (eighth) ... Senior season ended after seven games when he had surgery on his sprained right foot ... Before the injury, was 101-of-189 passing attempts for 1,325 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions ... Also rushed for 350 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and ranked second in the Pac-10 and 22nd in the nation with 239.3 total yards per game ... Started all 11 games at quarterback and was named the team's Most Outstanding Player after completing 143-of-264 passes (54.2 percent) for 2,136 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior.
Isaiah Stanback was born Aug. 16, 1984 in Seattle, Washington ... Attended Garfield High School, where he passed for 1,628 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 700 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... His 1,628 yards ranked second among Washington state Class 4A quarterbacks ... Was a member of the Tacoma News-Tribune's 'Western 100" and was also an All-King Conference pick in 2000 and 2001 ... Following his high school career, earned PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America honors ... SuperPrep rated him fifth in the nation among quarterbacks and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report rated him 23rd.