This God-fearing young man grew up in Washington, an hour north of Seattle, in a tiny one-minute town called Lakewood. He went to Oregon State in 2012 as one of the top-ranked tight ends in the nation.
Coming to Texas by way of football, Dustin Stanton signed with the Cowboys in 2018. His four-year NFL career was a tough and rewarding journey. He began as an undrafted free agent, had a stint away from the league, and concluded with a career-ending injury. He retired from the Dallas Cowboys at the end of the 2020 season.
Although he grew up in a Catholic Church, he never knew who God was, and in fact despised Him. That completely changed when he encountered some of his toughest moments. The most profound? Transitioning from tight end to offensive line.
This process would be the catalyst to God and Faith becoming the center of his life. God’s testimony through his journey has taught him and those around him powerful lessons of the human experience. His story is a reminder of the Proverb we’ve all heard before: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Prov. 3:5-6)
His journey to and through the NFL sculpted the man he is today. Join us May 17 in welcoming former NFL offensive lineman, Dustin Stanton.