“Driven, Electrifying and Passionate are the words that come to mind when describing standout athlete, Stanford Routt both on and off the field.”
Selected by the Raiders in the second round (38th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft, Routt was undeniably one of the best two-sport standout in both football & track across the country. In track, he was a unanimous All-District and an All- American selection. As a junior, he ran the ninth-fastest 200-meter dash in the nation, which ultimately led him to become a semifinalist in the 200-meters at the 2004 U.S Olympic Trials. He also earned NCAA Outdoor All-American honors.
“In 2005, Routt made history again by running the fastest 40 yard time (4.27 seconds) in the NFL combine.”
An accomplishment he shares with the greatest NFL Cornerback of all time, Deion Sanders. Months later, he became the highest picked Defensive Back from University of Houston in the NFL Draft. In addition to that, he was the second member of Conference USA to be tabbed by the pros, following Roddy White of UAB, who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 27th selection of the first round.
The 6″1, 195lb young phenom is actively involved in charitable organizations in the cities that have made an impact in his life. With eminent plans to launch Routt to Success, his non-profit foundation, its mission will be to strive to improve & better troubled & underprivileged children by assisting them in their dreams of a better education & excellence in sports.
“I am grateful that football has given me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of today’s youth. I feel that it is my mission to assist them the best way I possibly can.”
Routt further states, “Routt to Success Foundation will ultimately be defined by the motto I live by personally & professionally; ‘Focus and the relentless pursuit of hard work is the key to accomplishing your dreams.”