Here's what you need to know about Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, the Ravens' No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Height: 6 feet 6
Weight: 315 pounds
Hometown: Las Vegas
Basketball brethren: In high school, Stanley played for a Bishop Gorman boys basketball team that also featured Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA, Minnesota Timberwolves), Rosco Allen (Stanford), Ben Carter (Nevada-Las Vegas) and Rashad Muhammad (San Jose State, Miami). In the 2012 state final, Bishop Gorman won by 45 points.
What's in the water? Bishop Gorman's 2012 graduating class featured a high school All-American in three sports: Stanley (football), Muhammad (basketball) and Joey Gallo (baseball).
Three-sport athlete: Stanley moonlighted as a 280-pound middle hitter for Bishop Gorman's volleyball team in the spring of his junior year, joining some of his basketball teammates on a squad that surprisingly made the playoffs. “At first I was hitting the net every time, jumping into it,” he told Sports Illustrated. “We just relied on our athleticism. We weren’t really good volleyball players. There wasn’t much ‘system’ going on.”
Shoe-in: Stanley is the first-ever celebrity endorser for shoe and apparel retailer Zappos. "Most guys do a shoe deal and they don't have any flexibility because they are tied to who paid them," Stanley told ESPN. "I can do whatever I want." He said he'll wear either Nike or Under Armour in the NFL. Now that he's bound for Baltimore, probably Under Armour.
Lineman pitchman: Notice a theme in Stanley's first two post-draft tweets?
Roc-ing the boat: Stanley is a client of Roc Nation Sports, a sports management company founded by rapper Jay Z. It was something of a dream come true for Stanley, who tweeted in 2013: "Trynna to be signed by Roc Nation Sports when I get outta college."
Major key: He has met Snapchat sensation and hip-hop producer DJ Khaled: "Major [key] alert. The key is not to just win but to win more," he wrote on Instagram. "They don't want to see you with Khaled. Guess what, congratulations, you played yourself. Bless up. #SuperBowl #Liiioooooonnnnn"
Chug life: He takes down Gatorade the way frat bros shotgun Miller Lites.
Polynesian power: Stanley, whose mother was born in Tonga, is the reigning Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. His predecessor? Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Dog days: Meet maybe the smallest, and probably the cutest, member of the Ravens family, Rocky.
Pay day: Stanley has strong feelings about stipends for student-athletes. "I've not met one guy who thinks they've been compensated the way they should be for the amount of work we put in for these coaches that are getting paid so much, and for the university that gains so much off what we're doing," he told Vice.com. "Something as small as $1,000 a week is really nothing in the big scheme of things, but to the NCAA it's treason."
Hall of Fame ceiling? In an episode of ESPN's First Draft, draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said Stanley could follow the career arc of longtime Seattle Seahawks tackle Walter Jones. "Ronnie Stanley still has some work to do to get to level people think he can be", Kiper said, according to NJ.com. "Could he be a Walter Jones? We'll see, but he's coming in with the same type of hype that Walter Jones did coming out of Florida State—who was not the first, second or third pick. I believe he was the fifth or sixth coming out of Florida State and he developed into a heck of a player."
Best draft quote: Said NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock: "I saw him play a lot of football at Notre Dame. He's a dancing bear."