"He was cleared, and we had to decide if it was in the best interest of our athlete to put him out on the field," Pietramala said after the game. "We're certainly a better team with him than without him. I thought he showed a lot of courage and a lot of guts to walk out onto that field and play today. Quite frankly, I'm tired of hearing how soft Shack Stanwick is. There's a few people out there that don't take the pounding that he takes and take the injuries that he has right now. To step out on that field against that defense and play, I'm really proud of him."