Named the Most Valuable Defensive Player in the 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl after a career-high three interceptions (with returns for 81 yards) in BC's 35-21 win over Colorado State...earned the starting nod at free safety for the season opener vs. Wake Forest and started all 13 games for the Eagles...finished the 2003 season fifth on the team in tackles with 82 (55 solos, 27 assists)...had career day with eight tackles (four solos) at Penn State...three solos, one assist at Connecticut...two solos, two assists, one TFL in that game...eight solos, two assists vs. Miami...three solos, three assists vs. Ball State...five solos, one assists, one TFL vs. Temple...five solos, three assists vs. Syracuse...had two solos, two assists vs. Notre Dame...four solos, two assists vs. Pittsburgh...five solos, one assist vs. West Virginia...six solos, three assists vs. Rutgers...registered five solos, two assists and one pass deflection at Virginia Tech.
Listed at number two at free safety behind Ralph Parent on the BC two-deep...finished the season with 24 tackles (17 solos), 2 pass breakups and an interception...one solo, one assist plus an interception vs. Connecticut in the season opener...registered three solos vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl...one tackle vs. Central Michigan...five tackles (four solos) vs. Navy...two tackles vs. Rutgers in the regular-season finale.
Saw reserve duty in the secondary in all 11 games and also played on special teams...also saw duty in the Music City Bowl win vs. Georgia and had a tackle...made 16 tackles on the season with five against Virginia Tech (Oct. 13) and four against Army (Sept. 29)...also had a tackle for a loss against Virginia Tech.
Did not see any action and was redshirted.
Earned all-state honors as a senior linebacker at Bensalem High School; was also a standout wide receiver and saw some action at safety...captured SuperPrep and Tom Lemming's all-East accolades...was selected to the Buck County Courier Times' Golden Team in both 1998 and 1999...also gained Philadelphia Inquirer first-team honors...was a 2000 Suburban North-South team selection...was a three-year varsity performer; played for head coach Biz Keeny...made 38 receptions for five touchdowns and more than 700 yards as a senior...made 30 receptions for seven touchdowns as a junior...recorded seven interceptions in his final two years for the Owls...also competed on Bensalem's basketball and track teams; won the SOL high jump championship as a sophomore...played in the 43rd Annual Big 33 Football Classic; the game features the top players from Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Thomas Joseph Stancil, born June 11, 1982...enrolled in the Lynch School of Education as a elementary education major...T.J. is the youngest of Virginia and Joseph Stancil's five children.