Ex-Rebel QB Johnny Stanton invited to Vikings’ rookie minicamp

Former UNLV quarterback Johnny Stanton has been invited to the Minnesota Vikings’ rookie minicamp, which is this weekend.

He posted the news in a tweet Monday.

Stanton can be used any number of ways.

At UNLV last season, he started three games at quarterback and also played some at linebacker and on special teams. At quarterback, Stanton completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 724 yards and four touchdowns, and he rushed for 96 yards and two TDs on 37 carries. He led the Rebels to victories over Fresno State and Hawaii.

Stanton (6 feet 2 inches, 245 pounds) also made nine tackles and blocked a punt that set up a touchdown against San Jose State.

More Rebels: Follow all of our UNLV coverage online at reviewjournal.com/Rebels and @RJRebels on Twitter.

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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