He was an excellent athlete at Central High in the early 1930s, earning the nickname "Little Caesar" due to hi diminutive size, 5-3, 150 pounds. Stan first tried his prowess in football and track and Wilberforce College, but eventually transferred to Akron U where he played for Jimmy Aiken. In 1936 the fleet halfback, one of the first black athletes to play football for UA, scored 72 points to finish second in scoring in Ohio. It was to be the only year he played for the Zipper but he made it pay off by being selected to the All-Ohio team. Later, he played three years on the South Akron Awnings championship teams as well as teams as the Eastwood Monarchs, Curtis All-Stars and Evans A.C.