Buckeye Nation mourns the loss of former receiver Dimitrious Stanley

The Ohio State football family is mourning the loss of one of its own Thursday.

 Former receiver and local television personality, Dimitrious Stanley, passed away after a four-year battle with prostate cancer.

Stanley came to OSU out of Columbus suburb Worthington, Ohio,

and was the team’s leading receiver on the 1996 Rose Bowl-winning team that finished No. 2 in the polls.

 He played for the Buckeyes from 1993 to 1996 and was a four-year letter winner.

Stanley led the Buckeyes in receiving in that 1996 season with 43 receptions for 829 yards and eight touchdowns.

 He was an honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference selection ,

and was twice named Big Ten player of the week that year.

For his career, Stanley had 63 receptions for 1,136 yards, an 18.0 yards-per-catch average (seventh-best at Ohio State),

and he scored 13 touchdowns. He graduated from Ohio State in 2001 with his degree in communications ,

and was a frequent co-host on The Football Fever, the college football show on local ABC affiliate WSYX.