Shakespeare named to 2015 AHS Hall of Fame class

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 11, 2015


Stanley Shakespeare will be inducted into the Andalusia High School football 2015 Hall of Fame class in August at Andalusia High School.


Shakespeare only spent one season on sideline with the Bulldogs before moving to Boynton Beach, Fla., with his family.


His tenth grade season, Shakespeare was a standout wide receiver and back up quarterback for the Bulldogs.


Shakespeare received a scholarship to play football for the University of Miami after high school, where he lettered for three seasons and started for two seasons.


In 1983, Shakespeare was a starter on the Canes National Championship team that beat Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.


Shakespeare had 60 of the first 75 yards of Miami’s offense to start the game.


“He was the backbone of the whole offense,” All-American Eddie Brown; Shakespeare’s Miami teammate said. “Me, him and Benji were a trio. No one was bigger than anyone else.”


In 1984, Miami started the season off by playing Auburn in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium, and Shakespeare hauled in two touchdowns in that game.


Shakespeare signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1985, but stayed on the injured reserved list.


Shakespeare finally got a chance to play in the NFL when he played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the strike season of 1987.


On April 25, 2005, Shakespeare lost his life in tragic boating accident off the coast line in Florida.