Justin Stockton, a Cibolo, Texas native, is the first signed running back in Pirates history. Standing at 5’10, 205 lbs, Stockton is a dynamic athlete who can line up in the backfield, split out wide, and return kicks.
In 2018, he spent time with the Seattle Seahawks during their preseason. Stockton would go on to join the Detroit Lions that season and conclude the year on the team’s practice squad. He played in the XFL as a member of New York Guardians in Spring 2020 and played for the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF in 2019.
Stockton attended Texas Tech University and spent four seasons as a Red Raider. He capped off his collegiate career with an impressive senior season in 2017, as he finished 24th in the nation in yards per carry (6.04). He started eight games and rushed for 797 yards and four touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 235 yards and a score. He was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.