Played at USC
Stanley Havili’s parents emigrated from Tonga before he was born. He attended East High (Salt Lake City) as a freshman. He transferred to Cottonwood High School, where he earned all-state honors, compiling 2,652 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior.
Stanley earned playing time during his true freshman season at USC in 2006. During the third game of the season versus Arizona, he broke his leg and was out for the rest of the season, the NCAA granted him a medical redshirt. He started all of his 2007 redshirt freshman season for USC. While starting all 13 games, he gained 134 yards on 21 carries (6.4 avg.) with 2 TDs and caught 34 passes for 248 yards (7.3 avg.) with 5 TDs. He was a 2007 Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick.
In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Stanley, in the seventh round (240th overall). He was signed to a four-year contract on July 27, 2011. On September 2, he was released by the Eagles in the final round of roster cuts before the start of the regular season. At the conclusion of the 2011 season he became a free agent. He was re-signed to the active roster on January 2, 2012. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on March 28, 2013.