20  Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Coral Springs, FL

High School:
Coral Springs HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
1L


Enters fall camp as the starter at tailback for the Tigers ... Had an impressive spring practice ... Received one of the Winter/Spring Performance Awards at the Blue-Gray game ... Was the leading rusher in the Blue-Gray game ... Had seven carries for 40 yards and one touchdown ... Score came on a 20-yard run ... Also caught three passes for 28 yards in the game ... Led all rushers in the spring with 64 carries for 201 yards ... Tallied five rushing touchdowns in the spring scrimmages ...

1999: Lettered as a tailback for the Tigers while working behind seniors Gerard Arnold and Teofilo Riley ... Was the Tigers? starter in two games during the season ... Was the team?s third leading rusher in 1999 with 254 yards on 59 attempts ... Also scored his first two career touchdowns and caught his first collegiate pass during the 1999 campaign ... After seeing very limited duty in the first two games of the season, was named as the starter for the Arkansas State game ... Rushed 15 times for a season high 94 yards against the Indians and helped the Tigers to a win ... Had 11 carries against Missouri in a backup role and was named the starter for the UAB game after Arnold injured his ankle ... Rushed for 46 yards on eight attempts and scored one touchdown in the win over UAB ... Also caught his only pass of the season against the Blazers ... Gained 33 yards and scored his second touchdown as a Tiger in the 49-7 win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Finished the season with 46 yards rushing in the victory over Cincinnati ... For his play was named to the 1999 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Was able to recover from knee surgery and participate in most of the drills in spring practice ... Was held out of most contact work in the spring of 1999 but should be at full strength in the fall ...

1998: Was redshirted in the fall of 1998 ... Had to sit out the season after major knee surgery in the summer of 1998 ... Was injured while working out with his younger brother on the University of Miami campus during the summer ... Had surgery on his ACL and spent the fall rehabilitating his knee ... Worked out as many as three times a day ...Arrived on the Memphis campus in January and participated in spring drills ... Was very impressive while working as a tailback with Gerard Arnold ... Rushed for 219 yards on 85 attempts in spring scrimmages ... Tallied six rushing touchdowns to tie with Arnold ... Gained 74 yards on 14 carries in the Blue-Gray game ... Is the son of Nate and Rita Hope ...

Prep: Rushed for 1,367 yards in 1996 ... Scored 11 touchdowns while averaging 7.1 yards per carry ... Had eight games in which he rushed for over 100 yards and two games that he rushed for over 200 yards in 1996 ... Completed three-of-four pass attempts for 55 yards and one touchdown from his tailback position ... Had five pass receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown in 1996 ... Averaged 31.4 yards per reception ... Was named the team's offensive MVP during both his junior and senior seasons ... Was an All-Broward County selection as a running back in 1996 ... Rushed for over 800 yards as a junior and gained 264 yards rushing as a sophomore ... Played for coach Terry Dunn ...

Born: 5/3/78.

SANDERS? STATISTICS

RushingG/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
199910/2592544.3228
ReceivingG/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
199910/2144.004

SANDERS? CAREER HIGHS
Most Rushes/Game: 15 vs Arkansas State ('99)
Most Yards Rushing/Game: 94 vs Arkansas State ('99)
Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs UAB & Tulane (?99)
Longest Run/Game: 28 vs UAB (?99)
Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs UAB (?99)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 4 vs UAB (?99)
Long Reception: 4 vs UAB ('99)

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