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 Jeremy Sanders 12
Jeremy Sanders
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marlin, Texas

High School:
Marlin

Last College:
Navarro College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
LB

Experience:
1L

Second-year transfer moved to defense during spring drills... Former prep quarterback now at linebacker after playing running back as junior.

2008 (Junior): Played in 11 of 12 games as junior in first season at Baylor, earned two starts in backfield... Earned first letter... Ran for 128 yards on 34 carries for the season (3.8 yards-per-carry) and scored one touchdown... Also returned six kickoffs for 163 yards... Had one rush in first Division I game in opener vs. No. 23 Wake Forest, gained two yards... Made first career start in second game vs. Northwestern State, rushed nine times for season-high 43 yards... Scored first career TD in week three win over Washington State... Had season-high four kick returns at Connecticut in fourth game, totaled 117 yards (29.3 average), including a season-long 40-yard return... Had season-high 10 carries in win over Iowa State in sixth game, netted 33 yards... Had only five carries over season's final six games (did not play in season finale at No. 7 Texas Tech)... Took reps at quarterback before being moved to running back during fall practice.

Junior College: Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas... Originally signed with Baylor following senior year at Marlin [Texas] High School and renewed Baylor pledge following highly successful two-year career at Navarro [Texas] College... 3-star ranking by both Rivals.com and Scout.com... In two seasons at Navarro, completed 183-of-361 passes for 2,252 yards with 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions... Ranks third all-time in pass completions, attempts and completion percentage (.507), fifth in career passing yards... Also rushed 155 times in career for 827 yards and 12 touchdowns... Accounted for 3,079 total-offense yards and 23 touchdowns in two-year Navarro career... As sophomore, completed 123-of-224 passes for 1,624 yards and 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions... Ranked fifth on Navarro's single-season list for pass completions, sixth in both passing yards and attempts... Produced four, 200-yard passing games as sophomore... Also rushed 95 times for 483 yards and five touchdowns in final season at Navarro... Earned honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference (SWJCFC) honors as sophomore... Led coach Ray Woodward's Bulldogs to 9-3 record, 2007 SWJCFC title and No. 4 final national ranking... Tabbed MVP of Pilgrim's Pride Bowl after leading Navarro to 24-21 victory over Georgia Military Academy... Navarro finished No. 2 nationally in total offense in 2007 (428 yards per game) and produced highest-scoring offense in school history (42.8 ppg).

High School: Marlin High School, Marlin, Texas... Three-year starter at quarterback earned first-team 2005 Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex honors... Rated one of state's top 15 signal callers in Dave Campbell's 2005 Texas Football Texas Top 300... Completed 148-of-217 passes for 2,540 yards and 27 touchdowns with only one interception as senior, leading Bulldogs to 8-2-1 record and playoffs... Also rushed 126 times for 882 yards and 16 touchdowns... Earned 2005 District 18-3A offensive MVP honors... Honorable mention 2005 all-state selection by Texas Sports Writers Association... As junior, received first-team Tribune-Herald Super Centex honors after totaling more than 3,000 total-offense yards... Rushed for 1,391 yards and 21 touchdowns, threw for 1,954 yards and 14 more scores... Played for coach Jerry Malone at District 18-3A school.

Personal: Son of Genail and Wilford Hearsley, Jeremy R. Sanders was born Nov. 30, 1987, in Temple, Texas... Nicknamed J-Mo... Majoring in general studies.

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