Football


Justin Sanders
Justin Sanders
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Hometown:
Pearl, Miss.

High School:
Pearl

Last College:
NE Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202

Position:
DB

Experience:
2-1

The Sanders File

Person you would like to spend a day with
Alicia Keys

Plans after graduation
Own a financial advising company

Favorite Zookism
"You've got to raise your expectation level to our expectation level!"

Favorite sports movie
Remember The Titans

Favorite food
Anything barbecue

What's on your ipod
Oldies R&B (Stevie Wonder)

Something people didn't know about you
Played the piano until 9th grade

2007: Had six tackles, including three solos, an interception and a PBU against #25 Michigan ... Recorded three tackles, including a solo, at Iowa ... Assisted on a tackle and recorded a PBU against #5 Wisconsin ... Notched a career-high eight tackles against #21 Penn State, including a career-best six solos ... Also recorded a sack and forced a fumble against the Nittany Lions ... Registered five tackles, including four solos, a sack and a PBU at Indiana ... Had four tackles, including a season-high three solos, and a PBU at Syracuse ... Recorded two tackles, including a solo, and his first career PBU against Western?Illinois ... Had a career day against Missouri, forcing two fumbles, tying a career high with five tackles and recording a sack for 16 yards and a quarterback hurry.

2006: Played in 11 of 12 games, starting three ... Had two tackles, including a half-sack for a loss of three yards ... Posted two tackles vs. Ohio State ... Recorded two tackles, including a solo, at Wisconsin ... Picked off his first pass as an Illini and also recorded a solo tackle against Ohio ... Recorded a career-high five tackles, including a career-best four solos, against Indiana ... Saw defensive action but did not record any statistics at Penn State and Michigan State ... Assisted on a tackle against Iowa ... Assisted on a tackle at Rutgers ... Recorded three tackles, including one solo, against Eastern Illinois ... Joined the team in January 2006.

Junior College/High School: Named to the first-team All-State selection by the Mississippi Association of Community-Junior Colleges ... Also earned Most Valuable Defensive Back honors by the MACJC ... Recorded 35 tackles, one interception and forced five fumbles ... Garnered All-Region honors ... Led his junior college team to a 7-2 record in 2005 ... NE Mississippi CC coach was Andy Greening ... Was an honorable mention NJCAA preseason All-American after a successful 2004 season ... Posted 40 tackles, 10 pass deflections, two sacks and two interceptions in his first year of junior college ... Chose Illinois over Kentucky, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State ... Attended Pearl High School where he played for Larry Weems ... Earned second-team 4A All-State honors in 2003 ... Also earned two letters in basketball and was a member of the 2004 state champion Pearl HS powerlifting team.

Personal: Full given name is Justin Maurice Sanders ... Born on July 17, 1986 ... Son of Barbara and John Sanders ... Father, John, played six years in the NFL, three for New England and three with Philadelphia ... Majoring in mathematics.




Career Highs:

Tackles: 8 vs. Penn State, 9/29/07
Solos: 6 vs. Penn State, 9/29/07
TFL: 1, three times (last time vs. Penn State, 9/29/07)
INT:1, twice (last time vs. Michigan, 10/20/07)
QB Sacks: 1, three times (last time vs. Penn State, 9/29/07)
FF: 2 vs. Missouri, 9/1/07
PBU: 1, four times (last time vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/07)


Sanders' Game-By-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 13

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 3 2 5 1.0 16 1.0 16 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 4 1 5 1.0 8 1.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 6 2 8 1.0 5 1.0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 3 2 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 4 3 7 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 22 57 4.0 31 3.0 29 3 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11

Games played: 11
All purpose avg/game: 1.0

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 2 2 4 0.5 3 0.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9 10 19 0.5 3 0.5 3 0 0 0 1 11 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 2/08

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