2009 NOTES: Second-year player is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in the second quarter at Illinois . . . ranked second on the team in rushing with 204 yards on 60 carries before his injury . . . also returned kicks . . . had 503 kickoff return yards (24.0 avg.) . . . rushed for a career-high 64 yards on 14 carries in just two quarters at Illinois, including a 2-yard TD run, before suffering his season-ending knee injury . . . in his first career start, rushed for 47 yards on a career-high 24 carries in the win over Michigan, including his first career TD, a 15-yard run in the third quarter that gave MSU a 20-6 lead . . . accumulated 139 kick return yards on six attempts and also rushed for 52 yards on nine carries at Wisconsin . . . collected 154 kick return yards at Notre Dame, ranking seventh best in MSU single-game history . . . compiled 99 kick return yards (24.8 avg.), including a 38-yarder, against Central Michigan . . . rushed for 24 yards on four carries in the season opener vs. Montana State.
2008 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Led team with 364 kick return yards on just 16 returns (22.8 avg.) . . . earned letter after appearing in seven games . . . his 173 return yards at Penn State on eight attempts were the third most in a game in MSU history . . . accumulated 60 return yards on four attempts vs. Ohio State, including a 29-yarder . . . had 106 return yards on three attempts at Northwestern, including a 50-yarder to start the game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 61) and Rivals.com (No. 89) . . . ranked among the country's top running backs by Scout.com (No. 67) . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Scouts, Inc. (No. 13), The Detroit News (No. 16), Scout.com (No. 16), Rivals.com (No. 20) and Detroit Free Press (No. 29) . . . represented the East in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Spartan Stadium . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press All-Detroit Teams . . . earned second-team All-Metro honors from The Detroit News . . . played for Coach Drake Wilkins at Denby Tech in Detroit, Mich. . . . rushed 168 times for 1,473 yards (8.8 avg.) and 14 touchdowns as a senior while leading the Tars to the Detroit Public School League finals . . . gained 138 yards on 26 carries vs. Warren Cousino in the Division I playoffs . . . rushed for 174 yards and four TDs vs. Detroit Osborn in the first round of the district playoffs . . . accounted for a total of five TDs vs. Detroit Osborn, scoring on runs of 39, 5, 2, and 51 yards and on an 80-yard kickoff return . . . ran for 126 yards and a score in the regular-season meeting vs. Detroit King . . . son of Eleanor Sanders . . . born April 29, 1989 . . . majoring in communication.
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