After redshirt season as a true freshman in 2004, Sanders has been a regular in Blazer secondary last three seasons as he has started 29 games in that time ... already has eight interceptions in career .... will again be counted on heavily in UAB secondary ... should contend for all-conference honors ... again listed as preseason starter at cornerback position ... regarded as UAB's best cover corner.
2007: Started all 12 games at cornerback position ... was sixth on the team in tackles with 54, including 35 solos ... led team in interceptions with three, recorded against Tulsa (2) and Mississippi State ... registered career-high 10 tackles against Houston ... forced two fumbles (vs. Tulsa and Houston) ... moved into No. 6 position at UAB in career interceptions (8).
2006: Started all 12 games at corner ... ranked ninth on the team in tackles during the season with 32 ... tied for team lead in interceptions with three (vs. Oklahoma, Memphis and Southern Miss) ... recorded season-high six tackles in season opener at Oklahoma ... also had five tackles vs. SMU and four vs. Rice ... forced a fumble against SMU.
2005: Saw plenty of playing time, including five starts ... recorded 15 tackles, including 11 solo hits ... had a season-high five tackles vs. SMU ... also registered a pair of interceptions (vs. Tennessee and Rice) ... contributed three tackles vs. Tennessee and Rice ... had a pair of pass breakups (vs. Troy and SMU) ... was team's top punt returner during season as he had 10 returns for 61 yards ... had pair of returns for 26 yards in game at Rice.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pell City High School ... earned 5A All-State defensive back honorable mention by The Birmingham News ...earned St. Clair News-Aegis Player of the Year in 2003 ... two-time all-county performer ... four-year letterwinner... had eight interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, in 2003 ...led the team in passes deflected with 10 and finished the season with 35 tackles ...led the Panthers with over 1,880 yards of total offense and 18 touchdowns in 2003 ... finished his high school career with a 15-2 record as starting quarterback ... averaged 14 yards per punt return in 2003 ... earned all-county honors at point guard on the Pell City basketball team during 2002-2003 season.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 21, 1985 at Detroit, Mich. ... son of Lisa Sanders (deceased) and Shirley Sanders (grandmother) ... major is undeclared.