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#8 Jalen Saunders
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 157
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
Other College: Fresno State
Season GP-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long PR Yds. Avg. TD Long
2010* 13-1 30 462 15.4 3 78 6 69 11.5 0 22
2011* 13-8 50 1,065 21.3 12 88 0 - - - -
2012 9-8 62 829 13.4 3 76 5 88 17.6 1 81
2013
13-13
61
729
12.0
8
76
20 308
15.4
2
91
Career 48-30 203 3,085 15.2 26 88 31 465 15.0 3 91

* at Fresno State

2013
Third-Team All-American at PR by Athlon Sports ... All-Big 12 First Team at PR/KR by ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... All-Big 12 Second Team WR by coaches and Phil Steele and second-teamer at PR by Athlon Sports ... started all 13 games ... caught two touchdown passes, finishing with five receptions for 75 yards, in the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2) ... returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown, caught five passes for 39 yards, including the game-winning score with 19 seconds left, and rushed two times for 49 yards at Oklahoma State (12/7) to win Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors ... caught a team-high seven passes for 95 yards and returned one punt for 30 yards at Kansas State (11/23) ... returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown and caught three passes for 15 yards against Iowa State (11/16) to win Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... team-high six receptions for 74 yards, returned one kick for 55 yards and brought back one punt for one yard at Baylor (11/7) ... matched career high with two touchdown receptions, including a 76-yard scoring play, and caught six passes for season-high 153 yards against Texas Tech (10/26) ... recorded four receptions for 47 yards and returned two punts for one yard at Kansas (10/19) ... caught three passes for 18 yards vs. Texas (10/12) ... team-high five receptions for 30 yards against TCU (10/5) ... team-high seven catches for 46 yards against Notre Dame (9/28) ... caught three passes for 47 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown, and returned one punt for 28 yards against Tulsa (9/14) ... four catches for 60 yards and three punt returns for 25 yards against West Virginia (9/7) ... caught three passes against ULM (8/31), two of which were touchdowns, and returned four punts for 55 yards, including a 45-yarder

2012

Played in nine games with eight starts ... finished seventh in the Big 12 for receiving yards per game ... finished third on the team in receptions and receiving yards despite sitting out the first four games due to transferring ... recorded two receptions for 54 yards in his OU debut vs. Texas (10/13) ... tied a school record with 15 catches for 181 yards and set a school record with eight catches in the first quarter vs. Notre Dame (10/27) ... had seven catches for 123 yards with a season-long 76-yard touchdown at West Virginia (11/17) ... named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after returning three punts for 89 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown, in addition to hauling in 10 catches for 162 yards against Oklahoma State (11/24) ... totaled seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown at TCU (12/1).

2011
First team All-WAC selection ... selected to Phil Steele's All-WAC first team ... was added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award on Oct. 11 ... registered the ninth 1,000-yard receiving season in Fresno State history, as he had 1,065 yards on the year ... had the 1,065 yards receiving on 50 receptions, which is 12 less than any other Bulldog has had during a 1,000-yard receiving season ... his 21.4 yards per catch average was the second highest in the nation, as he caught 10 passes that were 44 yards or longer ... led the WAC with 12 touchdown catches, which tied for the third-most in program history ... had a touchdown catch in the final seven games of the season ... caught two touchdowns of over 80 yards with a long of 88 at San Diego State ... hauled in six touchdown passes of over 50 yards ... had five 100-yard receiving games on the season, including three-straight against North Dakota, Idaho and Ole Miss ... caught seven passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns at New Mexico State, Nov. 12, thanks to TD receptions of 64 and 59 yards in the game ... those 174 yards receiving tie for the 15th most in Fresno State history ... was the team's second-leading rusher with 91 yards on eight carries ... had a 26-yard touchdown run against Ole Miss and a 15-yard TD run at New Mexico State to give him three total TDs in that game ... reached the end zone by run or pass in 10-of-13 games on the year.

2010
Was third in the team in receptions with 27 for 441 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 16.3 yards per catch and caught a 78 yard pass in a victory over Illinois ... ranked 75th in the NCAA in kickoff return average, 23.2 yards per return with a long of 52 yards ... had 14 carries for 109 yards on sweeps and reverses.

High School
A wide receiver from Pleasant Grove High School ... averaged nearly 19 yards per catch and scored 11 receiving touchdowns on 46 receptions as a senior with 871 yards receiving in 10 games ... had six receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns against Lincoln High of Stockton, Calif. ... had three catches, all for touchdowns, and 112 yards against Laguna Creek ... rushed for 410 yards and averaged eight yards per carry and scored six touchdowns ... averaged over 15 yards every time he touched the ball, with nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 22 total touchdowns ... averaged more than 27 yards on kick returns ... first team selection to Sacramento Bee All-Metro team ... was selected the All-Purpose Player of the Year in the Delta River League ... an outstanding sprinter, who clocked a 10.78 time in the 100 meters and a 22.15 in the 200 meters as a junior.

Personal
Son of Walter and Yolanda Saunders ... has a brother, Isaiah, and two sisters, Danielle and Aaliyah ... cousin Xavier Thames plays basketball at San Diego State ... also recruited by Washington State, Cal and UNLV ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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