Elk Grove, Calif.
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5-9 / 160
* at Fresno State
Played in nine games with eight starts ... led the team in receiving yards per game and ranked third in receptions and receiving yards despite sitting out the first four games due to transferring ... 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 ... 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 ... had seven catches for 123 yards with a season-long 76-yard touchdown at West Virginia ... totaled seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown at TCU ... recorded two receptions for 54 yards in his OU debut against Texas.
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.
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.
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.
Parents are Walter and Yolanda Saunders ... has a brother, Isaiah, and two sisters, Danielle and Aaliyah ... cousin Xavier Thames plays basketball at San Diego State ... second cousin of former Fresno State wide receiver coach Keith Williams, now the wide receiver coach at Tulane ... hobbies include basketball, swimming, video games and going to church ... admires his family because they keep him heading in the right direction ... also recruited by Washington State, Cal and UNLV.