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    95 Jeff Sanders  
    Jeff Sanders

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Sacred Heart-Griffin

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 230

    Position:
    LS

    Experience:
    3L


    Graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting in June 2010.

    2010 (Senior): Served as team's long snapper on field goals and extra points for second straight season ... the Hoosiers hit 18-of-21 field goals and all 38 extra-point attempts ... Indiana ranked second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage ... Mitch Ewald drilled 16 field goals, which is tied for third on Indiana's single-season list, and 33 extra points, which is seventh ... four-time IU special teams player of the week and a member of the team's One-Play Warrior Club (special teams players of the year) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009 (Junior): Long snapper on field goals and extra points... Nick Freeland kicked 14 field goals on the season, which shares sixth on the school's single-season list ... Freeland connected on all 34 extra-point attempts, which ranks sixth on IU's single-season chart ... named scout team player of the week following the Ohio State game ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in five games and served as the team's long snapper on field goals and extra points the final four games ... the Hoosiers converted 3-of-4 field goals and 9-of-10 extra points in those four games ... two-time scout team player of the week (Murray State and Iowa) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2007 (Freshman): Received first playing time as a collegian, appearing in the season opener against Indiana State ... moved from center to tight end at the halfway point of the campaign ... named scout team player of the week following the Purdue game.

    2006: Redshirted the 2006 season.

    Prep/Personal: Tight end for Sacred Heart-Griffin High School under head coach Ken Leonard ... Rivals.com rated him as the 20th-best prospect out of Illinois during its preseason poll and Sporting News listed Sanders as a top Midwest tight end prospect for the class of 2006 ... with Sanders' leadership and 59 receptions for 671 yards and three touchdowns, Sacred Heart-Griffin picked up its first state title in school history by downing Rock Island Alleman, 28-21, in the title game ... in that game, Sanders caught 10 passes for 134 yards and scored the game's first touchdown on a 15-yard reception, as SHG finished the year with a perfect 14-0 record, a 38-2 mark in his varsity career and three straight Central State Eight titles ... garnered all-state honors from the Champaign News-Gazette, the Chicago Tribune and the Illinois High School Coaches Association Academic Team ... picked up all-conference recognition in basketball as a sophomore and junior ... parents are Ron and Barb Sanders ... Jeffrey Ronald Sanders was born on June 26, 1987 ... interned with KPMG in Chicago during the summer of 2010.

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